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"A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that."

—B. A. Billingsly

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Welcome to the Leland Township Library, Leland Michigan.

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The Leland Township Library has books, digital media and more on the river in Leland, Michigan. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00-5:00, Wednesday 10:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00. E-book downloads, inter-library loans and on-line catalog all via our website.


Library on the river




 Online Catalog Search

Click on the blue box below to search our catalog online, make reserves, and see what you have currently checked out. If you have not already done so you will need to create an account by clicking on "login" in the upper right and then clicking on "create a new account" on the login screen. 

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The Library Board Meeting for November 24th Has Been Canceled 



2014 Toys for Tots


2014 Toys for Tots Campaign

Once again this year the Leland Township Library is proud to be a drop off spot for Northwest Michigan Toys for Tots. Our drop off box is located right inside the front door for new unwrapped toys. The program will end on Friday December 19th and no toys will be collected after this date, so be sure to drop off your toys early and often!


Wigglers Stories and More

 Leland Township Library is excited to announce that fall programming will include a “new look” for wigglers (preschool to age 6).  Wigglers’ Stories and More will be offered by Laurie Lisuk beginning Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m.  Laurie was the summer program reader this year and was very well received for her enthusiasm, energy, and emphasis on literature, art, and literacy.Subjects for upcoming programs will include:  APPLES, Halloween themes, and seasonal animal behaviors.“We are hopeful that with the Tuesday timeframe and the opportunity to engage children through the special talents of Laurie Lisuk, our numbers will grow as the word gets out,” said Donna Stowe, assistant librarian.  “Our goal is to have the best storytime in the state.”For those young families who want to include playtime with other children in addition to the stories, our Munnecke room will be available rain, shine, or snowflake.  The Friends of the Library have purchased play items and educational toys for “Tumble Time” use.

More Good News for Leland Township Library’s Children

Leland Township Library has formed two new partnerships that will expand services to young families and coordinate efforts to reach out and offer teaching and learning opportunities to children and a chance for parents and their children to meet each other.

Leland Coordinator Patti Yearn from Parenting Communities of Leelanau County has teamed up with the library’s Donna Stowe and Sylvia Merz to coordinate programming with the Wigglers’ Stories and More children’s hour on Tuesdays offered by Laurie Lisuk.

The Parenting Communities segment of the program would offer young yoga, and other creative movement at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning November 4.  At 10:30 children would move into the library’s children’s room for “Wigglers Stories and More” with Laurie Lisuk.  After storytime, a more informal playgroup would meet again in the Munnecke Room for “wiggle time,” playdough, etc. and snack provided by Parenting Communities.

Information about Parenting Communities can be found under Programs at or on Facebook under Parenting Communities Leelanau.

The second partnership is with Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center.  Through this partnership, the library is able to offer CARES backpacks.  CARES (Children Acquiring Rich Experiences and Skills) is a research–based early childhood program for children from birth through 5 years of age that can be used at home, childcare, and/or school.  CARES backpacks have toys which target 24 skills ranging over topics such as being active, feelings, language, reading, and math.

In each backpack there is a bright, thought-inspiring toy, which allows children to express a natural curiosity, creativity, and a personal connection to learning.   These fun backpacks also include an easy-to-use reference booklet to inform parents and teachers about what children learn at each developmental stage and how to support these stages through play.

The Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center covers Antrim, Benzie, Emmet, Charlevoix, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse, Manistee, Leelanau, Missaukee and Wexford counties.  The Resource Center is designed to help families find quality child care within their community.  In addition, the Center supports child care providers by offering help to maintain and improve quality within their programs.

The has information about Great Start to Quality Resource Centers. For more information on the Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center, please contact Candice Hamel, Director, at 1-877-614-7328 or by e-mail at

For more information about the new partnerships with Parenting Communities, CARES backpacks, or general information about the Leelanau Township Library, please contact Donna Stowe or Sylvia Merz at 231-256-9156.





MeL Michigana

MeL Michigana is a carefully selected set of resources that are all-Michigan, all-local, all-the-time. There are hundreds of vetted and described web resources in a wide variety of categories including Arts & Architecture, Associations and Organizations, Business, History, Industry, Maps & Atlases, Military, Museum, Nautical and more. Click the link below to be taken to the website. 


MeL Michigana 


Use the Search Boxes Below to Search All of the Michigan e-Library and All of the Michigan e-Library Catalog (MeLCat)


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E-books, and More Through OverDrive.

Download E-books, audiobooks, videos, and more to your home computer for enjoyment, or transfer them to a portable device (eReader, Nook, mp3 player, etc.).  Click on the "Download / OverDrive" icon below to begin.

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Learn how to download Library books for your e-reader by clicking on the links below.

                                                                                   Kindle and Kindle Touch

                                                                                      IPad and IPad2

                                                                                         Kindle Fire

                                                                                          the Nook 

 Kids e-Reading Room now available on Overdrive

Click on the icon below to be directed to the special area for kids on the Up North Digital Collection e-Book website.


Kids e-Reading Room on Overdrive


Sign Up for a Library Card

You can now sign up for a library card from here on the website! Click on the link below, fill out the form, submit it and we will send you a card or have it waiting for you at the library to pick up.

                                                                                     APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD HERE


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