july, 2016

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5julAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
7jul3:00 pm- 6:00 pmTeen Board Game Afternoon
12julAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
12jul6:00 pm- 8:30 pmTeen Movie: Miracle (PG)
14jul10:00 am- 7:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
16jul9:00 am- 3:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
19julAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
19jul6:00 pm- 7:30 pmTeen Craft: Cord Bracelets


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July Teen Events

All programs are intended for teens entering 6th grades and older. If you’re interested attending, contact the library by calling 740.924.3561 or emailing cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you’ll be coming.

Teen Board (BORED?) Games

Thursday, July 7 from 3-6PM

Join us for an afternoon of board games, snacks and fun. Teens 6th grade and older are invited. If you have a new game to try, or an old favorite to share, bring it with you.


Movie: Miracle

Tuesday, July 12 from 6-8:30PM

Teens 6th grade and older are invited for our Olympic-themed Miracle (PG).
The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team’s coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events.
Craft Night

Tuesday, July 19 from 6-7:30PM

Teens 6th grade and older are invited to join us for a make and take cord bracelet program for guys AND girls.


Teen Summer Reading Program Rules

  • Teens 6th grade and older are eligible.
  • Program runs from Tuesday, May 31 through July 18, 2016.
  • Keep track of how much time you read (or listen to) a book on our handy dandy reading log (click HERE to download your own copy or stop by the library for one).
  • One hour of reading earns one library treat.
  • Bring your log to the library to earn tickets toward weekly prize drawings and treats.
  • Complete 20 hours of reading, 20 activities OR any combination of 20 and receive a final prize for completion. Complete list of eligible activities are listed on the reading log.
  • ALL HOURS AND ACTIVITIES MUST BE LOGGED AT THE LIBRARY BY JULY 18, 2016. Weekly prize drawings every Tuesday from June 7 to July 19.

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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.