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Tue Mar 31, 2015 @12:00pm - 01:00pm
Dining with the Docs

Thu Apr 02, 2015 @ 8:30am - 09:30am
Walking Club

Thu Apr 02, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Family Movie Matinee

Fri Apr 03, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Closed for holiday

Sat Apr 04, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
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Egg-Stravaganza! Print E-mail

Kids ages zero to thirteen are invited to hop on down to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library on Saturday, March 28 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. to participate in the second annual Egg-Stravaganza.  Meet the Easter Bunny, decorate an egg, and make a craft.  All kids will receive an Easter candy treat, and will be entered in a drawing to win prizes.   This program sponsored by the Lions Club and Lady Lions of Harrisville and the Friends of the Library.  For more information call 989-724-6796.

2014 Easter Egg-stravaganza


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 11:57
Dining with the Docs Print E-mail

Denise Richardson, Registered Dietician, presents "Urban Gardening for Rural Health,"  on Tuesday, March 31 at noon at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.  Small scale gardening is more than fresh veggies!  Caring for small gardens promotes physical activity and improves mental health, and the produce enriches daily meals with vitamins and anti-oxidants.  Light lunch included, as well as samples and recipes for garden produce.  Call 989-724-6796 to register for this FREE program.  This program is a cooperative effort through the Alcona Health Center and the Alcona County Library to bring health information to Alcona citizens.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 14:12
Herald Project Print E-mail
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 15:38
***Herald Project Update - click here***
Technology Tuesdays Print E-mail


  • Have a question about how to get more out of the library's digital resources?
  • Need help attaching a .pdf document to an email, or printing a form from the web?
  • Wish you could find some helpful free lessons to improve your computing skills?
  • Have free time on a Tuesday between noon and 4 PM to come to the library?

Every Tuesday at the Harrisville branch of Alcona County Library is now Technology Tuesday!

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Giving to the Library Print E-mail

Alcona County Library is happy to receive monetary donations to the Library to be used for a variety of purposes.  Monetary donations can be designated for the use of purchasing materials or for a special project.  You may designate your donation to be “In Memory” of a loved one or dear friend or simply added to the Memorial Fund to be used for the many special projects and programs of the library.  Currently the Library is accepting donations for the Special Project of Digitizing the Alcona County Herald.*  If you are able to donate $250 or more during a calendar year, a bronze leaf with your name or the name of whom you choose to honor will be added to our Giving Tree located in the Harrisville Branch.  To donate simply send a check to Alcona County Library, PO Box 348, Harrisville, MI  48740 with a note of your desire.  Thank you for thinking of the library when doing your Estate Planning or Charitable Giving.  Your gift to the library is Tax deductible.


*The Alcona County Herald is a newspaper full of Alcona County history that was published in Lincoln from 1908 to 1993.  It contains a wealth of stories and articles about the families and businesses of early Alcona County.  An early editor of the Alcona County Review was publisher and author R. E. Prescott.

Free Online Tutorials Print E-mail

Free online tutorials - advance your computer skills at your own pace

If you're new to working with a computer and feel like you could use a hand, help is on the way! The Alcona County Library website now features a selection of links to free online lessons, chosen from around the internet, that teach useful computing skills.
Whether you're at home using your own computer or in the library, these tutorials will explain from the beginning what you need to know to get the most out of your computing experience.

Find them in the library website's main menu above, under Quick Information - Weblinks - Computer Tutorials.

UPDATE 12/30/13 - Now includes a guide to getting around in Windows 8, part of Microsoft's helpful collection of Getting Started Tutorials for Windows.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:12
Not Really Where You Wanted to Go... Print E-mail

Have you ever got a blocked page at the library and the URL looked something like this:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:50
Digital Media Now Available! Print E-mail

Digital media now available for checkout.  Click here (or "Digital Media" at the top of any page) to access and download eBooks, audio books, music and video.  You must have a valid library card.  Users will need to install free software.  Step by step guide located on the digital media site.  Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Sony Reader, and many others.  Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on –the-go.  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

Historical Intranet Print E-mail

The Doris Gauthier Collection, Library documents and Historical Society photos are now available for searching and accessing on the Historical Intranet.  At this time it is available only at the Harrisville Branch on all public library networked computers.  We are still developing and "testing" this program and soon will make it available at more of our branches.  To access, CLICK HERE If you are in the Harrisville Branch if you are at the Lincoln Branch or Caledonia Branch CLICK HERE (links will only work from library public computers at this time - some additional configurations will need to be made before the Mikado Branch will be able to access).

**Note, this has only been tested at the Lincoln Branch - but should work from Caledonia also...

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 17:19