Effective 3/16/2020

Alma Public Library will be closed to the Public

through April 13, 2020

Curbside pickup is suspended as of 3/23/20


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Effective 3/16/2020 the Alma Public Library WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC and ALL library programs are canceled until April 13, 2020. All public use of meeting rooms and community rooms from outside organizations is also canceled through April 13, 2020.

For those who are limiting their exposure by staying home but still wish to use library services, remember that APL offers a large variety of digital options, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Our website, alma.lib.mi.us is our online branch and it never closes. In addition, staff will be available to answer questions by phone Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 989-463-3966.  

Live Crafts!

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Join Miss Marla on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. for a live craft! Miss Marla will be going live from our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AlmaPublicLibraryMI. Materials needed will be posted the morning of the craft.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Announcing the launch of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

TumbleBook Library Access

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We are so happy to announce access to TumbleBooks! TumbleBook Library has generously provided free access to their incredible databases through August 31, 2020. 

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

K-6 children's ebook database

K-6 math ebook database

Grades 7-12 ebook database


All ages audio book database

Contact Us

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The Library is closed, but we can still help! Send us your questions via Facebook Messenger at www.facebook.com/AlmaPublicLibraryMi, or email us at almapubliclib@gmail.com. A library staff member will respond within one business day! 

Stay at Home

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The Alma Public Library would like to encourage our patrons to keep any library items, including inter-loans (MeL items), until we are able to reopen to the public.


No fines or fees will be assessed during this time.


Please contact us via Facebook Messenger (www.facebook.com/AlmaPublicLibraryMI) or email (almapubliclib@gmail.com) if you have questions regarding e-resources - or anything else!

Virtual Storytime

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Join Miss Marla every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 10 a.m. for a LIVE storytime! Miss Marla will go live in the group "Storytime with Miss Marla @ APL", www.facebook.com/groups/aplmistorytime. 

Hiring Part-Time Library Aide

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The City of Alma is currently seeking a part-time Library Aide.  15-20 hours per week with scheduling flexibility required. Typing, computer and communication skills required.  Starting pay is $9.67 per hour. Deadline for applications is Friday April 3rd, 2020.

Interested applicants should submit a City of Alma Employment Application and Letter of Interest to:
Brooke Siefka, Human Resource Manager
525 East Superior Street
Alma, MI 48801
The complete Job Description and City of Alma Application can be found on the City of Alma website:


Become a Friend of the Library!

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The Friends of the Alma Public Library is looking for more members!


Founded in 2007, the Friends of the Alma Public Library is a non-profit organization created to enhance and expand library services through activities that support library staff, facilities and programs. Over the years the Friends have raised funds to enhance children's programming, sponsored speakers and author talks, and hosted themed fundraising events. By joining the Friends, you can help support and improve programs and facilities at your favorite library!


The Friends  of the Alma Public Library meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the library. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact library staff at 463-3966.


Can't become a Friend at this time? Then consider becoming a Friends Volunteer!  Volunteers help out with specific tasks, such as greeting guests at a Friends event, creating event promotional flyers, helping set up and clean up events, helping create displays, and so on. 




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