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The Alton Public Library will be having a Summer Reading Program for children of all ages!  Be sure to stop by the summer recreation sign up on Thursday, April 16 from 5-7 at the Alton Community building.

NLW 2015

National Library Week

Come to the library the week of April 13 – 18 and help us celebrate National Library Week!  All patrons who check out a book during the week will have the opportunity to register for prizes to be given at the end of the week.

Book & Magazine Sale

Our annual book & magazine sale began on Friday, April 10

Items for sale: 

Hard cover books $0.50          Paperbacks $0.25

Bundle of Magazines $0.25     Movies $0.50

The sale will continue through Saturday, May 2 during regular library hours.

All proceeds will go to purchasing new items to add to our collection.

 

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Now in its 10th year, One Book, One Siouxland brings public libraries together around one great book!  This year, readers voted for the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. 

“Unbroken is certainly one great book, based on the true story of Olympic runner and WWII airman Louis Zamperini.  He and a crewmate survived over 40 days in the open ocean when their plane was shot down, only to endure the brutality of life as POWs in Japan.” 

The original version of Unbroken or the copy adapted for young adults are available at the Alton Public Library.  The WILBOR collection also has copies for you to download to your device.  

 

Courtesy of the State Library of Iowa, Alton Public Library members are able to access:

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An interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks.

Resources included:

  • Job search and workplace skills improvement
  • Career certification and licensing exam preparation
  • College entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation
  • GED exam preparation
  • Basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, and computers.

Features: Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results

You need to set up your own personal LearningExpress account

with a unique username and password so that you can save

your work and return again to practice tests, tutorials, and more.

Tumble Books

*NEW* Introducing TumblePremium!

user name: altonlibrary

password: libra

Our library now subscribes to TumblePremium including the TumbleBook Library, TumbleBook Cloud Jr., and TumbleMath

Students can enjoy animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels and math stories

Parents and Teachers can view educational resources like lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to both math and language skills.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this resource

Search our library catalog online!

  catalogSign up for your own online account: Enter your last name & barcode # and set a user name / password   

An online account allows you to view all checked out items, place holds on books, and build reading lists

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click here for device-specific "How to" instructions

click here for Overdrive help videos

download eBooks and audiobooks to your iPod, mp3 player or eReader 

Audiobooks @ OneClickdigital from Recorded Books!

click this button to sign up for your new account: OCD_RB_1

 * Note: make sure you have a personal Alton Public Library online catalog account first before setting up a new OneClickdigital account * -- click here for OneClickdigital "Getting Started" guide or click here for OneClickdigital tutorial videos

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New Book Display  New Items Lists

Open Book  Similar authors & books listed by Series

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 Free Public Record Database

Free Wireless Internet is available at Alton Public Library for your personal computer

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