Mullett Township


Mission Statement

The mission of the Topinabee Library is: (1) to provide reading material, access to different forms of technology, and other resources to Mullett Township residents and visitors of all ages, which educate, entertain, and inspire individuals, fostering a sense of community in a safe, clean, accessible, and historical venue; and (2) to exhibit, promote, and publicize the story of Topinabee and its rich historical and cultural heritage.


The Topinabee Public Library in the Historic Topinabee Depot, located at 1576 N. Straits Highway, PO Box 266, Topinabee, Michigan 49791.

Library Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Sunday Closed

The Topinabee Public Library will be closed on the following holidays: Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. A drop box is provided for returning materials any time.

Summer Story Time – everyone is welcome every Tuesday (rain or shine) in July and August 11 to 11:30 AM. Every week there will be a guest reader. Call the library for more information.

Contact Information

Judy Jacalone, Library Director
Phone: (231) 238-7514
Fax: (231) 238-2112

Library Board Members

Laz Surabian
Denise Ackerman
Brenda Bowes
Mike Goerke
Brent Lindgren


Friends of the Topinabee Library PO Box 328 Topinabee, MI 49791
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Library Usage

The Topinabee Public Library is open to all for general use of the facility. The building may not be used by any group or individual when the library is not open for business. The building may be used by the Friends of the Library after hours on approval of the Library Board and with a member of the staff or board present.

Use of the Library may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return library materials or to pay fines, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises.

Library Cards

All borrowers must have a valid library card to borrow library materials. Patrons must fill out an application form to register for a library card. A library card will be issued upon presentation of valid identification in the form of a Driver’s License or Michigan ID card from the Office of the secretary of State.

Patrons under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian give their signed consent on the application form before a card can be issued to them. By signing, the parent/guardian agrees to be legally responsible for any accrued fines/fees assessed to the minor child.

A temporary three (3) month card will be issued to seasonal visitors who provide verifiable local contact information.

All library cards expire after three (3) years. At that time, contact information will be confirmed and the card renewed for another three (3) year period.

Loan Policy

All library materials which circulate will be loaned for a two (2) week period.


All items may be renewed at the circulation desk, by phone or online. Renewals are acceptable for all items not on reserve by another patron.


A reservation may be placed on any circulating item. When the item becomes available the patron will be notified by phone or email.

Inter-Library Loans

Inter-library loans are due on the date indicated by the lending library. Limits Ten (10) items per card total. Patrons holding temporary cards may borrow three (3) items total.

Fines and Fees

  • Overdue print material: 10¢ per item per library day
  • Overdue audio/video material: $1.00 per item per library day
  • Library privileges blocked at: $3.00 in fees owed
  • Fax/Scan: $1.00 first page and $.50 each additional page to send or receive
  • Copies or Computer prints: 10¢ per page
  • Color copies: 65¢ per page
  • Lost/damaged item: replacement cost plus $5.00 processing fee
  • Default replacement cost when actual cost is unknown: $20.00
  • Library card replacement cost: Donated and Gifted Materials


The Topinabee Public Library accepts donations of money, books, periodicals, audio, and video CD’s. Materials which do not enhance the library’s collection will be disposed of at the discretion of the library.

The library will not appraise items for tax purposes.
Gift bookplates may be affixed to donated materials at the donor’s request.

All donations (money and materials) become the sole property of the library. The library is not obligated to keep donated materials for any length of time.

Policies and Agreements

Mullett Township Library Board of Trustees Meetings

August 24, 2021
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March 3, 2020
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February 6, 2012
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December 2, 2014
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Library Director Judy Jacalone
Library Director Judy Jacalone