Adult and Public Services

APL Summer Park Program
Summer Park Days will run June 5 – August 4. 
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville have teamed up to bring special events to the Alpha Park weekdays this summer!  Park visitors will be able to check out equipment like puzzles, games, balls, books and much more.
Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  (Equipment must be turned in to attendant by 1:30 p.m.)  This family-friendly program is free and open to all ages, kids and adults, but children should be supervised by caregivers. We will offer different games daily led by staff for kids and senior citizens.  Check the library’s summer reading calendar for further details or contact the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext. 13.

Cookbook Club
August 7: Italian
1st Monday of Every Month, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Come join the Cookbook Club and share delicious recipes made by other library members. Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to the Cookbook Club and share it with the group. All adults are welcome to attend. Register for this program by calling the library at 697-3822, ext. 13.   Add to my

Concert in the Park
August 12 - Bridges
Concert will be from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Alpha Park pavilions.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs or grab a park picnic table and enjoy a musical sunset.  FREE & open to the public!  Food will be provided by Nacho Mama’s Food Truck and LGSA concessions.

Cybersecurity Basics
Thursday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.
Come to the Alpha Park Library and learn about internet security! This class will cover common viruses, firewalls, and security features and practices that can help protect you when you are on the web.   Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, August 21, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
Public is welcome!  Add to my

Library closings
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Add to my

Introduction to Internet Basics
Thursday, August 31, 10:00 a.m.
Are you an internet novice in need of more information? In this one-hour class, you will learn basic internet terminology and how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains and how to stay safe while online.  Add to my

45 Books for 45 Years
Your Alpha Park Library is turning 45 years old this year! To celebrate, the library is hosting a challenge. If you read 45 books, one for each year, you win a prize. Stop by the Information Desk to grab your official tracking sheet.

APL Yarners and Needlers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Come and smile awhile! The Yarners and Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting , mending and much more. This program is free and open to the public. Want more information? Give Marla a call at 309-697-3822 x.24

One-On-One Help
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, www.alphapark.org

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 www.alphapark.org and email or upload your documents from home  or a mobile device to: 
apl-bw@printsports.com or aplcolor@printspots.com.  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 http://www.printeron.net/appld/alpha-park-library