Fall Sessions of Toddler & Story through October 29th
Banned Books week Sept. 27-Oct. 3
Kid’s Movie Day: Thursday, October 8 at 3:15PM
Henna Tattoos for Teens: Thursday, October 24 at 6:00PM
Alexandria Village Beggar’s Night: Thursday, October 29 from 6-7:30PM
Contest on Saturday, October 31 at 1PM
Free E-Books!
FREE Digital Magazines!


Collecting Items for Local National Youth Advocate Program

October 12-24, 2015

nyaplogoThe library will be accepting donations for the Newark office of the National Youth Advocate Program from October 12-24.

NYAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving foster children, families and members of the community by providing counseling, foster parent training, doctors’ visits, group therapy, along with other in-patient and out-patient services.  This fall, they are looking to gather craft or coloring supplies, new teddy bears, blankets, travel sized toiletries and journals. Blankets, teddy bears and toiletries will be given to the children as soon as they come into NYAP’s care, while the journals and craft supplies will be distributed to any child who expresses interest. Because Newark’s NYAP office serves 160+ children at any one time, these supplies run out fast!

Thank you in advance for any assistance you might be able to provide. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Maddie Lotz by email at mlotz@nyap.org or by phone at 614.632.7569.


Toddler & Story Time Programs are on a break until September.
Please check back for more information.

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!


Library Partners with Operation Round Up to Service Northridge Intermediate StudentsEnergyCoopLogo8

We are pleased to announce a new arrangement to bring library services to students at Northridge Intermediate School. Beginning in February, the Alexandria Public Library will be delivering Classroom Kits to each teacher at the Intermediate campus. Each Classroom Kit is a collection of high interest fiction and nonfiction books with reading levels targeted to fourth and fifth graders. The goal of these kits are to provide books that will foster students’ interest in reading.
This Classroom Kit project is made possible with a grant from The Energy Cooperative’s community service program, Operation Round Up. This program “rounds up” a member’s bill to the nearest dollar and that amount (which is completely tax deductible) is donated to local charities.
The library has had a long-standing arrangement of more than 60 years providing students at Northridge Primary (formeroperationRounduply Alexandria School and Alexandria Elementary) with library materials and services. We look forward to beginning a new chapter with Northridge Local School District.


Memorial Chair Donated

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe 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!


Memorial Bench Donated

Mrs. Patty Oyler and the late Don Oyler have generously donated a hand-crafted resin bench in memory of their son, Jeffrey Oyler. Their gift is greatly appreciated and will serve the library and the Alexandria community for many years to come. The bench is located in the library’s courtyard on the east side of the building – take a minute to enjoy the shade.