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Welcome to the Alvarado Public Library!

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

For directions to the library please follow this link.

Phone: 817-783-7323
Fax: 817-402-3375

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

Wireless Internet access is available for our computer use and library card holders.

For a complete job description follow this link.

Upcoming Events and Programs:
Friday, September 23rd:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4
Family Movie 4pm
Angry Birds Movie DVD

The Angry Birds Movie
Free popcorn for movie attendees! (minimum 10 people)Free popcorn for movie attendees! (minimum 10 people)

Saturday, September 24th:
10:30 am

Angry Birds Movie DVD

The Angry Birds Movie
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.

Monday, September 26th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-3

Family Movie 4pm
Shimmer & Shine DVD

Shimmer & Shine
Free popcorn for movie attendees! (minimum 10 people)

4:30 pm
Usborne Storytime

Tuesday, September 27th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Teen Movie 4pm
Roots 2016 DVD
Roots - Night One
Read the book - see the movie
Free popcorn for movie attendees! (minimum 10 people)

Music Jam

acoustic guitar
Bring your favorite instruments, your singing voice or, or just bring yourself, to the Music Jam at 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!

Wednesday. September 28th:

Amazing Animals!

Family Movie 4pm
Shimmer & Shine DVD

Shimmer & Shine
Free popcorn for movie attendees! (minimum 10 people)


Thursday, September 29th:
Crazy Craft-time 4:30pm

Panda Mask craft
Panda Masks

The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)

Step-by-Step Painting Class!

This FREE art class is limited to 20 adults.  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 ” to 3/4” wide head, 1 medium slanted brush with a ” wide head, and 1 smaller detailing brush.) If you prefer to paint on an easel bring one with you.
BYO Potluck Snacks.


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to *7pm

*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 7pm.

10am to *1:00pm
 *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 1pm. 
Sunday - Closed

The Library will Close early at 5:30pm on Monday, October 31st for Trick or Trunk on the Downtown Square. We will be there from 6-8pm.

Community Links

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

 Please come to the library so we can give you a password and help you get started downloading FREE e-books with new popular titles for all ages!

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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.

New DVDs & Blu-ray:

Angry Birds Movie DVD

 Ant-Man The Choice Concussion Deadpool

Shimmer & Shine DVD    

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 possibly 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!
No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

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?

Now that school is out for the Summer are your kids Bored?
Bring them to the Library!
Our Free Summer Reading Programs happen each Wednesday Morning at 10:30 and Crazy Craft-time happens each Thursday afternoon at 3:30pm.

The kids can also play Foosball...

 or try out our Karaoke Machine!
Watch Movies@TheLibrary 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!

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.

  The Martian DVD

 Pride & Prejudice & Zombies DVD Ratchet & Clank DVD

Roots 2016 DVD Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Zootopia DVD

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