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News and Updates

  • APL is Seeking Your Help This Summer!

    Would you be interested to give back to your community this summer? Alpha Park Library needs you! We currently have many opportunities for new volunteers, including for our Summer Reading Program!

    All Volunteers will need to fill out an application:

    >Volunteers aged 14 - 17 should complete this application

    >Volunteers Over 18 years of age should complete this application

    Applications are also available in-person at the library, and there will be a Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation on May 12 at 3:30PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Outreach Dept by calling 309-697-3822 x25.

  • The Peoria State Hospital Podcast is Here:

    Alpha Park Library’s long-awaited podcast on the history of the Peoria State Hospital is here!

    It is listed on our website, Spotify, and soon will be listed on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

    We will be updating the webpage weekly as new episodes drop with pictures and more information.

    Episode 1 features interviews with Christina Morris, the Director of the Peoria State Hospital Museum and Linda Hernandez, the Historian of the Peoria Women's Club. Check back next week for interviews with staff members of the Peoria State Hospital.

    This podcast is sponsored and funded by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, which is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • Book Matching Service

    Looking for your next read, but don’t know where to start? Try filling out our new Book Match Form!

    Like dating site for books: you tell us what you’re looking for and what you like to read, and we’ll match you with the perfect books! Paper forms are available at the circulation and reference desks, or you can print off a copy from our website. Once you submit your form, we’ll select 2-3 books and place them on hold for you. All you have to do is pick them up from the circulation desk, it’s that easy!
  • APL's 2023 Reading Challenge is here!

    Are you up to the challenge this year? Complete our reading challenge by reading 40 of the 50 book prompts and return the form to the Reference Desk by 12/30/2022 to win a prize! All participants will also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing. Struggling to decide what to read for each prompt? Stop into APL and check out our reading challenge display, which will be updated on a biweekly basis with books that fit two of the prompts on the 2023 Reading Challenge.


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    SAT: 9AM - 5PM
    SUN: Closed
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    (309) 697-3822

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