Board of Directors

President – Gayle Mroczkowski
Vice President – Anne Lewis
Secretary – Jan Smith
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto-Nolan
Board Members:
Ann Barfknecht
Merry Baxter
Carrie Corbin
Jane Damschroder
Mary Daniels
Ann Ingles
Lynnet Johnson
Suzanne LaBeau
Ethel Larsen
Lauren Macintyre
Sue Moffat
Carolyn Switzer
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre

Job Description and Procedures

Friends @ the Carnegie

All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free.


September 23, 2019

Dr. Carl Palazzolo:  The Falkland Islands, Botswana and Namibia

Dr. Carl Palazzolo is a 1978 graduate of MSU’s vet school. He currently practices companion and exotic animal medicine at the Long Beach Animal Hospital in California. Dr. P also works with injured wildlife, providing free medical and surgical care. He has been taking people on wildlife photography trips for 30 years, and has been to all seven continents. His veterinary degree and expertise has opened up doors not available to the average wildlife photographer, and he will be showing some of the photos he has taken because of this. 


October 28, 2019

Women Leaders of the Odawa with Eric Hemenway
Eric Hemenway, Director of Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, will share how Odawa women have held critical leadership roles for the tribe over the centuries. This talk will look at a few of the historical women leaders of the Odawa, spanning the 19th century to the present day.


November 25, 2019

Rick Wiles presents Petoskey in the 1970s and 1980s

Take a trip down memory lane through a slideshow of photographs and lively discussion with local historian Rick Wiles. He will continue where he left off from last November’s presentation with Petoskey in the 1970’s. A photographic view of what this famous summer resort town looked liked after its first 100 years of existence.


Fall 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, September 23, 11:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Petoskey/Bay View Country Club

Gather your friends and reserve a table! $30 per person. Please call Jane Damschroder at 231.347.6440 or email for reservations. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Annual Dinner Party

The Friends of the Petoskey Library invite you to their Annual Dinner Party on Monday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. This year’s featured speaker will be State Librarian Randy Riley. To reserve your tickets, please complete this form.



Candy Cane Village

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m
Carnegie Building

Join the Friends of the Petoskey Library at the Carnegie Building during Downtown Holiday Open House for their annual Candy Cane Village! Every child and teen who comes is invited to choose a new book to keep and to visit with Santa Claus. Music will be provided by Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy and refreshments will be served.


 Friends of the Library Support Digitization Project

Friends of the Petoskey Library President Gayle Mroczkowski presents Valerie Meyerson, Petoskey District Library Director, with a check for $22,000 to support a newspaper digitization project. After completion of the project (August 2018) the public will be able to search the text and photos of Petoskey newspapers dating back to 1875 via the Greenwood Cemetery website.


Membership Form

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please print and fill out this application form and return it to the library.