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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.

Our complete monthly calendar

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 18th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

4:30pm Ages 5 & Up

Make & Take Colorful Paper Easter Eggs!

AM Club
Teen Anime/Manga
5pm in the Teen Corner

AISD Stadium Family Fun Night!
Walk & Listen, then Watch 6-9pm
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2

Friday, April 19th:

Closed for the Good Friday Holiday

Saturday, April 20th:

Closed for the Good Friday Holiday

Monday, April 22nd:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Family Movie 4:30pm
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Tuesday, April 23rd:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

4:30pm Teen Movie
Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald

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

Music Jam
acoustic guitar

Bring your favorite instruments, your singing voice or, or just bring yourself, to a Music Jam  at the Alvarado Public Library.
All kinds of music is accepted.   
Family Friendly


Wednesday, April 24th:

Pre-k  & up 10:30am
Make a paper strip
rainbow. Books: A Rainbow of My Own -- Ned's Rainbow -- I am a Rainbow -- Rainbow Joe and Me --What Makes a Rainbow??

Family Movie 4:30pm
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to

10am to

Sunday - Closed

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Friday and Saturday, April 19th-20th - The library will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

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!

Larapin' Good Library Kings & Queens Book Discussion & Potluck Supper Club
This adult's only book club meets once each month in the Community Meeting Room at 6pm.

 The book club selection for Monday, April 29th is:

Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

 Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

Potluck refreshments served to and by book club members.

We are happy to announce the installation of a free-standing outdoor book return! It's located on the right hand side of the building with curb access.
Close-up view on book return





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?

Are Your Kids Bored?
Bring them to the Library!

Each Wednesday morning at 10:30 we offer
a FREE pre-school program featuring various crafts, and read-aloud stories. Occasionally we'll offer snacks and we'll always provide lots of Fun!

Thursday afternoons at 4:30 we have Crazy Craft-time with Make & Take free crafts for kids ages 5 and up. Parents are also welcome.
  Ralph Breaks the Internet
 Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald  Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
We show movies Monday-Wednesday & Friday afternoons at  4:30 and on Saturday mornings at 10:30.

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.


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