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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 6:45pm.

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 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 for our computer use and library card holders.

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

Upcoming Special Events & Programs

Wednesday, Nov. 11th:
Sunshine Storytime
Pre-k 10:30am
Veterans Day

 Books to be Read: Military Badges and Insignia -- Lola Reads to Leo -- Mud is Cake -- I Love My Mommy -- I Love My Daddy. Craft Activity: Do coloring pages and make a puffy paint picture. 

Movie 4:30pm
Beethoven's Christmas DVD

Beethoven's Christmas
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.

Thursday, Nov. 12th:

The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)


Friday, Nov. 13th:

Movie 4:30pm
Jurassic World DVD
Jurassic World
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.

Saturday, Nov. 14th:

@theMovies  10:30
Beethoven's Christmas DVD
Beethoven's Christmas
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.

Monday, November 16th:
Doodle Art for Teens and Tweens

Tuesday, Nov. 17th:
Storytime Rocks!
Ages 6-12

 Books to be read: LaRue Across America – Leaves -- The Big Leaf Pile -- The Wild Leaf Ride -- Why Do Leaves Change Color.  Craft Activity: Make a leaf wreath

Color Me Happy!

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Community Links

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

Community Announcements

Saturday, November 7th:
Veteran's Day Parade on the Downtown Square at 10 am followed by a ceremony at the Glenwood Cemetery Veteran's Wall of Honor.

Saturday November 21st:
     10am to 5pm Arts & Crafts & Authors - Alvarado Public Library  - No Admission - Free Parking!

  4:30pm Santa's Helpers Fajita Dinner - Auction starts at 8pm - JCPOSR Pavilion - 111 Reunion Drive in Alvarado.

 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!

Want more information before you get started with Mango?

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?


Arts & Crafts & Authors
10am to 5pm!
Christmas Arts & Crafts

Children's, Teen &  Adult Author Book Signings, Christmas Gifts, Home Décor, Hand-made Clothing, Jewelry and Hand-painted Holiday Cards & much more!
Kettle Corn and Animal Adoptions out on the front porch!

Christmas ornaments

Free popcorn, Christmas music, and Christmas movies playing inside the library! Christmas coloring sheet sof the kids.
We'll be offering hot and cold beverages for a 50 cent donation.



 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.

Thank You
Our library is the recipient of a Tocker Grant in the amount of $49,148!
This will not only allow us to modernize the library's interior with much needed additional shelving, new computer desks and chairs and device friendly furniture for teens and adults, we will also be able to reconfigure both the children's area and the teen area, replace two of our outdated computers, purchase new folding tables for workshops and children's programming and purchase a new mobile media center!
Thank you, Tocker Foundation!

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!

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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