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Hayner Library Newsletter Digitization Project

The Genealogy & Local History Library is starting a project to digitize all the Hayner Library newsletters and make them available (and searchable!) on archive.org. However, there are several we do not have in our possession. If you’ve saved any of these Hayner...

Alton ABC and Color Me Alton: Seasons

In 2019, a small group of Alton High School students and their teacher, Mrs. Lexa Browning-Needham, collaborated with our own Reneé B. Johnson of the Genealogy & Local History Library to publish Alton ABC. The rhyming alphabet picture book is designed to...

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third...

Check Out a Pedometer at Hayner Library

Mall walkers and outdoor walkers! Stop by Hayner Library and check out a pedometer with your library card. Pedometers can be borrowed for two weeks and renewed if there are no outstanding holds for the item. Keep track of your steps and enjoy the physical activity of...

Check Out a Laptop or Hotspot with Your Hayner Library Card

Hayner Library is pleased to announce that we now have laptops and hotspots available for check out at the Downtown Library and Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall. Patrons aged eighteen and older can now check out a laptop or hotspot with a Hayner Library card. The...

Community Resource Information Available at Hayner Library

Hayner Library has created several service-oriented guides to help you navigate resources and information on a variety of topics. The guides are available at the library and online (below). For more information about these resources, please call the Reference...