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9may2:45 pm- 5:00 pmTeen Movie: A Dog's Purpose
22may - 19julAll DayTeen & Adult Photo Contest

a-dogs-purpose-2017-movie-posterTeen After School Movie: A Dog’s Purpose

Join us for A Dog’s Purpose.The story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or
email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you’re coming. There will be POPCORN!




Teen & Adult Photo Contest

“Build a Better World” Through the Eye of a Lens!

build4The Alexandria Public Library is sponsoring a photo contest as part of our summer reading program. This contest is open to all our adults as well as our young adults (6th grade and older). Photos need to be submitted as .jpg via email to bbeck@alexandria.lib.oh.us and must be taken by the participant.

If you are having difficulty sending us your photo, please bring your camera or phone to our front desk staff. Photos will be printed on 4X6″ photo paper and displayed  throughout the library as well as on our social media (our website, Facebook and Instagram). Winners will be decided by popular vote! Patrons can easily vote for best in each category and for overall winners online or by visiting the library.

Submit from the following categories:

  1. Structures: buildings, technology, bridges, machine-driven mechanisms, equipment;
  2. Photographer’s Choice: open to a photo of choice;
  3. Nature: flora/fauna found in nature; and
  4. Travel: anywhere in the world.

Rules for submitting entries:

  1. Each entry must include the following: photographer’s name; title of photo; category (see above choices); email address and phone number. Teens please include your age/grade.
  2. Only the title of photo, category letter and identity number will be displayed with the photo.
  3. First, second and third place winners in each category will be awarded ribbons.
  4. Overall winner for teens and overall winner for adults will be awarded an Amazon.com gift card.
  5. A maximum of one entry per category per participant will be accepted.
  6. Photos need to be appropriate for viewers of all ages and the library reserves the right to refuse photos that do not meet contest criteria.

Contest timeline:

  1. Photo submissions will be accepted from May 22 – June 19, 2017.
  2. Display and voting will take place from July 3 – 15, 2017.
  3. Winners will be announced on MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017.

Good luck and may the best photos win!




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Ohio Attorney General Introduces Online Student Loan Resource Center

The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has developed a comprehensive online Student Loan Center to help prospective, current, and former college students understand and manage student loans. The Attorney General’s Student Loan Center, http://www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/StudentLoans, contains information and resources to explore careers, choose a school, apply for student loans, and repay loans.
Library staffs may want to refer customers to the site’s resources and tools to help consumers make smart borrowing decisions. It provides tips on how to reduce the cost of attending college, and offers two calculators to help students budget their expenses and plan their loan repayment.


Free Online Career Training and High School/College Test Prep


If you are getting ready to take your OGT, ACT, SAT or ASVAB tests, don’t forget about practice tests that are available through Ohio Means Jobs: Learning Express Library. Statistics prove that taking practice tests can decrease test anxiety and improve your scores on these important exams. Click here to start taking exams! We also have study books that can help prepare you for the tests. We have materials on writing college entrance essays, preparing for college and how to find money for college. All of these aids are available for check out to use at home.

Now powered through OhioMeansJobs.com. If you create an account through OhioMeansJobs.com’s backpack feature, you will be able to remember data and keep track of all training assessments and test scores.