We Are Hiring!

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 Juvenile/Young Adult Services Librarian

The Alma Public Library is accepting applications for: Juvenile/Young Adult Services Librarian

Job statement:
Juvenile/Young Adult (YA) Services Librarian is a full-time, 40hr/week position, including evening and weekend scheduling assignments.  Presentations may require off-site travel and schedule changes.  This position is under the supervision of the Library Director.


Job duties:
Plans, arranges, and performs all Juvenile/YA programming for the Alma Public Library.  Including, but not limited to, story time, films, and special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach.   Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to Juvenile/YA services.  Assists the technical services department with material classification and cataloging services as needed.  Plans, organizes, and maintains the Juvenile/YA collections.  Analyzes the two collections for content and implements the acquisition of materials, including print, media, data base, and other appropriate formats.  Designs and creates displays for the Library to promote Library and community activities. Utilizes all available promotional devices, including radio, newspaper, Facebook, community bulletin boards, and the Library’s homepage.  Prepares an annual department budget as well as monitoring expenditures made throughout the year.  Works the public service desk providing reference and reader’s advisory for patrons of all ages.  Any omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Education & experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Library Science or in-progress an asset. Minimum two years library experience. Education work should have included study of Juvenile and YA literature. Ability to work well with Juvenile/YA patrons.  Experience with library ILS.  Experience performing Juvenile & YA programming.  Knowledge of current trends in Juvenile & YA services. Ability to use reference sources and implement research techniques.  Knowledge of publisher and dealer sources and ability to implement acquisition strategies within the library supply network. Computer graphics ability is a strong asset.


Physical requirements:
Frequent contact with children and YA patrons of various ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Intermittent physical activity, including bending, reaching, and prolonged periods of sitting or standing.  Regular lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.


Deadline for application:  April 6, 2018, 5:00p.m.
Starting Wage: $17.30 per hour.

Submit Application with Resume to:
Sheila Letourneau, City of Alma City Clerk
525 East Superior St.
Alma, MI   48801
Phone:  989/463-8336; FAX:  989/463-5574
E-mail:  sletourneau@ci.alma.mi.us

Applications are available at the Alma Municipal Building, 525 E. Superior Street or online at www.ci.alma.mi.us







2018 Peeps Extravaganza!

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Don't forget to vote for your favorite peeps diorama! Voting will take place from Monday, March 19th – Wednesday, March 28th. Peeple’s Choice winners will be announced on Thursday, March 29th!



Create a diorama of a scene from your favorite book or movie. All characters must be played by Peeps. Build your diorama using a shoebox or similar-sized space no larger than 18”x18”x18”. Create a setting, furnishings, a backdrop — you are limited only by your imagination.

Everybunny can enter! There will be 1st place winners in three age groups: 11 and under, ages 12-17, and ages 18+. Each 1st place winner will receive $50.00 in cash!

Begin turning your entries in at the Alma Public Library on Monday, March 12th. Your entries must be in by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th. Voting will take place from Monday, March 19th – Wednesday, March 28th. Peeple’s Choice winners will be announced on Thursday, March 29th!


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Join Lizzie, our juvenile and young adult services librarian, for stories and crafts on Tuesdays at 10 AM in the Smith Community Room!

Read digital magazines with RBdigital!

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RBdigital features full-color, digital editions of 175 popular magazines for instant desktop or mobile device reading!

To access, click the Digital Magazines link on our website. After creating an account with a Username and Password you can start reading instantly! There is also an RBdigital app for reading on mobile devices. More features:

  • Select both new and back issues
  • No holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out
  • Add magazines to your personal reading list
  • Article search feature

Try it out -- and if you have questions, visit the library front desk!


Download the RB digital app (you must first go to RBdigital from our website and create your RBdigital username and password):

For those who previously used Zinio for Libraries:


The transition should be seamless for those who previously used our website link to read magazines on a computer. The same Username and Password created for Zinio can be used for RBdigital.


Those who previously used the Zinio app on mobile devices will have to download the RBdigital app (the Zinio app will still work through April 3, 2018). Magazines currently checked out will automatically transfer to the new app, but they will have to be re-downloaded for reading. Note for first time users: before using the mobile device app, new users must first go to RB digital from our website to create a Username and Password.


If you have any questions, ask at the library circulation desk and we can help you make the transition to RBdigital magazines!

Children's Storytime

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Join Lizzie for storytime on Tuesdays at 10 AM! Storytime is half an hour of stories, songs,
rhymes, movement activities, and crafts. All are welcome and no pre-registration is required.
Hope to see you there!


Read e-books with Overdrive!

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Read e-books and audiobooks in the FuelYourMind Digital Collection via OverDrive, brought to you by our membership in the White Pine Library Cooperative.

To borrow books, click on the e-book icon on our website. Validate with your library card, create a username and password, then borrow books and read immediately on a computer, e-reader, smartphone or tablet with the OverDrive app. 

Questions? Ask at the Library front desk and we can help!

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