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Guess What’s New?

This month we have added a new magazine subscription to our teen section. We now have Brick Journal which is a magazine for all ages of LEGO enthusiasts. Also, back are our digital magazines. We now subscribe to Flipster and you can access the digital magazines by clicking on the link on our website and logging in with your library card.


Hidden in Plain Sight

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30PM

Hidden in Plain Sight is an awareness program for adults sponsored by the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team. Come explore a teen’s bedroom with more than 100 items that could indicate dangerous or risky behaviors. The presentation will cover substance abuse, eating disorders, internet/technology, risky games/challenges and much more. This is an opportunity to learn about the signs that are around us. Be sure not to miss this presentation as it could save someone you know. Childcare will be provided. No registration is required. For more information please call 740-924-3561 or email


Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Beginning the week of September 10, 2018

Little ones will be building friendships through stories, finger plays and 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.

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

BFF: K–3rd Graders

Thursday, September 13 from 3:15-5:15PM

Ahoy Mateys! Join us for an after-school adventure on the high seas. Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, September 12. Please call 740.924.3561 or email for more information. Don’t forget to send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk with staff members to the library.


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, September 20 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 19 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 to register your student.


Kids Movie Day: The Apple Dumpling Gang

Thursday, September 27 from 3:15–5:00PM

Ride the wild west as three orphans discover gold. Library staff will pick up K-3rd grade kids at 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 26. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email if you have questions or to register for the movie.

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 to reserve your spot.


Adult Book Club

Friday, September 21 at 10:30AM

The choice for September is Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. We think you will enjoy this mystery within a mystery. 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, or 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 thru the meeting room door because the library is closed on Fridays.


Coming Soon: Jim David of “The Thomas J. Evans Trail”

Monday, October 15 at 7PM

Join us for an informative author talk about the history and transformation of the railway in Licking County. This is now the  bike path which extends from Newark to Johnstown.

Please contact the library by calling 740.924.3561 or emailing to let us know you’ll be coming.

   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


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.




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!