july, 2017

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5jul10:00 am- 10:20 amSummer Toddler Time
5jul10:30 am- 11:15 amSummer Story Time
5jul11:30 am- 12:15 pmSummer Story Time
6jul2:00 pm- 3:30 pmBuild It Day
10jul11:00 am- 4:00 pmRonald McDonald Friendship Adventure
11jul1:00 pm- 2:00 pmLicking Park District: Wildflowers & Butterflies, Oh My!
12jul10:00 am- 10:20 amSummer Toddler Time
12jul10:30 am- 11:15 amSummer Story Time
12jul11:30 am- 12:15 pmSummer Story Time
13jul10:00 am- 7:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
13jul7:00 pm- 8:00 pmCANCELLED: Maple Grove Cemetery Historical Walk
15jul9:00 am- 3:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
18jul2:00 pm- 3:00 pmOhio Concrete: Concrete Kits for Kids
19jul10:00 am- 10:20 amSummer Toddler Time
19jul10:30 am- 11:15 amSummer Story Time
19jul11:30 am- 12:15 pmSummer Story Time
25jul6:30 pm- 8:00 pmSummer Reading Finale: Dave Lehman, Magician
27jul3:15 pm- 5:00 pmMovie Day: Boss Baby


build-a-better-world-12017 Summer Reading Program is Going Strong!

Be sure to check your calendar and join us for our free July programs.

All SRP booklets will need to be completed by Saturday, July 22 at 4:00PM.
Join us for our SRP finale on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30PM where grand prizes including passes to Kings’ Island, COSI, Columbus Crew, Cincinnati Zoo, and more will be given away to lucky readers. You have to be present at the finale in order to win one of the grand prizes. There will be many treats for completing the program including coupons for McDonald’s, Whit’s Custard, Chipotle, Raising Cane’s and The Works. Don’t miss out on picking up your SRP prizes!

Registration is required for all programs listed below. Call 740-924-3561 or email to reserve a spot.




Build It Day

Thursday, July 6 from 2:00—3:30PM

Come be a junior engineer! You’ll be challenged to create structures from a lot of different materials. Wronalde’ll supply the materials, you supply your imagination. Program is for K – 5th graders.

Ronald McDonald Friendship Adventure

Monday, July 10 from 11:00AM-12:00PM

Come to the library for a magical and fun afternoon with Ronald McDonald as he shows us how to build friendships. Program is for K – 5th graders.



Licking Park District:Wildflowers & Butterflies, Oh My!

Tuesday, July 11 from 1:00—2:00PM

We’ll learn about Ohio’s butterflies and wildflowers and how they depend on one another. You’ll plant a flower to take home for your yard. Program is for K – 5th graders.



Ohio Concrete: Concrete Kits for Kids

Tuesday, July 18 from 2:00—3:30PM

Ever wonder what it would be like to work with cement? If so, this is your chance to find out. You’ll learn about cement and take home a project that you made.


Ddlehman07ave Lehman, SRP Finale

Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30-8:00PM

Our favorite magician Dave Lehman returns to share his magical talents and provide us with a great evening of fun with lots of audience participation.

This program will be held at the Alexandria United Methodist Church. SRP participants who complete the reading program will receive prizes at the finale.


Movie Day: Boss Baby

Thursday, July 27 from 3:15—5:00PM

Loosely based on Maria Frazee’s book, The Boss Baby, the movie follows the adventures of jealous seven year old Tim. While making it his mission to win back the sole affection of his parents from his new little brother Tim stumbles upon a secret plot that threatens to destroy the balance of love in the world. Together Tim and his new brother have to come together to stop the scheme, save their parents, and restore order to the world and prove that love is an infinite force. Program is for K – 5th graders.



Building Buddies
Summer Toddler & Story Time Programs

Wednesdays:  June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12 and July 19

Little ones will be building friendships as we hear construction stories, finger plays, and songs.
Story time children will do a simple craft. Registration is required for Toddler and Story Time Programs. Please call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a spot.

Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver) from 10:00—10:20AM

Story Time (three, four and five year olds) from 10:30—11:15AM OR 11:30AM—12:15PM



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.