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Kids Movie Day: Ferdinand





CLC Welcoming Three New Member Libraries in 2018

Some library services to stop during early March upgrade

Delaware County District Library, Granville Public Library and Pataskala Public Library are joining the Central Library Consortium (CLC) this month. This partnership results in 17 library systems serving 1.5 million residents across seven counties. This means that Alexandria will benefit from the resources of the three new members after the first week of March. There will be a brief period the first week of March where you will be unable to place holds and will need to present your library card or number to check out materials while the new members are added.

The new members will also gain access to an expanded collection through CLC’s partnership with SearchOhio and OhioLINK. Through SearchOhio these new member libraries have access to resources from 42 other public libraries throughout the state. Access to OhioLINK will allow patrons to request from over 40 million items from Ohio’s College and University libraries.

The CLC is a 29-year-old partnership among library systems that share materials, resources, servers, licenses, group purchases and even staff while remaining strong, independent library systems. Libraries in the consortium include: Alexandria, Bexley, Columbus, Fairfield County, Grandview Heights, London, Marysville, Pickaway County, Pickerington, Plain City, Southwest Public, Upper Arlington, Wagnalls Memorial and Worthington.

Winter Toddler and Story Times

 February 19th through March 19th

Mother Goose on the Loose!

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come, explore Mother Goose through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. Our program is scheduled to begin the week of February 19th with the last meeting the week of March 19th. 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. Please reserve a spot by calling 740.924.3561 or email Karen at

Toddler Time

Fun with Mother Goose! 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 begin the week of February 19th with the last meeting the week of March 19th. We are scheduled to meet Monday evenings 6:30-6:50. Please reserve a spot by calling 740.924.3561 or email Karen at

If Northridge Schools are closed due to weather, children’s library programs are canceled.

BFF: Flying Fun (K-3rd)

Thursday, March 8 from 3:15-4:30PM

Join us as we share a snack, story, and activity. We will read The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins and take some time to learn about the Bernoulli Principle.

Space is limited for BFF: registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, March 7. 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.

Kids Movie Day: Ferdinand (K-5th Grade)

Thursday, March 22 from 3:15–5PM

Ferdinand (John Cena) is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team of friends for the ultimate adventure to return to his family.

Based on the classic children’s book, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover!

Library staff will pick K-3rd grade kids up at school and escort them to the library for movie day. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th & 5th graders, transportation arrangements will need to be made for them to attend movie day. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for kids to walk over with library staff and kids need to be registered at the library by 4:00PM Wednesday, March 21. Space is limited. Please contact the library if you have questions or to register for Movie Day at 740.924.3561 or email


Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, March 15 from 3:15–4:30PM

What is a habitat? The dictionary defines it as the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or organism. Come to the library to learn all about habitats 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 14 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, they will have to make their own transportation arrangements for attending the Licking Park District program. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email to register your student.

Teen Craft Night: Science of Slime and Flight

Tuesday, March 6 from 6-7:30PM

Calling all science geeks. Like to get messy and learn about science? Join us for an evening of fun filled science activities! This is for grades 6 through 12. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email to let us know you’re coming.



Teen Movie Night: Jumanji

Thursday, March 29 from 3-5PM

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or
email to let us know you’re coming. There will be POPCORN!


Adult Book Club

Friday, March 16 at 10:30AM

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 Wiley Cash about his bestselling book, “The Last Ballad.

First, the Alexandria Book Club will be reading the book in March and discussing it at our regular time and place. Second, you are invited to the book discussion and signing at the Warner Library on the Newark Campus of Ohio State on Sunday, April 8th 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.

Let’s Get Crafty (Adults)

Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30PM

Join us for Card Making Fun at the Library. Your $10 supply fee includes all materials, including adhesives, to create three all occasion greeting cards with coordinating envelopes. Pre-registration required. Reserve a spot for you and a friend by emailing or call 740-924-3561 today! Patti Pylant will be our creative coach.


   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 fall 2018. 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.




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!