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Sunday 12noon – 5pm 

Website Redesign Survey

Petoskey District Library is in the process of redesigning our website. We would appreciate your input on how you navigate our current site. Please take this survey to help us determine how we can improve our website in the future. Thank you! Continue Reading

Feature of the Month: Summer Reading Programs

For the Month of June, Ask Us About…Summer Reading Programs!

Summer Reading is a way for children, teens, and adults to engage with the library over the summer. Summer Reading can be as challenging or as casual as the reader wants, they simply stop by PDL and pick up a bingo board, or print off your own, and start reading! We encourage reading FOR FUN, and we will help create a habit of reading for pleasure by connecting kids, teens, and adults with books they enjoy in a variety of formats. Additionally, we will provide access to reading materials, activities, and programs designed specifically for their ages and interests. Finally, fun prizes will be given to all who turn in their bingo boards!

Friday Night Movie

On Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm, the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing Three Identical Strangers (PG-13, 2018, 1 hr 36 mins.). Films are shown in the Carnegie Building, located at 451 E Mitchell St. You can also find out what film is playing by calling the movie hotline at 231.758.3108 or liking us on Facebook. Donations are appreciated.

If you would like to be added to the film series eNews, sent to your email every Wednesday afternoon with the week’s movie information, please email Sarah at sbiskup@petoskeylibrary.org. 

Friends at the Carnegie Speaker Series

The turquoise waters of beautiful Walloon Lake have long attracted resorters from across the Midwest, including many from Petoskey’s best known families. Join lifelong Wallooner Lauren Macintyre on Monday, June 27 at 7:00pm in the Carnegie Building, located at 451 E Mitchell St. and explore the legends and lore of Walloon’s famous families, hotels and camps. Lauren is a former president of the Walloon Lake Association who writes articles on Walloon history for the Wallooner magazine.

MI Library is NOW

Petoskey District Library, alongside The Library Network and the Lakeland Library Cooperative, is proud to announce the receipt of new digital content in eBook and audiobook format through an American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) grant.

In keeping with the federal legislative priorities, these digital titles will be about career development, job seeking, physical and mental health, and general educational needs with a focus on nonfiction books. “So You Want to Start a Side Hustle?”, “The Science and Technology of Growing Young”, “Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most”, “Stop Worrying About Your Anxious Child” are among the thousands of titles now available! All you need is a Petoskey District Library card – it will open a world of opportunity and knowledge.

Attention Overdrive Users

The OverDrive app will sunset in your favorite App store. Now is the time to switch to Libby!

The legacy OverDrive app will end soon. OverDrive app users are encouraged to make Libby their primary app to enjoy our digital library. The OverDrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store in February 2022. While the OverDrive app will continue to work, it will eventually end by year end 2022. If you already have the Overdrive app installed you will still be able to use it, but the support for it will diminish. You can switch to the Libby app without losing your current checkouts or holds.

Find more answers at: https://resources.overdrive.com/libby-faqs/

Anti-Racism Resources

Part of our commitment to creating a welcoming, respectful space here at the Petoskey District Library is sharing resources with patrons so they can learn and understand points of view that may differ from their own. To that end, Teen Services staff have compiled some resources that we will share here and that we will periodically update as needed. We have also created a list of questions to facilitate discussions between teens and their families.

Anti-racism resources

Anti-Racism Discussion Questions

Library Donor Wall

Since 2000, donor Gayle Murphy (left) has given yearly donations to the library supporting the purchase of materials in memory of her mother Frances Barrett who was an avid reader of mystery fiction.

Visit our second floor and just past stacks and stacks of fiction books, you will see another display of books of a slightly different variety. Handcrafted ceramic book spine tiles make up the Library’s donor wall located near the entrance to the Local History Room. The beautiful display of tiles each display a brass nameplate of the donor(s) or memoriam description, and each color of tile represents a different donation amount bracket in amounts of $500 to over $10,000.  Since 2004 when it was created, the donor wall has continued to grow, each donation carefully tracked and moved up the amount brackets accordingly. Continue Reading

hoopla BingePass is here!

Hoopla BingePass is here! Update your hoopla app to get access to hoopla BingePass, which gives 7 days of unlimited access to hoopla Magazines and The Great Courses, with just one hoopla borrow! Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, TV shows, over 50 magazines, and The Great Courses, to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone! Continue Reading

Kanopy Now Available in Libby!

Do you love Libby (OverDrive) for eBooks and downloadable audio? Do you love Kanopy for streaming movies? Good news! Petoskey Library cardholders can now search for Kanopy content on the Libby app AND the Kanopy app! On Libby, just look for the “Extras” section, accessible using the Libby app on mobile devices or here. If you’re new to Kanopy, you can learn more by watching our tutorial. Continue Reading

Books Broaden the View

A new partnership between the Petoskey District Library (PDL) and the Emmet County Correctional Facility is bringing books to the inmates at the Emmet County Jail. PDL Librarian Lisa Scholl has worked in outreach services at PDL for 17 years, bringing library books currently to five Petoskey senior apartments and living facilities, and now she has added another stop to her list. Through a new book delivery program, inmates at the Emmet County jail can request, by mailed letter, delivery of two paperback books a month. The books, donated by the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library, are hand-selected by a librarian based on the inmates’ preferences.  “We are excited about this program. Reading books can offer inmates a productive way to use their time; it can be relaxing and educational. Reading and learning can take their minds to a new place, inspire them in their lives. We are thankful to the Friends of the Library for the donations of the books and hope the inmates will get a lot out of it”, said Scholl.

24/7 Pick Up of Library Materials

Can’t pick up your library items during regular library hours? Choose to pick up your library items from our 24/7 entry lockers. Lockers are located in the indoor entryway found at our east entrance off of Mitchell Street. The purchase of the 24/7 lockers was made possible by a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, thank you! If you’d like to request a locker, call us at 231.758.3100 (press 2), or learn how to request your items for pick up in the 24/7 lockers here.

 

Digital Magazines on Libby!

NOW AVAILABLE! Ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines all in one place! We are excited to help streamline your reading experience by offering magazines in the popular Libby app you are already using for our collection of ebooks & audiobooks. Petoskey Library cardholders can read digital magazines on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting here. Magazines check out for 7 days, will not count against your checkout limits and can be renewed, or borrowed again at any time. Enjoy a vast variety of titles like US Weekly, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, to name a few. For help using Libby, view this helpful guide. The RBdigital app you used for digital magazines will be retired on March 31, 2021.

TumbleBook Library

PDL has a TumbleBooks subscription that can be accessed online through this direct link. Explore, read and have fun! TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. Users can also access TBL from any smartphone or iPad/Android tablet by downloading the app. Subscriptions are unlimited, meaning your kids can read as much as they want, when they want, with no wait times, check-outs, or downloads.

Value Line at Home

Now with your Petoskey District Library card (barcode), enjoy remote access to Value Line, the most complete guide to investment research and a full array of products including the Research Center, Value Line Investment surveys (standard edition, plus edition, small & mid-cap edition), the Selection & Opinion newsletters, Value Line Mutual Fund Surveys and many more. Value Line is one of the most highly regarded and widely used independent investment research resources available. Create your own custom reports; use the screener tool to understand profit and risk; and gather incomparable data, news, and analysis all from home. Library cardholders can access this premium investment tool from any location with Internet access, while non-cardholders can access Value Line from a Petoskey Library computer. The library’s print subscription of Value Line Investment Survey will continue until October 2020.

Genealogy Research from Home

Attention! Beginning January 2022, Ancestry Library Edition will no longer be available remotely (from home). ProQuest had graciously allowed temporary remote access for nearly 2 years, due to the closing of so many libraries in the wake of Covid-19. Once the new year begins, it will only be available within the physical library. For those of you who still wish to access genealogical sources remotely, MyHeritage Library Edition(powered by Ancestry) is your best option. This is accessible through Michigan eLibrary (MeL) via the e-resource MyHeritage Library Edition. Also, make sure to check out the Greenwood Cemetery website for local research.

Enjoy access to genealogical research in the Library, or from home! The Petoskey District Library is providing Ancestry.com (Library Edition) to you remotely. Remote access is available to PDL cardholders until December 31, 2021. Login to our online catalog to access the link from the Research drop-down menu.

Another cool resource is The Greenwood Cemetery website. Here you can access full newspapers from Emmet County, dating back to the 1870s. This site is always expanding, and it now has thousands of historical photographs and documents, all accessible from your home computer. We are very fortunate to have such a unique resource available to us.

Did you know that the Library of Congress has digitized a ton of Sanborn Fire Maps? Currently, you can access maps from over 3000 U.S. cities. These detailed maps are historical snapshots that tell a vivid story of our past. Beware! This site can take you down some rabbit-holes, and you may lose track of hours of your time.