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Interlochen Public Library

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IPL offers various collections of media and formats to meet the needs of our diverse population.


Apr 7 - 14   Cicero’s Pizza Interlochen Gift Certificate Fund Raising Event for the Friends of Interlochen Public Library

The community is invited to participate in Cicero’s Pizza Interlochen Gift Certificate Fund Raising Event for the Friends of Interlochen Public Library.  Cicero’s Pizza Interlochen will donate 20% of all gift certificate sales to the Friends of Interlochen Public Library.  This gift certificate fundraising event is one week only, Sun., Apr 7- Sun., Apr 14.  Purchase a Cicero’s gift certificate to use throughout the year. 20% of sales will be given to the Friends of Interlochen Public Library to support community programming. Scan the QR code to access the purchase form for your gift certificate by going to, and Cicero’s will mail the gift certificate to you. Only available at the Interlochen location.  Cicero’s Pizza Interlochen 2408 Michigan Highway 137, Interlochen, MI  49643. For the menu, go to

Wed., April 17th  Book Discussion: Firekeeper's Daughter at Interlochen Public LibraryMichigan Humanities' Great Michigan Read creates a statewide discussion around a Michigan-themed book every other year. IPL is partnering with the Great Michigan Read to invite the community to read and discuss Angeline Boulley's best-selling, award-winning debut novel. Boulley is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and writes about her Ojibwe community in Firekeeper's Daughter and the companion novel Warrior Girl Unearthed. 

Please join us for Book Chats, Mocktails, and Crafts!

This fun and light-hearted group will chat about themes from Firekeeper's Daughter while enjoying camaraderie and creativity with fellow book lovers! This Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and Supported by National, Statewide, and Local Partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Meijer Foundation. For more information, call the library at 231-276-6767. Remember to pick up your free copy of the book while supplies last

Sat., April 13, from 10 am to 12 pm. The Herbal Apothecary Growing, Foraging, and Making Herbal Products. Join Patti Travioli, horticulturist and traditional herbalist from Heartwood Forest Farm, as she teaches us about some common and not-so-common plants that grow around our gardens transformed into herbal infusions, vinegar, tinctures, oils, and salves. Each attendee will take home an herbal creation made in class. Class meets in the IPL Community Room on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to noon. The class is limited to 20 participants ages 13 and up. Call 231-276-6767 to pre-register. Learn more about Patty here:

Wed., April 24th, 6-7 pm. Instant Pot and Air Fryer Class! Interested in using an electric pressure cooker ( Instant Pot) and an air fryer? Or looking for new ideas? Join Jennifer and Pam for Cooking in an Instant, a hands-on cooking class where participants will create two Instant Pot and two Air Fryer recipes to sample. 

OR, if you have a recipe to share, we ask volunteers to showcase their favorite recipes by bringing in their machines and samples. Sign-up is required; please call IPL at 231-276-6767 by April 12th. 

We want the best for all Interlochen residents, so I’m very proud to share that Interlochen Public Library has received a national grant to help make our community an even better place for everyone. Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities is an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that provides community engagement and accessibility resources to small and rural libraries to help them better serve people with disabilities. 

The competitive award comes with a $20,000 grant to help the library increase the accessibility of facilities, services, and programs for disabled people in our community. 

As part of the grant, IPL staff will take an online course on leading conversations, a skill vital to library work today. Staff will then host an in-person discussion with residents with disabilities about their needs and how to use the grant funds to serve our community members with disabilities better. 

There is a lot of room for collaboration with your organization! Your deep connections to the disabled community and experience working with children/adults with disabilities will help us reach our goals. Here is the link to our brief (and anonymous) survey to help develop an Accessible Small and Rural Communities Disability Access and Inclusion Plan to guide our initiatives to provide enhanced spaces and services. Your survey responses will help us figure out where we can improve. We will be sure to handle your feedback with the highest confidentiality.  

Many thanks for your consideration and your work in the community.

Jennifer, IPL Library Director 

Saturday, May 4, 2024, Mother-Daughter After Hours Party at Interlochen Public Library

What better way to build a stronger mother-daughter relationship than with quality time together? The community is invited to the Mother-Daughter After Hours Party on Sat., May 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, at Interlochen Public Library. This free event includes food, games, and fun! Our diverse activities will encourage problem-solving, skill-building, and relaxation to help you and your girl(s) have fun and connect. Registration is encouraged HERE. Sponsored by the Friends of Interlochen Public Library. For more information, call the library at 231-276-6767

Reader Chef, Jr is on April 25th from 4–5 pm. Classes are open to children aged 10-14 years old. Classes will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month and are limited to 10 kids per class. Registration is required. Kids will learn a new recipe each month and be able to cook the meal from start to finish. It's a way to teach kids life skills and have fun. It is optional for kids to participate in all of the classes. Monthly sign-up sheets are available. Call IPL to sign up, or click HERE. 

Sat., April 20th, 10-11 am. Celebrate Smart Money Kids Special Story Hour and Free Play with Miss Ann and Jennifer!  This special Storytime will include money- and counting-themed stories and activities, a free copy of the book "Owl and Otter and the Big Talent Show," and Money Smart Goodie Bags from TBA for each family to bring home.

Thank you to our friends at the  Michigan Financial Wellness Network and the Michigan Credit Union Foundation for supporting this program.