Since 1934 our library has been providing free and open access to information, ideas, and (more recently) technology, for the education and enrichment of our community. For 84 years we’ve fulfilled that mission in our present building in the heart of downtown Kalkaska. From the historic elements of its architecture and materials to the future-thinking design of its interiors, our vision for the new library building honors our long tradition of community service in Kalkaska while creating the larger spaces and modern features that a 21st-century library requires.

Building Space

The new library building will allow for more space for meetings, events and programs. The 12,300 sq ft space — more than double the size of our current facility — will include:
  • Over a 1,000 sq ft for community meetings, workshops, training sessions, and events (Up to 50 people). 
  • Quiet reading space, fireplace, and 4-person work area in the renovated original stone building.
  • 5 private study rooms for adults or teens (2 are soundproof for music lessons, etc.).
  • 1 private study area equipped for caretakers with infants or toddlers.