Winter Reading

Challenge yourself this winter and take part in Winter Reading! Print or pick up a bingo board from the library and complete your bingo board by February 26 to be entered into a prize drawing! Any kid who finishes their board will also get a free book just for completing the challenge AND will be entered into the prize drawing.

Winter Reading starts December 1, 2020 and ends February 26, 2021.


Virtual Events

Virtual Events

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Nature’s Colors with Sloan Longway Planetarium
Friday, February 12 at 2:00pm
Have you ever noticed how colors and patterns are everywhere in nature? You will investigate how animals’ colors and patterns help them live and thrive in their habitat. Explore mimicry, camouflage, and warning colors while making a beautiful butterfly, hiding caterpillars and engaging in other fun hands-on activities.
Audience: 4 – 12 years old. Please register!
Teelightful Teesigns with Karen Bonnici
Saturday, March 20 at 11:00am
Transform old tee shirts into creative new art & wearables! We will provide the tee shirts and you will make them into something new and awesome!
This program will be live on Zoom and artist, singer, and storyteller extraordinaire, Karen Bonnici, will teach us how to transform our tees!
The library will provide the supplies, you just need to drop by and pick them up!

Book Stack

Book Stack a stack of books with the number 5 and BOOK STACK at the topis a book recommendation form for kids or grown ups of kids to use. The youth services staff will pick out five titles we think you’ll love and email you the list! You can choose to place the items on hold or come into the library to pick them up. If you need us to put the books on hold, let us know!

Try it out!


Kids Digital Library

We have TumbleBooks! Explore, read and have fun! You can also get the TumbleBooks app from both iTunes and the Google Play store!

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Find great educational games through the Michigan eLibrary! You’ll get to PebbleGo, Britannica, and World Book from here.

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Listen to and read books digitally with Libby and Hoopla!

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Chess Club Online

Petoskey District Library ChessChess club is still happening, but it’s all online! Go to to connect with Petoskey District Library. Players should be ages 8-18 years old with a Petoskey Library card a grown up’s permission. The library will verify you are a library cardholder and you’ll be on your way to playing chess online!

Please note while Petoskey District Library chess tournaments and play are monitored by the Chess Club, the club is still an internet site and parents/caregivers are responsible for their child’s time on the site.

If you need a Petoskey District Library card, please go here for an application.

Visiting the Children’s Room

Normally, the children’s room is a great place for families to read together, play a board game, work on puzzles, and meet new friends. However, due to COVID-19, toys, puzzles, and games are stored away and we ask that visitors social distance.

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