Outdoor Storytime

Every Monday
July 5 – August 9 at 11:00am
Outdoor Labyrinth

Storytime is for children ages 5 and under and their grown ups. We will explore books, listen to songs, and dance about. Please bring something to sit on if you’re able.


Story Adventures

Join children’s librarian Megan and educator Kate Cohen from the Learn Local Academy of TOPOnexus on Wednesday, July 14, July 28, August 11, & August 25 at 11:00am on the library’s outdoor labyrinth for a short story time followed by a mini walking adventure that takes you out and about town. We will use our senses (including wonder!) to explore four themes that make Petoskey special – water, rocks, trees, and town. Registration is required. This program is appropriate for children ages 3 – 5 years old, but siblings are always welcome to join!

For Babies and Toddlers

We have two collections just for babies and toddlers! Browse the extensive board book collection and take a look at our Baby Bundle bags.

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baby bundle is a clear and blue bag with board books and a toy

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides a free, age- appropriate book per month to children from birth to age 5. The program is free to all kids birth – age 5 who live in Charlevoix or Emmet Counties or who participate in a pre-school program but live in an adjacent county. The books are mailed each month directly to the child at his or her home. There is no income eligibility. The program is free to all children regardless of ability to pay.

You may enroll your child online. Visit the Char-Em United Way web site for more details.