Adult and Public Services

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Event
Monday, August 21, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
While the eclipse will not be a total eclipse in our area (it will be in southern IL!), we will still have quite a viewing experience here in Bartonville. APL will provide safe viewing glasses and will project the NASA LiveStream from Carbondale. Drop in to try different activities and learn more about eclipses with your friends and family during this special event!   Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, August 21, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
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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

Library Closings
Monday, September 4
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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,

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 and email or upload your documents from home  or a mobile device to: or  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