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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, February 12th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Movie 4:30pm
The Hate U Give

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

 Acoustic/Electric Jam
 7-9pm
acoustic guitar
Bring your favorite instruments, your singing voice or, or just bring yourself, to  the Alvarado Public Library. We will follow the standard Music Jam rules with musicians and singers in a circle taking turns.
All kinds of music will be accepted.   

Family Friendly Entertainment!


Wednesday, February 13th:

Storytime Rocks!
Pre-k 10:30am
Who Do You Love?

  Books: Puppy Love --  Be My Valentine, Amelia  Bedelia -- Love Splat -- Valentine's Day – Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart – Valentine Mice. Activity: Make a Valentine or two. Snack: Valentine's party cookies and punch!

Movie 4:30pm
Smallfoot
Smallfoot


Thursday, February 14th:
 

The Library will be closed from 10:50 am to 1pm so our employees may attend Mr. Richard Moon's funeral.
Funeral dove
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 1-4

Crazy Craft-time
Ages 5 & up
Valentine's Day Cards
Valentine's Day Cards

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

manga
 


Friday, February 15th:
 

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Movie 4:30pm
The Hate U Give

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


Saturday, February 16th:

SaturdayMorning@theMovies:  10:30

Smallfoot
Smallfoot

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 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, February 25th is:
 

Half Broke Horses
by Jeanette Walls

 A true-life novel about Lily Casey Smith (the author's grandmother) who at age six helped her father break horses, at age fifteen left home to teach in a frontier town, and later as a wife and mother runs a vast ranch in Arizona where she survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy--but despite a life of hardscrabble drudgery still remains a woman of indomitable spirit.

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
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