ALONG THE PATH: A Riverside Cemetery Tour

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The Alma Public Library is excited to announce that we have partnered with Masonic Pathways to bring back our popular Riverside Cemetery Program!

Hosted by the Friends of the Alma Public Library 

Step into the rich tapestry of Alma's history with the Riverside Cemetery Tour – an unforgettable journey through time. Tickets are now on sale, and you won't want to miss this captivating event!

Each tour offers a guided hour-long walk through the historic Riverside Cemetery, where you'll visit the resting places of Alma's most intriguing residents. Actors will breathe life into their stories and shed light on their hardships, sacrifices, and remarkable achievements.

While you await your tour, savor the delicious combination of cider and doughnuts available on-site. It's the perfect refreshment to enjoy as you immerse yourself in the tales of Alma's past.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! After your tour, head back to the library, where you can witness four additional captivating performances, each showcasing different facets of Alma's history.

Thanks to Masonic Pathways, transportation is a breeze. Buses will whisk you from the library to Riverside Cemetery, ensuring a comfortable and convenient experience for all. Each tour can accommodate up to 22 participants, so book your tickets early to secure your spot!

This enchanting adventure will take you over uneven ground as you follow the trail through Riverside Cemetery. Fear not, though, a few chairs will be provided at each gravesite if you need a break.

Tickets are available now at the Alma Public Library for just $10 each. Please remember that sales are in-person only, and we can accept payment in cash or by check only. Tickets are non-refundable, so grab yours soon as we are expecting a sell-out!

In the event of inclement weather, don't worry – we've got you covered! We'll move the event indoors to the library, ensuring that your journey through Alma's history continues rain or shine.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to delve into Alma's past. Get your tickets, gather your friends and family, and join us for a day filled with history, storytelling, and community spirit. We can't wait to share this unforgettable experience with you!


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Storytime will meet on TUESDAYS at 10 a.m.! Please note, there will be NO storytime on Tuesday, September 19.

Teen Book Club

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Teen Book Club is BACK! Join us on the first Monday of the month to enjoy some snacks and talk books!

Trivia Night!

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The Library is thrilled to announce a monthly trivia night! Trivia Night is primarily aimed at adults, but families are welcome to attend together at their own discretion. Please register here.

The theme will switch up every month - watch our website and/or Facebook page so you can prepare! 😉

August 11: 90s Night


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Join us every other Monday at 4pm fo LEGO Club! We provide the LEGOs and a building prompt, all you need to bring is your creativity! After you finish your creation, it will be on display at the library until our next LEGO Club meeting!

COVID Self-Tests

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Alma Public Library is pleased to announce that we now have a limited number of free COVID-19 self-test kits available. These kits are made available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

You may receive up to five test kits per household. Library staff is NOT able to assist with testing. Instructions will be provided.

We recommend you call ahead to request test kits be set aside for you. There are no eligibility requirements to receive a free test kit. 

Please call 989-463-3966 to request a test kit or with questions.

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!

Music & Movement

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Join Miss Marla while we learn through singing, dancing, and stories! Aimed at babies and toddlers, open to children of all ages and their caregivers.

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.


Family Game Night

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Teen Craft Night!

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Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4pm for Teen Craft Night! We'll have a different craft each month, with all materials provided. Grades 7-12.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

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Bring your stuffed friend to the library for a storytime and craft at 6pm on Friday, September 29! Your friend will get into a lot of fun shenanigans at the library, and you'll be able to pick them up and see pictures of all the fun they had on Saturday, September 30. New this year, due to the popularity of the program, are assigned pick up times for your friends! Be sure to check your info slip for the time by which your stuffie will by ready to come home!

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