Category: Library Landscape

Library System Down Wed May 13

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By , May 12, 2020

Encore the online Catalog will be down for service tomorrow, but staff will be here ready to take your phone call (or email), and provide you with We Care Curbside service. Call us tomorrow between Noon and 6:00. We will schedule a time for you to pick up your materials.

The system should be up and running again on Thursday. Thanks for your patience!

We Care Curbside Service @ Your Library

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By , April 23, 2020

Image by Linus Schütz from Pixabay

Alma Public Library will begin We Care Curbside Service on Monday, April 27th thanks to changes made statewide with the extension of the Safer-At-Home order.

Beginning Monday, to take advantage of this service:
1.Contact the Library (608)685-3823 / (
*Hours to Contact us: M,W & F – Noon to 5 or T,TH – 8 to Noon*
2.Staff will schedule a time for you to pick up and drop off materials.
3.Staff will meet you at your vehicle at the time scheduled and provide the contact-less exchange of material.

Remember: The Library will be minimizing face-to-face interactions at this time.
The State of Wisconsin orders may extend or contract this service, so keep in touch!

Library Remains Closed

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By , April 6, 2020

The Governor’s Safer-at-Home Order will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued, so the Alma Public Library remains closed until further notice. Like you, we are at home sometimes working with the help of furry assistants!










Alma Public Library Status Update

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By , March 23, 2020


Dear Alma Public Library Patrons,

According to various news outlets, the Governor has announced this morning a, “Safer at Home Order” will go into effect this week. It will require Wisconsinites to stay at home and will require non-essential workplaces to close so that workers can be at home with their families.

Places that normally serve food such as bars and restaurants may stay open for delivery and curbside pick-up so call your local bar or restaurant before going to get instructions.

Keep in touch with friends and family using available technologies (such as the telephone.)

The Library will continue to follow the news closely. This is a fluid situation and it is likely we will be closed past the April 6th close date we announced initially.


Library Staff


Library Services Update

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By , March 19, 2020

The Alma Public Library has worked with the Winding Rivers Library System to update all library cards so that e-resources continue to be available to you. We have also extended due dates for your convenience. All materials are now due April 6th.

Although the Library is closed to the public, here are some of the library resources available to you!

  • WIFI is available from the curb 24/7.
  • Wisconsin’s Digital Library – Use your Library card to check-out e-books and audiobooks using this statewide collection funded in part by your library!
  • Badgerlink -Look thru hundreds of magazines and newspapers! From personal interest to educational research, BadgerLink provides Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy content not available from free search engines.
  • Echo – Enjoy a collection of photos created by Winding Rivers Library System libraries
  • Recollection Wisconsin – View photos and stories from earlier days.
    Recollection Wisconsin brings together digital cultural heritage resources from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies and shares them with the world in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America.

Stay healthy. Enjoy a good story from Storyline Online.

Library Closing Mar 17 thru Apr 5

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By , March 16, 2020

After thoughtful consideration of unfolding events related to COVID-19 and in an effort to keep our community safe, we have decided to close the Alma Public Library beginning Tuesday March 17 thru Sunday April 5.

We will be open regular hours today (until 7PM) so stop in and load up on reading materials and DVDs. All items will be due back by April 6th. If you have items borrowed through WISCAT our statewide system, we will work with those libraries to manage borrowed items.

The Library plans to reopen on Monday April 6 unless unforeseen circumstances cause a delay in opening.

Please. check our website for updates. You can subscribe to our BLOG to get library updates in your email by visiting and entering your email address where it indicates, “SUBSCRIBE TO THIS WEBSITE.”

Stay safe! Wash your hands, utilize social distancing, cough into a tissue (or your sleeve) and stay home if you feel ill. If you feel you need to see a healthcare provider, call first! The provider can help walk you through the next steps.

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