• Join us for a six-part series of science fun! We will meet a local engineer to learn about their career and then we will work on a science activity together on Zoom. Best for grades K-5 and family participation is encouraged. Registration required. To register, go to alphapark.org and select the register for apl events button.
  • We are fine free as of Dec 1st.
  • curbside pickup is still available.
  • Alpha Park Public Library Mobile App is now available.  Download it to your iPhone or Android device today!  Need Help? Call 697-3822, ext 13.
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News and Updates

  • Our newest additions. How does one homeschool? We have new resources at APL to answer that question, and many more!

    Very new books! - Homeschooling



    Our newest additions. How does one homeschool a child?

    We have new answers for you. Experience the homeschooling collection at APL. Including "Teaching from Rest," "Everything you need to know about homeschooling" and more!

  • Tax Help

    AARP Tax Assistance The annual tax assistance is solely conducted by AARP volunteers, not the library. These volunteers have informed us that they are booked for this tax season and are no longer accepting phone calls. Unfortunately, we have no other information to provide and cannot give out a contact number. If you’d like additional resources, here are some options:

    Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers on the IRS.GOV website:
    https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
    https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/ (Small fees may apply)
    FreeTaxUSA: https://www.freetaxusa.com/ (State fees apply)
    AARP YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtVYBYELwJI

  • Explore More Illinois

    Explore More Illinois is back! A new program which allows library users to visit other museums/attractions around the state, either without charge or at a discounted price. Folks will no longer need to pick up a pre-printed pass at the library, though some attractions still require a pass. Here’s how it will work:

         • Using a computer, go to the website https://exploremore.quipugroup.net/?AlphaPark

         • Log into the site using your library card number—on your card; it begins with “D080…”—and the password that you use to access your library account online

         • On the “Available Attractions” page, all participating institutions are listed, with instructions about requiring or not requiring a printed pass, etc.

         • Click the green “Reserve” button to get a pass for the day

         • For a different day, click on “Reserve Different Date”

         • Once a date has been chosen, click on “Continue” to confirm your reservation

    Please note that the Peoria Riverfront Museum DOES require a printed pass, so you will need to print one to have in hand when you go to the museum.
    Alpha Park will receive one pass per day, and each library card is limited to two passes per calendar year. One pass will admit two adults and their children (must be under the age of 18).

    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.


  • COVID-19

    What it is? Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The disease can be spread through close contact (within six feet of another person) or by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes. (CDC)

    What we’re doing now: Currently we are open and operating at a reduced schedule and a reduced patron capacity. Our hours are: M-F 10AM-6PM, and Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

    All materials returned are quarantined and processed in a manner in compliance with local health guidelines. Due to this continued quarantined time, late fines for items have been waived.

    If a patron’s library card has expired and they do not wish to come into the library for their card renewal, arrangements can be made to use our curbside service.

    We are continually sanitizing high frequency touched surfaces, and require all patrons to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth while in the library. We are doing our best to keep the safety of our patrons and our staff at the forefront of our operation services.

    How to keep using the library from afar:
    • Place holds and renew items by using your RSAcat account, which is accessible through the library website, the RSAcat mobile app, or by calling the Circulation Desk at 697-3822 x10
    • Utilize the Axis360 and Libby apps to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks
    • Conduct online research with World Book Online, OCLC FirstSearch, and Creativebug

    How you can help:
    • If experiencing symptoms, protect yourself and others by avoiding public spaces
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Avoid coughing and sneezing into your hands. Instead, do so in the crook of your elbow or a tissue
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

    Where to get facts:
    Peoria City/County Health Department
    Illinois Department of Public Health
    Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    World Health Organization (WHO)

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