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. Make-It/Take-it - Saturday, October 20, 10—2 p.m.

    Children ages 4 through 4th grade, along with their parent or caregiver, are invited to make a craft in the Youth Services Department anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m. In September, we will make sand pictures. In October, we will make a Halloween creation.   Add to my
  • 2. Wee Ones Halloween Party - Tuesday, October 30, 10—11 a.m.

    Children six and under and their caregivers are invited to join their friends at the library for a special Halloween-themed storyhour. We will provide stories, snacks, and a craft. Kids, wear your costume for the costume parade!   Add to my
  • 3. Construction Club - Tuesday, October 30, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

    Attention architects! 3rd to 6th grade students can join their friends at the library for a building challenge and some free design time. Materials will be provided. Registration is not required.   Add to my

  • 4. Home School Book Club - Monday, November 26, 2 p.m.

    Missing the camaraderie of summer reading club with your friends? Never fear—book club is here. Join us once a month at Alpha Park Public Library for a youth book club. Each month we invite you to join us as we examine a favorite book, have a snack and do a fun activity to go with the book. Best for kids in 2—6 grade.
    November: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
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Thank you to our Summer Reading Sponsors!

Texas Roadhouse
Friends of Alpha Park Library
Peoria Chiefs
Peoria Rivermen
Glasford Baptist Church
Monical’s Pizza

Fall Storytimes

Librarian reading to a group of children

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

    Book Babies: Parents/caregivers with babies ages 12-24 months are invited to the library for activities. Songs, creative time, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
    September 19, 26
    October 3, 10, 17

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year-olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    September 18, 25
    October 2, 9, 16

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6 moving toward independence.
    Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
    September 18, 25
    October 2, 9, 16

    Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    September 19, 26
    October 3, 10, 17

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult.
    Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    September 20, 27
    October 4, 11, 18

    Stories on the Steps: Evening storytime for ages 3 to 8.
    Thursdays, 6:30—7 p.m.
    September 20, 27
    October 4, 11, 18