We’re Refurbished

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By , January 15, 2018


We recently purchased a refurbished camera from canon.com after our old one faded away. The new one moved us from 8 megapixel  images to 20 megapixel. The pictures we take should be clearer. We also went from 4x optical zoom to 40x, so we’ll have “a closer view of faraway subjects.” By today’s standards this is a modest little point and shoot, but it should make a difference in the kinds of pictures we can take indoors, and having a working camera available rather than a camera that is thinking about working will make the experience of capturing our programming faces and fun more enjoyable! Today, we took a few shots just to figure out how the camera works!

January 2018 Newsletter

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By , January 10, 2018

Friend of 4-H Award

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By , December 20, 2017

The Library is building relationships with children, parents and caregivers providing a variety of fun and creative activities throughout the year. We were recently recognized by the Buffalo County 4-H for our summer activities. The Winona Daily News ran the story, and an excerpt is included here:

“Rita Magno and Diane Wald of Alma Public Library received the Buffalo County 4-H Friend of 4-H award on Oct. 20 at the library. For almost a decade, the Alma Public library and its staff has hosted Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H after school students every Monday in the summer. This partnership has grown 4-H and provided an opportunity to build student literacy skills and retention during the summer.” (Winona Daily News – Oct 26 2017)

To link to the rest of the article, visit the Winona site – here!


Dressing Up the Tree

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By , December 13, 2017

Our tree had lost some of its shine after the gifts were picked up by the Buffalo County Health Department for distribution to local families, so Wednesday Story Hour participants came to the rescue! Diane Wald lead the efforts, helping kids and adults make the colorful stars, ornaments and the paper chain you see here.  Thanks everyone for lighting up our Lobby.

The Buffalo County Giving Tree is a collaboration of the Alma Public Library and the Buffalo County Health Department.

Buffalo County Giving Tree Thank You

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By , December 13, 2017

A great big THANK YOU for your generosity this December! The 2nd Annual Buffalo County Giving Tree was a success once again here at the Library! Children from 5 months to 6 years old will receive hats & mittens, clothing, and gifts from community members who came in to pick a tag from the tree. The gifts were picked up on Monday and will be distributed to families this week.


America’s Birds & Beasts

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By , October 18, 2017

We’re adding more shelving and we’re filling those extra shelves with high-quality resources!

The Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Conservation Education Program has donated a nice variety of nature books for children and adults alike.  It will take some time, but we will be adding the titles to the collection.  Look for the Donated By label when you checkout a book and if you get the chance, help us say “thank you” to the DNR staff that are working up on 2nd Street!

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