Please follow this link for a video walk-through of what you can expect when the library reopens with limited services on Monday, July 6!

Introducing Hoopla Digital!

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Log into Hoopla with your library card

With Hoopla you can instantly borrow digital e-books, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV and music with your library card! 

Here's how in 3 easy steps: 


Favorite Fictional World!

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Visit our Facebook Page to vote on your favorite fictional world! A copy of the bracket is available here.

Summer Reading Club

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Alma READS Book Club

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Would you like to:

Read books and talk about what you've read with others? 
Read something different from what you usually read?
Learn about new authors?


Join us for a discussion of this month's book!


Alma READS is a book discussion group that meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm ONLINE via ZoomNew members welcome anytime. For more information contact the library at 989-463-3966 or visit the Alma READS Facebook group.


Log in and join the discussion

The next meeting is: August 27th 7:00 pm

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek / Kim Michele RIchardson



The group reads fiction from various genres, either classic works or newer, as well as non-fiction. Book selections and discussions are made by the group, facilitated by Library staff.  Books can generally be found in the library's collection, through MeL interlibrary loan, or in the Libby or Hoopla apps accessed with your library card. If you need assistance finding a copy of a book, ask library staff at the circulation desk or call 989-463-3966.  



January 30: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Gail Honeyman

February 27: Little Fires Everywhere / Celeste Ng

          Beginning June 2020 Alma READS will meet online via Zoom until further notice

June 25: Leah Nash series / Susan Hunter   read any book from the series  Local author visit!

July 30:  An American Marriage / Tayari Jones

August 27:  The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek / Kim Michele Richardson



January 31: Between the World and Me / Ta-nehisi Coates

February 28: To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee

March 28: Brooklyn / Colm Toibin

April 25: The Alchemist / Paulo Coelho

May 30: Walt Longmire series / Craig Johnson   read any book from the series

June 27:  Educated / Tara Westover

July 25:  There There / Tommy Orange

Aug 29:  Where the Crawdads Sing / Delia Owens

Sept 26: The Art of Racing in the Rain / Garth Stein

Oct 24:  The Library Book / Susan Orlean

Nov 21: Stuck in Manistique / Dennis Cuesta

Dec 19: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood / Trevor Noah



The Great Alone / Kristin Hannah

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time / Mark Haddon

Curbside Pickup Begins June 15

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We are so excited to announce that Curbside Pickup will be available beginning Monday, June 15! During the hours of 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, you will be able to pick up library materials. Simply place a hold on our website,, or give us a call to make a request! You may either schedule a time for pickup, or call us from the parking lot. Library staff will bring your materials to your vehicle. We're excited to see you starting next week!!


Limit four items per person; current library card required.

Contact Us

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The Library is closed, but we can still help! Send us your questions via Facebook Messenger at, or email us at A library staff member will respond within one business day! 

Library opening July 6, 2020

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The Alma Public Library will be OPENING with limited services beginning Monday, July 6 at 9am! Details:
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm; curbside service still available
- Face coverings strongly encouraged; masks will be provided if needed
- There will be a limit of 10 persons in the building at one time
- Each visit will be limited to thirty minutes total
- Meeting rooms and study rooms are NOT accessible at this time.

Watch for a video explaining our reopening procedures next week! We can't wait to see you!

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

Virtual Storytime

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Join Miss Marla on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. for a LIVE storytime! Miss Marla will go live in the group "Storytime with Miss Marla @ APL", 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Announcing the launch of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

Checkout a WiFi Hotspot!

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Alma Public Library has WiFi Hotspots to check out!

What is a hotspot?

Hotspots are portable, easy-to-use devices equipped with high-speed 4G LTE technology that can connect WiFi enabled devices to the Internet anywhere there is a strong cellular signal. Up to ten devices can be connected to the hotspot at one time.


Borrowing a HotSpot

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid Alma Public Library card in good standing
  • Check out is for 2 weeks (14 days) with no renewals Temporarily 4 weeks during Stage 1 curbside-only service
  • Households are limited to one hotspot checkout per month (one month between checkouts)
  • Hotspots are checked out first come first serve ; no holds or reserves  Call library to check out hotspots during Stage 1
  • Hotspots must be returned to the circulation desk inside the library ; fees charged for hotspots returned to book drop  Call library for drop-off instructions during Stage 1

Responsibility and Fines

  • The overdue fine is $5.00 per day
  • Overdue hotspots will be deactivated within 24 hours of due date
  • Patrons returning a hotspot more than 5 days late will forfeit use of hotspots indefinitely
  • Patrons are financially responsible for loss or damage to hotspots/accompanying materials (hotspot $80.00/charger $30.00)
  • Excessive data usage not permitted (e.g., moderate use of movie and music streaming)
  • The library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information that is shared over the Internet. Internet content filtering is NOT provided through library-issued hotspot devices. Parents/Guardians are responsible for monitoring what their children access while using the hotspot. The library is not responsible for any computer viruses that may be transferred to user-owned devices.

Using a Hotspot

  1. Charge the hotspot, if needed, before use.
  2. Turn the hotspot on and wait for it to establish a connection.
  3. On your WiFi enabled device, locate the hotspot device, select it, and supply the password. The hotspot device name and password are on a card inside the case.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep the hotspot unplugged after it is fully charged. Failure to do this could damage the battery. Do not allow the hotspot to stay in a hot car.


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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