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Use your library card to get a free or reduced cost pass for over 60 arts and cultural organization across the state! The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is the product of a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan. Use your valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or at the library. Take that pass with you to the cultural attraction, and present it to staff. That’s all there is to it!
Each MAP pass expires within one week from the date it is printed. Limit one pass per library card. Each library will have five passes available per week for each of the participating organizations.
For a map showing all participating attractions, click here.
MI Big Green Gym
MI Big Green Gym is a partnership with Michigan Recreation and Park Association, the Department of Natural Resources, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. It is designed to show just how easy it is to get out, get active and get healthier. MI Big Green Gym is as close as your nearest state park or community recreation center – and is now available for free thanks to more than 400 community libraries participating in the program, including the Petoskey District Library.
The DNR started the Park & Read program in 2010 as a way to provide free passes to state parks. Now, with support from Blue Cross, the program has been rebranded to promote outdoor fitness and provides free one-day passes into any state park, state forest campground or pathway, and select community recreation facilities.
Passes allow one vehicle into a state park for one day; and with many parks offering free, “intro-to” programs with all the gear and expertise provided through the Rec 101 program, that one day can lead to lifelong memories.
Passes are valid for seven days from check-out and can be used for day-use only, not for use at prearranged/ multiple person private gatherings, or overnight camping. The program is available June 1 to October 1.
To get your free MI Green Gym pass, visit the Circulation Desk of the Petoskey Public Library.
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more — from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.
Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries, government agencies, corporations and the general public. Designed by a team of linguists, teachers, software developers, human interface specialists, writers, voice talents and designers, the company’s award-winning language learning system has drawn acclaim from prominent national and international reference groups, educational resources, web organizations and travel guides.
Each Mango lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.
Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned.
Mango is currently available in 38 foreign language and 15 ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. Best of all, if you have your library card and have access to the Internet, you can access the actual courses remotely from anywhere!
eBooks and More
The Petoskey District Library has collaborated with the Northland Library Cooperative and the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library to expand its services to include eBooks, and digital audiobooks, music and video.
Through this new service, powered by OverDrive, library card holders may check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s Digital eLibrary. Users may browse the collection, check out with a valid library card, and download to a PC, Mac® and many mobile devices after installing the included free software. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Kindle®, Sony® Reader™ and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD. You will never need to worry about late fees, as titles will automatically expire at the end of their lending period. We invite you to visit our Digital eLibrary today and start enjoying the world of digital media.
Legal Forms Database
We are pleased to make available the Gale Legal Forms database, for use in the library or from your home or business.
The Petoskey District Library buildings and their grounds are tobacco-free environments.