Breast Cancer Tea with Mary Stiers Miller on Tues., Oct. 17 at 7PM
Kids Movie Day: Monster House on Thurs., Oct. 19
Fall Toddler & Story Times Through October 26
Teen Board Game Night: Tues., Oct. 24 at 6PM
Beggar’s Night Costume Contest: Mon., Oct. 30 at 5PM
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Free eBooks!

marymillerTea Party with Mary Stiers Miller

Tuesday, October 17 at 7PM


Join us for an informative and uplifting evening of entertainment with local comedienne, Mary Stiers Miller. We’ll have tea and treats while we learn how to take care of ourselves and uplift those battling breast cancer.

Please contact the library by calling 740.924.3561 or emailing to let us know you’ll be coming. RSVP necessary by Saturday, October 14, 2017. ONLY 40 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

This program is sponsored by:





halloween-costumcontestBeggar’s Costume Contest

Monday, October 30, 2017

Show us your costume before Alexandria’s Beggars Night on Monday between 5-5:45PM and you could win a gift certificate for a FREE large pizza. Three age groups to choose from: Baby-PreK, K-5th Graders and 6th Grade and Older. Winners announced at 6PM.

Sponsored by:

 Little Free Library

Little 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 Denise at, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.




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.



IMG_20151020_174936_281 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.

IMG_20151201_145139_500In 2005 The Energy Cooperative’s Board of Directors adopted a community service program called Operation Round Up. The program “rounds up” a member’s bill to the nearest dollar and that amount (which is completely tax deductible) is donated to local charities in their service area. Operation Round Up approved a grant in the amount of $1800 toward the repair and replacement of the bell base.The work is now completed and the bell is in great shape for future generations of our community to enjoy. Please take a moment to visit the library’s front lawn and appreciate the Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up foundation’s generosity.  Included are pictures of before and after.



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!




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!