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Address: 211 N 1st Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2893
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The place to stretch you brain

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Paula C
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Alpena, Michigan
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Alpena, Michigan
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 up anything from time gone by in Alpena countywide. Comfortable nooks to read in.

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Thank Paula C
Nevada
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and magazines at almost every table. 20 internet computers, about half filled. THAT wouldn't have... More 

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Thank 9g1a6j
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 may use. You can print but it costs a few cents for each print out... More 

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Thank stacy h
Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Thank Barbara G
Alpena, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 the shelve but when I went to check out it was unavailable. Very disappointed in... More 

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Thank Joann49707
Alpena, Michigan
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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

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Thank 7eaters82
Bellaire, Michigan, USA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This library has a friendly staff that will do its best to meet your needs. Sip coffee while you browse. Their Friends group has an outstanding used book sale.

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Thank Sharon L
Alpena, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

excellent resource for everyone. computer room, wifi, kindle digital melcat...all the latest tech. at your fingertips. lots of fun things for the kids. sit and have a coffee while reading your fav mag. movie rentals.

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Thank Tiger H
Metro Detroit
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

My son and I make the Alpena library a daily stop when we are visiting. Everyone is so helpful and equally as proud of Alpena's heritage. Mornings are the best to reflect here on plans for the day.

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Thank filizali
Alpena, Michigan
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Lots of activities for kids & adults alike. They do a wonderful "author in the fall" series & have had some well-known authors here (last year was Alexander McCall Smith!). Very helpful staff and very active Friends of the Library group and library board.

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Thank Judy H

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