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Fine Free

Beginning 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 on any items belonging to one of the 17 libraries in our consortium. The only fees that will be charged are for lost or damaged books. Also, if you have an item that is overdue it must be returned before you can check out any additional items.

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.

Family Gingerbread Houses

Tuesday, December 3, 6PM

Just a reminder, if you have signed up for our gingerbread house program, it is this week on Tuesday, December 3 at 6PM. We look forward to a great evening full of sugar and fun for all. Registration is full. Sponsored by:

Kids Movie Day: Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Thursday, December 12 from 3:15-5:00PM

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Call 740-924-3561 or email to register your child. Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 10. 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.

Semi Annual Book Sale

Saturday, December 14 from 9:00AM-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. Sponsored by: The Friends of the Library.

Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Continue 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 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

Teen Craft: Sock Snowmen

Tuesday, December 17 from 4:00-5:30PM

Join us for an evening of crafting fun. Every teen will make a sock snowman. Teens 6th thru 12th grade are invited to join us. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email to register. Registration deadline is December 14.

Licking Park District for K-5th

Thursday, December 19 from 3:15-4:30PM

Join us with the Licking Parks district as we explore winter adaptations all around us. Call 740-924-3561 or email to register. Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 17. Children must have a note to walk from the primary to the library with our staff.

Adult Book Club

Friday, December 20 at 10:30AM

December’s book is a fast-paced memoir about Todd Fisher and his life with his mother, Debbie Reynolds and sister, Carrie Fisher. Entitled “My Girls: a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie“, the book covers a multitude of subjects. Find out what toxic people can do to a family and how hard it is to survive and thrive in the Hollywood/Las Vegas scene. Full of pictures and anecdotes, the book is sometimes tragic, sometimes funny and always forthright. All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, email Martha at or stop by the library to join Book Club. 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.


Christmas Story Time with Elsa & Anna!

Saturday, December 21 from 2:45-3:45PM

Christmas is just around the corner! What better way to spend the Christmas Season than with the Ice Sisters!! Enjoy a magical meet and greet, story time and pictures with Elsa & Anna! Don’t let the cold keep you away! We can’t wait to see you there! You do not have to sign up for this Alexandria library event, just show up! All ages are welcome to attend.

Flash Craft (K-5th Grade)

Monday, December 23 from 12-2PM

Stop by the library for a quick Christmas craft project with Miss Jenny. No need to register or sign up just pop on in between 12 and 2PM.

Gifts for Kids Needed

December 1-11, 2019

American Legion Post 254 from Johnstown is working to collect toys, clothing and games for kids (babies to teenagers). Donations can be dropped off at the library through Wednesday, December 11. Distribution will be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, December 17 at the American Legion Hall at 180 W. Maple St., Johnstown. If you have questions about the project, donations or registering to participate, please contact Bruce Tolle at 740.405.3841.

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

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.