Board of Directors

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

Job Description and Procedures

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.

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 at no charge.


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.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Candy Cane Village 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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.


January 27, 2020

Shiga (Japan) Sister State Goodwill Mission

Val Meyerson represented Petoskey this past August on the Shiga Sister State Goodwill Mission trip to Japan. The Shiga Prefecture is the sister state to Michigan and within Shiga, there are 13 sister cities. Takashima is Petoskey’s sister city. Val was part of the 28 person delegation to Shiga this past August. She will share her experiences on the mission and about her trip overall through slides and stories.


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.