Library will be closed July 4th
Summer Reading 2018
Free E-Books!
Free eBooks!
Join us Monday, July 16 at 7:00PM.



Licking County 4-H Band Cancelled

Due to the thunderstorms and torrential rains we have cancelled the concert for tonight, July 16.



2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!”

Every Northridge Primary School student received a bookmark at the end of the school year that lists all of our free children’s programs. Toddlers, preschoolers and students in grades 4 & 5 are welcome to participate too. Stop by the library to pick up a booklet (or activity sheet for toddlers.) All students that complete the booklet or activity sheet earn a chance to win one of the great grand prizes at the SRP Finale on Tuesday, July 31.

Don’t miss out on all the fun we will be having!  Call 740-924-3561 or email to register for programs listed on our kids page.


Summer Toddler & Story Time Programs

May 29th – June 18th Music Rocks

July 9th- July 30th Rocks Rock

Little ones will be building friendships as we hear stories, finger plays, and songs. Story time children will do a simple craft. Registration is required. Please choose a class and time then call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a spot.

Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver) Monday from 6:30-6:50PM or Wednesday from 10:00—10:20AM
Story Time (three, four, and five year old’s) Monday from 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesday from 10:30—11:15AM OR Thursday from 10:00—10:45AM

Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email to sign up your little reader.

Teen Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock”

How to Participate:

  1. Keep track of how much time you read (or listen to) a book between 5/24– 7/23. Color in a small square for every 15 minutes read or each activity. One hour of reading or one activity equals one treat.
  2. Bring your log to the library to earn tickets toward weekly prize drawings and treats. Need a reading log? Stop in and pick one up.
  3. Complete 20 hours of reading, 20 activities OR any combination of 20 and receive a final prize for completion.

Check out the teen page for a list of activities and
call 740-924-3561 or email to let us know you’ll be attending!


Adult Summer Reading

May 31 – July 23, 2018

Adults have a reading program too! Prize drawings held weekly – earn one chance for each book (or audio book) read this summer. Stop in the library for more details.

Schedule of events for adults: Please call 740-924-3561 to let us know you will be attending.

  • Adult Book Club: Friday, June15 beginning at 10:30PM
  • History Walk: Friday, July 13 beginning at 6:30PM
  • 4-H Band Concert: Monday, July 16 at 7:00PM


Semi-Annual Book Sale

Thursday, July 12 from 10AM – 7:30PM and Saturday, July 14 from 9AM-3:30PM

If you’re looking for an old favorite to treasure, or just something new to you, come visit us at our Semi-Annual Book Sale. We have lots of materials including videos, audio books, CDs and print materials for all ages. Individual items are available for a donation of your choice, or minimum of $5 per grocery bag or $20 per box.                                                                                                                     


An Historical Walk through the Maple Grove Cemetery

Friday, July 13 from 6:30PM

The Alexandria Public Library and Alexandria Musuem have a date for our 2018 Historical Walk. Put Friday, July 13th beginning at 6:30PM on your calendars for the Historical Walk at the Maple Grove Cemetery, where you can hear the stories of costumed reenactors. Tours will leave every 10 minutes from the cemetery entrance on Maple Grove. Please call 740-924-3561 to register.

Licking County 4-H Band Concert: Fun for the Whole


Monday, July 16 at 7:00PM

This event will be fun for the whole family. Bring your own chair or blanket along with family, friends, and neighbors for an evening of music in the yard beside the Alexandria Baptist Church. Popcorn will be provided. All ages are welcome.



 Guess what is new at the Library?

Puzzle swap

Bring a puzzle and take a puzzle. The Homer library has generously donated a few puzzles to get us started. Bored on a rainy day or just want something to occupy your free time. Stop by the library and check out our selection.


   Calling All Collectors

Do you collect fossils, teapots, tractors or figurines? The sky is the limit. We are looking for collections to display in the library for a month at a time. If you have a collection and would be interested in sharing it with us we have just the case for you. Currently filling slots for fall 2018. Please contact the library at 740-924-3561 or email


Little Free LibraryLittle Free Library Installed

Have you seen our newest addition? The Alexandria Public Library is very excited to announce the installation of an official Little Free Library. Built by local artist, David Tefft, the free library will be available 24/7 for anyone looking for a good read. Stocked with materials for readers of all ages!

Thank you Mr. Tefft for this treasure!



Friends_LogoBecome a Friend of the Library!

Our Friends are a group of interested patrons who plan programs for the library. They meet in June to plan programs for the year. The group helps with the book sales, Beggar’s Night, and adult-based programming throughout the year. Anyone is welcome to become a volunteer and help with the library activities. For more information, email Carrie at, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.




Kurtz Brothers, Alexandria, donated the materials and time to add gravel to the library’s parking lot today.
NO MORE icy patches and knee deep puddles.



IMG_20151020_174936_281 Operation Round Up Grant Received to Repair Historic Bell

The Historical Society of Alexandria installed the Congregational Church bell on the lawn of the Alexandria Public Library in 1976. The base was built of cement and brick, unfortunately, the base did not withstand the test of time or the weather. Neither the Historical Society nor Congregational Church exists today; no funds were saved for any future care of the monument.

IMG_20151201_145139_500In 2005 The Energy Cooperative’s Board of Directors adopted a community service program called Operation Round Up. The program “rounds up” a member’s bill to the nearest dollar and that amount (which is completely tax deductible) is donated to local charities in their service area. Operation Round Up approved a grant in the amount of $1800 toward the repair and replacement of the bell base.The work is now completed and the bell is in great shape for future generations of our community to enjoy. Please take a moment to visit the library’s front lawn and appreciate the Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up foundation’s generosity.  Included are pictures of before and after.



Library Golden Anniversary, 1985

The Alexandria Library celebrated its Golden Anniversary. Pictured left to right are Helen Dumbauld, Margaret Herreman, Priscilla Horn, Robert Nichols, Deirdre Schedwin and Linda Schneider. ©1985

Priscilla Horn,
Fiscal Officer Retires

Mrs. Priscilla Horn, Fiscal Officer for the library since 1967, retired on June 30, 2015. Her tireless, behind-the-scenes efforts enabling the library to be a sustainable, vibrant gathering spot for everyone, are greatly appreciated by the Board of Trustees and library staff. Mrs. Horn will continue to serve the library as a Trustee.

Thank you, Miss Priscilla for taking such great care of us!




Memorial Chair Donated

The members of the Alexandria Homemakers Club have generously donated a cozy reading chair in memory of former Homemaker, friend and longtime library patron, Mrs. Jo Budd. Their donation is a wonderful gift that all our library visitors will enjoy. The oversize chair (perfect for reading) is located in the nook near our newspapers and magazines. Thank you, Homemakers!