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Thousands of digital titles (ebooks and audiobooks) to choose from. Download books instantly to your home computer and transfer to another device, such as a Kindle, iPad, etc. To get started, click here.
Updated library card policies
The age to get a library card has been lowered to 5 years old! To get a library card, simply provide proof of residency such as a current driver's license, lease, or property tax bill, and complete a signature card. Kids ages 5 - 18 require a parent or legal guardian's signature, and children under age 5 may be added as an additional user on their parent or guardian's card.
Preschool Story HourEvery Wednesday (when school is in session) at 10:30 a.m.
Join Sue and Chuck for stories, songs, and a craft!
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Spend the morning creating with Legos! Bring your own or build with ours. No registration necessary.
New! Maritime and the Great Lakes
Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
This interactive and informative event hosted by John Berck of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy will focus on the United States Merchant Marine both on the Great Lakes and oceans, and also touch on credentials and requirements, educational opportunities, job placement, vessel types and trades, effects of lake levels and anything else you could possibly want to know!
New! Kids Cooking Class
Thursday, May 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at Lakeland Elementary multi-purpose room/cafeteria
Hey kids! Learn how to make awesome snacks that you'll love to eat. We'll talk about how to make food safely without getting hurt or sick, and you'll get some good recipes that you can take home and make yourself! Call or stop by the library to sign up.
New! Tai Chi in the Park
Every Tuesday, starting May 28th at 4:00 p.m. Elk Rapids District Library grounds - meet near the sidewalk between the white bridge and the stairs to the library
Local instructor, David Mellor, will lead this gentle exercise class under the canopy of our towering pines on the library grounds. All ages and abilities invited. No sign up required.
Island House Readers
Wednesday, June 5th at 12:00 p.m.
A book club that meets monthly to discuss a featured book. June's selection is State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Click here to see the book selection list for the rest of the year.
Make Noise at the Library!
Friday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Did you know that music and singing can teach early literacy skills? It's true! Bring your preschooler (ages 0-5) to the library to sing and play your heart out with local musician, Kathryn Christian. It will be so much fun, they won't even know they're learning!