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Teen: Family Game Night

Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00-8:00PM

Join us for a fun evening of board games and pizza. All families are encouraged to join us with their teens to start the New Year off with some fun and food. We will provide pizza and drinks. Feel free to bring a snack or favorite game to share. Call 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you will be attending.


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.


Teen Craft: Snow Globes

Tuesday, January 28 from 4:00-5:00PM

Join us for a fun time creating a snow globe.  Be sure to invite a friend. This program is open to all students in grades 6-12th. Call 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us so we have enough supplies.


Adult Book Club

Friday, January 17 at 10:30AM

The adult book club for January is the best-seller, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. This mystery and coming-of-age story takes place in the coastal communities off the coast of North Carolina. Kaya, abandoned by her family and outcast by society, learns to survive in her local marshland environment, becoming an expert in the local flora and fauna. But the suspicious death of the star quarterback, brings unwanted attention to ‘the marsh girl’. A story of the triumph of the human spirit. Stop in to get your copy today!

All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561 or email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us or stop by the library to join Book Club. You need not be available every month in order to participate. The library is closed on Fridays, so please enter through the meeting room door.


Adult Movie: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00PM

Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s. Join us for this classic and we will provide popcorn. Let us know if you are joining us by calling 740-924-3561 or email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us.


BFF (K-5)

Thursday, January 9 from 3:15-4:30PM

Snowflakes

Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 8:00PM Tuesday, January 7. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register for this month’s BFF. Don’t forget to send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk from the primary school with our staff.


Licking Park District (K-5)

Thursday, January 16 from 3:15-4:30PM

The Licking County Parks will be hosting a K-5th Grade program to explore and investigate nature. Come join us for a snack and a craft as we learn.

The Alexandria Public Library is happy to be working with the Licking Park District to offer children’s programs for kids in K – 5th grades. Students need to be registered by 8PM Tuesday, January 14 and a note will need to be sent to school giving the your child permission to walk from primary school to the library with our staff. Contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your student.


Kids Movie Day: Abominable

Thursday, January 23 from 3:15-5:00PM

A teen and her friends must outwit some evil villains in order to take a lost Yeti home, in this animated family comedy. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by Tuesday, January 21. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


Winter Toddler & Story Time Programs

Beginning the week of January 13

Let it Snow” Stories of Winter

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


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.