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Knitters and Sewers Needed!

Do you love knitting or sewing? At a meeting of the Hayner Library Teen Advisory Board, the teens suggested that they dedicate some of their meeting times to creating hats, scarves, and blankets for those in need in Alton and Godfrey. However, many of the teens need...

Vintage Voices: How We Bring Past to Present

In October 2024, Vintage Voices will present its twenty-third season of guided walking tours in the Alton Cemetery (sometimes referred to as the Alton City Cemetery). To date, Vintage Voices has shared 266 stories presented by 115 actors. The characters and themes are...

Keep Up-to-Date with Hayner Library

As patrons of Hayner Library know, the library is more than just books. We offer many programs, services, and collections for patrons of all ages—and we’re always adding more!  There are many ways to keep up with everything that’s happening at the library. Quarterly,...

Volunteer Opportunity: Reach Out and Read (ROAR)

Are you looking for a rewarding literacy-focused volunteer opportunity? If so, check out the Alton School District’s Reach Out and Read (ROAR) program.  ROAR is a flexible volunteer opportunity that supports literacy in our community. The program meets before school...

Puzzle of the Month

Take a stroll through history while relaxing with a good puzzle. On the first Wednesday of each month, a new puzzle will be available for patrons to assemble at the Genealogy & Local History Library at 401 State Street, Alton. The puzzles will depict some aspects...