Adult and Public Services

Winter Reading Challenge: All Ages
December 1 to February 14
Spend this winter expanding your reading horizons! Pick up a book bingo sheet at the library, or print one from our website (Book Bingo Sheet). When you get a Book Bingo, return it to the library for a great prize!

Library closings
Thursday, December 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Book Discussion
December 14, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2nd Thursday of Every Month. 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

eBook Basics
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 p.m.
In this class, we will discuss how to download eBooks and audiobooks free from your library. We will outline how to locate, download, and read your books – all from the comfort of your home. Registration is limited to allow for more one-on-one instruction. Call the Information Desk for more details, 697-3822, ext. 13.
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Board Meeting
Monday, December 18, 7:00 pm
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Microsoft Word Basics
Monday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
In this class, we will discuss the basics of Microsoft Word. We will cover all of the different tools you will need including how to print, save, and work with fonts. This class is perfect for the beginner or those who need a quick refresher. Registration is required, call the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext. 13.  Add to my

Library closings
Monday, December 25
Tuesday, December 26

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Keep an eye out for news regarding our Biggest Loser program which will start in January. Keep your calendar open because we have plenty of exciting programs to get you to your new year’s goal.

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

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