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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


Monday, March 4th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4 

Movie 4:30pm

The Yeti Adventures
The Yeti Adventures

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


Tuesday, March 5th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Movie 4:30pm
The Bookshop
The Bookshop

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


Wednesday, March 6th:

Storytime Rocks!
Pre-k 10:30am
Remembering Dr. Seuss
 Fish bowl
Books to be Read: Dr. Seuss’s ABC -- Oh Say Can you Say?-- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Craft: Paint a Fish Bowl.

Movie 4:30pm
The Yeti Adventures

The Yeti Adventures


Thursday, March 7th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Crazy Craft-time
Ages 5-12
Moon Sand

Moon Sand!

The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)
5:30pm

manga


Friday, March 8th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

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


Saturday, March 9th:
SaturdayMorning@theMovies  10:30

The Yeti Adventures

The Yeti Adventures


 


 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to
*6:30pm
*We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 6:30pm 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 
10am to
*12:30pm
 *We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 12:30pm 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

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


Community Links

AISD
Alv Heritage
Alv Tennis Assoc
Career Center
 Chamber of Commerce
City of Alvarado
Education Center
Inspirational
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.

 The book club selection for Monday, March 25th is:
The Great Alone

The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah

 Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.

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.

 Crazy Rich Asians Mission: Impossible Fallout
Christopher Robin
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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The Alvarado Public Library does not receive funds from
  the
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