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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10 am to 6:30 pm

We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 6:30 pm on weekdays; however, if you are in the building watching a movie or using the computer, you may stay inside the building until 6:45pm.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays open until 9pm for our Acoustic/Electric Music Jam!

10 am to 12:30 pm
We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 12:30 pm on Saturdays; however, if you are in the building watching a movie or using the computer, you may stay inside the building until 12:45pm. 

Sunday - Closed

We DO NOT have a quiet rule. Feel free to talk or use your cell phone.

Wireless Internet access is available.

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 Welcome to the Alvarado Public Library!

We are located at:
210 N. Baugh St., Alvarado, Texas 76009-3900

Follow this link for directions to the library.



 If you don't find what you're looking for please tell the staff so they can either find something for you at one of our sister libraries or make a purchase request.

As long as they are not consumed at the computer area, you may bring in your own snacks & beverages or buy them at the library! Sorry - No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Upcoming Free Library Programs 

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We are Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Until we run out of prizes, starting at 10am every day for the remainder of this month, every 25th person, with a valid Alvarado Public Library card, to come to the circulation desk will receive a special prize!
Everyone with a valid library card will receive a free reusable library tote bag!

Tuesday, April 22nd:

Karaoke singer
Karaoke, movies or video games

Computer Time with Howard!
Howard Hopkins, computer teacher.

Movie 4 pm
BYOS or buy some from us. 
(Free popcorn - 10 person minimum)

7-9pm Acoustic/Electric Jam!
acoustic guitar

Wednesday, April 23rd:
Story Time
10:30 am & 4pm
Butterflies and other insects
 Activity: Make a Butterfly. Books: Good Night, Sweet Butterfly -- The Very Hungry Caterpillar -- Clara Caterpillar.


Movie 4 pm
Veggies in Space the Fennel Frontier
Veggies in Space
BYOS or buy some from us.  (Free popcorn - 10 person minimum)

Thursday, April 24th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)

Friday, April 25th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-

Movie 5 pm
 BYOD or order in!
(Free popcorn - 10 person minimum)


Alv Tennis Assoc
Career Center
 Chamber of Commerce
City of Alvarado
Education Center
Johnson Cty Pioneers

Books & More to Your Door!

Do you know someone who has no car, can only drive or leave home for short periods of time, uses a wheelchair, or has been restricted to their bed?

If someone is "homebound", even temporarily, because of lack of transportation, illness, disability or age and they would like to borrow books, movies, music or other materials from the library we have a solution.
We now have a program which makes materials available to Alvarado area residents who are unable to visit our library. 

Need more details?

Need a Job? Need help finding one?
Check out this website!
Texas Workskills Development in Libraries)

At you will find help,  information, and a schedule of workshops regarding resume preparation, writing cover letters, online application completion, job hunting strategies, and interviewing techniques. 

You will also find links to self-paced tutorials, lists of agencies offering training by region, and much more.


11th Annual Spring Big Blow-out Book & Movie Sale
Monday, April 28th - Sunday, May 4th

We Will Text You!

 Thanks to tech genius, Geoff Sams at the Roanoke Public Library, the Alvarado Public Library, and the other libraries in our consortium, can now send hold notifications to you via text!

We will be happy to help you set-up this feature in your account.

We can also send a text to you, from our catalog, letting you know the location of books, movies, or music in the library.
Call 817-783-7323 and ask us how or just stop by the library.

Play Foosball!

Watch Movies @The Library on our big screen TV &
Eat Free Popcorn!
 Try out our Karaoke Machine

  or use our
PS2 System and Interactive Games, like Guitar Hero or the High School Musical Dance Mat.
Don't forget we also have: Backgammon, cards, checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, dominoes, and
jigsaw puzzles!

Monday, April 28th
Larapin' Good Library Queens Book Club
6 pm
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
 Potluck Refreshments will be served by & to club members.
Sign-up at the circulation desk now! 

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