Adult and Public Services

Cutest Pet Contest Fundraiser
The cutest pet contest began on June 15 and will run through July 20.  Stop in and use your spare change to vote for the cutest pet! This is a fundraiser for the library. The winner will be announced on July 24, 6-8 p.m. during our Photo with Your Pet event on our new patio. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this contest and hosting the Photo with Your Pet fundraiser.

Yoga in the Park
Saturday, July 21, 8:30 a.m.
Alpha Park Pavilion
Yoga in the fresh air! Led by Marysue Baker, this FREE class is open to adults. Please bring your yoga mat if you have one. Register by calling (309) 697-3822, ext. 13.  Add to my

Concerts in the Park
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Alpha Park Pavilions
Saturday, July 21: Brian Dennison — Country Rock  -  Add to my
Saturday, August 25: Sgt. Eggman’s Lonely Nowhere Man Band — Beatles Tribute Band  - Add to my
The Library and the Village of Bartonville have once again teamed up to provide concerts in Alpha Park this summer. Food from Haddad’s Food Truck and the LGSA concession stand will be available starting at 5:30pm.

Pollinators: Butterfly Basics
Monday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.
Learn all about bees and butterflies, including how to attract them! This is a free program and registration is required. Patricia Malake, Master Gardener, will be presenting. Please call (309) 697-3822 ext. 13, to register.  Add to my

Photo With Your Pet Fundraiser
July 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with our Cutest Pet Contest, come to the library for a photo with your pet on our new patio! The outdoor patio can be accessed via the footpath along the west side of the library. We have a professional photographer who will be taking a photo of patrons and their pets for five dollars each.  Add to my  

Adult Bunco Night
7:00-8:30pm Thursday, July 26
Join us for a fun night out with a dice game called BUNCO.  New players welcome -- we'll teach you how to play!  Grab your friends or plan to meet new ones.  There will be prizes and light snacks.  This program is free and open to the public, but registration is limited.  Please contact the Information Desk at 309-697-3822, ext.13, to register.   Add to my

Cookbook Club
August 6: Ice Cream
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

Book Discussion
August 9: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30 to 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

Kroger App Class
Saturday, August 11, 9:30 a.m.
Want to save more using digital coupons at Kroger? Come to this class led by the employees of Kroger and learn how! After a short introduction to the app, there will be hands-on time for those wanting help with their devices. This is a FREE class. Please register by calling (309) 697-3822 ext. 13.  Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, August 20, 7:00 pm
Public is welcome!
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Seed Saving
Monday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Learn why it’s important to save seeds, what to save, and how to gather and store them. Master Gardener Karl Stach will present this free program. Registration is required. Please call (309) 697-3822 ext. 13, to register.  Add to my

Library closings
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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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.

2018 Reading Challenge
February 15 to December 31, 2018
In 2018, let’s get out of our comfort zone with the 2018 reading challenge. Stop by the Information Desk to pick up your challenge form. Return your completed form to the Reference Desk by 12/31/2018 to win a prize. All participants who complete the challenge will also be entered for the Grand Prize drawing of a $50 Kroger gift card.

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

Peoria Riverfront Museum Passes for Checkout
The library is excited to announce our new partnership with the Peoria Riverfront Museum. As a part of this partnership we are now able to check out a free day pass that grants two adults and their children admission into the museum for one visit. The passes are good for two days once you have checked them out. This is a first come, first served item and no holds on passes are allowed. Questions? Call the Circulation Desk at 697-3822, ext. 10.

World Book Online
Your Alpha Park Library now offers World Book Online, a free online resource that offers children and adults a variety of materials including a comprehensive dictionary, atlas, homework aides, and curriculum guides. The best feature: World Book Online has learning portals for a variety of age groups, ensuring the content is appropriate for all learners. You can access World Book anywhere through alphapark.org.

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, 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