Adult and Public Services

Peoria State Hospital Cemetery Walk
Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.
Gary Lisman, author of Bittersweet Memories, will begin at the library with a brief overview of the state hospital cemeteries. He will then lead a guided tour on hospital grounds. Good footwear & a mode of transportation from the library to the state hospital are essential. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is limited. Register at the Information Desk, (309) 697-3822 x13.  Add to my

Are you Prepared? 
Peoria County Adult Community Program
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Registration is required. Please register by calling (309) 672-6918.
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Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, September 26, 2—3 p.m.
This one hour, hands on class will teach you the various skills necessary to write letters, type a resume, or create signs. Perfect for beginners or those needing a refresher course. Seating is limited to 8; please register at the Information Desk by calling (309) 697-3822 x13.  Add to my

Basic iPad Class
Thursday, September 27, 7—8:30 p.m.
This class is designed to help you get to know your iPad better. The class will explore the basics including how to change your settings, learn how to interact with the device, and discover the world of apps. Bring your iPad and let us know what tricks you’ve found! FREE class. Registration required. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 to register.  Add to my

Play A Round—Disc Golf
Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.
Free! One round of 9 holes. Bring your own discs. The library does have two sets available for check out. Prizes for the winners. Meet at the pavilions in Alpha Park. Beginners welcome, open to all ages. Teams of 4 will begin at each basket. Sign up as a team or join a team that day. Call the Information Desk to register (309) 697-3822 x13.  Add to my

Cookbook Club
October 1: Fall Cooking with Essential Oils—Guest Speaker, Cynthia Garst. 
1st Monday of Every Month, 7—8 p.m.
Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to the Cookbook Club to share with other library members. All adults are welcome to attend. Register by calling the library at (309) 697-3822 x13.   Add to my

Harry Potter Case Raffle
October 1—31
A collectible trunk-like box containing all seven hardcover editions of Harry Potter will be raffled off. The raffle will run throughout the month of October: $1 for each ticket or 6 for $5. Winner will be drawn November 1. Call the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for more details.

Book Discussion
October 11: No Meeting
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
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.

Personal Safety – Don’t Become a Victim
Peoria County Adult Community Program
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Registration is required. Please register by calling (309) 672-6918.
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Board Meeting
Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
Public is welcome!
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Protect Yourself with Self Defense Techniques 
Peoria County Adult Community Program
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Registration is required. Please register by calling (309) 672-6918.
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Intro to 3D Printing
Thursday, October 25, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
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Learn how to use our new 3D printer! Take this class and you’ll be ready to set an appointment to print your own object. We will demonstrate how to print an object and provide instruction on the various functions of the printer. This free class is limited to 10 and registration is required. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for more details.

Additional Services

Seed Library
The library is excited to announce the start of our very own seed library. In our seed library we have flowers, vegetables, fruits and more. Patrons can stop by and take 5 packs of seeds a week. We have organic and non-organic seeds available for use. We will also be collecting seeds. If you have any from previous harvests, bring them in so that the seed library is always stocked.

2018 Reading Challenge
Ends December 31, 2018
There’s still time to snag the 2018 Reading Challenge worksheet at the library and complete it before December 31! Participants only need to complete 30 of the 40 challenges and then return the form to the Information Desk to receive a prize. All participants who complete the challenge will also be entered for a Grand Prize drawing of a $50 Kroger gift card! Contact the Information Desk at(309) 697-3822 x13 for more details.

Disc "Frisbee" Golf Available for Check Out 
Get outside this summer and play a round of Frisbee Golf! Alpha Park has a new course, there's a small course at Limestone High School, and there are many more around the area.  Try before you buy -- The library has two sets of discs available for check out for 3 weeks. 

APL Yarners and Needlers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
The Yarners and Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Marla at (309) 697-3822 x24.

Peoria Riverfront Museum Pass
Alpha Park Library patrons may check out a pass to the Peoria Riverfront Museum with a valid library card! We have one pass available on a first come basis. Call the library at (309) 697-3822 x10 for more details.

World Book Online
World Book Online is a free resource to our patrons. It offers an encylopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for password details.

Book a Librarian
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