Library News 03/21/16

Library Closing Early
The Alton Public Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 24 in observance of Maundy Thursday. The library will be open regular hours on Friday and Saturday.

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 Full of Fun!

The Alton Public Library is having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings
at 10:00. Programs will be held on March 23, 30 and April 6. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend with children aged 0 -3 years old.

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 23, and 30.

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.

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 –

Lego Club
We are holding Lego Club workshops on the following Wednesday afternoons – 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.

Magazine, Video & Book Sale
Our annual magazine, video and book sale will begin on Friday, 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 30. All proceeds will go to purchasing new items to add to our collection.

New Adult Books

  • Private Paris by James Patterson
  • Property of a Noble Woman by Danielle Steel
  • The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
  • Off the Page by Jodi Picoult
  • River of Blood by William W. Johnstone
  • War Room by Chris Fabry