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Winter Toddler and Story Times

 “Snowflakes, snowballs, and snow things”

Beginning the week of January 14, 2019


Toddler Time

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.  Our program is scheduled to begin the week of January 14th with the last meeting the week of February 18th. We are scheduled to meet Monday evenings 6:30-6:50 or Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:20AM.

Story Time

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come, explore snow through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. Our program is scheduled to begin the week of January 14th with the last meeting the week of February 18th. Story time is scheduled to meet Monday evenings 7:00-7:45PM or Thursday mornings 10:00-10:45. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email to sign up your little reader.



BFF K-3rd Grade

Thursday, January 10 from 3:15-4:30PM


Come decorate a ball hat of your own. Will your hat be like Bartholomew Cubbins?

Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, January 9. Please call 740.924.3561 or email 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.


Kids Movie Day: Incredibles 2

Thursday, January 24 from 3:15–5:15PM

Mr. Incredible stays home with the kids while Elastigirl battles a cybercriminal.

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 4:00PM on Wednesday, January 23. Please call 740.924.3561 or email if you have questions or to register. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation.



Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, January 17 from 3:15-4:30PM

Whose tracks are these?

The Licking County Parks will be hosting a K-5th Grade program to explore and investigate tracks that may be found in our backyards. Come join us for a snack and a craft as we learn about the animals that live in our neighborhood.

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, January 16 and a note will need to be sent to school giving the kids permission to walk from primary school to the library with our staff. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation to attend the Licking Park District program. Contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email to register your student.


Adult Book Club

Friday, January 18 at 10:30AM

The book for January is “The Great Halifax Explosion: a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism” by John Bacon. This is a fascinating account of a little-known maritime disaster that changed U.S.-Canadian relations and the landscape of a major Canadian port city. 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 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.


Teen: Family Game Night

Tuesday, January 15 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 to share. Call 740.924.3561 or email to let us know you will be attending.


 Teen Craft: Hand Knitting

Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00-8:00PM


Always wanted to learn to knit this is your chance. Join us as we knit using our hands. Be sure to invite a friend. This program is open to all students in grades 6-12th. Call 740.924.3561 or email so we have enough supplies.



 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 2019. Please contact the library at 740-924-3561 or email



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, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.




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.



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.



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!




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!