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Outreach Services

Alpha Park Public Library is committed to providing library services throughout the district, not just at our building.

Outreach Services are brought directly to patrons in order to reduce gaps in access and increase community connections. To request a visit or for more information, contact Heidi Rhea, Outreach Librarian, at 309-697-3822 x25 or email

Library Pop-Ups 
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Pop-Up Libraries

We currently offer a Pop-Up Library in Glasford every Tuesday from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Glasford Village Hall (301 S Oak Street).

Check Out:

Choose from an assortment of books, movies, games, technology, and more available for checkout in your hometown. Check out materials with your library card or take a free book home and add it to your own library.  You can also get help with your homework!  And, there are treats! 

Get Carded:

Receive a library card on the spot and learn how to use it to check out books, eBooks, and eAudiobooks.

Get Smart:

Discover something new through interactive programming and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. We can also help connect towns with services like legal support, financial assistance/education, health care, the Wellmobile, food banks, or other needs.

Programs to You! 
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Library programs can be brought directly to patrons at schools, daycares, businesses, Senior Centers, and other community gathering places. They are also available for book clubs, homeschool groups, local festivals, fairs, and more.
Examples include:


  • Library Tours
  • Story Times & Book Talks
  • Library Use Instruction
  • Research Instruction
  • Library Staff at Your Event
  • Technology Petting Zoo - Try out new gadgets!
  • Homework Help
  • Book Club
  • Pop-Up Library
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Senior Living Communities:

  • Book Delivery
  • Book Talks
  • Programs
  • Technology Classes/Assistance
  • Armchair Travel
  • Memory Kits/Programs
  • Reminisce Progams

For Kids & Families:

  • Special and Seasonal Events
  • Park Story Time
  • Parenting 101 Clubs
  • Technology Classes/Assistance
  • Homework Help
Homebound Services 

The Library at Your Door!

Long-Term Homebound Service:

Available to anyone unable to get to the library on a regular basis, this service brings you monthly deliveries of regular or large print books, audiobooks, movies, and more. Service is available to your home or to a senior residence and care facility within the Alpha Park Public Library District.

Short-Term Delivery Service:

Short-Term Delivery Service is available to library district residents of any age who will need delivery service for less than 4 months. This service is used while recovering from surgery or a prolonged illness, etc.

Make It Happen:

To request homebound delivery services, contact the Outreach Specialist at 309-697-3822 x91, or email


Please either fill out the application below, or download the form and email it to

Homebound Delivery Application

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Talking Book Program 

Free recorded books, magazines, and playback equipment are available by mail or app to eligible Illinois residents who are blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, or reading disabled. Contact Kindred, Outreach Specialist at 309-697-3822 x91 or email to assist with enrollment or get the application from the State of Illinois Talking Book program at 800−426−0709.

Little Free Libraries 

Current Locations – Alpha Park, Union Hall, and inside Big Mike's Donuts

We keep our Little Free Libraries stocked with all types of books for all ages: fiction and nonfiction, picture books, early readers, chapter books, YA, mysteries, romance, and more! Little Free Libraries encourage readers of all ages to take a book home, read it, share it, and return it!

The Alpha Park and Union Hall Little Free Libraries were created by Nico Contreras for an Eagle Scout project in 2021.