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Winter

Wonderland Storytime!

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come, explore winter through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. Our program is scheduled to begin the week of January 8th with the last meeting the week of February 12th. Story time is scheduled to meet Monday evenings 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:45, or Thursday mornings 10:00-10:45. Please reserve a spot by calling 740.924.3561 or email Karen at kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us

If Northridge Schools are closed due to weather, children’s library programs are canceled.


 “Snow” time like a story for toddlers!

Fun with snow! Little ones 18-36 months are invited to join in a special time of reading books, singing songs and moving to music. Lots of fun is in store for our little folks as we share this time together making new friends. Registration is required and space is limited. Our program is scheduled to begin the week of January 8th-February 12th. Monday evening 6:30-6:50PM. Please email Karen at kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us or call 740.924.3561 to register.

If Northridge Schools are closed due to weather, children’s library programs are canceled.


Winter Toddler and Story Times

Beginning February 19th through March 19th

Mother Goose on the Loose!

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come, explore Mother Goose through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. Our program is scheduled to begin the week of February 19th with the last meeting the week of March 19th. Story time is scheduled to meet Monday evenings 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:45, or Thursday mornings 10:00-10:45. Please reserve a spot by calling 740.924.3561 or email Karen at kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us

Toddler Time

Fun with Mother Goose! Little ones 18-36 months are invited to join in a special time of reading books, singing songs and moving to music.
Lots of fun is in store for our little folks as we share this time together making new friends.  Our program is scheduled to begin the week of February 19th with the last meeting the week of March 19th. We are scheduled to meet Monday evenings 6:30-6:50. Please reserve a spot by calling 740.924.3561 or email Karen at kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us

If Northridge Schools are closed due to weather, children’s library programs are canceled.


Kids Movie Day: The Fox and the Hound

Thursday, February 15 from 3:15–4:45PM

Join us for an old classic. When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog – and the object of his search is his best friend! Call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register for the movie by 4:00pm Wednesday, February 14th. Space is limited. Please contact the library if you have questions. Library staff will pick K-3rd grade kids up at the Northridge Primary School and escort them to the library on movie day. Due to the Intermediate School dismissal time for 4th & 5th graders, transportation arrangements will need to be made for them to attend movie day. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for kids to walk with library staff.


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, February 22 from 3:15–4:30PM

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

The Alexandria Public Library is happy to be working with the Licking Park District to offer children’s programs on the fourth Thursday of the month for kids in K – 5th grades. Students need to be registered by Wednesday, February 21 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. 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 cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your student.


Teen Movie Night:
Wonder

Tuesday, February 20 from 3:15-5:15PM

Join us for Wonder. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or
email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you’re coming, there will be POPCORN!


Adult Book Club

Friday, February 16 at 10:30AM

All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, 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. If you are new and would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.

The book for February is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. In this debut novel, Eleanor struggles with appropriate social skills and carefully avoids unnecessary human contact. But encountering an aging gentleman who needs help and meeting a new co-worker will dramatically change her life.


Chocolate Swap!

Tuesday, February 13 at 7PM

Want to make your favorite chocolate treat and share with friends. Make your favorite treat and bring them to swap with friends to make a special valentine treat box for your sweetie. Door prizes.. Registration is required. Please email Carrie at cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us or call the library at 740.924.3561 by Saturday, February 10 to register.

 


                              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 fall 2018. 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.


 

BIG NEWS!!!!

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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!!!


 

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.

THANK YOU ENERGY COOPERATIVE!

 


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!

 

 


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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!