Algoma Utilities Donates Children’s Books About Lineworkers

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Algoma Utilities, the community’s not-for-profit electric and water utility, is helping to educate local children by donating three children’s books to the Algoma Public Library. The illustrated book, “If I Were a Lineworker,” follows a day in the life of a lineworker through a child’s imagination and provides examples of how lineworkers help the communities they serve.

Algoma Utilities Donates Children’s Books About Lineworkers

“Lineworkers perform work that is essential to the community,” said Pete Haack, General Manager of Algoma Utilities. “We’re excited to share the books with kids in the area, and maybe even get some interested in becoming lineworkers when they grow up!”

The books are available from the Algoma Public Library, which opened back up to the public on June 22, 2020. Patrons must wear a face mask and practice social distancing, and the number of visitors inside the building will be limited to 10. Curbside pickup is also being offered.

In addition to the three books being provided to the public library, the utility will also donate 10 books to the non-profit Algoma Book Corner. All proceeds from the sale of the books will go to the Algoma Public Library. Edited June 28, 2020: The Book Corner is currently closed until further notice.

“The Algoma Public Library and the Algoma Book Corner are great resources and we’re thankful to them for the services they provide,” stated Haack. “We’re excited to work with them to share the book, which was made in partnership with our wholesale electric provider, WPPI Energy.”

The book “If I Were a Lineworker,” can be viewed for free online at

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