Library of Things

 Book Club Kits

Attention book club members! We have kits for you to check out for your book clubs. As you are thinking about this year’s titles, you may want to consider our collection. Kits check out for 6 weeks and can be renewed if no one else is waiting.  Choose from the following titles:

NEW February 2019:

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Code Girls: the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, by Liza Mundy


Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan
1984, by George Orwell
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George
Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Hguyen
First Darling of the Morning, by Thrity Umrigar
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance


Included in all of our book club kits:

  • Drawstring backpack
  • 5 copies of the book
  • Discussion guide with questions
  • Brief author biography
  • Check out sheet


Exploration Kits

Check out one of 4 different kits for a 3 week period.  Each kit contains materials to help you start exploring new topics. 

Choose from:
Adult coloring
Home helper
Stone polishing

Read the guidelines.



Kindle eReaders

Check out one of 6 Kindle eReader devices for a 3 week period.  Each Kindle is loaded with dozens of titles, ranging from best-selling fiction, to interesting nonfiction reads, and more.  Read the guidelines.


Mobile Laptops

Patrons 18 and over with a current and valid PAC2 consortium library card can check out and use a laptop inside the library from the following service areas:  Circulation, Youth Department, and Reference.

  • Printing is available to our print release kiosk.
  • Each laptop has a touchpad mouse, but USB mice are available as well.
  • All current Computer / Internet use policies and guidelines apply.


  1. Patron must be 18 or over
  2. Must have a current and valid PAC2 consortium library card
  3. No checkout with guest passes
  4. In-house use only


Wifi Hotspots

At Petoskey District Library (PDL) you can check out more than just books! The library is pleased to announce the addition of six mobile Wi-Fi hotspots which can be checked out from the Reference Desk for a one week period. The portable hotspots allow patrons without internet to easily get online using any Wi-Fi enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop anywhere there is a cell connection. Currently, the library lends hotpots from Verizon and T-Mobile.  To check out a Hotspot, visit the Reference Desk on the second floor anytime during regular business hours. Read the guidelines.





Make some noise at the Library! These little musical instruments are easy to learn, and known for their warm, unique sound. It’s an easy way to explore music for inexperienced and seasoned musicians alike. If you are at least 18 years old, and a current library card holder in good standing, we will loan you a soprano ukulele and tuner for one week. Visit the second floor Reference Desk for more information. Read the guidelines.