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 Updated 8-27-14

Alpha Park Public Library

Location:

3527 S. Airport Road Bartonville, IL 61607

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Hours:

Mon-Thurs. 9 - 9
Friday 9 - 6
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday (Closed) 

We will be closed September 1

Contact Us:

Phone: (309)697-3822 V/TDD: (309)697-9470 Fax: (309)697-9681
E-mail: alpha@alphapark.org

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What's New?

Look Up To The Stars

Join us Friday, September 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. as we welcome Kevin Manning, an astronomer and NASA consultant, to Alpha Park Library. Mr. Manning will be talking with us about astronomy basics. Afterward, we will have the chance to do some stargazing together. This event is for family members 7 years old and older. Registration is required. Please call 697-3822, ext. 13, to register.

FRIENDS-LY NEWS @ THE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Library, after a successful book sale in June ($500-plus in profits, after expenses for pretty spiffy banners), took a summer break. But summer is over. The first fall meeting of the Friends will be held on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 P.M. Not only that: the Friends, for the third year in a row, will be riding in the LCHS homecoming parade on Friday, September 19. If you want to be in a parade, come on over for the meeting on the 11th to learn more.

Membership dues for the Friends right now = $0.00. Such a deal! The Friends have raised many dollars for APL, with purchases like the new reference desk as proof of the Friends’ generosity. Live bodies are always needed for Friends projects. More information needed? Call Amber Hopwood, Friends president, at 697-3097, or John Richmond, Library Director, at 697-3822, x. 12.

Shoes for Water

One out of 10 people on earth lack safe drinking water. 2.5 billion people lack water sanitation facilities. Waterstep can help, and we can help Waterstep!

From Aug. 1-31, we will collect shoes, sandals, flip-flops, clogs, and boots to benefit the creation of safe water for the world. We did it last year, and people responded generously. Boxes will be placed in the library’s front hallway for receipt of donations.

Usable shoes can be worn by people in countries where parasites and diseases are spread, sometimes through unclean water. Other shoes can be sold by local merchants in poorer parts of the world. And more shoes can be recycled, not merely dumped in landfills where, again, tainted water may pool and breed disease.

So—need to clean out your shoe rack or closet? Bring your footwear to us during August. Thanks! If you have questions about this project, contact Denise Henderson at 263-4662 or e-mail shoes@ionagroup.com.

Making Your Library Card Work For You!!
FREE Services @ APL  

eAccounts – Your Library Account Online – From our website you can access the online library catalog and sign in to your library account.  You’ll need your library card number & password.  Logging in allows you to renew many of your materials, place holds on items, change your email address, and more!  

eMailed Receipts – Have your check-out receipt emailed!   When you check out your books, ask to have your receipt emailed.  It’s a great way to keep track of what you have checked-out and when items are due. 

Checkout History – Our system can now keep track of the books you’ve checked out once they are returned!  You can now turn this feature on by contacting the library.  Once activated, every time an item is returned, it will be added to your history. This will be helpful to those who like to keep track of what they’ve checked out in the past.  Call the library at 697-3822, ext. 13, to turn this feature on for your account.