Library News 02/27/17

The Alton Public Library will be having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings
at 10:00 a.m. Our eight week session runs through March 15. 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 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Afterschool Workshop
An afterschool workshop will be held on Friday, March 3 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. All children in grades K – 6th are invited to join this educational program “Too Good for Drugs” led by Cheryl Buntsma of Compass Pointe. It will include activities from the 4H Spy Kit which reinforce the skills necessary to help keep students safe, make good decisions, and learn about resources in their community to support positive choices.

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 28 at 6:30 pm. Stop by the library, give us a call, or visit our website for more information –

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. Program continues through March 31.

New Adult Books:

  • Humans Bow Down by James Patterson
  • Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • In the Shadow of Denali by Traci Peterson
  • Dark Angel by Karen Harper
  • The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Berry