Alpha Park Library’s Teen services include a dedicated Young Adult collection of fiction written specifically for readers for readers 12 and up, found on the first floor of the library, near the computer room. Audio books of many of these popular titles can be found with the adult audio book collection.

Alpha Park also hosts programming specifically for grades 7-12 monthly. Teen programs are a great place to make new friends and enjoy activities year-round.

APL Summer Park Program
Summer Park Days will run June 5 – August 4. 
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville have teamed up to bring special events to the Alpha Park weekdays this summer!  Park visitors will be able to check out equipment like puzzles, games, balls, books and much more Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-1:30 pm.  (Equipment must be turned in to attendant by 1:30 pm.)  This family-friendly program is free and open to all ages, kids and adults, but children should be supervised by caregivers. We will offer different games daily led by staff for kids and senior citizens.  Check the library’s summer reading calendar for further details or contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x.13.

Manga Club
Thursday, July 6, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy manga and anime? Join this new and exciting program for teens 12 and up. We will share snacks, talk about the manga we have read, and finish it all off with an episode of anime. Each month we will have a different theme. Add to my

Teen Board
Thursday, July 6, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Teen Board members must be in 7th through 12th grades and have a library card. Show up or call Youth Services at 697-3822, ext. 14, for more information.
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Concerts in the Park
July 8 – SideTracked  
August 12 - Bridges
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville are proud to bring 2 more concerts to the Alpha Park this summer!  Concerts will be from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Alpha Park pavilions.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs or grab a park picnic table and enjoy a musical sunset.  FREE & open to the public!  Food will be provided by Nacho Mama’s Food Truck and LGSA concessions.

Comic Art Club
Monday, July 10, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Do you like to draw? Do you like manga or graphic novels? Come join us! Kids 10 and up are invited to enjoy snacks, draw, and socialize. All materials and supplies provided.  Add to my

Teen Escape Room
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.
Think you have what it takes to bust out of the library? Gather some friends (2-6) and sign up to try to defeat our escape room Please register at 697-3822, ext. 14, or sara@alphapark.org so we can assign your group a time.   Add to my

Teen Board Hosts: Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, July 21, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Every donor will be entered for a $25 Amazon gift card! You must be 17 to donate, but 16-year-olds may donate with a signed parental consent form. Teen volunteers are welcome (please register ahead). If you would like to register to donate, please visit www.redcrossblood.org    Add to my