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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

Wednesday, May 15th:

Pre-k  & up 10:30am

Activity: Make a sun out of your own handprints.  Book: The Night Before Summer Vacation!  

Movie 4:30pm
Bark Ranger
Bark Ranger


Thursday, May 16th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4


Ages 5 & UP
Bejeweled Butterfies!

Friday, May 17th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

4:30pm Teen Movie
Robin Hood 2018
Robin Hood

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

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

Saturday, May 18th:
@theMovies  10:30
Bark Ranger
Bark Ranger

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


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to

10am to

Sunday - Closed

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Monday, May 27th - The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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, May 20th is:

Open Season by C.J. Box

 There's nothing unusual about the sound of a gunshot in Twelve Sleep County. But when game warden Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring out months before the hunting season opens, it's his job to investigate. Badly paid and poorly housed, Joe is also deeply unpopular. So when the poacher who fired the shots gets of scot-free, the locals are delighted. And then the poacher turns up dead in Joe's backyard. Charged with investigating the first murder he's ever encountered, Joe is soon out of his depth.

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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