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New Books for Kids

Picture Books

The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail

Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath

Who's there? by Carole Lexa Schaefer; illustrated by Pierr Morgan

Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea

Book-club-in-a-bag Kits for All Ages

Book-Club-in-a-Bag is designed to help you hold your own book discussion with friends or colleagues. Each kit contains:

  • 8 copies of a particular book
  • Material to facilitate conversations

Kits can be checked out for 8 weeks, and cannot be renewed. The library has book-club-in-a-bag kits for adults and children, such as:


Mennonite in a little black dress: a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen

The help by Kathryn Stockett

The leisure seeker by Michael Zadoorian


Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day by Jane O'Connor

Local Bookstores and Summer Author Talks

Local Bookstores

Summer Author Talks

More events to come.

Ann Patchett will be promoting State of Wonder at McLean & Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey on Monday, June 20 at Noon.

Kristina Riggle will be promoting Things We Didn't Say at Schuler Books and Music in Grand Rapids on Thursday, June 30

Believe it or Not! CPL Has Programs for Readers

Children's Programs

Tween Programs

Teen Programs

Bone-chilling Listens in the Summer Heat!

Nothing beats having a good bone-chilling, spine-tingling audiobook to listen to while you bask in the sun! If the warm temperature lulls you to sleep, the suspense of the book will keep you on edge!

The snowman by Jo Nesbø; translated by Don Bartlett

Last snow by Eric Van Lustbader

Before the frost by Henning Mankell; translated by Ebba Segerberg

Terminal freeze by Lincoln Child

Ice run: an Alex McKnight mystery by Steve Hamilton

Winterkill by C.J. Box, Ray Gautreau

Adult Fiction Writers' Group

Interested in writing fiction, all types of media or genres, for an adult audience? Join us on Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00-7:00PM for our Adult Fiction Writers' Group.
Dave Richards, a library assistant and a freelance writer for the Eisner Award winning website, Comic Book Resources, moderates. Dave has completed an unpublished science fiction mystery novel and is currently writing a horror novel.


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