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Beggar’s Night Costume Contest: Wed., at 5-5:45PM in Library meeting room



Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Through the week of October 15 and begin October 29

Little ones will be building friendships through stories, finger plays and songs. Story time children will also do a simple craft. Registration is required. Please choose a class time then call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a spot.

Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver): Mondays from 6:30—6:50PM OR Wednesdays from 10:00—10:20AM

Story Time (three, four and five-year olds): Mondays from 7:00—7:45PM; OR Thursdays 10:00AM—10:45AM

Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, October 11 from 3:15–4:30PM

Looking at Leaves

It’s the time of year when the weather cools and leaves start to turn colors. Through a book, group discussion and an activity, Anne, from the Licking Park District, will share everything you wanted to know about leaves. We’ll have a snack too.

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, October 10 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. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email to register your student.  Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, will need to arrange their own transportation.

BFF: K–3rd Graders

Thursday, October 18 from 3:15-5:15PM

Shapes all around! Are you in shape? Come join us for an after-school workout to get in shape.

Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, October 17. Please call 740.924.3561 or email for more information and to register for this month’s BFF. Don’t forget to send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk over from school.


Kids Movie Day: Haunted Transylvania 2

Thursday, October 25 from 3:15–4:30PM

Turn your house into a Halloween haunted house party with Haunted Transylvania 2! Sing-Along and dance all night in this fun Halloween celebration for kids of all ages. Spend some time with the dancing Mummy, do the wave with Frankenstein and jump around with Dracula it’s the Halloween event you do not want to miss!

Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission to walk over with library staff. Because space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, October 24. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email if you have questions or to register for the movie. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, they will need to arrange their own transportation.


Teen Craft: Popsicle Scarecrow

Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-7:30PM

Teens entering 6th grade and older are invited to make a unique scarecrow decoration to celebrate fall on Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-7:30PM. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email to reserve your spot.


Teen Movie Night: A Wrinkle in Time

Tuesday, October 16 from 3:15-5:30PM

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force.

Call 740-924-3561 or email to reserve your spot. Popcorn will be provided.



Jim David author of “The Thomas J. Evans Trail”

Monday, October 15 at 7PM

Join us for an informative author talk about the history and transformation of the railway in Licking County. This is now the bike path which extends from Newark to Johnstown.

Please contact the library by calling 740.924.3561 or email to let us know you’ll be coming.


Adult Book Club

Friday, October 19 at 10:30AM

The choice for October is Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade. This portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at or stop by the library to join Book Club. All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. You need not be available every month 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.


Beggar’s Costume Contest

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5-5:45PM

Join us in the library meeting room and show us your costume before Alexandria’s Beggars Night on Wednesday, October 31th between 5-5:45PM and you could win a gift certificate for a FREE large pizza. Three age groups to choose from: Baby-PreK, K-5th Graders and 6th Grade and Older. Winners will be notified by phone and can stop by the library on Thursday, November 1 to pick up their prize.



   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!