Adult and Public Services

Book Discussion
Febrary 13 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Chapters 7-12), and watch the movie
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (No registration required)
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.

Crafternoon Delight
3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2-3:30 p.m.
Registration required. Each month we will explore making a new craft. February 20 - Clothespin Snowflakes! All supplies provided. Register online at
Special Thanks
Alpha Park Public Library would like to thank Bartonville Hardware for their generous support of the Crafternoon Delight Program. We Cound not have done it without you!

Healthy Home Series: Bathroom
Monday, February 10, 7-8 p.m.
Registration required. Joyce Day, of Grow Your Green Lifestyle, will lead the second of the 3-part series discussing how to make your home more “green.” Participants will make a foaming hand wash to take home. Register at

Healthy Home Series: Living Areas and Laundry
Monday, February 24, 7-8 p.m.
Registration required. Joyce Day, of Grow Your Green Lifestyle, will lead the second of the 3-part series discussing how to make your home more “green.” Participants will make a foaming hand wash to take home. Register at

Book Bingo for Adults
Monday, February 3, 2-3 p.m.
Registration required. Join us at the library for Book Bingo! Bring some friends, play bingo, enjoy snacks, and win books! Register online at or call 697-3822 x13.

Cookbook Club
1st Monday of Every Month, 7 - 8 p.m.: February 3: 5 Ingredients or Less Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to thre Cookbook Club to share with other members. All adults are welcome.

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.

2020 Reading Challenge
Ends December 31, 2020.
In 2020, we challenge you to complete our latest reading challenge. Complete 40 out of the 50 prompts and return the form to the Informatin Desk before 12/31/2020, to win a prize. If you complete all 50, you will receive an extra special prize. All participants will be entered for the Grand Prize drawing to win on of two $25 gift cards. Contact the Information Desk at 697-3822 x13 for more details.

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,