Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 7pm
Fri. & Sat. 10am – 5pm
Sun. 12noon – 5pm


Petoskey District Library is excited to announce hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to you, our patron, through which you may access and enjoy over half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!  With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed or special steps to use it.  Petoskey District Library cardholders can learn more about Hoopla and how to access and sign up to start instantly streaming Continue Reading


We are pleased to now offer Kanopy, a streaming video service that is available to Petoskey District Library cardholders at no charge. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides patrons with access to over 30,0000 films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

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Program Canceled

The Tiny Homes 101 program scheduled for May 1 at the Carnegie Building has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Foundation Directory Online

Discover a wealth of information on searching for grants, writing proposals, establishing nonprofits, and fundraising at the Library. Through a subscription to Foundation Directory Online, users can search unique databases of information on more than 140,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities and over 4 million of their recent grants. This service can be used free of charge on a Library computer. We currently can allow access to the directory from a Library computer one patron at a time, so it is recommended to call ahead to reserve a time slot. Continue Reading

Print from Anywhere

printWith our MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library within 24 hours to release and pick up your document.

Genealogy Interest Group

Barb Hernden 2015 Genealogy Interest Group meeting that was canceled on Monday, April 16 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. in the library classroom.

Anyone who is interested in genealogy or local history is invited to join our genealogy interest group. The group meets every third Monday of the month. Participants are encouraged to bring as much family information with them as possible. Each session will focus on a different topic. The group will be led by professional genealogist Barbara Manley Hernden. Continue Reading

PDL Page Turners Book Club

We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. the large meeting room (second floor). Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 15. If you have any discussion questions or thoughts you would like to share regarding our current book, please bring them with you to the next meeting!

Reading List:
May 15: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
June 19: Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies by Joel Stone (PDL’s Michigan Notable Book Author)
July 17:  March by John Lewis
August 21:  Reader’s Choice (pick your own)
September 18:  Can You Forgive Her by Anthony Trollope
Registration is not necessary, but greatly appreciated.

Lifelong Learning: Charles Dickens

Our Lifelong Learning classes offer continuing education courses on a variety of topics taught by experts in their fields provided to the public at no charge. Join Dr. Suzanne Shumway over the course of a three-week class as she discusses the life and influence of English writer Charles Dickens, along with one of his novels. Please register.

Wednesdays, April 25, May 2, & May 9, 5:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. in the lower level classroom.

This Week’s Movie, Wednesday and Friday

This Wednesday (4-25) and Friday (4-27) the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing the film The Post (Rated PG-13; 2018; 116 min.). The Post was nominated for 2 Academy Awards and 6 Golden Globe awards and stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (the old library) at 451 East Mitchell. Donations are appreciated.

For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108 or like us on Facebook®. To receive weekly email updates send an email to


Community Shred Day

Encore Financial Group, Petoskey District Library, and Rasmussen, Teller, O’Neil & Christman are excited to partner and offer a complimentary document shred day! On Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., a Shred-It truck will be on site in RTOCCPA’s parking lot (behind the library, at 555 Michigan St.)

Cheese & Company food truck will be joining us for the event for those who wish to purchase lunch!

There is no limit to the amount of documents you can bring to be shredded. For more information and a list of what and when to shred, please visit:

Spring Card Party

The Friends of the Petoskey Library invite you to Cards for the Library, their annual spring card party that benefits the Petoskey District Library.
What: A luncheon with Bridge, Cards, and Games
When: Monday, May 7, 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Lunch is at Noon
Where: Petoskey/Bay View Country Club

Gather your friends and reserve a table! $25 per person. Please call Joyce Hutto-Nolan at 231.622.8059 or email for reservations by Wednesday, May 2. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tax Form Information


IRS (Federal) Tax Forms
Same as the past two years, we will only be receiving IRS Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and their instruction booklets. (These have been received and are available in the reference area on the second floor.) We will gladly assist you in downloading and printing forms or ordering forms by mail at the Reference Desk on the second floor. We also have a set of common reproducible forms from which you can make photocopies. The following list contains links to some common IRS tax forms, instructions and publications. Other forms and publications are also available at the IRS website.

Tax return preparation and filing options include Free File and e-file can be found here. Continue Reading

New Cooking and Travel Databases

We are happy to introduce two new databases available for use remotely (log-in with your library card) or in the library on our computers or on your own device using our WI-FI connection. A to Z World Food™ is the world’s largest database of global food culture and recipes, with 6,500 recipes covering 174 countries, as well as 884 articles on national and regional cuisine, dining etiquette, and special occasion foods; 545 ingredient articles linked to recipes from around the globe; beverages, sauces, quotes, cooking conversions, food history, glossaries and more.
A to Z World Travel™ is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources it provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.

Gateway Writers Group

The schedule for the Gateway Writers Group has changed. They will now meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. in the small meeting room on the first floor of the library.

Open to anyone with a sincere desire to learn and sharpen the craft of writing.


Mah Jongg

Join us every Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m in the library classroom for Mah Jongg, a game of skill, strategy, calculation and a certain amount of chance and luck. Mah Jongg originated in China about 2,000 years ago. The goal is to build a hand of 14 tiles and win. Come and play with others who enjoy this competitive game. Beginners are welcome.

Co-op deal expands library cardholders’ borrowing opportunities

Petoskey District Library recently announced a new opportunity for its cardholders to borrow materials from select Northland Library Cooperative member libraries, without charge.

Libraries participating in this reciprocal borrowing agreement include Beaver Island District Library, Boyne District Library, Charlevoix Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, Kalkaska County Library, Oscoda County Library, Otsego County Library, Petoskey District Library, Presque Isle District Library, Suttons Bay District Library, Traverse Area District Library and Wolverine Community Library. The only services not available to reciprocal borrowers are the interlibrary loan service, including borrowing through MeLCat, and services that are limited to residents because of licensing restrictions. Continue Reading

Online Catalog Contest

Each time you contribute information such as ratings, tags, comments or reviews, you receive community credits. Community credits are a way you can keep track of your contributions to the library’s catalog, and to the wider community of library users.

The simplest way to start earning community credits is to add titles to your shelves: each star rating, tag or other comment that you add earns one credit. When you create a list of at least five titles, you earn 5 credits. Continue Reading