Adult and Public Services

Library Closings
Monday, May 29, 2017
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APL Summer Park Program
Summer Park Days will run June 5 – August 4. 
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville have teamed up to bring special events to the Alpha Park weekdays this summer!  Park visitors will be able to check out equipment like puzzles, games, balls, books and much more Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-1:30 pm.  (Equipment must be turned in to attendant by 1:30 pm.)  This family-friendly program is free and open to all ages, kids and adults, but children should be supervised by caregivers. We will offer different games daily led by staff for kids and senior citizens.  Check the library’s summer reading calendar for further details or contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x.13.

Cookbook Club
1st Monday of Every Month, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
June 5: Strawberries

Come join the Cookbook Club and share delicious recipes made by other library members. Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to the Cookbook Club and share it with the group. All adults are welcome to attend and share their tips and tricks with the rest of the group. Register for this program by calling the library at 697-3822 x.13. Add to my

Concerts in the Park
June 10 – Unusual Suspects
July 8 – SideTracked  
August 12 - Bridges
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville are proud to bring 3 concerts to the Alpha Park this summer!  Concerts will be from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Alpha Park pavilions.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs or grab a park picnic table and enjoy a musical sunset.  FREE & open to the public!  Food will be provided by Nacho Mama’s Food Truck and LGSA concessions.

Book Discussion
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
June 8: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Copies of the books are available for check out one month before the discussion. Please let us know if you prefer a sound recording or large print edition of the book and we’ll try our best to get it. Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
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Introduction to Etsy
Monday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Are you crafty? Have you ever thought about selling your wares on the world wide web? Come join us for an introduction to Etsy. We will discuss how to set up your account, how to set up your seller page, and other tips and tricks to get you started. This class is for teens and adults. Questions? Call the Information Desk at 309-697-3822 x.13
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Computer Maintenance Basics
Thursday, June 22, 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to take care of your computer? In this one-hour class, we will discuss how to properly take care of your laptop, desktop, or any computer that you have. We will discuss how to optimize your computer, check for updates, and the proper precautionary measures you can take to ensure your computer lasts as long as possible.
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Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Monday, June 26, 7:00 pm
In one hour, we will learn some of the basic skills you need to use Microsoft Powerpoint. We will cover transitions, slide design, and basic Microsoft skills.
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APL Yarners and Needlers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Come and smile awhile! The Yarners and Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting , mending and much more. This program is free and open to the public. Want more information? Give Marla a call at 309-697-3822 x.24

One-On-One Help
Call the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext. 13, to set up a time to get help with your device or learn how to download free eBooks or audiobooks from the library.  It’s free and we’re way more patient than your kids!  

eBOOKS from eRead Illinois
The library is expanding our e-book collection. We  now offer two possibilities for checking out e-books: Axis 360 and ADML/Overdrive.  Two different eBook sources means more eBook titles for you! Access the Axis 360 Catalog or the ADML Catalog from our website,

Wireless Printing 
Print at home…pick up at the Library!
Send print jobs directly to the APL printer from your home computer, or any mobile device such as a tablet, laptop, or smartphone!
Click the “Wireless Printing Portal” button on our home page and email or upload your documents from home  or a mobile device to: or  Then stop by the library to pay and release the prints!  This is great for when you run out of ink, want to save on your print costs, or are out running errands and need to print something.  Contact the Information Desk for more details.   ( Printing Instructions)

  Wireless Printing button with a link attached to access wireless printing