TUESDAY MORNING STORYTIME!

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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 to download to read on mobile devices (you must first go to RBdigital from our website and create your RBdigital username and password).

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

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


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 for a couple of months). 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!

2017 Haunted House Contest

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The time has come...beginning Monday, October 9th, Haunted House entries can be brought to the Library for the GREAT HAUNTED HOUSE CONTEST!! Entries will be accepted October 9th through October 14th at 5:30pm. Don't delay...make sure your house is ready to go and get it to the Alma Public Library. Top prize in the three competition classes is a crisp $50.00 bill!! Hope to see your entry on display at the APL. It will be a HAUNTINGLY GOOD time!

 

Here are the rules: Your model haunted house should be no larger than 24”x24”x24” and can be made from anything except food items. Acceptable materials include paper, cardboard, fabric, ceramic, clay, metal, wood, etc. Your imagination is the limit! Everyone is welcome to enter. Bring entries to the library during the week of October 9-14, 2017. The haunted houses will be voted on by library patrons, and the winners will be announced Monday, October 30th.


Prizes will be awarded in each of three age categories: Juvenile (11 and under), Teen (12-17), & Adult (18+).

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!

 

OVERDRIVE E-BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!

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The Alma Public Library has expanded its services to include e-Book access from OverDrive. This company is a leading multichannel digital distributor of e-Books and other digital media. Library card holders can borrow popular e-Book titles by visiting the Library's website and clicking on the OverDrive icon. Titles from OverDrive can be read immediately on most major computers and devices with an internet browser, and all titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period(14 days). There are no late fees with OverDrive materials! Connect with OverDrive for a new reading experience.

ARRIVAL OF DAVID MCMACKEN'S NEW BOOK,

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We are very excited about Mr. David McMacken's new book, titled, "TAMING THE WILDERNESS. THE AMAZING STORY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF GRATIOT COUNTY". David has been working on this title for a period of time, and now it is available to all who are interested in the historic development of Gratiot County. The book chronicles the lives of Gratiot County's early settlers from 1850/1876. As David acknowledges, "This book is not a collection of family histories, nor is it a list of politicians, soldiers, store-keepers, or blacksmiths. Copious details about those folks are found in existing Gratiot County history books. Nor will this book be read from cover- to-cover. Rather, it is a narrative culled from many sources and covering many topics. It is the dramatic story of life in Gratiot County..." The book is $25.00, and can be shipped for an additional $6.00. Orders outside of the Great Lakes region should contact the library for applicable postal charges.

Alma Record

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The Alma Public Library has access to digitized issues of the Alma Record from June 5,1885 through April 2,1914. This access is through the website Chronicling America website, which provides information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. This collection is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment For the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). The program is a long-term effort to provide an Internet-based searchable database of U.S. newspapers. The Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, is a local partner is this effort, and will be working to do more digitizing of our local newspaper resources. You can find the link to the digitized Alma Record under the On-Line Services tab on our website.

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