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Library Supports Northridge Students Amid the Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, the Alexandria Public Library has taken a different approach to school check-outs. Normally students come to the library to hear a story and make a book selection. This year we made some adjustments and have organized a system that permits parents to help their child check-out books electronically. The library added Grades 4 and 5 to this check-out process. With parental help, (when needed) students make their selection on-line. Library staff gathers the books and delivers them to the schools for each class and the teacher hands the books out to the students who placed a request and collects any books that are being returned. We are excited that we can continue providing library services to students despite the limitations everyone is facing at this time.


Adult Book Club

Friday, October 16 at 10:30AM

The book for October book club is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. Wingate is an author specializing in fiction about the South. In this book she explores the ramifications of a horrific historical incident in Memphis in the 1930s, the kidnapping and selling of children by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage. Historical fiction at its best! Inspired by a true story. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us to join Book Club. All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. You need not be available every month to participate.

If you would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.


Alexandria Beggar’s Night

Thursday, October 29 from 5:30-7:00PM

Spooky or cute stop by the library on Beggars night for a tasty treat and show off your costumes. The library is always happy to see all your smiling faces.


BFF: Outer Space (K-3rd Grade)

Thursday, October 15 from 6:30-7:30PM

What is in outer space? Ms. Jenny will take us on a tour of the night sky, where we will learn about the planets, the moon, and the stars! Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by Tuesday, October 8. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us for more information and to register for this month’s BFF.


Virtual Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Continue in October.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose is on the loose this fall for our toddler and preschool little ones. Join Miss Karen for a virtual story time on YouTube. Each Monday for eight weeks of stories, songs, and finger plays will be posted for your little one’s enjoyment. Please register your child and the web address will be sent to you for your convenience. Registration is required to receive story time emails. Call 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve a place.


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Outdoor Story Time

Wednesday Mornings in October at 10:00AM

Come one, come all! Join Miss Karen for an outdoor Mother Goose story time. Bring your own blanket, chair or just come sit on the grass at the library’s courtyard. There will be songs, stories, and finger plays to enjoy. There will be plenty of room for social distancing in the out-of- doors. This program will be weather permitting. Call 740-924-3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register. Registration is required.


Teen Paint Night

Tuesday, October 20 from 6-7PM

Tired of nothing to do? Join us at the library for a fun fall paint night. This program is for teens grades 6-12. Registration is required. Space is limited. Call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve your spot.


Check Out Our Digital Resources

Need a resource for working on your car or want to learn a foreign language? Check out the resources available through our website on the digital resources page. We have everything from Lynda.com to Chilton to Transparent Languages and Ancestry. All of these resources plus more can be accessed from home during this time. Need assistance call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us.


Check out an E-Book

Looking for a great book to read. No need to even leave your house. Use one of two free applications and your library card to check out a book or two. There are books for all ages and the application can be downloaded for free from your app store. Having trouble feel free to call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us and we will assist you.


Missing your magazines

Just like to flip through the pages and see what is happening? Check out the digital magazine collection that is available right at your fingertips. Titles such as Kiplinger, Family Handyman, and Taste of Home are all available digitally from the comfort of your home. Just click here. It really is that easy.


Friends_LogoBecome a Friend of the Library!

Our Friends are a group of interested patrons who plan programs for the library. They meet in June to plan programs for the year. The group helps with the book sales, Beggar’s Night, and adult-based programming throughout the year. Anyone is welcome to become a volunteer and help with the library activities. For more information, email Carrie at cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.