A Library Is Not A Luxury But One Of The Necessities Of Life.
The Pellston Library offers a quiet place to study, relax, work or simply escape in a good book inside or out in the new garden.
The Village of Pellston's Library is a branch of the Mackinaw Area Public Library. We are located in the Village Hall on Milton Street, one block west of US 31, between Main Street and Mill Street. The Library is open Monday and Tuesdays from 11am to 4pm and on Thursdays from 2 to 7pm.
The Friends of the Pellston Library is a volunteer organization. After filing our Articles of Incorporation, we were approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation and became a legal enitiy in October 2021. Our purpose is to help The Pellston Library by supporting and raising funds to sponsor events, programs, speakers and projects specifically for the Pellston community. Our continued THANKS to the Village of Pellston for the opportunity to connect with our community on their website.
Since the start of the Friends of the Pellston Library (FOPL), last year, we co-sponsored a concert series with the Blissfest Music Organization. We partnered with the Little Travese Conservancy for several outdoor programs and walks. There was an Intro to Pickleball class at Pioneer Park, A Local Author Storytelling Program and Mike Fornes spoke on "Things that Happened on the Bridge". We had a very successful book sale and we received a grant from The Harbor Petoskey Community Foundation for the construction of a garden in the area to the south of the Library. We hosted a Free Family Fun Night and Tree Lighting at the Library in December. We are busy planning our events and programs for this year. If you would like to volunteer or have questions about our group, please email Mary O at firstname.lastname@example.org with "LIBRARY" as the subject.
We have also been able to get shelves built for the Book Storage Room. Thank you to Mr. Armantrout and his woodworking class for bulilding and installing them. Thank you to Home Depot for donating the materials.
Signs are being designed and created to designate the location of the different sections and types of books.
In partnership with the Mackinaw Area Public Library, we started a Seed Library. A Seed Library is a collection of seeds for flowers or vegetables that is made possible from the donations of seeds and volunteers who sort, catalogue and package seeds. The Pellston Library's Seed Library is open to residents of Pellston and its card holders. You do not need a library card to check out the seeds, but you will need to sign them out with the Librarian.
Join us June 1st for the Second Annual Friends of the Pellston Library's Garden Party!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get a library card?
No time at all. Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.
When is the library open?
The Pellston Library is open on Mondays and Tuesdays 11 am to 4 pm and Thursdays from 2 pm to 7 pm.
What programming do you offer?
The Friends of the Pellston Library and the main branch of the Mackinaw Area Library offer events, programs and speakers throughout the year. We post detailed description of these events, programs and speakers on this page. Everything is also posted on the Calender of Events page on the Village's website. Scroll to the top of this page and selct the Calendar to check out other activities within the Village.
For more information on the Mackinaw Public Library and other branches, please go to www.mackinawareapl.michlibrary.org. Or check them out on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/MackinawBlissPellston/.