Events - Next 7 Days

Mon Aug 25, 2014 @11:00am - 02:00pm
Pastels with Carol P.
Wed Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
LIN Drop in Craft
Wed Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:00pm - 08:00pm
Library Board @ LINCOLN
Thu Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:30am - 10:00am
Walking Club
Thu Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
CAL Drop in Craft
Thu Aug 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Fri Aug 29, 2014 @10:15am - 11:00am
Sat Aug 30, 2014 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Closed for Labor Day weekend

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Welcome to Alcona County Library!
Ant & Friends Family Picnic Print E-mail

It’s Bug Day at The Harrisville Branch of the Alcona County Library.  Celebrate the End of Summer with our annual “Ants and Friends” family picnic on Friday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m.   Go on a bug walk, make a buggy craft, and enjoy a FREE picnic lunch (without bugs) for ALL Library visitors between 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., provided by the Friends of the Library.   Call 989-724-6796 for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:11
New Online Catalog 2.0 Print E-mail

Introducing Our New Online Catalog

Alcona BiblioCommons

We are excited to introduce our new online catalog, powered by BiblioCommons.

The site enables you to keep track of your borrowing history, contribute ratings and reviews, create favorites lists or topic guides to share with others, get personalized recommendations, send and receive messages with other catalog users and even catalog your own home library. And each time you create a list or add comments, you are building a better catalog for your community’s library!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:50
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
World Book Online! Print E-mail

Alcona County Library now subscribes to the World Book Online Reference Center, the premier online reference source-containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. With state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites, and more - we are convinced that you will find the World Book Online Reference Center to be a valuable resource!  Click Here to access (you will need to use your Alcona County Library Card number to login).

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 09:18
Research Your Family Tree Print E-mail

Did you know that at the the Alcona County Library, you can use our computers to do research on your family history!  Yes, from computers located within the library you have access (no cost to you ) to "HeritageQuest Online".  To begin your search, simply click on this link.