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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, Sept. 3rd:
Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settler's Reunion Parade 6pm
JCPOSR parade photo

Carnival & Midway opens at 6pm!
Opening ceremonies at 8pm
Queen Contest at 8:45pm

Thursday, Sept. 4th:
Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settler's Reunion Carnival & Midway opens at 6pm.
Past Baby Contest Winners
Baby Contest starts at 7pm in the Pavilion.

Friday, Sept. 5th:
Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settler's Reunion Carnival & Midway opens at 6pm.
Past Fiddle Conest Winner & Reunion Queen
Fiddlers Contest starts at 8pm in the Pavilion.

Saturday, Sept. 6th:
Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settler's Reunion Carnival & Midway opens at 6pm.
 FREE Gospel music groups at 6pm in the Pavilion

8:30pm FREE Concert - Alvarado Road Show!

Tuesday, September 16th & 30th:

acoustic guitar
Bring your favorite instruments, your singing voice or, or just bring yourself to an Acoustic/Electric Music Jam at the library.
We provide a sound system and microphones.

All kinds of music will be accepted.   

Family Friendly Entertainment!

Step-by-Step Painting Class!
Thursday, September 25th from 6-8pm

Step-by-step instructions, food, and laughter!
(Adults only)
This FREE art class is limited to 20 adults.  (This class  fills up very quickly. As of 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 2nd we only have 3 spaces open. Please contact us ASAP to sign-up.)
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!



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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!

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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?

This year the Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion will run from Wednesday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 6th with the Carnival & Midway open every evening at 6pm.

Please show your support for the decision to have the Reunion at a "cooler" time of the year by attending the Parade and Queen Contest on Sept. 3rd, the Baby Contest on Sept. 4th, the Fiddlers Contest on Sept. 5th and see a FREE performance by Country & Western recording artists Alvarado Road on Saturday, Sept. 6th at 8:30pm!


 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.

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.

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

 or try out our Karaoke Machine.
Watch Movies @The Library on our big screen TV every weekday afternoon at 4pm &
Eat Free Popcorn  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!

Baby Contest!

Is your baby or grandchild the cutest, most adorable,  most beautiful, or handsome baby in Johnson County? Enter them in the Baby Contest to take place on Thursday, September 4th at the Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion.

Ask us for an entry form.

The winners will receive $25.00 and a trophy!

Queen Contest!
The Alvarado Public Library is seeking a young lady between 15 & 21 years of age to sponsor for the Queen Contest in the Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion who will compete for a $50.00 prize and a trophy and will be eligible for a $700.00 scholarship and either ride on the library's float or in another vehicle in the parade. If you are interested please contact us at 817-783-7323 or come to the library. We will supply your corsage!


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