august, 2018

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1aug10:00 am- 10:20 amSummer Toddler Time
1aug10:45 am- 11:15 amSummer Story Time
2aug10:00 am- 10:45 amSummer Story Time


Summer Toddler & Story Time Programs

May 29th – June 18th Music Rocks

July 9th- July 30th Rocks Rock


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


Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver) Monday from 6:30-6:50PM or Wednesday from 10:00—10:20AM
Story Time (three, four, and five year old’s) Monday from 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesday from 10:30—11:15AM OR Thursday from 10:00—10:45AM

Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email to sign up your little reader.


 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!”

Every Northridge Primary School student received a bookmark at the end of the school year that lists all of our free children’s programs. Toddlers, preschoolers and students in grades 4 & 5 are welcome to participate too. Stop by the library to pick up a booklet (or activity sheet for toddlers.) All students that complete the booklet or activity sheet earn a chance to win one of the great grand prizes at the SRP Finale on Tuesday, July 31.

Don’t miss out on all the fun we will be having! Registration is required for all programs listed below. Call 740-924-3561 or email to reserve a spot.


Take it/Make it Straw Rockets

Monday, July 2 through Saturday, July 7

Come be a junior engineer! Stop by the circulation desk during the week to collect materials and directions to create your own special rocket. We’ll supply the materials, you supply your imagination. Program is for K – 5th graders.

Kids Movie: Coco (K-5th grade)

Thursday, July 12 from 2:00PM – 3:45PM

12 year old Miguel is transported to the land of the dead. He gets help with his musician great-great- grandfather to reunite with his living family. Popcorn will be provided. Please call 740-924-3561 or email to register.


Licking County 4-H Band Concert: Fun for the Whole Family!

Monday, July 16 at 7:00PM

This event will be fun for the whole family. Bring your own chair or blanket along with family, friends, and neighbors for an evening of music in the yard beside the Alexandria Baptist Church. Popcorn will be provided. All ages are welcome.


Dave Lehman, SRP Finale

Tuesday, July 31 from 7:00-8:00PM

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. Be sure to complete your final check in at the library by Saturday, July 28 to receive your prizes and be eligible for a grand prize. You must be present to win a grand prize.

This program will be held at the Alexandria United Methodist Church. SRP participants who complete the reading program will receive prizes at the finale. This program is intended for families – no registration required.



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.