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Library Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 2

The library will be closed Monday, September 2 as we commemorate Labor Day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.


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.


Situational Awareness

Monday, September 23 at 6PM

Situational Awareness is the foundation to any personal defense plan. Join us at the library as we learn ways of protecting ourselves from becoming victims as Judi Phelps from On Guard Defense presents the information about situational awareness. She will discuss how to reduce your risk of becoming a target, how to recognize threats in advance, and how to escape. This program is for adults and teens. Please call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have any questions.


Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Beginning the week of September 9

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.

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, September 20 at 10:30AM

Come join the Alexandria Book Club as we discuss the modern classic, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Born Elizabeth Wehner, a child of German immigrants, the author grew up poor in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY, the world she re-created with meticulous detail in this autobiographical novel. A fascinating, realistic, uplifting story. Stop in now to get your copy of the book. All adults are welcome to participate in our 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 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.


Kids Movie Day:

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Thursday, September 12 from 3:15–5:00PM

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. Library staff will pick up K-3rd grade kids at the primary school and escort them to the story room for movie day. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need make transportation arrangements for attending movie day.

Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission to walk over with library staff. Because space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, September 11. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email lmesser@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register for the movie.


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, September 19 from 3:15–4:30PM

The Alexandria Public Library is happy to be working with the Licking Park District to offer children’s programs on the third Thursday of the month for kids in K – 5th grades. Students need to be registered by Wednesday, September 18 and a note needs to be sent to school giving the kids permission to walk from Northridge Primary to the library with our staff. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, they will have to make their own transportation arrangements for attending the Licking Park District program. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your student.


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.