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Alpena County Library

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Wonderful staff. Couldn't ask for better service!

My wife and I are avid readers, each averaging 250 plus books per year. As a retiree (me) and... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Lachine, Michigan
Alpena County Library is great

Great collection of books you are also able to get movies and even art. They offer a place for you... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Alpena, Michigan
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24 Jun 2018
“Wonderful staff. Couldn't ask for better service!”
9 Nov 2017
“Alpena County Library is great”
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

My wife and I are avid readers, each averaging 250 plus books per year. As a retiree (me) and disabled (my wife), we could never afford to purchase that number of books. Libraries are very important to us, and the Alpena library is exceptional in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great collection of books you are also able to get movies and even art. They offer a place for you to look into your families past.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank aspecialheart
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We vacation in Alpena every summer. It is a small town library but has plenty to offer. They always have new fiction and non-fiction books to check,out. I wish they would order more non-fiction. They run a wonderful summer reading program for children with craft...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank marybT5775QN
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The library staff are both knowledgeable and eager to help with inquiries of all natures. The library collection is very broad, including DVD's. I have often found documentaries and foreign movies available through the inter-library loan system which I could not find elsewhere. I highly...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Debra A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice building central to downtown. The staff are welcoming & will assist you to find what you are looking for. Or will send you in the right direction if you don't really know what exactly you want., They have a fantastic historical collection to look...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Paula C
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stopped in to kill some time. Very nice (a bit cluttered what with tables/chairs blocking traffic aisles), extremely well stocked. Friends of the Library were holding a book sale so it was a bit crowded up on the 2nd floor. People were actually reading books...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 9g1a6j
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This library may not look like much from the outside but it is the best library in the area. It is two stories and has a kids area as well as activities for kids. Upstairs it has a quiet learning/reading area and computers that you...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank stacy h
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The book I wanted was out but they put my name on a list and within a few days I received a call that the book was in. They were so helpful. It is really clean and set up well.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Went to find books on CD to have for an upcoming road trip. Difficult to find what I liked, CDs were very high on turntable shelving. Some was alphabetical order but not all. All the books were mixed together. One I really wanted was on...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Joann49707
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a jewel of Alpena. For a smaller town library, there are always great new books available. Staff is so kind and helpful

Date of experience: January 2016
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