Storytime at the Fire Station

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By , August 30, 2017

Have you ever wanted to visit a firehouse and see a fire truck up close? Kids in the Wednesday Story Hour were invited to visit Fireman Dave and explore an Alma fire truck!

Future Firefighters?

Buffalo County Royalty at the Library

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By , August 16, 2017

This week, the Alma Pre-school Storytime featured Buffalo County Dairy Princess Olivia Schlesser, and her attendants Katie Wachowiak, and Raeanne Bossert! Children enjoyed stories, a coloring page and an ice cream treat. 

 

 

Eclipse Glasses – Where can I get them?

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By , August 11, 2017

The library has been receiving requests from around the state for eclipse glasses, to view the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  Sorry we are out! The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable vendors of Solar Glasses: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.

Reputable vendors sell glasses certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.  Want to learn more about certified glasses? Read more about eye safety at the AAS: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety or visit the ISO: https://www.iso.org/standard/59289.html.

Sidewalk Science With UW-Extension

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By , August 7, 2017

The library has been focused on incorporating STEAM demonstrations and activities in the summer programming this year.  What’s STEAM? It’s education with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, math and the use of art to design.  Annie Lisowski from the UW-Extension offered 3 Sidewalk Science sessions for pre-schoolers: sharing an experiment with vinegar, baking soda and food coloring, drawing houses and creating pet rocks!

Kids in the C-FC 4-H program created munsen ring fidget spinners using assorted hardware, while learning about friction and centripetal/centrifugal forces. They also studied prosthetic devices and learned about how they are used.

 

Team Michael & Riley

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By , August 7, 2017

 

Every dog should have a job like Riley’s.  He’s a detection dog, and he works with Deputy Sheriff Mike Osmond of the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department.  A labrador retriever with a big heart and a great nose, Riley helps Mike locate illegal drugs by sniffing for them. When the dog sniffs something suspicious, he scratches at it enthusiastically. Mike investigates and provides Riley with a food reward which makes this dog very happy!  Thanks to Mike and Riley for visiting during our Preschool Storytime at the library.

Meet Libby – New Software for E-Books

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By , August 2, 2017

Meet Libby. Did you know that Alma Public Library has access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Go ahead.  Give it a try!

1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app: Download the App
3. Find your local library system – Winding Rivers Library System
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading (not Kindle Fire – yet!)

If you like Libby, keep using it.  If you don’t, you can continue to use the Overdrive software you are already familiar with. Here’s the site to download the other app: Older OverDrive App for E-Books

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