Category: Library Landscape

Step Up for Wisconsin Public Libraries!

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By , May 25, 2021

Alma Public Library along with other libraries in the Winding Rivers Library System created a postcard campaign earlier this year in support of public libraries in Wisconsin.

We had a great response to the “Libraries Step Up” campaign from our library users! Postcards were sent to Representative Treig Pronschinske and Senator Jeff Smith. Writers were thankful for the library services offered in Alma. 

Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you at the Library!

Library WIFI Update

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By , March 31, 2021

Thanks to a 2020 Institute of Museum and Library Services – Cares Grant, the Library’s WIFI has been extended to the parking lot north of City Hall. The public parking lot is adjacent to Mississippi Lock and Dam number 4, and the pedestrian overpass. The WIFI signal, which also extends across the street in front of the Library, is available 24 hours/365 days each year.

Best of 2020 Children’s Title Choices

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By , March 18, 2021

From an article that originally appeared in the March 16, 2021, issue of DPI-ConnectEd.

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a part of UW Madison – School of Education and partially supported by the Department of Public Instruction, recently released their CCBC Choices best-of-the-year list. Librarians of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center are recommending 257 books published in 2020, out of the nearly 3,000 books they received.

The CCBC is a non-circulating research library for anyone interested in children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC receives almost every children’s and young adult book from the publishing industry in the United States each year. CCBC librarians have read, cataloged, and written the recommendations for the best-of-the-best books since 1980. The CCBC has also been documenting books by and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) it has received since 1994 and is an authoritative national source on tracking diversity in children’s and young adult literature.

The CCBC is located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the corner of Mills and Dayton Streets, in the Teacher Education Building. Although closed during the pandemic, the CCBC is usually open to the public. Librarians and teachers looking for children’s and young adult book recommendations can email for more information (ccbcinfo at

March Library News

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By , March 15, 2021

Strong Libraries = Strong Communities

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By , March 8, 2021

The Wisconsin Library Association has produced some informative Youtube videos describing the important work of Libraries! Here’s one I think you’ll enjoy: Patron Stories: Lifelong Learning and Literacy.

Get Your Stuff Faster -Sign up for Text Notices!

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By , August 24, 2020

Text notices are the fastest way for the SIERRA library system to notify you when your item is in. Sign up to receive your library notices on your cell phone! Most of the time, it’s same-day notification.

Get a text message when a hold is available for you.
Get a text message when an item you have is due soon, and you can renew with a reply.
Find out when an item you have is overdue.

To make the switch from email notices or phone notices to text messaging, contact us at the Alma Public Library with your name and library card number. We’ll get you set for success.


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