Boy Reading

As part of our mission to support and encourage a lifelong love of literature, we strive to provide easy access to a variety of materials, in a variety of formats, to meet every reader’s needs. The youth services department of Alpha Park Library is a fun, playful and engaging space for young readers to comfortably connect with books and more.

Please visit us and explore the youth areas, meet your librarians and join in the fun programs we offer. Fun and learning at Alpha Park Library is for all ages!

upcoming events

  • 1. Back to Square One

    Alpha Park Library Youth Services
    Carpet Fundraiser
    $5 Donation Per Square
    Donate in person by July 27 at the Circulation Desk,
    Online at
    or on Facebook. If you would like a receipt please stop in and make your donation.

  • 2. Summer Reading

    Sign up the WHOLE FAMILY for the summer reading club at Alpha Park Library!   Summer Reading ENDS July 20! This will be the final day you may check in your reading goals in both Youth Services AND Adult Services.

  • 3. Robotics (for all ages) - Monday. July 22, 7—8 p.m.

    Come meet the award-winning First Robotics team, Argos 1756, from our own Limestone High School. Join us as we meet team members, check out their work, and learn more about this exciting program!
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  • 4. The Greatest Showman Sing Along (for all ages) - Thursday, July 25

    5 p.m. Add to my
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    We’ll be snacking, relaxing and belting out our favorite verses to The Greatest Showman. Popcorn provided. Bring a pillow and beverage to help you get comfortable for the greatest show.

  • 5. Construction Club - Tuesday, August 27, 3:30—5 p.m.

    Attention architects! Builders can now join us each month for a building challenge and free design time. Materials will be provided. No registration required. Come by and join the fun! Add to my

Summer Storytimes

Little boy reading, June and July

    Storytimes are held in six-week sessions throughout the year. Sessions may include books, fingerplays, crafts, songs, and games. Children should be the appropriate ages at the first class of each session.

    Book Babies: Parents and caregivers with babies ages 9-24 months are invited to the library for songs, books, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6
    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9

    Wednesdays, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2 or 3-year olds with an adult.
    Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    June 6, 13, 20, 27
    July 11

    Big Top Fun: Special summer evening storytime for 4—10 year olds.
    Monday evenings, 7—7:30 p.m.
    June 3, 10, 17, 24
    July 1, 8

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