Teen Craft: Sock Snowmen Nov. 14
Kids Movie: November 16
Santa Story Time: Nov. 18 at 10AM
Fine Free Week: November 18-25
Free eBooks!


Monday, November 13, 2017 from 4-6PM


Denise Shedloski is leaving the Alexandria crew for a new crew!
Come wish Denise the best on her new adventures!

Bag_of_GroceriesFine Free Week

November 18-25, 2017

In honor of Thanksgiving, we will be sponsoring Fine FREE Week, November 18-25, 2017. Any overdue or lost materials can be returned with fines 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 Alexandria Blessing Box. We will not be able to accept any expired or damaged food items.



November 28, 2017 at 7:00PM

Always dreamed of gingerbread houses? You’ll love our hands-on gingerbread workshop just in time for the holidays. Adults and families are invited to attend our make-it and take-it program. Space and materials cost limit us to 40 participants. We’ll be making a basic model and sending you home with instructions for more involved builds. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 by Saturday, November 25 to register.

koreaKorea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth

From to time to time, the library is grateful to receive a donation of a new book from a local author or a generous corporation. Two months ago, we were surprised when a beautiful book with an accompanying video disk arrived in the mail. It was Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth and was published in cooperation with the Republic of Korea. The donation to American libraries was funded by LIG, a Korean defense company, to thank United States service personnel for their contribution to the 1950-53 war that freed South Korea from invasion by Communist North Korea and allowed them over the next 60 years to become the thriving economy they are today.

We wanted to take a moment to feature this gift in the newsletter, because the Korean War is often called “the forgotten war”. Though it was termed “a police action” at the time, thousands of our servicemen gave their lives during the three years of conflict. This book and DVD tell the story of the rescue of a nation under siege, by United Nations forces, led by the United States Armed Forces. The book was published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the conflict. The goal of the book is to make this “The Remembered War”, because South Korea is so grateful to the countries who saved them from Communism and allowed them to rebuild and thrive. Be sure to check it out!

Little Free Library

Little 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 Denise at dshedloski@alexandria.lib.oh.us, 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!