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Begining November 1 we will have a collection called Lucky day. This is a collection of ebooks that will be available for checkout through Overdrive and in the Libby app. The titles in this collection will check out for seven days with no renewals and each patron can check out two lucky day titles at a time.


Fine Free

Begining December 1 our library board of trustees has voted to go fine free. You ask what does that mean for me?

  • This means no overdue fines will be charged
  • The only fees that will be charged are for lost or damaged books
  • If you have an item that is overdue it must be returned before you can check out additional items
  • Please ask any staff member if you have questions

Have you heard a good book lately?

Alexandria public library is now a member of RBdigital. As a library user you have access to over 30,000 titles without holds. If you enjoy listening to a good book check out our new selections. Register with your library card for access. Click here for audio books.


Santa Is Coming

Saturday, November 23, 10AM

Please join us for a special family holiday story time. We’ll gather in the meeting room to hear Santa read a Christmas story or two. After the stories, families will take turns visiting with Santa as children tell him their Christmas wishes. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please contact the library to register for Santa Story Time at 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to get on Santa’s nice list. Please arrive a few minutes early and enter through the meeting room door so we’ll be all settled and ready for Santa’s arrival at 10:00am.


Family Gingerbread Houses

Tuesday, December 3, 6PM

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 50 participants. We’ll be making a basic model and then you will be able to decorate everything you have dreamed about. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 by Tuesday, November 26 to register. Sponsored by:


Teen STEM: Film Making

Tuesday, November 5 from 3:00-5:00PM

Teens entering 6th grade and older are invited to join us after school at the library as we dable in using the green screen to make a small production. Come learn all you can about filming, editing and production. Call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve your spot. A snack will be provided.


Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Begining November 11 through December 16

Little ones will be building friendships as we hear stories, learn finger plays and sing songs. Story time children will also do a simple craft. Registration is required. Please choose a class time then call 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve a spot. There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver): Mondays from 6:30—6:50PM OR Wednesdays from 10:00—10:20AM

Story Time (three, four and five-year olds): Mondays from 7:00—7:45PM; OR Thursdays 10:00AM—10:45AM


Adult Book Club

Friday, November 15 at 10:30AM

The book for November is “The Coddling of the American Mind: how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. The subtitle says it all. Come for a lively discussion of this thought-provoking expose on how our current culture is producing anxiety in young people, college professors are walking on eggshells and free speech is being threatened. Call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us to join Book Club. All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. You need not be available every month to participate. If you are new and would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.


BFF (K–5)

Thursday, November 7 from 3:15-4:45PM

Learn about wings and the many different things that use them to fly. We will enjoy a snack, craft, and games while we explore the museum exhibit. Call 740-924-3561 or email Jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your child. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 5. Children must have a note to walk from the primary to the library with our staff. This program is in conjunction with Traveling Museum Exhibits created by the Grandview Heights Public Library with The Ohio State University’s Museum of Biological Diversity. The Natural Wonders Traveling Museum is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, November 21 from 3:15–4:30PM

Join us with the Licking Parks district as we learn about the natural world around us. Call 740-924-3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 19. Children must have a note to walk from the primary to the library with our staff.  Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation.


Kids Movie Day:

The Lion King

Thursday, November 14 from 3:15–5:30PM

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Call 740-924-3561 or email Jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your child. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 12. Children must have a note to walk from the primary to the library with our staff. Popcorn will be provided. Please send a water bottle for your child.

Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation for their students. 


Don’t Throw Out Those Old Yearbooks!

If you come across old Lickingana or Northridge Yearbooks when you are cleaning out, please don’t throw them away. They are great sources for genealogical research and general history of our community. The library and museum are working on collecting a complete set of each. Also, we recently had a request from the Ohio Genealogical Society for any extra year books we might have, because they are trying to collect and preserve this precious historic resource for future generations. Just bring them to the Alexandria Library during regular business hours. The library and museum will keep one of each year and then the extras will be passed on to the OGS. Thank you for your help with this project.


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 2020. Please contact the library at 740-924-3561 or email lmesser@alexandria.lib.oh.us.


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 cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.