Your Opinion Matters-Please Take Our Survey


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With the Library renovation and the move to temporary locations underway, we are seeking feedback regarding programming, curbside services, and more! Please do fill out our survey, linked below. Your feedback is appreciated!






Library Building Renovation


The Board of Trustees of the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library unanimously voted on 7/21/2020 to award Meridian Contracting Services LLC. the contract to renovate the Library building.  The project is expected to end by late spring of 2021.  The Library will move its operations to a temporary facility and plan to resume services to the public no later than Labor Day.  For more information, contact the Director, Eric Magness-Eubank at



Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Edition


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Starting on Monday, July 6th.  Monday 6th (group one)/Tuesday 7th (group two) Time: 3pm-5pm
Dungeons and Dragons (A Collaborative Role Playing Game) Using a modified version of Chris MacDowall’s Into the Odd. Players should be 13+ and willing to work together.  Experience not required and beginners welcome.

Will Contain: Fantasy Violence Very Mild Horror Elements. Content will remain age-appropriate. Tools will be provided for players to feel safe and voice any concerns over the content. Hosted by Phineas Imhoff. To sign up please click Sign Up Forms.  Please send any questions or concerns to (



Library Closure Services


Apply for a Library Card Online!

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Would you like to take advantage of the Library's digital services but don't have a library card?  No problem!  Alpena County residents can apply online!

Dial-A-Story Offers Storytime Experience At Home

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Check out the Library's newest service: Dial-A-Story.  To access stories all you need is your phone.  Summer Reading participants won't want to miss The Tale of Desperaux on June 28th.  Click here for more information.



Access Ancestry Library Edition from home.

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1.  Click Search Catalog
2.  Log in to your library account.
3.  Click Ancestry link on left hand bar.

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Activities To Do At Home

Click for fun at-home activities.

Looking for resources and activities to do while we shelter-in-place?  Check out the fun activities that our staff have put together.  Read more...

Share Your Story


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Living in a current state of unprecedented crisis,  historians and everyday people of the future will want to know how we spent our days. What was the NE Michigan, lived experience of a global pandemic from a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. In hopes of sharing peoples' stories with current and future generations, the Special Collections Department, of the Alpena County Public Library, invites you to keep a diary of living during the COVID-19 epidemic in Northeast Michigan.

Diarists may type or write by hand, transcribe news, draw, compose poems, gather stories and so forth. No stress needs to be placed on proper grammar, spelling or style. The emphasis is on self-expression and a willingness to be a social commentator. Events are changing by the day. They are specific to you, and to your families and friends and communities. Please start writing now! The Special Collections Department will welcome your diary’s deposit in either analog or digital form.

To submit your information and to view writing prompts from the Library of Michigan visit Google submission form.  Questions about this project can be directed to Don La Barre, Head of Special Collections, at



Digital Services


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RBdigital is the world's largest newsstand. Now, readers can read 136 different magazines on any screen.

Create an Account using your library card.


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Get free access to thousands of movies using your library card.

Create an Account using your library card.


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Download digital Audiobooks and Ebooks- 24/7  to your PC or Mac and mobile device.



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Virtual Reference Help just one click away. Mon-Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m and Friday 11 a.m. - 2 pm



Heritage Quest Online





Genealogy/History/Biography. Full text and indexing.  Available through Michigan eResources.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.


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Michigan's 24/7 digital library.  State-wide electronic resources just one click away!



Foundation Center Online


We connect people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do it.  What do you need to do good today? To acces the database click here.