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Spring Reading Retreat

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Grab a book and head to Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall for our second reading retreat! Sip on some lemonade, make a fruit kabob, decorate your own pressed flower jar, chat about books, and read one too! You’re welcome to bring your own drink, treat, or anything else to help put you in the […]

Teen Mini Library Make-and-Take

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Join our Teen Librarian in the Teen Center to celebrate National Library Week 2024 by making your very own miniature library!

X’s and Sews: A Crafting Program

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Calling all crafters! Pack up your portable craft and join us for X’s and Sews, our crafting program designed to encourage all crafters to come and work on their projects while listening to relaxing music, warming up with a mug of hot tea, and chatting with fellow crafters. All crafts are welcome—embroidery, knitting, crochet, drawing, […]

Event Series Lego Club

Lego Club

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Kids, join us for an hour of building and creating Lego masterpieces. The library will supply the Legos; feel free to bring your own. Lego Club meets at Hayner Library KidsSpace at Alton Square Mall on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is for children ages 6-12 […]

State Senator Erica Harriss Traveling Office Hours

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

State Senator Erica Harriss will hold traveling office hours at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall on the first Thursdays of March, April, and May. Traveling office hours are a way for Senator Harriss and her staff to assist residents with a wide variety of services, including navigating state agencies and connecting residents with available […]

Event Series Bite Size Science

Bite-Size Science

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

This fun, monthly S.T.E.A.M.-themed program happens on the first Friday of each month. Staff will prepare interactive kits for children to take home demonstrating different S.T.E.A.M. concepts such as surface tension, earth science, anatomy, and robotics! Each kit will include an item list and the ingredients needed to perform the activity. Adult assistance may be […]

St. Louis: The Best Sports Town in America with Ed Wheatley

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

St. Louis has long been known as a city with a rich sports history. Four of the most prestigious trophies in sports are named after St. Louisans—one in chess, one in golf, one in soccer, and one in tennis. Can you name them? What about the four national football teams that started as St. Louis […]

Event Series Make or Take Craft

Kids Make-or-Take Craft

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Stop by Hayner Library KidsSpace at Alton Square Mall and ask for your free Make-or-Take Craft. These children's crafts will be available on the first Monday of each month while supplies last.

Event Series Writers Circle

Writers Circle: Myths and Cryptids

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Join us for a writing prompt to get creativity flowing and receive constructive feedback from your peers in a guided group discussion. The focus genre of our Writers Circle will change every month, so be sure to check in! Refreshments are provided for this adult writing event designed for both the novice and the experienced. […]

Event Series KidsSpace Egg Hunt

KidsSpace Egg Hunt

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Come join us in the Hayner Library KidsSpace at Alton Square Mall for an egg hunt! The egg hunt is ideal for children ages 2-12 and will be available from Monday, March 25 through Saturday, March 30.