Holiday Photo Event

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The Alma Public Library is thrilled to announce our first-ever Free Holiday Photo event!

We have partnered with AshLin Portraits of Alma and Essence Imagery of Mt. Pleasant to provide you with the opportunity to come to the library and have a free, professional holiday photo taken. We welcome you to bring the whole family, including your dog!

Sessions with Essence Imagery will be on Saturday, December 4, 2pm – 4pm. Each session will receive a digital image with print release.

Sessions with AshLin Portraits will be on Wednesday, December 8, 4pm – 7pm. Each session will receive a digital image with print release.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register for a time slot by calling the library at 989-463-3966 or following this link: https://forms.gle/LkwQYyheQqGCjpgL8

If you plan to bring a pet, we ask that you arrive no more than five minutes early prior to your session.

This project is grant-funded. Funding for these grants has been provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

Closed for Thanksgiving

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The Alma Public Library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 25th through Sunday, November 28th. We will reopen Monday, November 29th at 12 p.m.

hoopla + Alexa

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Audiobooks and music albums available to play on your Alexa devices! Click here to learn how!

Toddler Play Time

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Join us on the second Thursday of the month for Toddler Play Time! This program, aimed at ages 1-3 years, will focus on a different early literacy skill every month.

Holiday Photo Event

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The Alma Public Library is thrilled to announce our first-ever Free Holiday Photo event!

We have partnered with AshLin Portraits of Alma and Essence Imagery of Mt. Pleasant to provide you with the opportunity to come to the library and have a free, professional holiday photo taken. We welcome you to bring the whole family, including your dog!

Sessions with Essence Imagery will be on Saturday, December 4, 2pm – 4pm. Each session will receive a digital image with print release.

Sessions with AshLin Portraits will be on Wednesday, December 8, 4pm – 7pm. Each session will receive a digital image with print release.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register for a time slot by calling the library at 989-463-3966 or following this link: https://forms.gle/LkwQYyheQqGCjpgL8

If you plan to bring a pet, we ask that you arrive no more than five minutes early prior to your session.

This project is grant-funded. Funding for these grants has been provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

Storytime

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We are thrilled to announce a return to in-person storytime!

Storytime will meet on TUESDAYS at 10 a.m. beginning August 10! See you then!

Teen Book Club

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Teen Book Club is BACK! Join us on Monday, December 6 at 4 p.m. while we discuss The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Then, come back on Wednesday, December 8 at 4 p.m. to watch the movie!

Holiday Photo Event

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The Alma Public Library is thrilled to announce our first-ever Free Holiday Photo event!

We have partnered with AshLin Portraits of Alma and Essence Imagery of Mt. Pleasant to provide you with the opportunity to come to the library and have a free, professional holiday photo taken. We welcome you to bring the whole family, including your dog!

Sessions with Essence Imagery will be on Saturday, December 4, 2pm – 4pm. Each session will receive a digital image with print release.

Sessions with AshLin Portraits will be on Wednesday, December 8, 4pm – 7pm. Each session will receive a digital image with print release.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register for a time slot by calling the library at 989-463-3966 or following this link: https://forms.gle/LkwQYyheQqGCjpgL8

If you plan to bring a pet, we ask that you arrive no more than five minutes early prior to your session.

This project is grant-funded. Funding for these grants has been provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

Announcing Literacy Kits!

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We are thrilled to announce a brand new collection at the Alma Library!

Please click here for a video explaining our kits in full.

We now have circulating early literacy and activity kits! These kits are specially designed by our children's librarian to encourage early literacy and complement your child's developmental stages.

Early literacy includes essential skills your child needs to learn BEFORE they learn to read! Each of our five kits focuses on a different skill: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing! Click on the image above to go to our webpage dedicated to Early Literacy.

We also have Activity Kits designed for Infants (0-6 months), Babies (6-12 months), and Toddlers (1-3 years)! Each of these kits includes books, games, and/or toys to help your child at whatever stage of development they are at.

And coming soon, we will have Storytime to Go kits! These fun kits will include a variety of stories, games, and activities with a shared theme.

For more information about our kits, please visit our website or contact Miss Marla at the library: 989-463-3966 / almapubliclib@gmail.com

Funding for this project is provided by provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

FREE DVDs!!

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We are thrilled to announce that all DVD checkouts will be free - all the time!

Plus, late fees have dropped to just 25 cents per day!

Limit of 14 DVDs per card, with a maximum of four new DVDs. Valid, adult library card requird. One week checkout.

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: 

 

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.

 

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