Events - Next 7 Days

Mon Apr 21, 2014 @ 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Family Movie
Wed Apr 23, 2014 @ 6:00pm - 08:00pm
Library Board
Thu Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:30am - 10:00am
Walking Club
Fri Apr 25, 2014 @10:15am - 11:00am
Storytime & Craft
Fri Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
CAL Knitting Klub
Sat Apr 26, 2014 @10:00am - 11:00am
World Tai Chi Day
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Egg-stravaganza 2014 Print E-mail

106 kids attended the Library's first ever Egg-stravaganza! Each child was invited to make an Easter craft, dye an egg, and visit the Easter Bunny!

Bunny Winners

Stuffed animal winners:

Chloe Bunton
Garrett Somers
Isaiah Kiprolich
Hannah Burkhart
David Dixon
Isaiah Lalone
Jon Jon Wever
Natalia Nordstrom
Eastynn Avery Vliet
Hailee Gordy

Thank you to the Harrisville Lions and Lady Lions, the Friends of the Library, and all our volunteers for supporting this event!

Easter Bunny

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:56
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.

Cooking with John Print E-mail

Interested adults are invited to Cooking with John on Wednesday, May 14 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.  Chef John Webster Jr. from Tait's Bill of Fare is back, this time with a springtime menu theme:  Spinach pesto sauce; Vegetable pesto primavera over linguine; herbed cheese puff pastries; sunshine chiffon cake.  $5 per person, includes light lunch and recipes.  Absolutely must register and pay fee by May 8.  Call 989-724-6796 for more information or to register.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:38
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 Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:58
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.