may, 2017

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11may3:15 pm- 4:30 pmBFF (K-3rd Grade)
18may1:45 pm- 2:30 pmKids Summer Reading Kickoff
18may3:15 pm- 5:00 pmKids Movie Day: Sing



Thursday, May 11 froBFFm 3:15-4:30PM

You’ve played the game, now come hear the tale of the three great warriors who started it all in the new book, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt. We’ll have our last BFF for this school year and have fun snacking, playing and saying goodbye to our 3rd grade BFF kids.

Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, May 10. Please call 740.924.3561 or email for more information and to register for this month’s BFF. Don’t forget to send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk over from school with our staff.

1221-SingKids Movie Day: Sing

Thursday, May 18 from 3:15–5:00PM

Sing is the journey of koala Buster Moon and his friend, Eddie the sheep. They plan to have a grand singing competition in order to raise money in hopes of restoring Buster’s movie theater back to its former glory. Many musically inclined animals audition for the show including an overworked pig, a gambling mouse, a punk porcupine, a shy elephant, and a teenage gorilla.

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, May 17. Space is limited. Please contact the library if you have questions or to register for Movie Day at 740.924.3561 or email



©2015 George C. Anderson2017 Summer Reading Program

Thursday, May 18 at 1:45PM

Summer is right around the corner, and this year we will Build a Better World at the library. Our programs and activities are currently under construction. The final nuts and bolts will be in our June newsletter and include events for all ages.

Over the years, the Alexandria Public Library and Northridge Primary School have built a great relationship promoting reading to our community children. We are excited to announce Matt Jergens, comedy juggler, will be at Northridge Primary School on Thursday, May 18 at 1:45PM for a 45 minute program to kick off our Build a Better World summer reading program.

International gold medalist juggler Matt Jergens has been making audiences laugh for over twenty years. Whether he’s performing on five-star cruise lines, in major theme parks, or at schools across the country, he has thrilled and captivated audiences with his high-energy show. His show involves electrifying routines that showcase the talents of one the top jugglers around. He fills the performance area with juggling pins, spinning plates, a tall unicycle, and a multitude of other unique props.

If you would like to see Matt, mark your calendars and stop in the Northridge Primary School office before the show to sign in. We would like to give a big, “Thank you!” to Northridge Primary principal, Ms. Jamie Johnson, for her support of our 2017 summer reading program.


worldbookFREE: New Kid’s Educational Games and Tools

World 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.