june, 2016

Sort Options
7jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTeen Henna Tattoos
7junAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
14junAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
21junAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
23jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTeen Movie: Cool Runnings (PG)
28junAll DayTeen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
29jun6:30 pm- 8:00 pmTeen Yoga with Jen


OlypicGamesTeen Summer Reading Kick Off: Olympic Games

Tuesday, May 31 from 6-8PM

Join us for an outdoor evening of games of skill, snacks and fun. Teens 6th grade and older are invited.  Games will include an egg and spoon race, tic-tac-throw, balloon toss volley, donuts on a string and corn hole. Hot dogs and chips will be happening, so please contact the library by calling 740.924.3561 or emailing cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you’ll be coming for this program!
Other events coming this summer for teens include: henna tattoos, movies, crafts and yoga with Jen. Check the library’s web site and social media for details on these upcoming programs.


get in the game

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.

 Looking for tuition help? Check out GoodCall

goodcall logo


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.