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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, November 1st:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Crazy Craft-time! 4:30pm
Thankful Pie

Friday, November 2nd:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

 Movie 4:30pm

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Saturday, November 3rd:
Movie 10:30am
Garfield Holiday Celebrations

Monday, November 5th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

 Movie 4:30pm

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

Tuesday, November 6th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Movie 4:30pm

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Wednesday, November 7th:
Pre-K 10:30 am
Activity: Draw & color a handprint turkey.   Books: Turkeys Never Gobble! -- A Turkey For Thanksgiving -- Fluffy’s  Thanksgiving -- A Plump and Perky Turkey.

Movie 4:30pm
Garfield Holiday Celebrations

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to
*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
* 12:30pm
  *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

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Wednesday, November 14th - the library will be closed from 12pm to 2pm for the City Employee's Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 22nd-Saturday, November 24th -
the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thursday, December 6th - the Library will close at 5:30pm for tte Parade of Lights and Santaland on the Downtown Square.
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.

Community Links

Alv Heritage
Alv Tennis
Chamber of Commerce
City of Alvarado
ASAP Finance in Texas

 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 November is:


A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler

6 pm November 26th.
Potluck refreshments served to and by book discussion group members!

Christmas Countdown!



It's almost time for the Parade of Lights and Santaland on the Downtown Square, which will take place on Thursday, December 6th at 6pm.





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.

We show movies Monday-Friday afternoons at  4:30 and on Saturday mornings at 10:30.

The kids can also play Foosball...
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  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!
 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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