Summer Reading Program 2021- Preregistration Begins


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Pre-Registration for our 2021 Summer Reading Programs will begin next week, Tuesday, June 1! Wondering why you should Pre-Register before the official June 7 start date?
You'll have a chance to review the Summer Reading programs and activities for each participant. You'll have time to familiarize yourself with our online challenge platform, Beanstack. Early sign-ups help the Library staff ensure we have enough welcome kits for all participants.

This year we are offering a program for Children (ages 3 to 11), Tweens (ages 9 to 13), Teens (ages 12 to 18), and Adults (ages 18 and up). Participants whose ages makes them eligible for two programs should choose the one program that best fits their needs and interests.

Emergency Broadband Benefit


Emergency Broadband Benefit logoThe Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible families and households who are struggling to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying households on Tribal lands can receive a discount of up to $75 per month for service. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. For more info, please visit:







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!



MiLibrary Quest

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You find a small, tan mammal with short legs and a long tail with a black tip.

See the MiLibraryQuest website to identify this animal and for information about how to discover more animals and enter for your chance to win a prize.

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 Magazines are now available through the Libby app.
To access the Entertainment portion of RBDigital Click here.

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!



Free Technology Education




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