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Library Closed July 4

In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed. Materials will not be due on that day. We will reopen on Saturday, July 6 at our normal time. Happy Independence Day.


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.


Friends of the Library

Semi-Annual Book Sale

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. The sale will be Thursday, July 11 from 10:00AM-7:30PM and Saturday, July 13 from 9:00AM-3:30PM.


“A Universe of Stories” Continues

Join us this summer at the library. We will be participating in the collaborative summer reading program “A Universe of Stories!” There are many opportunities to grow and learn this summer with a chance to win prizes. We will have a variety of programs for adults, teens, and children of all ages. Please be sure to stop by the library to register.


Take it, Make it!

July 1- July 6

Stop by the library during the week of America’s birthday and pick up a game board, To the Moon and Back, to make and play as a whole family.


Family Movie Night

 How to Train Your Dragon:

The Hidden World

Tuesday, July 9 6:30-8:00PM

Explore the world of fantasy and learn how a young Viking, who hunts dragons, becomes the unlikely friend of one. He learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed… Fun for the entire family. Popcorn will be provided. Please call 740-924-3561 to register.


4-H Band Concert

Wednesday, July 17 (6:30-7:15PM)

Entertainment for the whole family. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and join us for a concert on the lawn across from the library. (In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved to the Northridge Primary School on College Street.)


Make Your Own Spaceship (K-5th Grade) (Full)

Thursday, July 18 (10:30-11:30AM)

Listen to the fractured fairy tale, The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara and paint (acrylic) an spaceship of your own. Maybe you can get it to fly! Please call be added to our waiting list.


Last Day to Check In (Children’s)

Saturday, July 20 (10:00-4:00PM)


Ice Cream Cosmos Finale

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00PM

Build an ice cream cosmos that tastes “out of this world.” Grand prizes will be awarded. Must be present to receive prizes. Last day to check in to be eligible for Grand Prizes is Saturday, July 20.

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Licking County Parks

(K-5th Grade)

Thursday, July 25 (3:30-4:30PM)

Weather

Learn about weather from the Licking County Parks Specialist, Miss Anne. Please call 740-924-3561 to register.


Summer Toddler & Story Time Program

“A Universe of Stories”

June 17 through the week of July 29

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 kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us 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 years old) Monday from 7:00-7:45PM or Thursday from 10:00—10:45AM

Note: The library is closed for Independence Day so there will be no story time on July 4th.


Teen Summer Reading Program

“A Universe of Stories”

How to Participate:

  1. Keep track of how much time you read (or listen to) a book between 6/4– 7/30. 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.

Schedule of Events for Teens:
Please call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you’ll be attending!

Teen Book Club: July 2 (3:00-4:00PM)

Bead Craft Out of this World: July 16 (6:00-7:00PM)

4-H Band: July 17 (6:30-7:15PM)

Stargazer Project: July 23 (3:00-5:00PM)

Teen Galaxy Party: July 30 (6:00-8:00PM)


Adult Book Club

Friday, July 19 at 10:30AM

The choice for July is “In Pieces” by Sally Field.  It’s a heartwarming memoir of a beloved actress.

All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us or stop by the library to join Book Club. You need not be available every month in order to participate. If you would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.


Adult Summer Reading

June 3 – July 23, 2019

Adults have a reading program too! Prize drawings held weekly beginning June 11- earn one chance for each book (or audio book) read this summer. Stop in the library for more details.

Schedule of events for adults:

Book Sale: July 11 (10:00AM-7:30PM) & July 13 (9:00AM-3:30PM)
Book Club: July 19 (10:30AM) In Pieces by Sally Field


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.