Spring Story Times start the week of March 20
Teens-Only Craft Night: Tuesday, March 7 at 6P
Antiques Roadshow: Tuesday, March 14 at 7PM
Kids Movie Day, Thurs., March 23
Free eBooks!
FREE Digital Magazines!

2016 Tax Information and Forms

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appletreeOur Own Version of
“Antiques Roadshow”

Tuesday, March 14 at 7PM

Join Sam Schnaidt from Apple Tree Auction Center to find out if your family heirloom really is a treasure! This appraisal is FREE, but a limit of 2 items per person is necessary to ensure everyone’s treasure gets some love.

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Care Packages for Active Service Soldiers

March 1 – 15, 2017

Donations are being gathered through March 15th for care packages that are sent annually to all servicesupport_troops_osc men and women from St. Alban’s Township. Personal care items (deodorant, toothbrushes, eye drops, lip balms) or individual serving food packages (granola bars, gum, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, crackers, etc.) 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 soldier, please mark the item with the name and we will see that it gets delivered. If you know of any solder who should be included, please submit name and address to Ina Rae Kean no later than March 15th.

Items may be dropped off at the library anytime. Questions? Please contact Miss Ina Rae at 740.924.5671.

Can you help pack boxes? We’ll be compiling them on
Sunday, March 19 at 3PM at the Alexandria United Methodist Church.




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.



 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.


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!