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Welcome to the Alanson Area Public Library

"The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out, and after an era new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead." 
~ Clarence Day


Per Executive Orders
issued regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic,
Michigan’s libraries remain closed until further notice.

Anna LaRue will staff the office during this time in order to perform essential operations.
 Only one staff person will be in the office at a time, and no in-person business will be conducted.

During this period, all due dates will be extended until we are allowed to re-open,
&/or incurred fines will be waived.
Checked-out materials may be returned in the book drop,
however, we are not able to accept used book donations at this time.

We will also be periodically monitoring and returning phone and e-mail messages.
This is an unprecedented situation for us all, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
We will re-open as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please continue to access digital resources
via the
Great Lakes Digital Library/Overdrive/Libby , Hoopla
and MeL eResources.

Also, through June 30, 2020 Ancestry.com
is available to AAPL cardholders for remote access ! 

Just log into Catalog and Patron Accounts
with your AAPL account number and PIN
and click on the Ancestry link on the menu on the left side of the page.

And find "real books" at Little Free Libraries everywhere.
  The Alanson Library hosts Little Free Libraries at
Readmond and Friendship Township Halls
and other LFL's may be found through
their website:

For current and up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus visit
http://www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or http://www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

For Michigan Unemployment Agency information, click here.
Additional Free E-Resources for Audio Books and Distance Learning:

Learning in Place from MeL

Includes a wide range of free e-resources available for limited time periods
from Britannica, World Book, EBSCO, Gale, and more.
For all ages and stages of education and business support.

Big Timber Media
Offering free access to a variety of eBooks for grades Pre-K through 12, through June 30.
(An Internet connection is  required)

The Best Free Downloadable Audio Books!
Information on 20 SItes for free audiobooks for adults and children

Income Tax Forms, Publications or Instructions
We have received basic Michigan and Federal Forms and Instructions,

which may be picked up at the Library.
Downloadable forms may be printed from Library computers
at our standard printing fee of 20c per page

For IRS - Click Here
For State of Michigan - Click Here


Library News


Quick Links

  • Book Discussion Group - Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. Please go to our Programs page for more information.
  • Also  available through AAPL:


        Geneaology's Premier Research Site
    Available on Library computers


Now Available !!

Clcik Here to Borrow e-books, audiobooks, movies, music,
comics and more for FREE with your Library card!




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