326 Belle Street, Alton, IL
Phone: 618-462-0651
Fax: 618-462-0665

Library News

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Posted April 18th, 2014 in Events

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All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed Sunday, May 25, 2014, and Monday, May 26, 2014, in observance of Memorial Day.

Library Closed for Easter

Posted April 18th, 2014 in Events

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All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed Sunday, April 20, 2014, in observance of Easter.

Children’s Summer Reading Program Events

Posted April 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized, kids

Join us for our Summer Reading Program Paws for Reading!  The Paws for Reading theme will give participants the opportunity to read some fantastic books about our fuzzy, hairy, and feathered friends.  We have lots of great programs scheduled to keep kids busy this summer. The Summer Reading Program kicks off Saturday, June 7. Be sure to check out all the FREE fun!

Please note: The Summer Reading Program events are very popular! We ask that you register for the events by calling the Alton Square KidsSpace department at 433-2881 or the Downtown KidsSpace department at 462-0677, ext. 2836.

Library Closed for Staff Development Day

Posted April 9th, 2014 in Events

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All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed Friday, April 11, 2014, for a Staff Development Day.

Hayner Raffles iPad Air!

Posted April 1st, 2014 in Library News

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, from April 15 through June 2, The Hayner Public Library District will be raffling off two Apple iPad Air tablets, models iPad Air Wi Fi + Cellular for AT&T 128 GB.

The iPad Air device, the latest tablet offered by Apple, offers incredible power, is 7.5 millimeters thin, and weighs just one pound. The device CPU and graphics performance is up to two times faster than its predecessor device. It uses two antennas instead of one, offering twice the Wi-Fi performance.

iPad Air comes with great built-in apps for the everyday things you like to do, like checking e-mail and surfing the Web. Also, apps such as iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now available free, and there are more than 475,000 iPad apps available through the App Store.

Camera and video recording are also features of the iPad Air. Lightweight and incredibly powerful, the iPad Air is the Cadillac of tablet devices. Retail value for these iPad Air models is $928 apiece.

Raffle tickets are only $10 apiece, 3 for $20, and will be sold at each Hayner Library location. The winner will be drawn on June 3, 2014, during a remote broadcast by WBGZ in the library in Alton Square Mall.

Support the library district – buy tickets for yourself and as gifts for family and friends.

*You must be 18 years or older to purchase raffle tickets.

Food For Fido

Posted April 1st, 2014 in Library News

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, and in commemoration of this, Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall and Hayner Downtown Library will collect pet food and supplies that will be given to the Alton Area 5A’s Animal Shelter. This no-kill shelter is completely dependent on donations and is run by a dedicated staff who work tirelessly to provide care for an overwhelming number of unwanted animals. From April 1 through April 30, if you have an overdue item, you may pay your fine with an item of pet food. This amnesty applies to Hayner materials only. Library materials must be returned with the donation and at least one donation made for each fine. This does not apply to fines already on your account for items that have already been returned (old fines).

Attention Teachers! New Resource at Hayner Library to Help Students Understand the Mississippi River

Posted March 27th, 2014 in Library News

Our Mississippi, an educational activities workbook about the Upper Mississippi River, was donated to Hayner Library by the local U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is geared towards students in grades 5 – 6. The book covers topics about the watershed, ecology, history, and commerce of the Mississippi River.

Copies of this book are located in the children’s department at the Downtown library, and the Alton Square library. Come check out this excellent resource, and discover the mighty wonders of the Upper Mississippi River!

Suzanne & Jim: Song Chasers

Posted March 20th, 2014 in Events

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Suzanne and Jim are musicians who explore new directions by looking back into the roots of Americana music and lore. The husband and wife team blend their voices and instruments in songs of an earlier time. The stories told by these old songs (and the stories behind the songs) not only relate tales of a bygone era but open a window into the origins of our modern culture. The duo’s performances are designed from their research into archived collections of historic music and are presented in an informative, yet engaging manner. Each show involves the audience from the first note to the last applause in a memorable entertainment experience. Register at 1-800-613-3163.

Join us for our spring 2014 semester of special events. These events are great for all ages, and they’re all free of charge. All programs do require registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163. Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held in 225 Alton Square Mall, upper level.

NOTE: We are in a new location for our performance events. 225 Alton Square Mall is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

REMINDER

Often program registration fills up and rolls over to a waiting list. If you are not going to attend a program that you are signed up for, PLEASE call 1-800-613-3163 and let us know so we can fill your reservation from the waiting list.

Music of David Massengill

Posted March 20th, 2014 in Events

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By birth a Tennessean, David Massengill “emigrated” to the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-’70s, walking the same streets and playing the same storied coffee houses as Dylan and Van Ronk. Thirty years later, he’s still walking those streets—but now he’s recognized universally for his pivotal role in keeping the American folk music tradition alive. “A gem of thinking man’s romanticism”—Rolling Stone; “David Massengill possesses a pure brilliance that is difficult to ignore”—Boston Globe; “David’s . . . lyrical facility is the most astounding to appear since that of Elvis Costello. He can be wickedly funny and deeply touching in the same line.”—The All American Music Guide. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear a great balladeer who has been compared to Mark Twain and Garrison Keillor. Register at 1-800-613-3163.

Join us for our spring 2014 semester of special events. These events are great for all ages, and they’re all free of charge. All programs do require registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163. Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held in 225 Alton Square Mall, upper level.

NOTE: We are in a new location for our performance events. 225 Alton Square Mall is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

REMINDER

Often program registration fills up and rolls over to a waiting list. If you are not going to attend a program that you are signed up for, PLEASE call 1-800-613-3163 and let us know so we can fill your reservation from the waiting list.

Steve Davis: Elvis! Live!

Posted March 20th, 2014 in Events

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Elvis (yes, THE Elvis) returns to Hayner Library with his Las Vegas-style revue that will have you rockin’ in your blue suede shoes. Elvis sings and reminisces about his career in this great show that will take you back to Elvis’s Vegas performances of the 1970s. Don’t miss this chance to see The King, live, onstage! Register at 1-800-613-3163.

Join us for our spring 2014 semester of special events. These events are great for all ages, and they’re all free of charge. All programs do require registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163. Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held in 225 Alton Square Mall, upper level.

NOTE: We are in a new location for our performance events. 225 Alton Square Mall is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

REMINDER

Often program registration fills up and rolls over to a waiting list. If you are not going to attend a program that you are signed up for, PLEASE call 1-800-613-3163 and let us know so we can fill your reservation from the waiting list.