Kids Movie: November 19 at 3:15PM
Teen Movie: November 19 at 6PM
Santa Storytime: November 21 at 10AM
Coming Soon: Gingerbread Houses on December 1 at 7PM
Winter Toddler and Story Times begin January 4, 2016
Free E-Books!
FREE Digital Magazines!


Bag_of_GroceriesFine Free Week

November 16-21, 2015

In honor of Thanksgiving, we will be sponsoring Fine FREE Week, November 16-21, 2015. Any overdue or lost materials can be returned with fines waived. If you would like to pay off existing OVERDUE fines (not lost or damaged), please bring one canned or non-perishable food item for each dollar you owe for donation to the Johnstown-Northridge Food Pantry. We will not be able to accept any expired or damaged food items.

Gingerbread Houses

Tuesday, December 1 at 7PM

Always dreamed of gingerbread houses? You’ll love our hands-on gingerbread workshop just in time for the holidays. Adults and families are invited to attend our make-it and take-it program. Space and materials cost limit us to 40 participants. We’ll be making a basic model and sending you home with instructions for more involved builds. Please call the library at 924.3561 by Saturday, November 28 to register.



Toddler & Story Time Programs are on a break until September.
Please check back for more information.

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!


Library Partners with Operation Round Up to Service Northridge Intermediate StudentsEnergyCoopLogo8

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.