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Art On the Scene

Everyone's an artist! No matter your age or talent, take a moment this summer to create something special. Check out our easels in the main lobby area, and make some art to leave here or take with you. Whatever you do, don’t forget to claim your Be Creative On the Scene badge online and fill out a ticket in the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area for the chance to win a prize.

Animals On the Loose!

We've had a rash of Library Shenanigans, and the culprits are still on the loose!  Can you help us find them?
Help us find the animal on the Wanted sign at the CYS Command Center, then submit a ticket for the chance to win a prize. Don't forget to claim your Animal Lover On the Scene badge online!

On the Scene with the Animal Lover Badge: Baby Ducklings

The ducklings have grown up and have been relocated to the pond in the back of the library. Check the pond to catch a glimpse of mama and her teen ducks!


Summer is here and we have so much fun planned Connect Your Summer.

Ready to earn your Animal Lover On the Scene Badge? Our ducklings have outgrown the courtyard and have been relocated to the pond behind the library. Count the ducklings and wave hello. Then be sure to hop online and claim your Animal Lover On the Scene badge. And watch our Vines of the catch and release of the ducklings to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge. Have fun!

Michigan at War

Fascinating Michigan History

More Fascinating Michigan History

Michigan remembered: photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, 1936- 1943 by edited by Constance B. Schulz ; with introductory essays by Constance B. Schulz and William H. Mulligan, Jr

Father Abraham's children: Michigan episodes in the Civil War by Frank B. Woodford ; new foreword by Arthur M. Woodford

A drive down memory lane: the named state and federal highways of Michigan by LeRoy Barnett

The Potawatomis, keepers of the fire by R. David Edmunds

Picturing Hemingway's Michigan by Michael R. Federspiel

Michigan Short Stories

Amos Walker: the complete story collection by Loren D. Estleman


The lost tiki palaces of Detroit: stories by Michael Zadoorian


Sweetwater, storms, and spirits: stories of the Great Lakes by selected and edited by Victoria Brehm


The Third coast, contemporary Michigan fiction by edited by James Tipton and Robert E. Wegner


Trigger man: more tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels

Upper Peninsula Fiction

Cold: a novel by John Smolens


North of nowhere: an Alex McKnight mystery by Steve Hamilton


Anatomy of a murder by Traver, Robert, 1903-


Returning to earth by Jim Harrison


Without a trace by Colleen Coble


Ursula, under: a novel by Ingrid Hill


Red jacket: a Lute Bapcat mystery by Joseph Heywood

Michigan Mysteries

All Around Michigan

Take a tour of our great state and learn about some of its many interesting communities.

Ann Arbor observed: selections from Then & now by Grace Shackman

Lost Ann Arbor by Susan Cee Wineberg

Cadillac: vintage postcard memoirs by Debra Bricault

The Caro area by Marcia M. Dievendorf, Patricia E. Frazer, and Mark O. Keller for the Caro Area District Library

Vintage views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey region by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson

Michigan Eats

Imported from Detroit

Read about some of Detroit's greatest hits!

Brewed in Detroit: breweries and beers since 1830 by Peter H. Blum

The Vernor's story: from gnomes to now by Lawrence L. Rouch

TV land—Detroit by Gordon Castelnero

The birth of the Detroit sound: 1940-1964 by Marilyn Bond and S.R. Boland

100 years of Ford: a centennial celebration of the Ford Motor Company by David L. Lewis and the auto editors of Consumer Guide

The story of Motown by Peter Benjaminson

Michigan in Song

music notes: music notesCheck out some of these tunes that mention Michigan or its cities:

Video Games to and from Graphic Novels

Slimming Down

Learn with Mango Languages this Summer!

School's out and the heat is spiking. Stay cool in more than one way by learning a new language this summer.

Learn a language with Mango this Summer!

Audie Award-Winning Audiobooks

Be Well: Yoga

Yoga girl by Rachel Brathen

Yoga for dummies by Larry Payne, PhD, and Georg Feuerstein, PhD ; foreword by Felicia Tomasko, RN, editor in chief, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine

Yoga for warriors: basic training in strength, resilience, & peace of mind by Beryl Bender Birch

Gentle yoga arthritis by featuring contributions by Laurie Sanford and Nancy Forstbauer

Flat belly yoga!: the 4-week plan to strengthen your core: no crunches required by Kimberly Fowler with the editors of Prevention

Perform a Puppet Show

Tell a story with puppets! Use one or more of the puppets from our collection to put on a play and you can claim your Curtains Up badge!

Artists on Film

The best offer [videodisc] by produced by Isabella Cocuzza, Arturo Paglia ; written & directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

My mother's smile [videodisc] by New Yorker Films presents a film with Filmalbatros and Rai Cinema

Lust for life [videodisc] by Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The mill & the cross [videodisc] by Kino Lorber presents ; an Angelus Silesius production ; written by Michael Francis Gibson & Lech Majewski ; directed and produced by Lech Majewski

Frida [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents in association with Margaret Rose Perenchio a Ventanarose production in association with Lions Gate Films, a film by Julie Taymor