MARCH 2, 2015
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! According to the Associated Press, Random House Children's Books will publish this recently discovered manuscript with illustrations on July 28.             

Tax Forms and Assistance 

The IRS is strongly encouraging taxpayers to file their returns online. They have drastically reduced the number of forms sent to libraries and other outlets.  For the 2014 filing year, the library has been sent a LIMITED amount of ONLY the following three forms: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.   We also have a notebook of forms that patrons can use for photocopying. No instruction booklets are available.

Please note that the state of New Jersey has not provided libraries with paper copies of any state income tax forms for the last several years. 

Library staff can assist you with printing forms at a cost of 20 cents per page.

You can order federal tax forms by calling 1-800-829-3676.

The following links will allow you to download forms and instructions:

Federal tax forms (view and download)

Order tax forms to be delivered by postal mail

New Jersey state tax forms

NJ WebFile

Alpha Public Library premieres
"Friday Afternoon at the Movies"...
 The latest releases will be available at the Public Library's big screen two Friday afternoons each month at 3 p.m. with "Friday Afternoon at the Movies."  Registration is not necessary. Free popcorn is available. To see what movie is showing on any given Friday, check out the library's Facebook page or visit
The Wrap Up: 'Big Hero 6′ Posters Show Off the Lovable Robot ...
MARCH 13 @ 3:00PM BIG HERO 6 

Minute-To-Win-It at Alpha Public Library coming this Spring.....

We're trying a new program. We are going to have a game contest using the games on the NBC show Minute-To-Win-It.   These are all games that can be done with household materials.  (We need donations for the bulk of the materials.)

Each game has rules on the NBC site, so there are no questions.  We found a nice count-down clock online to project on our big screen. 

Games we have selected so far are:

Story times are a great way to introduce young children to language and social skills, books, and the pleasures of reading.    

Craft Club
Second Saturday of the Month
(starting March14, 2015)
Grade 2 and up
 Pinterest craft program, inspired by projects found on
Please register if interested. 12 seats only.


Want to be a Library Trustee?

We're looking for a resident of Alpha to fill a seat on the W.H. Walters Free Public Library Board of Trustees beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and running through December 31, 2017.

The Board of Trustees meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Duties of the Board include setting the annual budget of the library, establishing library policy, advocating the library to the community, planning for the future of the library and securing funds needed to operate. Service on the Board of Trustees is voluntary and without compensation. The Trustees are appointed by the Alpha Borough Council upon recommendation by the Library's Board of Trustees.

Candidates should have an enthusiastic desire to help guide our Library into the future and to ensure that our Library provides excellent service to its patrons.

Apply by January 11, 2013.

Email your resume, together with a brief cover letter describing your interest in serving on our Board,            to:

If you have any questions, you can email them to the same address.

Once you apply, you'll be contacted for an interview.

We look forward to hearing from you!





Copying / Printing / Faxing / Scanning

                                      $1.00/page faxes.

        Color ($.75/page) and Black and white ($.15/page) copies.

Color ($.50/page) and black and white ($.20/page) laser printer.

          2 Early Literacy Stations

The Early Literacy Stations are kid-friendly computers in the Youth Area. Engaging and educational games designed for children aged 2-8 are available.


Wireless Internet (WiFi)

A free wireless network is available throughout the library.

           *5 new computers for public use*  




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Alpha, NJ 08865
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Inclement Weather Policy
Please call the Library before venturing out in questionable weather.

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