july, 2016

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6jul10:00 am- 12:15 amWalking Wednesdays
6jul11:00 am- 12:00 pmMacroinvertebrate Madness
7jul10:00 am- 10:20 amSummer Toddler Time
7jul10:30 am- 11:15 amSummer Story Time
7jul11:30 am- 12:15 amSummer Story Time
12jul10:00 am- 11:00 amGet Movin' with Licking Memorial Hospital
13jul10:00 am- 12:15 amWalking Wednesdays
14jul10:00 am- 7:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
14jul10:00 am- 10:20 amSummer Toddler Time
14jul10:30 am- 11:15 amSummer Story Time
14jul11:30 am- 12:15 amSummer Story Time
16jul9:00 am- 3:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
19jul3:00 pm- 4:30 pmKids Movie Day: Kung Fu Panda 3
21jul2:00 pm- 3:00 pmSanta Story Time
23julAll DayLast Day to Check In for Summer Reading!
26jul6:30 pm- 11:30 amSummer Reading Finale: Dave Lehman, Magician


Summer Reading Finale

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 6:30PM

There’s still plenty of activities and reading to do! All booklets and checkins need to be completed by Saturday, July 23. Children completing the program and attending the big finale, will have their names put in a drawing for some great grand prizes including passes to: Kings’ Island, Cincinnati Reds, The Works, COSI, Cincinnati Zoo, World of Bounce or the Ohio State Fair.

You must be present at the Summer Reading finale on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30PM to win a grand prize. Sponsored by Park National Bank, Magician, Dave Lehman, will provide the entertainment for the evening. The finale will be held at the Alexandria United Methodist Church. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 26 at 6:30PM!


Need a Summer Reading Program Booklet?

Kids Summer Reading June 2 - July 26, 2016

Kids Summer Reading June 2 – July 26, 2016

If you’d like to participate in our Kids Summer Reading Program, please stop in the library and pick up a booklet to log your progress. If you want to print your own booklet, please click HERE – please note this is formatted to print a booklet and is not in page order.

If your toddler would like to participate, we also have a simplified program chart available at the library. Want to print at home? Please click HERE for a Toddler Summer Reading Progress Chart.

 Summer Toddler and Story Times

Thursdays through July 14thtoddlersummer

Please choose the time and program that fits your little one and contact the library to register:
Toddler Time: 10:00–10:20AM for 18 – 36 months old and caregiver;
Story Time: 10:30–11:15AM OR 11:30AM-12:15PM for 3, 4 & 5 year olds.
Look for more information in our June newsletter and on our webpage for all the free summer library programs we will be offering.

Walking Wednesdays

July 13 and 20 at 10:00AMwalkingwednesday

Weather permitting, parents, grandparents, children and tweens will meet at the library to go for a walk on the path around the Alex Ridge subdivision. After walking, we’ll stop for a story at Mary’s Garden at Northridge Primary.

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.