Explore new horizons this year with our 2022 Reading Challenge! Step into uncharted territory, journey to distant lands, and adventure away! Log your reading throughout the year to earn new badges in our app Beanstack or on our Beanstack website. This yearlong reading challenge is designed to help you keep track of your reading (books). Now is the time to try out new genres like Young Adult, Mystery, Thrillers, Nonfiction and even Fiction. No book is too long or too short to read. Challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31st, 2022.
Paper tracking sheets available upon request.
Monday, September 12 at 3 PM
September 12th is National Video Games Day. Starting at 3:00 PM, stop by the Library to play Nintendo Switch Sports in our programming room. Bring a friend, challenge each other, and have fun!
No sign-up required.
Friday, September 9th at 3:00 PM
Come to the Algoma Public Library every two weeks on Friday at 3:00 PM for our After School Movie.
Movies selected will be rated PG-13 or younger.
Movie: Trolls: World Tour
Runtime: 91 Minutes
Be entered into a drawing for some prizes (prizes can be viewed here). Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a log sheet or sign up via Beanstack and keep track of how many books you can read this summer. Every 2 books you read you get a FREE book (valued $2 or less) from the Algoma Friend’s Book Corner. Sign up by email or call us (920-487-2295) runs June 6th- Wednesday, August 31st.
Experience what it’s like to live with dementia by walking in their shoes on Wednesday, August 31st at 1pm. This life-changing simulation teaches us how to provide better care. For more details and how to attend, please contact www.secondwind.org or call ADRC of the Lakeshore at (877)416-7083. Slots are 30 minutes and are on first come/first serve basis.
Drop the kids OFF at school. Then drop IN to the Library. The coffee & treats are on us! Enjoy the kids going back to school with other parents!
Visit our Story Walk on the Boardwalk! The story, Today is Beach Day, by Nancy Viau will be up from August 9th - 22nd at Algoma's Crescent Beach Boardwalk.
Kids, get ready to go back to school with fun ideas and items in this kit. Available Monday, August 22th while supplies last.
Donations accepted August 1st to 20th. Children need the proper tools to achieve success in school. Often these tools are as simple as paper, pencils or crayons. The Algoma Public Library is accepting school supply donations on behalf of the children and families in our community that are in need. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the Algoma Public Library.
Examples of Supplies Needed: Scissors, Loose leaf paper, Single subject notebooks, Elmer’s Glue, Pens, Pencils, Color pencils, Glue Sticks, Crayons, Markers, Folders, and Pink Erasers These items will be available for our local teachers to pick up during the annual Teacher Meet and Greet. This Meet and Greet gives teachers the opportunity to come in and connect with the Public Library, set up teacher cards and to talk to library staff on any material needs and or any questions they may have.
Wednesday, August 17th at 11:30 AM
Looking for something to do while eating lunch? Stop by the Library August 17th at 11:30 AM to watch a movie in our programming room while enjoying whatever you bring for lunch.
The movie we'll be playing is: The Bad Guys
Runtime: 1 HR 40 MIN
Based off the popular graphic novel series.
We have a new career navigator in our area and she will be available to you here at our library on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 10:30am-1pm.This career navigator works for the Worker Connection program and will work one on one with you to identify your interests, values, and conditions of work then connect you with resources, trainings, and in-demand career pathways here in our area. The Worker Connection program provides individualized support at no cost to help you make informed decisions about employment and education pathways available to you.
A kit designed for Adults, inspired by the last month of August and all are non-alcoholic drinks! Kit includes 2-3 recipes and some ingredients. Participant is responsible for purchasing the rest of the ingredients. Kit available to pick up Monday, August 8th.
Stop by the library on Wednesday, July 27th to pick up a Shark Week Grab & Go kit. Kits will include crafts and activities for home. Available first come, first serve.
Drop off your yarn to the library between Monday, July 11th and Friday, July 22nd. Our summertime yarn exchange will be held on Monday, July 25th from 11:30am to 4:30 pm. So if you are cleaning our drawers and closets or just need to find new yarn stop on by. This is a free program.
Children and Teen Summer Reading Challenge runs from Monday, June 6th - Friday, July 22nd. Read for prizes and fun!
Thursday, July 21st at 11 AM
Join Braelyn for Adult Creative Writing. We will have writing prompts and activities for those looking for inspiration. The first hour will be used for brainstorming and writing, the time left will be for sharing our pieces (for those that would like to). All materials will be provided by the Library (paper, pens, pencils). Sharing of new or old pieces is encouraged, but not required.
Due to the Summer Reading Program, our Adult Creative Writing program will be on a different schedule than previous months.
Adult Creative Writing will be meeting:
Wednesday, June 15th from 1 pm to 3 pm
Friday, July 8th from 2 pm to 4 pm
Thursday, July 21 from 11 am to 1 pm
We are discussing The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway on Tuesday, July 19th at 1 pm. Books can be put on hold on infosoup or by stopping in the library to place a hold with one of our friendly librarians. This book has large print, regular print and ebook editions available on Libby.
Travel with John and Gurmit Walch on Wednesday, July 13th at 4 pm as they share their journey to help preserve the oceans and reefs from the Caribbean to S.E. Asia, the S Pacific, Micronesia and the Persian Gulf. 71% of the Earth surface is covered with water an essential requirement for life on Earth which must be preserved if we are to continue living here.
Kids can make their own water cycle and study how it works. Available Tuesday, July 12th while supplies last.
Available starting Monday, July 11th at 10 AM
Starting on July 11 at 10 AM, the Algoma Public Library challenges you to answer the question "Who Trashed Our Creek!?" in our newest addition to our collection of Digital Escape Rooms. In this fun and educational escape room, participants find a creek where it seems someone has dumped a bunch of trash. We need your help to figure out who did this and how we can keep our waterways clean.
This escape room will be available on our Facebook page, our website, or by email request. This escape room is geared towards families or older children and above.
If participants run into a problem or need a hint, email us at email@example.com, call us at 920-487-2295, or direct message us on Instagram or Facebook.
Ready for challengers!
Click the image above to take part in our Digital Escape Room titled "Who Trashed Our Creek!?" Help clean up a local creek while looking for evidence that will lead you to the person dumping their trash in this waterway.
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Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
Pre K-K Story Hour
Fridays at 10:00 AM
1st Wednesday at 3:00 PM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Books & Brews
2nd Thursday at 5:30 pm
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3rd Tuesday of the Month at 10:30 am
Digital Escape Rooms
Track Down that Turkey!
No Jaws About It
A Magical, Mythical Mystery (TEEN/ADULT)
Tail Wagger's R Us
Halloween's Been Hijacked!
A Poetic Promenade