november, 2017

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9nov3:15 pm- 4:30 pmBFF (K-3rd Grade)
13nov4:00 pm- 6:00 pmLIBRARY DIRECTOR OPEN HOUSE
16nov3:15 pm- 5:00 pmKids Movie Day: The Emoji Movie
18nov - 25All DayFine FREE Week: November 18-25, 2017
18nov10:00 am- 12:00 pmFamily Story Time with Santa
28nov7:00 pm- 8:00 pmFamily Gingerbread Houses

We’re Taking a Break for the Holidays!

Our Winter Toddler and Story Time sessions will begin in January. In addition, due to Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, The Licking Park District will take a short break and resume on January 25th. Watch our website and future newsletter for more info!


BFF: K–3rd Gradersafterthefall

Thursday, November 9  from 3:15-4:30PM

BFFWe all know that Humpty Dumpty is famous for falling, but do you know about his life after the fall? The BFF group will know, after they hear Dan Santat’s new book, After the Fall.

We’ll have a snack, hear the story, then do an activity. Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, November 8th. Please call 740.924.3561 or email phankinson@alexandria.lib.oh.usfor more information or to register. Parents please don’t forget to send a note to the school giving your child permission to walk with our staff from the Northridge Primary school.

emojimovieKids Movie Day: The Emoji Movie

Thursday, November 16 from 3:15 – 5:00pm

Textopolis, is a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live hidden inside a smartphone. The never-before-seen secret world will be unlocked and we’ll meet Gene, an exuberant emoji born without a filter bursting with multiple expressions. There will be an epic “app-venture” and the fate of all emojis will depend on three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

Call 740-924-3561 or email to register for the movie by 4:00pm Wednesday, November 15th. Space is limited. Please contact the library if you have questions. Library staff will pick K-3rd grade kids up at the Northridge Primary School and escort them to the library on movie day. Due to the Intermediate 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 with library staff.


Saturday, November 18 at 10AM

Please join us for a special family holiday story time.We’ll gather in the meeting room to hear Santa read a Christmas story or two. After the stories, families will take turns visiting with Santa as children tell him their Christmas wishes.

Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the library to register for Santa Story Time at 740.924.3561 or email to get on Santa’s nice list.




FREE eBooks and eAudio Books with Digital Downloads

Find your favorite authors here and download to your phone, tablet, iPod or computer.



worldbookWorld Book: Early World of Learning

An online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students. It can be used on any device that connects to the internet, but is optimized for use on an iPad. Early World of Learning includes three interactive learning environments:

  • Trek’s Travels – narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading –  practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
  • Know It – a visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.


Reading Round the Clock

Reading can happen anytime, anywhere!  And you and your children can explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers and videos that gives easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities. INFOhio developed them in partnership with the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and the Ohio PTA, and they are available to all Ohioans for free download. So take a look for great tips on keeping your family reading and preparing your children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Reading on the Screen from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading for a Purpose from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading on the Go from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.


Ellison Dies Available for Use

These dies and machine are available for anyone 12 and older to use during library hours. Bring your own paper, make something special!

For a full list of available dies, please click here: Alexandria_Ellison_Dies.




ABC Mouse! is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year old children at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.