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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
Wednesday, December 17th:
Story Time 10:30 am
Christmas is Just Around the Corner
Santa and Reindeer
 Books: 12 Dogs of Christmas , Snappy Sounds Ho, Ho, Ho -- We Wish You a Merry Christmas--The Book With No Pictures. Craft Activity: Make a Bucket Christmas Ornament.

Christmas Cracker!

Annual Open House Christmas Party from 2-6pm!
Free refreshments, merry making and tomfoolery!

Movie 4 pm
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure DVD

Wednesday, December 10th:
Story Time 10:30 am
A Special Christmas Treat
Books: This Book Ate My Dog -- The Christmas We Moved to the Barn --Who’s Getting Ready for Christmas --Christmas in the Snowy Forest. Craft Activity: Paint a Snowman Christmas Ornament.

  11:50am - 2pm Library Closed for City Employee Christmas Luncheon.
Movie 4 pm
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines DVD

Thursday, December 18th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-5
Computer Time with Howard!
Howard Hopkins, computer teacher.

The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)

Friday, December 19th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-5

Movie 5 pm
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure DVD

Saturday, December 20th:
@theMovies:  10:30
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure DVD

Monday, December 22nd:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-

Movie 4 pm
Transformers Age of Extinction
Transformer's Age of Extinction Blu-ray DVD

Teen Time 6pm

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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!

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
12-24-14 through 12-25-14 - The Library will be closed for Christmas.
January 1st, 2015 -  The Library will be closed for New Year's Day.

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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


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!

Christmas Countdown!


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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