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

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 05/22/2017

Library Closed
The Alton Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

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”. Programs will be held from June 6 through June 29. Children in grades K – 5th meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Preschool on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am and teens (6th – 8th grade) can pick up their reading logs on June 6. For more information, please go to or check us out on Facebook.

Hanson Family Jugglers
The Hanson Family Jugglers and Unicyclists from Kanawha, Iowa, will perform their 2017 Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:00 pm at the Alton Public Library.
Mark Hanson, a two-time Guinness World Record holder for speed juggling, his national unicycle champion daughter, Christa, and the rest of the Hanson Family, are bringing their talents to our library to present their “I Can Build A Better World” program.

Bring your kids to hear inspiring stories and watch the Hanson family perform amazing juggling and unicycle tricks they have showcases on two occasions for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
Discover how to improve yourself through reading and how to build a better world with inspirational ideas. Make sure you stay till the end when two brave souls get a chance to survive the spine tingling Danger Trick! For more information about the Hanson Family please visit their website at

Lost And Found
Many items have been left at our library. Please check the lost and found box located in the entry or ask the staff for articles kept behind the desk. All items left after May 31 will be given to Bibles for Missions.

New Adult Books

  • The First Hostage by Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • The Great Wall by Mark Morris
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  • From the Start by Melissa Tagg
  • Scared Selfless by Michelle Stevens