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About Us

  • Mission

    Presque Isle District Library Mission Statement

    Our mission is to provide literary and educational materials.  It is also our goal to provide services that include artistic, cultural, and educational programs that meet the needs and interests of our patrons and the general public.

    We believe that the Presque Isle District Library System is your community connection.  Connecting with our community helps us build a strong relationship directly with you.  Connecting with you provides us with a better understanding of what the community wants and what the community needs from their library...and this is a top  priority for us.  It is our goal to continue to build and strengthen these connections with you in order to offer a vibrant and dynamic library system now and for the future.

    Zoe at Grand Lake
     

  • History

    Presque Isle Lighthouse Mosaic
    Presque Isle District Library was started as a county library in 1945. In 1994, after a successful referendum, the county library became a district library serving all of Presque Isle County and Forest and Waverly townships of Cheboygan County. The Library receives an annual tax millage collected from residents in its service area and is a governmental unit. The District Library is composed of a main branch located in Rogers City and four other branches located in Onaway, Posen, Millersburg, and Grand Lake.
     
    Renovation and expansion of the Rogers City branch was celebrated by the opening and dedication ceremonies in June, 2002. Onaway branch library is located in the historic courthouse, circa 1908 where the building also serves as the location for the Onaway City Offices and the Onaway Chamber of Commerce.  A new building at Grand Lake was dedicated in 2007. With the cooperation of Case Township, a Millersburg branch was opened in 2010. The open house was attended by approximately 45 people. The first patron to check out a book was little Emma Lucio.
     
    The Presque Isle District Library has over 6,000 patrons that actively use and support their library. Since 2003, the Presque Isle District Library has continued to increase in their outreach efforts and partnering with local historical and educational organizations. The attendance at programs and classes sponsored by the library has increased over 140%.
  • Board

    Name Phone Term Expiration
    Beach Hall ~ Chairman 989.734.2387 12.31.17 County
    Jeffrey Hopp ~ Vice-Chairman 989.351.1830 12.31.17 Rogers City
    Colleen Whitsitt ~ Secretary 989.733.6562 12.31.19 Case Township
    Thomas Stone  989.734.4587 12.31.18 County
    Bev Brougham 989.733.2252 12.31.18 Onaway
    Catherine Swan 989.766.2108 12.31.19 Posen
    Margaret Henschel 989.595.6155 12.31.18 Presque Isle Twp.

    Board Bylaws

    2017 Schedule of Board Meetings
    3:00 pm
     

    Date Location
    Wednesday, January 4 Rogers City
    Wednesday, February 8 Rogers City
    Wednesday, March 8 Rogers City
    Wednesday, April 5 Posen
    Wednesday, May 3 Rogers City
    Wednesday, June 7 Grand Lake
    Wednesday, July 5 Rogers City
    Wednesday, August 9 Millersburg
    Wednesday, September 6 Rogers City
    Wednesday, October 4 Onaway
    Wednesday, November 8 Rogers City
    Wednesday, December 6 Rogers City
  • Information

    The Presque Isle District Library system is located in Presque Isle County with five branches in Rogers City, Grand Lake, Millersburg, Onaway and Posen. The Public Library provides free services to all in the surrounding area.

    What We Offer

    The library system holds approximately 95,440 materials, including books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

    Presque Isle District Library Patron Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct Policy 

    Other Services

    Presque Isle District Library Computer Policy

    computer-1330162_960_720.pngOne on One computer training for a one hour session is available to the general public.  Please contact the library to schedule time and to address specific needs.

    Presque Isle District Library Copy-Print-Fax Policy

    • Free online databases for library patrons.
    • Fax Machine ($1.00 per page to receive and $.50 for each additional page, $2.00 for the first page to send and  $1.00 for each additional page)
    • Copier ($0.25 per page single sided, additional $0.10 per page double sided)

    Patron confidentiality and privacy will be maintained. 

    WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

    The Copyright Law of 1976 (United States Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction [including that made by electronic transmission of reserve material] for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

  • Library Procedures

    Materials and services of Presque Isle District Library (PIDL) are available free to the residents and property owners of Presque Isle County, Forest and Waverly Townships of Cheboygan County, and to the residents of Michigan through interlibrary loan and the Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) as initiated from the participating library.

    Library Procedures

     Presque Isle District Library Circulation Policy

    Library Cards:

    Library cards may be obtained at any of the PIDL locations and may be used at all five locations.

    • Identification, preferably a driver’s license and/or State ID with a current address is required upon applying for a library card.  Identification displaying other than a current address within the District must provide either a voter registration card, rent receipt, tax bill, or other bill, verifying name and current address.

    • The signature of a parent or guardian is required for anyone 17 years of age or younger before they may obtain a library card.  

    To Replace a Lost card, a fee of $ 2.00 will be charged.

    Renewing Materials:

    • Renew at the Circulation Desk during your regular visit

    • Renew on the Phone 989.734.2477

    • Renew on the Library website  www.pidl.org

    Books may be dropped at any location regardless at which location they were checked out.

    Late Fees:

    • The overdue fine for regular collection books, audiobooks, magazines, and any materials not addressed elsewhere within the Circulation Policy is .10 cents per day per item for every day that the library is open with a one-day grace period and a maximum fine of $5.00 per item (for one individual).

    • If a household has over $20.00 in overdues and/or fines, then the household cannot take out materials until all overdues are returned and/or fines are paid.

    • New books, Michigan and Great Lakes Nautical collection books, and interlibrary loan materials (including MEL materials) have overdue fines of .50 cents per day per item with no grace period and a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.

    • The overdue fine for Videos games is $1.00 per day per item, with no grace period and a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.

    Lost or Damaged Items:

    If an item is Lost or Damaged enough that it cannot be repaired and returned to circulation,  the Borrower  will be charged the cost of the item. A $10.00 processing fee will also be charged to cover the supplies and staff time expended    

  • Director's Message

    We are pleased to provide this online presence for your convenience and enrichment. The Library is indebted to the Library of Michigan and the Institute of Museum and Library Services for making this website possible .

    PIDL LOGO

    You may conduct any Library business on this site, with the exception of paying fines; renewing materials, and placing holds, etc..  Please click on Library Catalog on the left to take you to your Library Catalog where you can place holds and renewals.  

    Information about times, dates, speakers, etc. for Library programs and special services will be available on this site in our News and Events section.

    Other links to local, regional and statewide information sources will be placed under Reference. 

    The Library Director and Library staff invite and encourage you to use the website often and to check it often for information about upcoming Library programs and new services.

    Your suggestions are encouraged as ever so we can make this site the most helpful to you.

    Sincerely,  

    Amber Clement

    Presque Isle District Library Director 

  • Staff

    A listing of all staff members.

    Amber Clement Director  Amber Clement ~ Library Director
    director@pidl.org

    Staff Position Email
    Anne Belanger ~Program Director annebelanger@pidl.org
    Michael Grulke ~ Reference/Test Proctor reference@pidl.org
    Don Dimick ~ Children/Youth Services Librarian youth@pidl.org
    Jessica Peacock ~ Financial Manager patronservices@pidl.org
    Tera Talaska ~ Library Technician & Rogers City Manager circsupervisor@pidl.org
    Kay Spomer ~ Cataloging Supervisor cattech@pidl.org
    Tiffany Kortman ~ Circulation Supervisor circulation@pidl.org
    Maria Lefebvre ~ Rogers City Branch Cataloging Clerk catclerk@pidl.org
    Kelly Altman ~ Rogers City Branch Circulation Clerk circulation@pidl.org
    Mary Gustafson ~ Rogers City Branch Floor Page & Clerk
    Linda Karsten ~ Rogers City Branch Custodian
    Sandy Dion ~ Grand Lake Branch Manager grandlake@pidl.org
    David Snow ~ Grand Lake Branch Clerk glclerk@pidl.org
    JoLynn Zalewski ~ Onaway Branch Manager onawaybranch@pidl.org
     Lena "Ginger" Prichard ~ Millersburg Branch Manager millersburg@pidl.org
    Bethany Smith ~ Onaway Branch Clerk gedspecialist@pidl.org
    Kathy Yaklin ~ Posen Branch Manager posen@pidl.org
    Barbara Chojnacki ~ Posen Branch Clerk
    Nicholas Payne ~ Roger City Theater Manager npayne@pidl.org 
  • Legacy Gifts

    Legacy Logo

    The Presque Isle District Library is the result of legacy gifts.  Tomorrow’s results are created by today’s dreamers where many people dream of a way to help the library grow in the future. 

    By designating the Presque Isle District Library as the beneficiary of all or part of your retirement plan or life insurance policy, you are supporting the library and its mission as a community connection.