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About Us

 Our Mission Statement

The Alanson Area Public Library is dedicated to providing all members of the Alanson area
with literacy opportunities, services and support in a friendly, courteous manner.

The Library Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Library.
The public is welcome and invited to attend.

 

    As the Alanson Area Public Library has grown from a small room in the Alanson-Littlefield Community Building to a full-service library with a service population of nearly 12,000, we are pleased to invite you to make use our many services. We offer an ever-growing collection of library materials including current bestsellers, children and young adult collections, large print materials, audio books, a Michigan section and movies on DVD and VHS. We also house a portion of the Emmet County Genealogical Society's collection of research materials.

  Our memberships in the Superiorland Library Cooperative, a consortium of over 40 libraries located throughout the northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas, and in  MeL Cat, the statewide catalog, allow us to offer inter-library loan services to supplement our physical collection. We are also able to request materials from libraries nationwide, and access to MeL's database of hundreds of full-text journals further increases our patrons' research capabilities.  Additionally, library patrons may access both Ancestry.com and SCOLA, (a foreign language resource site) on library computers. SCOLA is also accessible off-site by signing in with an AAPL card.

   We have eight computers for public use (an Alanson Area Public Library card or temporary Guest Pass is required) and wi-fi for those with laptops or other devices. Patrons may download e-books and audibooks from the Great Lakes Digital Library by clicking on the Overdrive link on our menus. 

    As our service area has grown, we have begun offering a variety of programs and classes to our patrons, so check out our Library Programs page to see what's currently scheduled. Our Friends of the Library group is going great-guns with two Used Book Sales a year and other projects, so if you're interested in supporting the Alanson Area Public Library, please consider joining this "friendly" group. In short, the Alanson Area Public Library is lively and growing, and we look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

Library Board Members

 

Board Meeting Minutes
(Not final until approved by Board)

President - Joan Niewiadomski
Vice President - B.R. Smith
Treasurer - Janet Batog
Secretary - Sue Warner
Trustee - Pat MacFarland

 Library Staff

Library Director - Anna LaRue

Staff:   Sherry Webster
             Betsey Hill
             Sue Kissinger
             Ron Fowler
           

 

          Library Board Minutes 2014

        Library Board Minutes - 2015

       Library Board Minutes - 2016

        Library Board Minutes - 2017

 

 

     

 

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