The Library will be closed on July 4, 2024 and will reopen on July 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Youth Services

Paws to Read- with Melissa Smith

Youth Service Department 211 N. 1st Ave, Alpena, MI, United States

Meet two very special squirrels, Spech and Daisy, with Wildlife Rehabilitator, Melissa Smith and sign up to read to a squirrel. Sign up and help your child's literacy skills by reading to a furry friend! Registration required: https://forms.gle/Q423Em4ZxxyogNvM9

Free
Event Series Weekly Storytime

Weekly Storytime

Youth Service Department 211 N. 1st Ave, Alpena, MI, United States

Join us in the Youth Services Department every Wednesday from 10 am-11 am for our Weekly Storytime. Come for a few stories, then stay for an activity or craft! All ages are welcome.  If  you can't make it on Wednesday, join us on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Free

SRP Ages 5-12 – Critter Feeders

Judith A. Stillion Conference Room

Create critter feeders out of pinecones, vegetable shortening, and seeds.  Patrons will be challenged to hang theirs at home or in the neighborhood where local birds can eat the seeds.  These bird feeders will be peanut free for anyone with a peanut allergy.

Free
Event Series Weekly Storytime

Weekly Storytime

Judith A. Stillion Conference Room

Join us in the Youth Services Department every Thursday from 1 pm-2 pm for our Weekly Storytime. Come for a few stories, then stay for an activity or craft! All ages are welcome

Chalk Party

Unleash your inner artist at Alpena County Library! Join us on June 28th to sprinkle creativity across our sidewalks and welcome visitors with vibrant chalk masterpieces. Let’s make the library shine

Magic the Gathering

Judith A. Stillion Conference Room

Learn more about Magic the Gathering, trade cards, and begin your journey into this mystical battle ground. Ages 9-18.

SRP Ages 0-6- Bubble Party

Judith A. Stillion Conference Room

Join us for a bubbly great time!  We are bubbling over with excitement for our Bubble Party! Music, bubbles, bubble games, and more!

Free

SRP Ages 0-12 Besser Museum Planetarium Show

Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan 491 Johnson St, Al[pena, MI, United States

Join the team at Besser Museum for a planetarium show inside the planetarium dome! Registration is required. To register click: https://forms.gle/3HuXYF3DDon2YmEB8 This program is part of the Summer Reading Program for ages 0-12 years of age.

Free
Event Series Lego Club

Lego Club

Judith A. Stillion Conference Room

Join us for LEGO Club Monday July 1, July 15th, July 29th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Builders ages six to thirteen will complete in building challenges, collaborate with fellow builders, or free build! We’ll provide the bricks and base plate, so please leave your personal LEGO bricks at home so they won’t get lost or…

Free
Event Series Early Connections

Early Connections

Judith A. Stillion Conference Room

Looking for social and learning experiences designed to help your child grow? Join us for Early Connections, a recurring play and socialization program for children and caregivers ages 0-5! This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:00am - 11:00am  throughout the summer. Caregivers will participate in music and movement, social/play activities, and/or math activities…

Free
Event Series Weekly Storytime

Weekly Storytime

Youth Service Department 211 N. 1st Ave, Alpena, MI, United States

Join us in the Youth Services Department every Wednesday from 10 am-11 am for our Weekly Storytime. Come for a few stories, then stay for an activity or craft! All ages are welcome.  If  you can't make it on Wednesday, join us on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Free