Spring Story Times through end of April
Teen After School Movie: Tues., April 4
FINE FREE and National Library Week: April 9-15
Spring Break Movie: Thurs., April 13
Kids Movie Day: Thurs., April 20
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In observance of National Library Week, Alexandria Public Library is hosting FINE FREE WEEK April 9-15, 2017. During the week, 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 Johnstown-Northridge Food Pantry. We will not be able to accept any expired or damaged food items.
For a little extra fun, don’t miss your chance to pick a prize Easter Egg each time you visit the library throughout the week!
Invasive Plants and Perennial Plant Swap
Monday, May 8 at 7PM
More info on this program coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled and your gloves on!
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.
THANK YOU KURTZ BROTHERS!!!
Become 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 email@example.com, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.
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.
In 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.
THANK YOU ENERGY COOPERATIVE!
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
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!