Library News 05/17/16

Library Will Be Closed
Due to staffing conflicts during the Tulip Festival, the Alton Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 21. All items due will be renewed until Monday, May 23.

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!
The Alton Public Library will be having a Summer Reading Program for children in
Preschool – 8th grade. You may register by giving us a call, stopping by the library, or signing up on our website Children of all ages are invited to the Kickoff featuring the Hanson Family Jugglers on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:00 pm. Summer reading bags and information will be handed out at the program.

Hanson Family Jugglers
The Alton Public Library is excited to present the Hanson Family from Kanawha, Iowa to perform their 2016 Summer Reading Program show on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:00 pm.
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 the Alton Public Library to share their “Recycled Fun” library program.
Bring your kids to hear inspiring stories and watch the Hanson Family perform juggling and unicycle tricks that they have showcased on two occasions for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. Discover how to improve yourself through reading and improve the world with unusually fun recycling ideas.
The Hanson Family has performed for thousands of kids at libraries, schools and at fairs and festivals for many years. Please visit the Hanson Family website at for more information about their shows.

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 Apartment by Danielle Steel
  • Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux
  • Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe
  • Cold Ridge by Carla Neggers
  • Unforgiven by B. J. Daniels
  • The Good Liar by Laura Caldwell