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BOOKS/MAGAZINES/MOVIES

BOOKS

STAFF PICKS

ACL BOOK CLUBS

ADULT BOOK CLUB, TEEN BOOK CLUB, InBETWEEN BOOK CLUB

HOMEBOUND SERVICE

Are you homebound? We can bring the library to you! By partnering with the Senior Center, Alpena County Library can send material your way through the Meals on Wheels program. Call the library and ask about our homebound services. You will receive a survey to fill out in the mail. Send the survey back and find monthly curated library materials with your Meals on Wheels delivery! You will also gain access to our online resources!

LIBRARY OF THINGS

Alpena County Library offers a variety of items in our Library of Things collection including the Alpena Seed Library, outdoor movie kit, STEM activities, telescopes, hotspots, kindles, sewing machines, and pasta maker! Browse our Library of Things shelf or call the front desk to learn more. 

E-BOOKS/AUDIO-BOOKS

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GREAT LAKES DIGITAL LIBRARY

Browse, borrow, and enjoy titles from the Great Lakes Digital Libraries digital collection. Digital content at your finger tips all day, every day. GLDL never closes!

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LIBBY

Try Libby, our new app for enjoying ebooks and audiobooks! Available on the Apple and Google platforms.

Did you know?
Great Lakes Digital Library has expanded the e-book/audio-book collection by partnering with Lakeland Digital Library, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Suburban Library Cooperative, Up North Michigan Consortium and White Pine Library Cooperative.

How can I get help with the Libby app?

Check out the Libby Help Center for step-by-step instructions for getting started, sending books to Kindle (US only), placing holds on titles and much more!
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BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBARY

The Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL) lends audio and braille books to Michigan residents unable to comfortably read standard print materials due to a visual, physical, or reading disability. 

APPLY FOR SERVICE
REQUEST A PLAYER
DOWNLOAD WITH BARD

MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS

The Library has a daily subscription to the: Alpena News, Detroit Free Press, Traverse City Record Eagle, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.   We also have a Sunday subscription to the N.Y. Times.


MOVIES/DVDS

The Library has over 1000 DVDs that are available for check out.  You can check out 5 at at time and watch them for 7 days. 
If you are more interested in streaming movies, the Library has you covered!  Check out the Kanopy service.  If you enjoy watching movies with others, check out our Cinema Classics.  We host a movie the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

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Kanopy is a collection of streaming videos with a focus on classic, documentary, and independent film available instantly, with automatic returns and no late fees.  Access using your library card.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT
Download Kanopy App on your table or phone: IOS, Android, or stream on your computer. Also available for Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.

 
Join the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library on the first Wednesday of the month for a cinema classic. Screenings of these beloved films of yesteryear begin January 4th at 5:00 pm. Some refreshments will be available while supplies last. These events are free and open to the public.