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Thursday, May 21 from 10:30-11:15AM

Preschool and home school students and their favorite adults are invited to attend our Children’s Summer Reading PREVIEW this Thursday morning. We’ll be showing a short digital film starring our own Pam Hankinson as “Paige Turner” and Emily Hankinson as a reporter investigating our upcoming summer theme: Every Hero Has a Story. 

If you have questions please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email

 veteran_thanksVeterans to be Honored at Alexandria Fun Days

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:00PM
Under the Big Top

The Alexandria Public Library and the Alexandria Museum are saying “Thank you” to Licking County Veterans by hosting a USO style show during the 2015 Alexandria Fun Days. Special acknowledgement will be given to our WWII veterans. If you are a WWII vet and would like to be included, please call the Library (740-924-3561) and leave the following information: your name, phone number, branch of service and where you served.

Community Choir Members Needed!

Performance on Friday, July 17 at 6:00PM
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The Alexandria Library and the Alexandria Museum are joining together to form a community choir to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Sing with us as we honor those veterans who maintained our freedoms in the past and those that continue today.

Song selections include: The 1940’s,a medley from the 20th Century Celebration, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Armed Forces –
The Pride of America!

Practices are on Monday nights at the Alexandria Methodist Church beginning June 1st.  Please contact Barb Beck at or 740.924.3561 for more information.


Be a Hero Blood Drive

July 22, 2015 from 11AM-4PM

To accompany our 2015 Summer Reading Program, the library is working with the American Red Cross of Licking County to host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 22. If you are willing to Be a Hero and make a commitment to donate, please email Pam at or call the library at 740.924.3561. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.

April 6 – May 7, 2015

Hop into the library to make new friends, laugh and learn as we discover fish, frogs, turtles and water fun. Three, four and five year old children are invited to the library for 45 minutes of stories, finger plays, songs and a simple craft.

Please email Pam at or call 740.924.3561 to register for one of these classes:
Mondays from 7:00-7:45PM; Wednesdays from 10:00AM-10:45AM; or Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM.

April 6 – May 5, 2015

Spring is here and we are ready to jump into stories about frogs, turtles, fish and water. Little ones 18–36 months old and their favorite adult can make new friends at Toddler Time. Grownups and children will participate in our 15–20 minute session of stories, finger plays and music.

Please email Pam at or call 740.924.3561 to register for one of these Toddler Time sessions:  Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM or Tuesdays from 10:00-10:20AM.

Sprint Toddler & Story Time Programs begin the week of April 6, 2015. Call now to register!

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We are pleased to announce a new arrangement to bring library services to students at Northridge Intermediate School. Beginning in February, the Alexandria Public Library will be delivering Classroom Kits to each teacher at the Intermediate campus. Each Classroom Kit is a collection of high interest fiction and nonfiction books with reading levels targeted to fourth and fifth graders. The goal of these kits are to provide books that will foster students’ interest in reading.
This Classroom Kit project is made possible with a grant from The Energy Cooperative’s community service program, Operation Round Up. This program “rounds up” a member’s bill to the nearest dollar and that amount (which is completely tax deductible) is donated to local charities.
The library has had a long-standing arrangement of more than 60 years providing students at Northridge Primary (formeroperationRounduply Alexandria School and Alexandria Elementary) with library materials and services. We look forward to beginning a new chapter with Northridge Local School District.


Memorial Chair Donated

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe 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!


Memorial Bench Donated

Mrs. Patty Oyler and the late Don Oyler have generously donated a hand-crafted resin bench in memory of their son, Jeffrey Oyler. Their gift is greatly appreciated and will serve the library and the Alexandria community for many years to come. The bench is located in the library’s courtyard on the east side of the building – take a minute to enjoy the shade.