Adult and Public Services

Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free 30-minute one-on-one sessions. Appointments Required. Call 697-3822 Ext. 13
Email, Device troubleshooting, eBook assistance, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel.

Angel Tree
November 22—December 23 
Please bring in new socks, mittens, gloves, scarves, or hats for all ages to hang on our Angel Tree. All donations will be taken to Bartonville Grade School and the South Side Mission.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Station
November 25—December 23
The Alpha Park Library wants to decrease your holiday stress and increase your cheer! Bring your gifts into the library and use our wrapping station for free. We will have an array of wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, and scissors (as supplies last).

Situational Awareness
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
In a world full of distractions, being situationally aware and attuned to our environment is not always at the forefront of our minds. Join Chief Deputy Doug Gaa of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office as he walks through the importance of Situational Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious activity, the behaviors of those around us, and making the safest decisions when facing a threat or issue of concern. Registration required. Visit to register.   Add to my

Audio Book Downloads
Monday, December 9, 7—8 p.m.
Learn how to download FREE audio books from your library just in time for the long holiday drive! Bring your device and your library card. Registration required. Go to to register or call 697-3822 x13.   Add to my

Library Closings
Wednesday, December 11, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
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Book Discussion
December 12: The Secret Place by Tana French
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
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

Crafternoon Delight
December 19: 3D Medallion Snowflakes
3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2—3:30 p.m.
Sign up for this new crafting program for adults! Each month we will explore making a new craft. All supplies provided. Please register at the Information Desk.
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Library Closings
Tuesday—Thursday, December 24-26
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2019 Reading Challenge
Ends December 30, 2019
There’s still time to snag the 2019 Reading Challenge worksheet at the library and complete it before December 30! Complete the full 26-book challenge and then return the form to the Information Desk to receive a prize. All participants who complete the challenge will also be entered for a Grand Prize drawing for one of two $25 gift cards! Contact the Information Desk at 697-3822 x13 for more details.

Library Closings
Tuesday, December 31
Wednesday, January 1
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Additional Services

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is 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
     • 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).

Seed Library
The library is excited to announce the start of our very own seed library. In our seed library we have flowers, vegetables, fruits and more. Patrons can stop by and take 5 packs of seeds a week. We have organic and non-organic seeds available for use. We will also be collecting seeds. If you have any from previous harvests, bring them in so that the seed library is always stocked.

Disc "Frisbee" Golf Available for Check Out 
Get outside this summer and play a round of Frisbee Golf! Alpha Park has a new course, there's a small course at Limestone High School, and there are many more around the area. Try before you buy -- The library has two sets of discs available for check out for 3 weeks. 

APL Yarners and Needlers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
The Yarners and Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Marla at (309) 697-3822 x24.

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.

World Book Online
World Book Online is a free resource to our patrons. It offers an encylopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for password details.

Book a Librarian
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,