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Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. for an Author Talk with Notable Author Jeff Morrison.

He will be talking about his new book, "Guardians of Michigan-Architectural Sculptures of the Pleasant Peninsula", as part of the 2023 Michigan Notable Books Author Tour.

This presentation is supported by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library, The Library of Michigan, The Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Center for the Book. 

No registration is required. Link here for a press release.

For more information about this event, library collections or services, call the library at 906-789-7323

Did you know?

You can check out non-book items from the library with your library card--

-- Fishing Pole

-- iPad

-- Telescope

-- Wireless Hotspot

-- Chromebook and more!

Contact the library at 906-789-7323 for details.

Kanopy, a video streaming service that provides instant access to critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites and they are ad free!

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! It is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV and Fire Stick.

All you need is your library card and PIN. To get started, click on the "NEW Video Streaming" icon above. 

More digital book options!

We are now part of an agreement with seven large institutions to share access to our Overdrive collections: White Pine Library Cooperative, Lakeland Digital Library, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Suburban Library Cooperative, Download Destination, Up North Michigan Consortium and Woodlands Library Cooperative. This has massively expanded the collections available to 7 other libraries.

More books to choose from, free with your library card.

In order to gain access to these collections using a browser, simply link here on our home page to our ebook/audiobook collections at the Great Lakes Digital Library. You will see links to the sharing libraries at the bottom and top of the page. 

Zoom with a librarian service!

Do you need help downloading e-books or audiobooks?  Navigating MeL digital resources? Would you like to learn more about searching our online catalog and placing holds? You have questions and we have answers!

Now you can stay home and still interact with library staff. It’s easy!

  • Contact us by phone at 906-789-7323 or email at to request  up to a 30 minute zoom conference
  • You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera, microphone and Internet access. You don’t have to have the software prior to the meeting
  • We will schedule a date and time and send you a email with a meeting invitation which will link to your “Zoom with a librarian” meeting.
  • For a short tutorial and how to use Zoom, link to
  • In-library technology support is still available via appointment. Contact us if you would prefer this format at 906-789-7323.

Online eResources for K-12 students

Looking for online resources to help your child or teen be successful in school? The Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) has great online eResources for K-12 students . 

Explore options for kids like PebbleGo, World Book for Kids, Novelist K-8 Plus, Explora for Elementary Schools and more.

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Teens will find help with computers, math, science and social study skills as well as opposing viewpoints and Britannica School. These and many more are available. Follow the link to MeL for Kids and Teens and discover all the great resources Mel has to offer your students.

If you are looking for online reading options for children–Click on a graphic below to link to one of these programs!

For more information contact the library by phone at 906-789-7323 or by email at