Monday, November 13, 2017 from 4-6PM
Denise Shedloski is leaving the Alexandria crew for a new crew!
Come wish Denise the best on her new adventures!
Fine Free Week
November 18-25, 2017
In honor of Thanksgiving, we will be sponsoring Fine FREE Week, November 18-25, 2017. Any overdue or lost materials can be returned with fines waived. If you would like to pay off existing OVERDUE fines (not lost or damaged), please bring one canned or non-perishable food item for each dollar you owe for donation to the Alexandria Blessing Box. We will not be able to accept any expired or damaged food items.
November 28, 2017 at 7:00PM
Always dreamed of gingerbread houses? You’ll love our hands-on gingerbread workshop just in time for the holidays. Adults and families are invited to attend our make-it and take-it program. Space and materials cost limit us to 40 participants. We’ll be making a basic model and sending you home with instructions for more involved builds. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 by Saturday, November 25 to register.
Little 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!
Become 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 Denise at email@example.com, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.
2nd Thursday of each month
September through May
Kindergarteners through 3rd graders are invited to the library for a chance to unwind after school with a snack, story and activity. Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please call 924.3561 or email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot for your student.
Fall Story Time for 3, 4 and 5 Year Olds
September 11 – October 26, 2017
Little ones will be building friendships as we hear construction stories, finger plays, songs and a simple craft. Please contact the library to register for the program that fits your schedule:
Mondays from 7:00-7:45; Wednesdays from 10:00-10:45AM; OR Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM.
Fall Toddler Time
September 11 – October 24, 2017
Little ones will be building friendships as we hear construction stories, finger plays, and songs. Please contact the library to register:
Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver) on Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM OR Tuesdays from 10:00—10:20AM.
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.
THANK YOU KURTZ BROTHERS!!!
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.
THANK YOU ENERGY COOPERATIVE!
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!