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Alvarado Public Library - building exterior, front

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

Monday, November 13th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

 Movie 4:30pm
Winnie the Pooh Season of Giving
Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving
 
Free popcorn for movie attendees!
(minimum 10 people) BYO sodas & snacks or buy some from us.

Dutch Oven Cooking Group
Dutch Oven Cooking Group 6:30-9pm



Tuesday, November 14th:
Library closed for City Employee Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon to 2pm

Movie 4:30pm
Winnie the Pooh Season of Giving
Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving

Acoustic/Electric
Music Jam
7-9pm
acoustic guitar

Bring your favorite instruments, your singing voice or, or just bring yourself, to a Music Jam  at the Alvarado Public Library.
All kinds of music is accepted.   
Family Friendly Entertainment!


Wednesday, November 15th: 

Pre-K 10:30 am
American Indians
Headdress

 
Books to be read:
The Indians Knew -- Dancing with Indians -- Grandma Maxine Remembers. Craft: Color Sheet and Make an Indian Headdress.  

Movie 4:30pm
Winnie the Pooh Season of Giving
Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving


Thursday, November 16th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4
 

Crazy Craft-time! 4:30pm
Marbled Leaves

Marbled Leaves


Friday, November 10th:

Karaoke, Movies or Video Games 10-4

 Movie 4:30pm
Winnie the Pooh Season of Giving
Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10am to
*6:30pm
*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.

Saturday 
10am to
*12:30pm
 *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:
Tuesday, Nov. 14th  from 12-2pm
Thursday, Nov 23rd -Sat., Nov. 25th
Thursday, Nov. 30th - 5:30pm Parade of Lights/Santa Land Booth on the Downtown Square
Monday, Dec. 25th - Tues., Dec. 26th
Monday, January 1st


Community Links

AISD
Alv Heritage
Alv Tennis Assoc
Career Center
 Chamber of Commerce
City of Alvarado
Education Center
Inspirational
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!
 


Need a Job? Need help finding one?
Check out this website!
Learning Express Library
Y
ou will find help,  information, resume preparation, writing cover letters, online application completion, job hunting strategies, interviewing techniques, and much more.
 


Wednesday, December 13th
Noon to 6pm
12th Annual Open House Christmas Party!
Christmas Party
We'll be serving Christmas punch, Christmas goodies, showing Christmas movies, and playing Christmas music all day!

 

 

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!
We show movies after school on Monday & Fridays afternoons at 4:00 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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The Alvarado Public library is primarily funded by the taxpayers of the City of Alvarado
The Alvarado Public Library does not receive funds from
  the
Alvarado Independent School District or Johnson County property taxes.


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