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
July 3: Patriotic Recipes
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

Library closings
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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Concerts in the Park
July 8 – SideTracked  
August 12 - Bridges
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville are proud to bring 2 more concerts to the Alpha Park this summer!  Concerts 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.

Book Discussion - 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 13: The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Copies of the books are available for check out one month before the discussion. Please let us know if you prefer a sound recording or large print edition of the book and we’ll try our best to get it.   Add to my

Family Escape Room
PLEASE NOTE: This program is now full.
Friday, July 14, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Think you have what it takes to bust out of the library? Gather the family to solve riddles, discover hidden clues, and defeat our escape room. Please register at 697-3822, ext. 14, or sara@alphapark.org so we can assign your group a time. There are 30 minute slots available.   Add to my

Library vs. Army Softball Game
Saturday, July 15, 9:00 a.m.
Calling all softball and baseball players! Your library needs you! Alpha Park Library will be playing the local army division in a friendly game of softball and we are looking for players. If you are interested, call the Information Desk to sign up, 697-3822, ext. 13. Must be 18 years or older.  Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, July 17, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
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Basic Microsoft Word
Monday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.
Need some help figuring out Microsoft Word? During this one-hour class, we will cover the basics of Microsoft Word including the different tools, options, and how to print and save. This class is perfect for beginners or those who need a quick refresher.   Add to my

Introduction to Computer Basics
Thursday, July 20, 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

APL Presents Local Author Joe Chianakas
Monday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.
Alpha Park Library is excited to host local author Joe Chianakas as he prepares to release the third book in his horror series, Rabbit in Red. Joe will discuss his critically acclaimed series, his writing process, and promote the third and final book in the series “Bury the Rabbit.” Joe will have some awesome giveaways. For more information call the Information Desk, 309-697-3822 ext. 13.   Add to my

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

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

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