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Care Packages for Active Service Members

March 1 – 14, 2019

Donations are being gathered through March 14th for care packages that are sent annually to all service men and women from St. Alban’s Township. Personal care items or individual serving food packages are all helpful. If you’d like to include a bonus fun item, hand held games, word game books, playing cards, card games, dice games, travel size board games, travel size jigsaw puzzles or Nerf balls would be appreciated. Best gift of all? Letters and cards!

If you would like items sent to a specific service member, please mark the item with the name and we will see that it gets delivered. If you know of any service member who should be included, please submit name and address to Ina Rae Kean. Items may be dropped off at the library anytime. Questions? Please contact Ina Rae at 740.924.5671. Can you help pack boxes? We’ll be compiling them on Sunday, March 17 at 3PM at the Alexandria United Methodist Church.

Food as Medicine (Adults)

Monday, March 11 at 5:00PM

Join us along with Shari Gallup from the Ohio State University Extension as we learn about the nature of food, individual ingredients, and how they contribute to an individual’s health and wellness. To register call: Ohio State University Extension- Licking County at 740-670-5315 or email



Don’t Throw Out Those Old Yearbooks!


If you come across old Lickingana or Northridge Yearbooks when you are cleaning out, please don’t throw them away. They are great sources for genealogical research and general history of our community. The library and museum are working on collecting a complete set of each. Also, we recently had a request from the Ohio Genealogical Society for any extra year books we might have, because they are trying to collect and preserve this precious historic resource for future generations. Just bring them to the Alexandria Library during regular business hours. The library and museum will keep one of each year and then the extras will be passed on to the OGS. Thank you for your help with this project.


Spring Toddler and Story Times

March 4th through the week of April 29th

Nursery Rhymes for Spring Time!

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come learn through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. Our program runs from the week of March 4th with the last meeting the week of April 29th. Story time is scheduled to meet Monday evenings 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:45, or Thursday mornings 10:00-10:45. Reserve your spot by calling 740.924.3561 or emailing

Toddler Time

Fun with Nursery Rhymes! 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 run the week of March 4th with the last meeting the week of April 29th. We are scheduled to meet Monday evenings 6:30-6:50 or Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:20. Please reserve a spot by calling 740.924.3561 or emailing



BFF (Grades K-5)

Thursday, March 14th from 3:15-4:30PM

Join us as we share a story, paint an empty pot and plant a seed and see if your seed will grow!

Space is limited for BFF: registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, March 13. Please call 740.924.3561 or email for more information and to register for this month’s BFF. Don’t forget! Send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk from school to the library with our staff.


Teen Craft Night: Jello Lip Gloss and Games

Tuesday, March 19 from 6-7:30PM

Join us for some crafting fun as we make Jello lip gloss and play some fun minute to win it games.

Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email to let us know you’re coming.


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, March 21 from 3:15–4:30PM

Buzzing for Bees

What do you know about buzzing bees? How important are bees to us? Come to the library to learn all about buzzing bees at this fun program for K – 5th grade! A snack will be provided along with the program.

Students need to be registered by Wednesday, March 20 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. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange transportation for students attending the Licking Park District program. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email to register your student.

 Adult Book Club

Friday, March 22 at 10:30AM

The Adult Book Club will be on the fourth Friday this month, March 22nd at the same time and place (10:30am in the library meeting room). Come discuss the county-wide book club book for this year, “A Well Behaved Woman: a novel of the Vanderbilts” by Therese Anne Fowler. Step back in time to life in Gilded Age New York City with the rich and famous of the late 1800’s. The novel traces the life of Alva Smith, a destitute Southern girl whose father lost his fortune in the Civil War. She meets and marries into unimaginable wealth, but does this bring happiness and a sense of purpose? Alva becomes a force to be reckoned with as she uses her intelligence, wealth and position to help change her world.

The Alexandria Public Library is glad to announce that we are cooperating with other libraries in Licking County and the Ohio State Newark/COTC Library in “One Book, One Community”. This is an opportunity to meet and discuss with author Therese Anne Fowler about her bestselling book, “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts.” You are invited to the book discussion and signing at the Warner Library on the Newark Campus of Ohio State on Sunday, April 7th from 1-3pm. Free books will be given to the first 100 registrants. Call the library at 740-924-3561 to register now! 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 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.


Spring Break Family Movie Night: Mary Poppins

Thursday, March 28 at 6:00PM

Join us for a fun filled family evening. The movie is a classic that takes place, in turn of the century London, when a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. The library will provide popcorn. Please feel free to bring water bottles.

Call the library at 740.924.3561 or email to let us know you’re coming.



 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.