Library News 07/28/17

Downloadable Books
As you go on vacation this summer, remember to check out options for downloading books to your mobile devices. Information on Bridges and Recorded Books can be found on our website www.alton.lib.ia.us

Twins Print
We are selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through this coming Saturday, July 29. Donation amount will be contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Build A Better World
All children enrolled in our summer reading program may continue to read for prizes through Saturday, July 29.

Alton Appreciation Day
Alton will be having their annual Appreciation Day on Thursday, August 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Be sure to stop by the library booth for cookie decorating and drawings!

New Adult Books:

  • Paradise Valley by C. J. Box
  • Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  • Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
  • The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
  • Good Water by John D. Nesbitt
  • What Do I Eat Now? by Tami A. Ross

Library News 07/18/17-New Adult Book and More!

Downloadable Books
As you go on vacation this summer, remember to check out options for downloading books to your mobile devices. Information on Bridges and Recorded Books can be found on our website www.alton.lib.ia.us

Twins Print
We are selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through July 29. The donation amount will be contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Build A Better World
All children enrolled in our summer reading program may continue to read for prizes through Saturday, July 29.

Alton Appreciation Day
Alton will be having their annual Appreciation Day on Thursday, August 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Be sure to stop by the library booth for cookie decorating and drawings!

New Adult Books:

  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
  • The Zookeepers’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  • Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble
  • Preacher’s Hellstorm by William W. Johnstone
  • The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky by Dr. Jason Lisle

Alton Library Selling Autographed Twins Print to Support Reading Program

The Alton Public Library is selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through July 29. The donation amount will be contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Library News 07/11/17

Build A Better World
All children enrolled in our summer reading program may continue to read for prizes through Saturday, July 29.

Twins Print
We are selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through July 29. Donation amount will be contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Tumblebooks Library Subscription
The Alton Public Library subscribes to TumblePremium, “an amalgamation of three collections (TumbleBook Library, TumbleBook Cloud Jr., and TumbleMath) into one easy access point. One super collection, one login. Our username is altonlibrary and our password is libra. Visit our website today and check it out the large selection of online children’s materials!

New Adult Books:

  • Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  • Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich
  • Haven of Swans by Colleen Coble
  • Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice
  • Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
  • Ol’ Slantface by John T. Wayne

Library News 07/03/17

Thank You!
We would like to thank the following businesses for generously donating to our Summer Reading Program! We truly appreciate your dedication to the children in our town and surrounding area!

Alton: 10th Street Pub, American State Bank, The Body Works, Casey’s General Store, Community Insurance, Double D Bar, Foreman Tire, Hentges Plumbing, Willett Insurance.

Orange City: Don’s Food Center, Dutch Mart, Fareway Stores, Iowa State Bank, Jonny’s Place, Main Street Theatres, Neal Chase, Orange City Health System, Orange City Vet Clinic, Pizza Ranch, Siouxland Travel, Subway, and Taco John’s.

Other: All Seasons Center, Culvers, Great Plains Zoo, Henry Doorly Zoo, Kansas City Royals, Kids Gym, McDonalds, Minnesota Baseball, Pizza Hut, Pumpkinland, Wal-Mart of LeMars, Wal-Mart of Sioux Center, Well’s Blue Bunny, and Wild Water West.

Twins Print
We are selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through July 29. Donation amount will be contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Congratulations!
Thank you to all the children that signed up for our Summer Reading Program Drawings. Congratulations to the winners: Kids Gym – Joelie Konz , Graci Hopcroft, and Malaika Evans; Sioux Falls Zoo – Zoey Nelson; Kansas City Royals – Luke Van Wyk; Wild Water West – Shyenne Zeutenhorst; Henry Doorly Zoo – Alison Probst

Build A Better World
All children enrolled in our summer reading program may continue to read for prizes through Saturday, July 29.

New Adult Books:

  • The Ultimatum by Karen Robards
  • Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman
  • Echo Lake by Carla Neggers
  • Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis
  • Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Silver City by Jeff Guinn

Library News 06/27/17

Final Summer Reading Program
Come join the fun on Thursday, June 29 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Taco in a bag lunch will be served along with games and prizes for the children! Children may continue to read for prizes through July 29. For more information, please go to www.alton.lib.ia.us or check us out on Facebook.

Downloadable Books
As you go on vacation this summer, remember to check out options for downloading books to your mobile devices. Information on Bridges and Recorded Books can be found on our website.

Twins Print
We are selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through July 29.

New Adult Books:

  • Murder Games by James Patterson
  • The Duchess by Danielle Steel
  • The Swallow’s Nest by Emilie Richards
  • Love Story by Karen Kingsbury
  • Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman
  • The Bryds of Shywater by Paul Joseph Lederer

Library News 06/20/17 – Downloadable Books and More!

Build A Better World-Summer Reading Program
All children in grades K – 5th are welcome to come and attend the programs and read for prizes. Programs will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm in the meeting room of the library. Those in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade may pick up their reading logs. For more information, please go to www.alton.lib.ia.us or check us out on Facebook.

Summer Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun on Wednesday mornings during the month of June for our Preschool Story Time! All children age 3 – 5 are welcome to come for a time of reading, singing and crafts. Programs will be held at 10:30 am on June 21, and 28.

Healthy Snacks
A special SRP program will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 1:00 pm. Children in grades K – 5th are invited to learn more about healthy snacks and enjoy making some to take home!

Final Summer Reading Program
Come join the fun on Thursday, June 29 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. A picnic lunch will be served along with games and prizes for the children! Children may continue to read for prizes through July 29. For more information, please go to www.alton.lib.ia.us or check us out on Facebook.

Downloadable Books
As you go on vacation this summer, remember to check out options for downloading books to your mobile devices. Information on Bridges and Recorded Books can be found on our website.

New Adult Books:

  • Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich
  • The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  • Life After by Katie Ganshert
  • Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon
  • My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Sioux Fall Zoo-Library Program June 20th

The Great Plains Zoo from Sioux Falls will be presenting a special program on Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 pm. Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event!

Library News 06/13/17

Build A Better World
The Summer Reading program has begun! All children in grades K – 5th are welcome to come and attend the programs and read for prizes. Programs will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm in the meeting room of the library. Those in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade may pick up their reading logs. For more information, please go to www.alton.lib.ia.us or check us out on Facebook.

Preschool Story Time
Come join the fun on Wednesday mornings during the month of June for our Preschool Story Time! All children age 3 – 5 are welcome to come for a time of reading, singing, and crafts. Programs will be held at 10:30 am on June 14, 21, and 28.

Crafts, Games, Snacks
All children in grades K – 5th are invited to come on June 15 and 22 for a time of crafts, games, and snacks. Programs will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

Sioux Falls Zoo
The Great Plains Zoo from Sioux Falls will be presenting a special program on Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 pm. Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event!

New Adult Books:

  • Camino Island by John Grisham
  • The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Without Warning by Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Beyond the Wild River by Sarah Maine
  • Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg
  • Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson