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. Adventure Kits

    Reading takes you everywhere! Check out a backpack to facilitate your summer adventures! Topics include stargazing, geocaching, hiking, crochet, and more. Kits check out for one week.
  • 2. READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE - Summer Reading Club ENDS July 21

    That is the final day you may check in your reading goals!!!
  • 3. Construction Club - Tuesday, August 28, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

    Calling all architects! Join us at the library for a building challenge and free design time. Materials will be provided. Registration is not required.   Add to my

Thank you to our Summer Reading Sponsors!

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

Summer 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
    June 6, 13, 20, 27
    July 11

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year-olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6.
    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

    Wednesdays, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
    June 6, 13, 20, 27
    July 11

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult.
    Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    June 7, 14, 21, 28
    July 5, 12

    Music Fun Around the World: Storytime for 3-8 year olds. Join us as we sing, dance, and craft our way around the world.
    Monday evenings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9