Join us!


Mondays at 3:30pm-5:00pm

Learn to play chess or play against others. Open to young people ages 8 –18. Please drop in! 
Chess meets weekly on Mondays and also holds monthly tournaments.
Chess is mentored by Robert Bemben, Robin Ray, and Alex Bemben.


Discovery Hour

Tuesdays at 3:30pm then switching to Thursdays at 3:30pm October 18

A whole lot of fun (and learning)! We’ll do things like apple science, put the ‘fun’ in bodily functions, and create great stuff. This program is great for first through fifth graders!

Paws to Read

Read aloud to a therapy dog and gain confidence! Paws to Read happens every Tuesday, usually from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Please call to choose a 15 minute time slot. 231-758-3112

young person reading a book to a dog who is happily listening

Visiting the Children’s Room

The children’s room is a great place for families to read together, play a board game, work on puzzles, or cook something up in the play kitchen.

view of the children's department and its toy space for young patrons at Petoskey District Libraryview of comfortable seating and entrance of the children's department at Petoskey District Library