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Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19

Amid the growing concerns of the Covid-19 Pandemic the library has closed until further notice. We are continuing to monitor the situation and hope to reopen as soon as possible. We want to encourage our patrons to utilize the various digital resources available through our Digital Downloads collection, RBdigital, and Flipster. Also if you need assistance accessing these resources please feel free to call 740-924-3561 Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 10AM and 3PM and we will assist you or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us and we will get back with you as soon as possible.


FREE access to JLG Digital online reading platform!

Need materials for the children to read while social distancing. The Junior Library Guild has given all libraries and schools access to their online reading platform for free. You don’t even need a library card just click on the picture above and it will take you to there site. Then click on the link for the age appropriate materials and start reading. It really is that simple.


2020 Census Because You Count

This year the Census will be available online. The library will aid in completing the count. If you do not have access to the internet or a computer and would like help just stop by the library during our normal hours and we will have staff available to assist you. Click here to complete the census.


The Library is not Just for Books

How long has it been since we have seen you? There are so many things I need to let you know. First of all, last year the Alexandria Library Board of Trustees voted to go fine free. That means that we no longer charge fines on overdue materials. The only charges incurred are on lost or damaged items. Second, we added Dawes Arboretum experience passes that can be checked out at the circulation desk for two weeks. Included events for this weekend at Dawes are the Treewhispers and Maple Syrup Days. We have also added the RBDigital platform which provides patrons with simultaneous use e-audio books reducing the time you wait for books such us Diana Gabaldon, C.J. Box, Craig Johnson just to name a few available. Don’t forget we also offer free wi-fi and computers for you to use. If you haven’t been in for a while stop by and check us out.


Have you heard a good book lately?

Alexandria public library is now a member of RBdigital. As a library user you have access to over 30,000 titles without holds. If you enjoy listening to a good book check out our new selections. Register with your library card for access. Click here for audio books.


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.