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Beggar’s Night Costume Contest

Thursday, October 31 from 6-7:00PM

Join us in the library for our annual costume contest Thursday, October 31 from 6-7:00PM during beggar’s night and you could win a gift certificate for a FREE large pizza. Winners will be notified by phone and can stop by the library on Monday, November 4 to pick up their prize. There will be three categories for winning: Baby-PreK, K-5th grade, and 6th– 12th grade. 


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.


What About Voting?

Are you registered to vote? If not, you still have time and we can help. Stop by the library by October 4 to register. Also St. Albans Township has a change in polling location. If you voted at the Alexandria Primary School your new voting location is the Church of Christ at Alexandria located at 5800 Moots Run Road, Alexandria 43001. If you have questions about voting you can also go to myohiovote.com for more information.


Teen STEM: Renewable Energy

Tuesday, October 8 from 3:00-5:00PM

Teens entering 6th grade and older are invited to join us after school at the library as we discuss renewable energy and use K Nex™ to build working renewable energy models on Tuesday, October 8 from 3:00-5:00PM.

Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve your spot. A snack will be provided.


Teen STEM: Film Making

Tuesday, October 22 from 3:00-5:00PM

Teens entering 6th grade and older are invited to join us after school at the library as we dable in using the green screen to make a small production. Come learn all you can about filming, editing and production. Call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve your spot. A snack will be provided.


Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

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, October 18 at 10:30AM

This month’s book, “The Spies of Shilling Lane” by Jennifer Ryan, is part mystery, part historical fiction. Set during the London Blitz of World War II, a small town, and the ‘queen’ of that town, must face the dangers and changes that war brings to their small community. A missing person, the chaos of bombs falling, and a family secret add to the mix. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us to join Book Club. All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. 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.


BFF: K–5th Grade

Thursday, October 10 from 3:15-5:00PM

It’s Rhyme Time!

Bring your friends and your sweet rhymes to the library and join Ms. Jenny as we learn about poetry, enjoy a snack, and entertain one another with our very own poems! Everyone is a poet and all levels are welcome (K-5)! Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to a group poem, compose their own poem, and perform for the group. Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by Tuesday, October 8. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us for more information and to register for this month’s BFF. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange for their transportation.


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, October 17 from 3:15–4:30PM

Join us and Licking Park district for a fun afternoon of learning all about nature. A snack will be provided.

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 Wednesday, October 16 and a note will need to be sent to school giving the kids permission to walk from Northridge Primary to the library with our staff. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your student.  Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation.


Kids Movie Day: Toy Story 4

Thursday, October 24 from 3:15–5:00PM

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

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, October 23. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register for the movie. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, they will need to arrange their own transportation.

 


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.