Library News 04/25/17 – Preschool Story Time and More!

Afterschool Workshop
All children in grades K – 6th are invited to the afterschool workshop on Friday, April 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Sarah Davelaar from the Sioux County Conservation Board will present a program on animal tracks. “How do the animals walk? Once you are an expert at tracking, can you solve the mystery before we find the mystery animal?” Find out the answers to these questions and many more interesting facts on animal tracks!

Build A Better World
The Alton Public Library will be having a Summer Reading Program for children in Preschool – 8th grade. The theme this summer is “Build a Better World”. You may register by giving us a call, stopping by the library, or signing up on our website www.alton.lib.ia.us

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video, and book sale continues until Saturday, April 29. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25.

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Our last program for the spring session will be held on Wednesday, May 3 from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Children’s Book Week
“For 98 years, Children’s Book Week has been an annual celebration of books for young people. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.” Be sure to stop by the library next week and help us celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 1 – 6).

Adult Book Club
The adult book club will not be meeting throughout the summer months. We will be reading and discussing our next book in September.

New Adult Books:

  • The Fix by David Baldacci
  • Golden Prey by John Sandford
  • Cider Brook by Carla Neggers
  • If Not for You by Debbie Macomber
  • The Killing Season by William W. Johnstone
  • The American Fisherman by Willie Robertson

Magazine, Video & Book Sale Through April 29

Our annual magazine, video, and book sale will begin on Saturday, April 1 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

Library Closing – 5pm Thursday, April 13

The Alton Public Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in observance of MaundyThursday.

The library will be open regular hours on Friday and Saturday.

Library News 04/11/17 – Summer Reading Program and More!

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on April 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Easter Activities
The annual Easter egg hunt will be held at the Band Shell Park in Alton on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 am. After the egg hunt, all children are invited to hop on over to the Alton Public Library for crafts!

Build a Better World
The Alton Public Library will be having a Summer Reading Program for children in Preschool – 8th grade. The theme this summer is “Build a Better World”. Be sure to stop by the recreation sign-up at the City Hall on Thursday, April 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Adult Book Club
The adult book club will meet on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. This month we are reading the book The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry. Copies are available for you to pick up at our library.

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video, and book sale began on Monday, April 3 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

New Adult Books:

  • One Perfect Life by Lisa Scottoline
  • Secret of the Lost Summer by Carla Neggers
  • Harbor of the Heart by Thomas Kinkade
  • The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe
  • Baseball in Northwest Iowa by Joan Wendl Thomas

Adult Book Club – Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

Adult Book Club – Alton Public Library
Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Copies available to pick up at the library!

 

Library News-04/04/17 – Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts and More!

Winter Reading Program
Our adult winter reading program ended on March 31. Congratulations to Ethel Heidesch – winner of the final drawing! All those who participated and read 10 books may turn in their reading log and receive their prize.

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video, and book sale began on Monday, April 3 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on April 5, 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

National Library Week
Come to the library the week of April 10 – 15 and help us celebrate National Library Week!

Easter Activities
The annual Easter egg hunt will be held at the Band Shell Park in Alton on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 am. After the egg hunt, all children are invited to hop on over to the Alton Public Library for crafts!

Adult Book Club
The adult book club will meet on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. This month we are reading the book The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry. Copies are available for you to pick up at our library.

New Adult Books:

The Black Book by James Patterson

All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie

The Way Home by Thomas Kinkade

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas by Erica Vetsch

Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson

Library News 03/28/17 – Winter Reading Program Ends March 31

Winter Reading Program
The adult winter reading program began on January 10. Each time you read a book, enter your name into the final drawing. You will earn a prize after reading 10 books. The program continues through Friday, March 31.

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video, and book sale will begin on Saturday, April 1 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on April 5, 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Adult Book Club
The adult book club will be reading the book “The Boys in the Bunkhouse” by Dan Barry for April. Copies are available for you to pick up at our library.

National Library Week
Come to the library the week of April 10 – 15 and help us celebrate National Library Week!

New Adult Books:

  • Man Overboard by J. A. Jance
  • A Wondering Heart by Thomas Kinkade
  • The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
  • Iris and Lily by Angela & Julie Scipioni
  • His Prairie Sweetheart by Erica Vetsch
  • The American Miracle by Michael Medved

Library News 03/21/17 – National Library Week and More!

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on March 22, April 5, 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Adult Book Club
The Alton Public Library invites all adults to join our monthly book club! The book chosen for this month is “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. The next discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:30 pm. Copies are available for you to pick up at our library.

Winter Reading Program
The adult winter reading program began on January 10. Each time you read a book, enter your name into the final drawing. You will earn a prize after reading 10 books. Stop by today and pick up your reading log. The program continues through March 31.

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video, and book sale will begin on Saturday, April 1 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

National Library Week
Come to the library the week of April 10 – 15 and help us celebrate National Library Week!

New Adult Books:

  • Vicious Circle by C. J. Box
  • Lovebirds for Life by Susan Davis
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke
  • Ten Guns from Texas by William W. Johnstone
  • Granville: Home of Black Soil Celebrates 125 Years

Adult Book Club – Bossypants by Tina Fey

Adult Book Club – Alton Public Library
Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tuesday March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Books available at the library!

Library News 03/14/17 – Winter Reading Program and More!

Babygarten
The final Babygarten program will be held this Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00 am. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to attend with children age 0 – 3 years old.

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on March 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Adult Book Club
The Alton Public Library invites all adults to join our monthly book club! The book chosen for this month is “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. The next discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available for you to pick up at our library.

Winter Reading Program
The adult winter reading program began on January 10. Each time you read a book, enter your name into the final drawing. You will earn a prize after reading 10 books. Stop by today and pick up your reading log. The program continues through March 31.

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video, and book sale will begin on Saturday, April 1 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

New Adult Books

  • Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel
  • Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson
  • Dark Harvest by Karen Harper
  • Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
  • The Violent Land by William W. Johnstone
  • Daughters of the Grasslands by Mary Woster Haug