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Welcome to the Alvarado Public Library!

We are located at:
210 N. Baugh St., Alvarado, Texas 76009-3900

For directions to the library please follow this link.

Phone: 817-783-7323
Fax: 817-402-3375

We DO NOT have a quiet rule. Feel free to talk or use your cell phone.

Wireless Internet access is available for our computer use and library card holders.

Our complete monthly calendar

Upcoming Events:
Friday, May 25th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Teen Movie 4pm
Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ranganok
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.)

Tuesday, May 29th:
Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Teen Movie 4pm
Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ranganok
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.)

Wednesday, May 30th:
Sign-ups begin for the Summer Reading Club!

The first 72 children who sign-up will receive a kazoo!

Everyone who signs-up will be able to have their picture taken with our Libraries Rock N' Roll Convertible!

Pre-k 10:30am
Books: Alison’s Zinnia – The Tiny Seed -- From Seed to Plant. Craft: Alphabet color pages and get into your convertible for a special DRIVE-IN MOVIE!

Family Movie 4pm
The Star

The Star

The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)


Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

Pinecone Bird Feeders

Ages 5 & up
Pinecone Bird Feeders

Step-by-Step Painting Class

This FREE art class is limited to 20 seats.
Children ages 10 & up will be allowed but must sit with one of their parents or an adult caregiver.

 Acrylic paints will be provided at no charge.
Bring your own brushes.
Bring your own 16"X20" canvas or buy one at the library.
Refreshments are potluck.




Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to
*We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 6:30pm on weekdays; however, if you are in the building watching a movie or using the computer, you may stay inside the building until 6:45pm.

10am to
 *We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 12:30pm on Saturdays; however, if you are in the building watching a movie or using the computer, you may stay inside the building until 12:45pm. 
Sunday - Closed

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day
Memorial Day

Community Links

Alv Heritage
Alv Tennis Assoc
Career Center
 Chamber of Commerce
City of Alvarado
Education Center
Johnson Cty Pioneers

 Please come to the library so we can give you a password and help you get started downloading FREE e-books with new popular titles for all ages!

 The book club
selection for June is:

Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury

The Laripin' Good Library Queens Book Discussion and Potluck Supper Group will meet this month on Monday, June 25th at 6pm.

It's time for the Summer Reading Club and our Summer Reading Program!

Sign-ups begin on Wednesday, May 30th at 10am. the first 72 children who sign-up will get a kazoo!

Special prizes this year will be two acoustic guitars and two electric guitars with amp & accessories!

Wednesday, June 6th is our Kick-off party/Program:

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Professional musician, Mark Shelton will entertain and enlighten you at our free program about drums and other percussion instruments!



Cupcakes and punch will be served immediately following the program. 


If you don't find what you're looking for please tell the staff so they can either find  something for you at one of our sister libraries or possibly make a purchase request.

As long as they are not consumed at the  computer area, you may bring in your own snacks & beverages or buy them at the library!
No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Books & More to Your Door!

Do you know someone who has no car, can only drive or leave home for short periods of time, uses a wheelchair, or has been restricted to their bed?
If someone is "homebound", even temporarily, because of lack of transportation, illness, disability, pregnancy, or age and they would like to borrow books, movies, music or other materials from the library we have a solution.
We now have a program which makes materials available to Alvarado area residents who are unable to visit our library. 

Need more details?

Are Your Kids Bored?
Bring them to the Library!

Each Wednesday morning at 10:30 we offer
FREE programs featuring various either animals, entertainers, puppeteers, or musicians!

Last Jedi
We show movies Monday-Friday afternoons at 2:00 & 4:00 and on Saturday mornings at 10:30.

Crazy Craft-time happens each Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm.

The kids can also play Foosball...

 or try out our Karaoke Machine!
Watch Movies@TheLibrary on our big screen TV & Eat Free Popcorn,  or use our Interactive Games.
Don't forget we also have: Backgammon, cards, checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, dominoes, and
jigsaw puzzles!

Let us text you
Let Us Text You!
 Thanks to tech genius, Geoff Sams at the Roanoke Public Library, the Alvarado Public Library, and the other libraries in our consortium, can now send hold notifications to you via text!

We will be happy to help you set-up this feature in your account.

We can also send a text to you, from our catalog, letting you know the location of books, movies, or music in the library.
Call 817-783-7323 and ask us how or just stop by the library.


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