AARP Tax-Aide


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We have had a lot of calls at the Library regarding AARP Tax-Aide Help this year.  We do not have much information to provide but there is some general information available at   The local AARP volunteers will not be taking appointments until after Feb 12th. You can call 989.318.3360 after February 12th to make an appointment.



Community Comfort Food Project

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Many of us have spent our days during the pandemic and quarantine discovering new recipes and experimenting with different types of food. We know the library staff has!
We’re putting together a Quarantine Cookbook and we’re asking our community to contribute. Share the recipes that you tried and relied on that brought you joy during the hectic, dreary, and scary times of quarantine.
How It All Works:
We’re using BakeSpace to create our own community-driven ACL Quarantine Cookbook. Simply navigate to the ACL Cookbook on BakeSpace and enter your recipe! To link directly visit
Plan to enter your recipes by Thursday, April 1st.
The e-cookbook will be published on Monday, May 4th and you’ll be able to see what everyone else has submitted to our one-of-kind cookbook! You’ll be notified by email when we publish the cookbook.




Hand-picked Book Requests


Book Request graphicDo you miss browsing the library shelves or chatting with a librarian to find your new favorite book? While we can't perfectly recreate the magic of a visit to the library, we can use our vast book knowledge to recommend a book or two based on your likes, dislikes, and preferences! Fill out the form to request 1-3 books based upon your provided information and preferences. Please allow at least 3 business days for librarians to receive and consider your request. Once a book or books have been selected, you will receive a robo-call prompting you to coordinate a curbside pick-up time at our temporary location in Bear Pointe Plaza.

Make a request: Click here.  For Curbside Service Instructions: Click here.

This service is available for all ages, children through adults. Please note that the form must be filled out for each new request. If you are an educator or parent with a more specific request or in need of additional title and/or author recommendations, please reach out to Sara at



Digital 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.  You won't want to miss The One & Only Ivan on September 25th.  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.   Click for more details. Read more...

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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.


Free Technology Education




Free Technology Education-  computer classes and Tech Help are just one click away!