Kids Movie Day: Thurs., July 2 at 3:30PM
Teen Comic Con/Jeopardy: Tues., July 7 at 6PM
Teen Movie: Thursday, July 23 at 6PM
Kids SRP Finale: Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30PM
Free E-Books!
FREE ACT, SAT, GED, ASFAB and Career Prep!

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading

All Booklets and Preschool Activity Pages MUST be completed by Saturday, July 25 to be entered in our Grand Prize Raffle.
At our closing program on Tuesday, July 28 with Dave Lehman, prizes will be awarded to children who have completed the 2015 SRP. There will also be a raffle for grand prizes including passes to Kings’ Island, COSI, The Ohio State Fair, Armstrong Air & Space Museum and more!
NOTE: You MUST be present at the SRP Finale on Tuesday, July 28 to win a grand prize.


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!


 veteran_thanksVeterans to be Honored at Alexandria Fun Days

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:00PM
Under the Big Top

The Alexandria Public Library and the Alexandria Museum are saying “Thank you” to Licking County Veterans by hosting a USO style show during the 2015 Alexandria Fun Days. Special acknowledgement will be given to our WWII veterans. If you are a WWII vet and would like to be included, please call the Library (740-924-3561) and leave the following information: your name, phone number, branch of service and where you served.


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 or call the library at 740.924.3561 for an appointment.

 In the Company of Heroes:
Licking County Veterans Project

In the Company of Heroes: Licking County Veterans Project logoThursday, July 30 at 7:00PM

“It is our goal that all generations will be able to learn, understand and recognize the sacrifices made by these men and women for their country,” said Doug Stout, Heroes Project Coordinator.

Mr. Stout will be visiting the library to talk about this amazing county-wide project that will benefit generations to come by honoring those that have given so much.


Toddler & Story Time Programs continue through July 16, 2015. Call now to register!

Library Partners with Operation Round Up to Service Northridge Intermediate StudentsEnergyCoopLogo8

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.