Spring Toddler & Story TIme starting now
Fine FREE Week: April 12-18, 2015
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April 12-18, 2015

In observance of National Library Week, we are hosting our semi-annual FINE FREE WEEK April 12-18, 2015. During the week, any overdue or lost materials can be returned with fees 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 Johnstown-Northridge Food Pantry. We will not be able to accept any expired or damaged food items.ALA_NLW2015_336x280

For a little extra fun, don’t miss your chance to play our Guess and Guess Again Game. If you can guess the correct number of items held by our library from each (or any) of the following categories, you may win a gift card to Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Collection choices are Children, Young Adult, Adult Fiction/Nonfiction, DVD/VHS and Music CDs. Any library patron may guess as many collections they like, each visit made to the library during the week. Winners to be announced on Monday, April 20.

Kentucky Derby Theme Tea Party

Tuesday, April 28 at 7PM

Weather permitting, we’ll be hosting a Derby themed tea party in the library’s courtyard on Tuesday evening, April 28. (Rain location is the library’s meeting room.) Hats are encouraged, ascots are optional. We’ll be tasting some hot and cold teas in style. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email dshedloski@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve your seat. Tea lovers of all ages are invited to attend.


Be a Hero Blood Drive

July 22, 2015 from 11AM-4PM

To accompany our 2015 Summer Reading Program, the library is working with the American Red Cross of Licking County to host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 22. If you are willing to Be a Hero and make a commitment to donate, please email Pam at phankinson@alexandria.lib.oh.us or call the library at 740.924.3561. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.

April 6 – May 7, 2015

Hop into the library to make new friends, laugh and learn as we discover fish, frogs, turtles and water fun. Three, four and five year old children are invited to the library for 45 minutes of stories, finger plays, songs and a simple craft.

Please email Pam at phankinson@alexandria.lib.oh.us or call 740.924.3561 to register for one of these classes:
Mondays from 7:00-7:45PM; Wednesdays from 10:00AM-10:45AM; or Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM.

April 6 – May 5, 2015

Spring is here and we are ready to jump into stories about frogs, turtles, fish and water. Little ones 18–36 months old and their favorite adult can make new friends at Toddler Time. Grownups and children will participate in our 15–20 minute session of stories, finger plays and music.

Please email Pam at phankinson@alexandria.lib.oh.us or call 740.924.3561 to register for one of these Toddler Time sessions:  Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM or Tuesdays from 10:00-10:20AM.

Sprint Toddler & Story Time Programs begin the week of April 6, 2015. Call now to register!

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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.