Events - Next 7 Days

Tue May 26, 2015 @12:00pm - 04:00pm
Tech Tuesday

Wed May 27, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thu May 28, 2015 @ 8:30am - 09:30am
Walking Club

Fri May 29, 2015 @10:15am - 11:00am
Storytime & Craft

Fri May 29, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
CAL Knitting

Fri May 29, 2015 @ 4:00pm - 07:00pm
75th Anniversary Party

Mon Jun 01, 2015 @11:00am - 02:00pm
Get Crafty

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All Alcona County Library branches will be closed

Saturday, May 23rd and Monday, May 25th

in observance of Memorial Day.

Welcome to Alcona County Library!
Diamond Anniversary Print E-mail

Community Members are invited to attend an open house celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Alcona County Library on Friday, May 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Harrisville branch.

In 1940, the Board of Supervisors of Alcona County officially created the Alcona County Library with Mrs. Edna Draper Bell (later Cole) as the librarian.  The Library’s unofficial beginning, however, was in October of 1935, when a group of people at a PTA meeting in Mikado began discussing the need for a public library in Alcona County.  The PTA group voted to appropriate $5.00 to pay the shipping costs on 200 books to be borrowed from the State Library.  Mrs. Walker Woodward, then postmaster of the Mikado Post Office, offered to house the 200 books at the post office.  The earliest library branches were in post offices, schools, general stores, and even a barber shop.  Members of the communities of Alcona County contributed money, books, furniture, and many other necessary items to the Library.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:03
Fresh Fruit Frenzy Print E-mail

The Community Walking Club will celebrate 10 years of Walking with a one or two mile walk followed by a Fresh Fruit Frenzy on Thursday, June 4.  Meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30 a.m. for a walk around town, followed by a delicious snack of various types of fresh fruit about 9:15 a.m.  Everyone is invited to walk with the group (check with your health care professional to be sure you can walk 20 to 40 minutes on pavement).  Fitness with friends is fun!  No one walks alone; there are groups of slow, medium and speedy walkers.  The Community Walking Club meets every Thursday the Library is open, all year around.  For more information, call 989-724-6796.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:02
Now on Display Print E-mail
The talented local artists from East Shore Art Guild present “Fresh Start,” a display of art of various media, at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.  The community is invited to a “Meet the Artists” reception on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.  Art will be on display during regular library hours through June 1, 2015.  For more information, call 989-724-6796.
Michigan Activity Pass Print E-mail

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan parks and libraries partner to add Michigan Activity Pass program to third year of MI Big Green Gym

Libraries offer free passes to hundreds of state parks, recreation and cultural destinations throughout Michigan

LANSING, May 13, 2015 — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) and The Library Network will kick off the third-annual Michigan Activity Pass program Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.

The Michigan Activity Pass offers cardholders at more than 400 participating Michigan libraries a one-day pass to explore – at no cost – hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas simply by visiting their local library or the Michigan Activity Pass website.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 12:50
Rock Painting at Alcona County Library Print E-mail

Patrons at Alcona County Library participated in a creative craft project led by local artist Armando Calles.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:39
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
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