Alden District Library

Alden District Library Alden District Library's mission is to provide quality materials and services that fulfill the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and businesslike.
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06/03/2020
Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it!

Harry the Dirty Dog is written by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham and read by Betty White. Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves eve...

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it!
05/27/2020
Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it!

Life is sweet for Benedict. Every morning he wakes up to find jars of fresh honey on his back porch. He makes honey toast for breakfast, bakes honey cake in the afternoon, and drinks honey tea before bed. But one day, the jars on Benedict’s porch are empty. The bees in his backyard have gone on st...

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it!
05/20/2020
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it!

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott, written and illustrated by William Steig. Before everyone recycled…there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the Garbage Barge! This mostly true and completely stinky story is sure to make you s...

05/19/2020
IPDPL Sidewalk Obstacle Course

Such a great idea!

We have another great reason to come to the library! At IPDPL - Germantown Hills, we installed a new Sidewalk Obstacle Course! The course starts near the dri...

05/14/2020
Here's our Wednesday Story Hour for May 13:Hope you enjoy it!
05/13/2020
Stellaluna read by Pamela Reed

Here's our Wednesday Story Hour for May 13:
Hope you enjoy it!

When Stellaluna is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, she finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. Swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many amazing things this little fruit bat must learn to do.

"Harry Potter and the All-Star Narrators!What could make a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone even more ma...
05/11/2020
Chapter One: 'The Boy Who Lived' | Wizarding World

"Harry Potter and the All-Star Narrators!
What could make a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone even more magical? An all-star cast of narrators, of course, including some of the actors from the films! It starts with chapter one as read by Daniel Radcliffe himself!"
Thank you for the link, Brilliant Books!

Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home. Look out for more special video readings in the upcoming weeks.

Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan
05/09/2020

Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan

Schools are closed. But Communities In Schools is not. On May 21, YOU can help strengthen communities and empower students to take charge of their lives and futures by donating to Communities In Schools. ALWAYS #AllinforKids

05/07/2020

Spread the news:
The Health department is allowing the library to share wifi outside the building once again.
SO PLEASE MAINTAIN PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING; OTHERWISE, THEY MAY HAVE US TURN IT OFF.
Thanks!

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it
05/06/2020
The Kissing Hand read by Barbara Bain

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for May 6, 2020! And tell us how you liked it

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

Remember to watch our Wednesday online story time tomorrow at 10 am (you can also watch it any time after that). Click o...
05/05/2020

Remember to watch our Wednesday online story time tomorrow at 10 am (you can also watch it any time after that). Click on the video link that's posted then.

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for April 29, 2020!  And tell us how you liked it
04/29/2020
Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd

Watch our featured Wednesday Story Time for April 29, 2020! And tell us how you liked it

Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd and written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut - round, cakey, iced and sprinkled, with a hole in the middle. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-colored.....

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04/27/2020

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04/21/2020

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04/21/2020
04/20/2020
Senator Peters Joins Coronavirus Town Hall

Kind of a late post, but I am catching up!

Senator Gary Peters took part in a Coronavirus town hall with Senator Debbie Stabenow hosted by FOX 2 Detroit, Local 4 WDIV Detroit, and WXYZ Detroit. The Se...

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Gerald Hasspacher of the Southeast Michigan Group of the Sierra Clu...
04/20/2020

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Gerald Hasspacher of the Southeast Michigan Group of the Sierra Club will give an environmental awareness presentation. Topics discussed will include energy, watersheds, and hazardous chemicals in everyday products. He will also cover native & invasive birds, plants, and trees. You?ll learn tips for the yard, the garden, and reducing energy usage.

This program will be held virtually on zoom.us. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/ybfqvxfr. An email address is required to receive the login link and password.

Though this webinar is targeted at library workers, it has really good information for everyone on managing stress and a...
04/14/2020
Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Free Webinar Series

Though this webinar is targeted at library workers, it has really good information for everyone on managing stress and anxiety during our time of shelter-in-place. The handout is particularly good.
Hope you're all well and enjoying considerable parts of your day!

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety

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04/10/2020

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TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children's book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libra...
03/20/2020

TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children's book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all libraries until at least the end of August.
President and CEO Ron Zevy issued this statement:
"During these difficult times we, like you, are only concerned with the safety and well being of our children. We put business concerns aside and work for the greater good of the community. We hope and pray our content can provide much needed entertainment, distraction, and education."

Please go to our website, aldenlib.info, for links to TumbleBookLibrary, TumbleMath, and TeenBookCloud!

03/20/2020

We hope you're staying healthy!
There will be no fines while we are closed, so please keep your checked-out items until we reopen.
Thank you!

03/16/2020

Alden District Library will be closed to the public until further notice. All programs will be cancelled until at least April 5, 2020. All checked out items will not be due until we reopen.
Though we're closed, you can still use all the electronic resources listed on our website's homepage, aldenlib.info: OverDrive, RbDigital eBooks, eAudios, eMagazines and Transparent Languages. Click the icons on the homepage to follow the links for those services.
We're truly sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you when we are open again.

We now feature OverDrive Advantage!Our library can buy items patrons request to have on our OverDrive consortium, Up Nor...
03/13/2020
Up North Michigan Consortium - OverDrive

We now feature OverDrive Advantage!

Our library can buy items patrons request to have on our OverDrive consortium, Up North Digital https://upnorth.overdrive.com/ and anyone from our library goes to the head of the reserve line, since we’ve purchased them. So please call Director Sue Riegler with your requests!

Browse, borrow, and enjoy titles from the Up North Michigan Consortium digital collection.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day
03/13/2020

In honor of St. Patrick's Day

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03/13/2020

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We're sorry to say that the event for this Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm, the Bath School Disaster of 1927 lecture, HAS BEEN ...
03/12/2020

We're sorry to say that the event for this Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm, the Bath School Disaster of 1927 lecture, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will try to reschedule it. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Ruthann Dexter of  Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery showed an interested group how to properly decorate cupcakes this afternoon....
02/19/2020

Ruthann Dexter of Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery showed an interested group how to properly decorate cupcakes this afternoon. Bonus: it was make and take (or eat on the spot!) 😊

Come in and get a title to read from our display observing Black History Month
02/13/2020

Come in and get a title to read from our display observing Black History Month

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02/12/2020

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01/16/2020

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01/16/2020

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8751 Helena Rd
Alden, MI
49612

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(231) 331-4318

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