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Presque Isle District Library

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.

  • 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 .

    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.


    Amber Alexander

    Presque Isle District Library Director 

  • History

    Presque Isle Lighthouse Mosaic
    Presque Isle District Library 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, as well as the Rogers Theater. 
    ~ Renovation and expansion of the Rogers City branch was celebrated with an opening and dedication ceremony in June, 2002.
    ~ Onaway branch library is located in the historic courthouse, circa 1908. 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 providing a conference room and cozy fireplace in a spacious country setting. 
    ~ 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 Rogers Theater was donated to the Presque Isle District Library in 2016, and has been providing entertainment and a space for community use year-round as a unique historic venue.
    ~ Posen branch library was relocated and renovated in the summer of 2021, with the new library location opening that fall just outside the village and offering additional space inside and out for community use. 
    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 their outreach efforts and partner with local historical and educational organizations while expanding all areas of services. The attendance at programs and classes sponsored by the library has increased over 140%. 

  • Board

    Name Phone Email Term Expiration
    Beach Hall ~ Chairman 989.734.2387 12.31.26 County

    Arthur Nash ~

    V. Chairman

    989.306.4670 12.31.24 Onaway
    Jennifer Altman ~ Secretary 989.351.0517 12.31.24 County
    Mary Hentowski 989.351.0403 12.31.25 Posen
    Judy Kimball 989.595.2296 12.31.24 Presque Isle Twp.
    Terri Koss 989.619.1619 12.31.26 Rogers City
    Colleen Whitsitt  989.733.6562 12.31.25 Case Twp.

    Board Bylaws

    Schedule of Board Meetings & Minutes
    3:00 pm

    The Presque Isle District Library Board of Trustees Board Bylaws state any interested person addressing the Board during the agenda period of "public comment" must identify themselves by name and residence, limit the address to not more than five (5) minutes, unless renewed at the discretion of the Board, and not become disruptive, unduly repetitive, or impede the orderly progress of the meeting. 

    Any person interested in being on the agenda for the Board meeting must contact the Board seven (7) days before the meeting with the request. 

    2024 Location
    January 17 Rogers City
    February 14 Rogers City

    February 26

    Special Meeting

    Rogers City
    March 13 Rogers City
    April 10 Posen
    May 8 Rogers City
    June 12 Grand Lake
    July 10 Rogers City
    August 14 Millersburg
    September 11 Rogers City
    October 9 Onaway
    November 13 Rogers City
    December 11 Rogers City

  • Staff

    A listing of all staff members.

    Amber Clement Director  Amber Alexander ~ Library Executive Director

    Staff Position Email
    Anne Belanger ~ Director of Programing
    Nicole Grulke ~ Reference/Test Proctor
    Kelly Altman ~ Youth Services Librarian
    Maddie Purol ~ Teen Librarian

    Tera Talaska ~ Rogers City Manager & Bookkeeper 
    Kay Spomer ~ Cataloging Supervisor
    Tiffany Kortman ~ Library Technician
    Amanda Tuck ~ Rogers City Branch Circulation Clerk
    Mary Gustafson ~ Rogers City Branch Floor Page & Clerk
    Jane Bielas ~ Grand Lake Branch Manager
    Kathy Yaklin ~ Grand Lake Clerk & Tech Teacher 
    JoLynn Zalewski ~ Onaway Branch Manager
    Monique Williams ~ Millersburg Branch Manager
    Heidi Kuznicki ~ Onaway Branch Clerk
    Cassie Cobb ~ Onaway Branch Sub
    Lynn Altman ~ Posen Branch Manager
    Daniel Bielas ~ Rogers City Theater Manager
    Meaghan Duly ~ Outreach Assistant at RCES library
    John Bielas ~ Maintenance Manager
  • 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, eAudiobooks and a Library of Things.

    Presque Isle District Library Patron Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct Policy 

    Display & Exhibit Policy

    All branch libraries now have WiFi Hotspots available for check-out.

    An agreement must be read and signed before checking out.

    The mobile hotspot can provide WiFi internet access for up to 5 devices with unlimited data and can be established in any location that has a mobile signal.  Must be 18 years or older and have a valid Presque Isle District Library patron account to check-out.  

    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.

    Services 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. 


    The Copyright Law of 1976 (United States Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the 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 bills, 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 by clicking on Library Catalog and logging with your barcode and pin number.  If you do not know your pin number call any of our branches to receive your pin.  

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

    Late Fees:

    • We are a FINE FREE library with the exception of specific collections.

    • Michigan and Great Lakes Nautical collection books, Genealogy, 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.

    • "Library of Things" collection materials are assessed an overdue fine of $1.00 a day per item for every day that the library is open with one-day grace period and a maximum fine of $5.00 per item (for one individual).

    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    

    Book Donations: 

  • 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.

    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.


    Please make a donation through the CFNEM to the Avery O. Johnson Memorial Trust - Presque Isle District Library Fund at which helps support materials (books, cd's video, etc.), furniture to house or distribute those materials, equipment to process those materials, or on renovation or expansion; or, the Henry and Peggy Hoffman Presque Isle District Library Fund at with no spending restrictions.  



  • Job Opportunities

    Job Application

  • Conference and Theater Usage Policies

    Conference Rooms

    The Library encourages the community use of its conference rooms located in Rogers City and Grand Lake branch libraries. 

    If any group fails to abide by this policy, they will forfeit their right to use the library conference rooms.  The Library reserves the right to refuse the use of a conference room if such use would disrupt or interfere with library activities or enjoyment of the library by patrons.

    Rogers Theater

    The Presque Isle District Library, hereby known as, “The Library” encourages the community use of its Rogers Theater, hereby known as, “The Theater” for the purpose of community gatherings including lectures, live music, community forums, film festivals, small theatrical productions, dance performances, literary readings, debates, and other creative uses.

    This Usage Policy is set in place and approved by the Library Board of Trustees.  The Library reserves the right to refuse the use of the Rogers Theater at their sole discretion. 

    In accordance with the Michigan Public Accommodations Act, these tax-supported facilities may be used only by those groups whose membership is open to all without restriction based on race, sex, religion, etc.