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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.


Saturday 
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:

Monday, November 24th:

Your choice - Karaoke, Movies or Video Gaming 10am to 6pm

Larapin' Good Library Queens Book Club
6 pm

Crossing to Safety
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
 Potluck Refreshments will be served by & to club members.
Sign-up at the circulation desk now! 


Tuesday, November 25th:

Your choice - Karaoke, Movies or Video Gaming 10am to 4pm

Computer Time with Howard!
2-6pm
Howard Hopkins, computer teacher.

Movie  4pm
Godzilla Blu-ray DVD
Godzilla

Please note: The Step-by-Step Crochet Class is postponed until Tuesday, December 2nd
Crochet stiches
The Tuesday afternoon Step-by-Step Crochet Class will take a brief break for the holidays and resume on Tuesday, December 2nd from 5-7pm at the Alvarado Public Library.

Open Mike Music Jam 7-9pmacoustic guitar
Acoustic/Electric
Music Jam


Wednesday, November 26th:

Story Time 10:30am & 4pm
Let’s Eat!
Pumpkie Pie
  Thanksgiving Party Activity:
Make a pilgrim hat and eat a slice of pumpkin pie!  Books: The Very First Thanksgiving Day – Chocolate Mud Cake – ‘Twas the Day After Thanksgiving – Grow a Pumpkin Pie.

 KidsAfternoon
@theMovies 4pm
Legends of Oz DVD
Legends of Oz


The library will be closed Thursday, November 27th through Saturday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff at the library hope that you and your family have a lovely, safe holiday.

 

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!

Upcoming Holiday Closures:

11-27-14 through 11-2914 - The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving.
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.



Want more information before you get started with Mango?

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

 

Community Links

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


Need a Job? Need help finding one?
Check out this website!
Learning Express Library
Y
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.

Phone/Fax:
817-783-7323

 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...
P
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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The Alvarado Public Library does not receive funds from
  the
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