Library News 03/16/16

Preschool Story Time
Preschool story time programs are being held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am. Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on March 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Lego Club
We are holding Lego Club workshops on the following Wednesday afternoons – March 9, April 6, and May 4 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. All children in grades 2nd – 8th grade are welcome to attend. This program is limited to the first 20 children that sign up. Call or stop in today to register.

Babygarten
The Alton Public Library is having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings
at 10:00. This six week session is running from March 2 – April 6. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend with children aged 0 -3 years old.

Girls Circle
Girl’s Circle is a new after school program being held at the Alton Public Library. All girls in grades 3rd – 7th are welcome to come and join the fun! Girl’s Circle is a nationally renowned program which allows girls to come together to build self-esteem and resiliency as well as help them build trusting relationships and support as they make life changing decisions in the future. Cheryl Buntsma, Compass Pointe, will conduct the courses. Registration is required – Please stop by the Alton Public Library to pick up a form. Girl’s Circle programs will also be held on March 23 and 30, April 13, 20, and 27. Check website for time.

Easter Activities
The annual Easter egg hunt will be held at the Band Shell Park in Alton on Saturday March 26 at 10:00 am. After the egg hunt, all children are invited to come to the Alton Public Library for a special program presented by Lisa Laird and some her friends from Pockets of Fun!

Adult Book Club
The Alton Public Library invites all adults to join our monthly book club! The next discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm. The book chosen for this month is Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Copies of the book are available for you to check out. Stop by the library, give us a call, or visit our website for more information – www.alton.lib.ia.us

New Books on CD

  • X by Sue Grafton
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Badlands by C. J. Box
  • Cross Justice by James Paterson
  • W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  • 15th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
  • Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel

Date Set for Alton Junk Round Up!

In Rust We Trust!

Main street Alton will be packed full of rusty and crusty…upcycled whatnots and everything in between! September 17th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Frank Van Es & Daryn Dau Retire

On behalf of the Alton Fire Department & EMS would like to say Happy Retirement to Frank Van Es and Daryn Dau. Frank had 40 years of total service he served as Assistant chief from 1988 to 2000 and as Chief from 2000 to 2015. Daryn Dau served as a firemen from 2003 to 2015. We thank you for all your years of service and dedication. We would also like to say congratulations to Quintin Van Es he was voted in as our new fire chief.

Free E-Recycle

FREE recycling program that will accept computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards and mouse(s), laptops, printers, servers, cell phones, TV’s, small batteries, sound equipment, VCR’s, fax machines, and AC adapters. 

Items can be dropped off at the Alton City Hall, 905 3rd Ave., on Friday, May 6 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 7 from 9:00-12:00 noon.

Sorry, car batteries and light bulbs are not allowed.

 

Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-Up

Alton’s Annual Spring Clean-Up Day Monday, May 2.

Alton residents must purchase a $10 lawn flag (one for each household), at the Alton City Office or from Orange City Sanitation. Crews will only remove items that have a special lawn flag displayed nearby.

Allowable Items: garage and home items, furniture/wood items, mattresses/carpets.

Non-Allowable Items: all appliances/white goods, building-remodeling materials, wood chips, auto parts (tires, batteries, etc.), concrete, steel/iron, yard waste, tree branches, oil, yard chemicals or wet paints. Special pickup arrangements may be made available from OC Sanitation (737-2645).

E-Recycle will be May 6 & 7.

FREE recycling program that will accept computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards and mouse(s), laptops, printers, servers, cell phones, TV’s, small batteries, sound equipment, VCR’s, fax machines, and AC adapters. Sorry, car batteries and light bulbs are not allowed. Items can be dropped off at the Alton City Hall, 905 3rd Ave., on Friday, May 6 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 7 from 9:00-12:00 noon.

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