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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.

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.

Check here for our regular monthly schedule of club meetings, afternoon movies, and other free programs.

Upcoming Special Events & Programs:

Tuesday, October 14th:
Music Jam on the Downtown Square!
acoustic guitar
Bring your favorite instruments, your singing voice, a tarp or blanket, or just bring yourself, to an Acoustic Jam on the Square sponsored by the Alvarado Public Library. We will follow the standard Acoustic Jam rules with musicians and singers in a circle taking turns.
All kinds of music will be accepted.   

Family Friendly Entertainment!

Tuesday, October 21st:
Step-By-Step Crochet Class  5-7pm

-Crochet stiches
The first class will teach basic crochet techniques.
Seating is limited to 20 people.
Sign-up at the circulation desk or call us at 817-783-7323.
Potluck snacks and free iced tea!
Unless there is a holiday, classes will take place the third Tuesday of each month.

Saturday, October 25th
Movie in the Park!

Frankenweenie DVD


Thursday, October 30th

Step-by-Step Painting Class

This FREE art class is limited to 20 adults - we only have one space open at this time.  
Acrylic paints will be provided at no charge.
Bring your own
*brushes suitable for use with acrylic paints, and a 16” X 20” canvas, or make a donation to cover the cost, and get a canvas at the library. (*Bring 1 brush with a ½” to 3/4” wide head, 1 medium slanted brush with a ½” wide head, and 1 smaller detailing brush.) If you prefer to paint on an easel bring one with you.
BYO Potluck Snacks.

Free iced-tea!


Alvarado Public Library - building exterior, front
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We are now offering downloadable e-books. Please come to the library so we can give you a password and help you get started!

Want more information before you get started with Mango?

Take a look at some of our New Books
New Movies.


Community Links

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

Saturday, October 25th
Movie in the Park!
In the Dark...at Parkway Park!

Frankenweenie DVD
This event starts at 7pm - the movie starts at 7:30pm. Free snacks! BYO chairs or blankets.

Need a Job? Need help finding one?
Check out this website!
Learning Express Library
ou will find help,  information, resume preparation, writing cover letters, online application completion, job hunting strategies, interviewing techniques, and much more.

We also have a page devoted to local Career Opportunities.

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, pregnancy, 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?

 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.

Are Your Kids Bored After School?
Bring them to the Library...
lay Foosball...

 or try out our Karaoke Machine.
Watch Movies @The Library on our big screen TV &
Eat Free Popcorn,  or use our Interactive Games.
Don't forget we also have: Backgammon, cards, checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, dominoes, and
jigsaw puzzles!

Trick-or-Treat at the Library 10:30-5:30!
Wear a costume and get some treats!

We're showing classic  Halloween
movies  & short films all day!

The Library will close at 5:30pm so that we may participate from 6-8:30pm in the Fall Festival on the Downtown Square! Stop by our booth for some treats!
Look for our pumpkin & ghost extravaganza!

Let us text you
Let Us 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.



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