Our special youth collections house over 22,000 items including: 


We offer a variety of programs for all ages, from Story Time and Book Clubs to various STEAM activities. Visit our Youth Programs page for more information on upcoming activities.

Juvenile Library Cards

Youth cards are kept on file in-library for those parents wishing for their children to check out independently. All items checked out on youth cards are placed on the consenting parent/legal guardian’s account. Parents must set up an account in order for a youth card to be created. Click here for more information on how to obtain a library card.

Read-a-Long Stories

Follow along while Youth Services Librarian Cynthia Horn shares a story! A selection of episodes can be found on our Story Time Read-a-Long page.

Reading Challenges

The Alliance Public Library likes to encourage youth to explore a variety of materials found in our collection. We frequently challenge readers to complete reading goals that are both fun and educational. The most current reading challenge, Read Your Way Across the U.S.A, is for patrons in grades 4th-8th and celebrates the diverse voices of American authors, one for each of the 50 states. To participate, please register at the library’s circulation desk.

Digital Collections

Download the Libby app or sign on through your browser at to access digital books and audiobooks for all ages, from Pre-K to Young Adult. Video books are available also at

The Kids and Teen Collection filters out adult content, allowing for peace of mind while your children browse age appropriate titles.


Throughout the year, the Alliance Public Library Foundation hosts a number of fundraising opportunities that help to support youth services. The APL Foundation sponsors a number of programs, including the annual Summer Reading Program, special presenters, and most recently, the development of a new Children’s Room located in the old Public Computer Lab.

Visit our Fundraising page to learn how you can support our youngest patrons and help them foster a lifelong love of libraries and books. 

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