Help feed a hungry neighbor!
For every can of food you donate to the TV 6 Canathon, PWPL will remove a $1 from your overdue fines. Bring the canned goods in to the checkout desk during regular business hours.
Don’t have any fines? Please consider donating canned goods at PWPL to help fill food banks in our community.

Non-resident students of Northern Michigan University may register for a Peter White Public Library Basic Access Card. The Basic Access Card allows the resident to use public access computers/Internet at the Library, utilize study rooms, use e-resources, and borrow materials. Only two (2) items may be checked out to a Basic Access Card at any
given time. In order to receive a Basic Access Card, the patron must be 18 years of age.

In order to register, a non-resident student must bring the verification of residence (lease agreement, utility bill, or piece of mail) and a valid NMU ID. The resident should also
bring a valid piece of identification (driver’s license or state ID) if one is available. The Basic Access Card will be valid for six months. Replacement of a lost Basic Access Card will be $2.00.

The non-resident student is responsible for following all Peter White Public Library policies and equipment use rules. The Basic Access Card is not transferable and cardholders should not loan their card to others. Failure to comply with these polices and rules may result in immediate revocation of the Basic Access Card.

A non-resident student who has a record of overdue fines, fees, or lost/damaged items at the Peter White Public Library will not be issued a Basic Access Card until the overdue fines, fees and lost/damaged items are paid in full.

To get your NMU basic card stop at the Circulation Desk on the Main Floor.

Registration is now open through Saturday, November 20 for the Winter Wonderland Walk Tree Display.

Interested organizations, businesses or individuals can register online to reserve a tree to decorate for the walk which is on display in the library throughout December.

There is no charge for this event. Open to all. Questions. Email Marty at

Online Registration

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting, or by calling 833-511-0311

Find more information here

In a recent letter to the Friends of the Peter White Public Library the Board of Trustees expressed their gratitude for the volunteer group. The Friends of PWPL raised $38,403 last year. The money funded PWPL programs and collections and livestreaming equipment, to name a few.

The Friends of PWPL stock and manage the Used Bookstore, located on the main floor of the library, run the library book sales three times a year and sell special and rare books to fundraise for PWPL.

To see the whole list, of how their work benefits the library, read the letter here. 



Listen to today’s NEA Big Read Voices of the Past, available at 9:30 am on WNMU Public Radio 90 and at (Link Below)

Part One of retired English teacher, novelist, actor, and poet B. G. Bradley’s remembrance of his mother.

The 2021 Winter Wonderland Walk Day is scheduled for December 11, 2021. Details TBA.

Online registration for tree reservations will be available on November 1, 2021 at

Check back in November for more details.

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