Library News 06/07/16

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

The Summer Reading program has begun! All children are welcome to come and attend the programs and read for prizes. Children in grade K – 5th meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The teens (6th – 8th grade) began on Tuesday, June 7. Please stop by the library to pick up your reading logs. For more information, please go to 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 a.m. on June 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Jonathan May Magician Coming!

All children in preschool – 8th grade are invited to join the fun next week Tuesday, June 14, as we welcome comedy magician, Jonathan May! Jonathan has performed for thousands of audiences throughout 7 countries for over 20 years. Join us at the library for a show full of magic, laughs, and great memories.

Dan Wardell

Come join the fun on Friday, June 17, for our special guest Dan Wardell of IPTV KIDS Clubhouse. Program will be on held at 10:00 am for all children in Preschool – 8th grade.

Playing Cards at the Alton Public Library

The Alton Public Library would like to invite all adults interested in playing cards to come on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 pm. For the month of June, games will be played in the lower level. Please use the museum entrance and parking lot. All ages are welcome to attend this weekly program!

New Adult Books

  • Open Season by C. J. Box
  • When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards
  • The Widow by Fiona Barton
  • Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham
  • At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande