Craft Supply Exchange

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Do you have extra or unwanted craft materials? Bring them to the Craft Supplies Exchange open house at Alma Public Library on April 5th!

Come to the library anytime between 12-7 on April 5th to drop off your unwanted, usable craft supplies and  leave them for others who may want them. Then while you're here, take a look at what others have brought. You may find some inspiration to take up a new craft!

Participants may drop off clean, still usable craft materials such as yarn, fabrics, ribbon, colored pencils, beads, paints, embroidery floss, stamping or jewelry-making supplies, etc.

Everything will be exchanged for FREE so please only bring materials you would be willing to give away. We ask that small items be placed in clear plastic bags. No finished or for sale craft projects please.

At the end of the Exchange, all leftover materials not picked up by participants will be donated.

Free Income Tax Assistance Program

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VITA Scan and Go Income Tax Assistance will be offered for another day at the Alma Public Library! 

Call the library now to see if you qualify and to make your tax appointment for March 27, 2019.





Those who qualify may schedule an appointment for March 27 at the library and pickup paperwork to be completed and brought to the appointment along with income documents and identification. 


Spouses filing jointly must attend the appointment together.


Those who qualify but cannot make it to an appointment at Alma Public Library on March 27 will be referred to the T.A. Cutler Memorial Library in St. Louis to make an appointment for an alternate day and time.


This VITA program opportunity is facilitated by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan ( CEDAM ) in partnership with the Alma Public Library and the T.A. Cutler Memorial Library in St. Louis.


For more information on the VITA tax assistance program, visit the IRS VITA web page.

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 at the Alma Public Library. New members welcome anytime. For more information contact the library at 989-463-3966.



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 Overdrive e-book/audiobook collection. If you need assistance finding a copy of a book, ask library staff at the circulation desk or call 989-463-3966.  



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




The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Great Alone


Read with a Senior

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Sensory Play Hour

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Please see more information on our "Library Events" page!

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!

Find e-books and audiobooks with Overdrive

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Read e-books and listen to 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 (or click on the image above). Validate with your library card and pin (the last 4 digits of your library card number) then borrow books and read immediately on a computer, e-reader, smartphone or tablet with the OverDrive app. 


Download the Overdrive app for your device:

Apple App Store

Google Play

Amazon Appstore

Windows 8 & 10


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

Children's Storytime

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Join us on Tuesdays at 10am for stories, songs, and crafts!


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