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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


Tuesday, December 11th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4
4:30pm
Teen Movie
Four Christmases
Four Christmases DVD

Acoustic/Electric
Music Jam
7-9pm

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 Entertainment!
 


Wednesday, December 12th:
 

Wednesday, December 12th:

Pre-K 10:30 am
A Special Christmas Treat!
  Smowman scene
Books: This Book Ate My Dog -- The Christmas We Moved to the Barn --Who’s Getting Ready for Christmas? -- Christmas in the Snowy Forest. Craft Activity: Paint a Snowman Christmas Ornament.

Family Movie 4pm
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story DVD
 

Thursday, December 13th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Crazy Craft-time
 4:30pm

Tiny Christmas Tree Ornaments
Make Tiny
Tree-shaped  Ornaments
 


Friday, December 14th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

4:30pm
Teen Movie
Four Christmases
Four Christmases DVD

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


Saturday, December 15th:
SaturdayMorning
@theMovies:  10:30
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story DVD
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.

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 December 21st - the library will be closed from 12pm to 2pm for the City Employee's Christmas Luncheon.
Monday, December 24th-Tuesday, December 25th -
the library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.
Tuesday, January 1st - The library will be closed for the New Years Day holiday.
Monday, January 21st - The library will be closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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 Group

 The book club
selection for December is:
 
Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

Potluck refreshments served to and by book discussion group members at an offsite location!


Christmas Countdown!

 






 

 


 

 

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 afternoon at 4:30 we have Crazy Craft-time with Make & Take free crafts for kids ages 5 and up. Parents are also welcome.

Ready Player One
Nut Job 2
We show movies Monday-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 is primarily funded by the taxpayers of the City of Alvarado
The Alvarado Public Library does not receive funds from
  the
Alvarado Independent School District or Johnson County property taxes.


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