Our 2018 Libraries Rock summer reading program has come to an end. Preschoolers through adults had a great time participating im programs including: Historical Walk, Blood Drive, Black Light Party, Armstrong Air and Space Museum, 4-H Sounds of Science, Licking Park District, Movie Day, Story Times and our children’s finale with Magician Dave Lehman (where some very happy grand prize winners received passes to Kings’ Island, COSI, Ohio State Fair, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Target, and Cincinatti Reds). Participants also received coupons to Whit’s Custard (Johnstown), McDonalds, and Ohio State Fair. We are very grateful to local businesses and presenters that support our summer reading program – encouraging reading and learning for all ages. Be sure to tell our sponsors, “Thank You!” when visiting their business to redeem your coupon or pass.
If your child participated in the SRP and has not picked up their final treats, stop by before August 16th to get their goodies. Congratulations to all our SRP winners and thanks to all our patrons for attending our programs and helping “Libraries Rock.”
As the summer unofficially comes to an end and we prepare for the start of the 2018–19 school year with class visits, after school programs and book clubs, remember, we are YOUR library and we welcome you to visit us anytime during the year. Before you know it, summer of 2019 will be here.
Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs
Beginning the week of September 10, 2018
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 email@example.com to reserve a spot.
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 Back-to-School Pizza Party
September 11, 2018 from 3-4:30PM
Teens (6-12th grade) are invited to join us for a back-to-school celebration! We’ll have pizza, drinks and games. This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends. Call 740.924.3561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Adult Book Club
Friday, August 17 at 10:30AM
All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at email@example.com or stop by the library to join Book Club. You need not be available every month to participate. The choice for August is “The Last Days of Café Leila“ by Donia Bijan. This is a debut novel by an Iranian exile and is a powerful story of food, family, and a bittersweet homecoming. If you are new and would like to join us, please enter thru the meeting room door because the library is closed on Fridays.
Guess what is new at the Library?
Bring a puzzle and take a puzzle. The Homer library has generously donated a few puzzles to get us started. Bored on a rainy day or just want something to occupy your free time. Stop by the library and check out our selection.
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 2019. Please contact the library at 740-924-3561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Become 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 email@example.com, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.
2nd Thursday of each month
September through May
Kindergarteners through 3rd graders are invited to the library for a chance to unwind after school with a snack, story and activity. Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please call 924.3561 or email to reserve a spot for your student.
Summer Story Time for 3, 4 and 5 Year Olds
May 29th – June 18th Music Rocks
July 9th- July 30th Rocks Rock
Little ones will be building friendships as we explore through stories, finger plays, songs and a simple craft. Please contact the library to register for the program that fits your schedule:
Mondays from 7:00-7:45; Wednesdays from 10:45-11:15AM; OR Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM.
Summer Toddler Time
May 29th – June 18th Music Rocks
July 9th- July 30th Rocks Rock
Little ones will be building friendships as we read stories, sing, and move to music. Please contact the library to register:
Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver) on Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM or Wednesdays from 10:00-10:20AM .
Kurtz Brothers, Alexandria, donated the materials and time to add gravel to the library’s parking lot today.
NO MORE icy patches and knee deep puddles.
THANK YOU KURTZ BROTHERS!!!
Operation Round Up Grant Received to Repair Historic Bell
The Historical Society of Alexandria installed the Congregational Church bell on the lawn of the Alexandria Public Library in 1976. The base was built of cement and brick, unfortunately, the base did not withstand the test of time or the weather. Neither the Historical Society nor Congregational Church exists today; no funds were saved for any future care of the monument.
THANK YOU ENERGY COOPERATIVE!
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!
Memorial Chair Donated
The 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!