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New Veterans Book

Never Forgotten: The Stories of Licking County Veterans

“Some of you may know that long-time Licking County librarian, Doug Stout, has been working on a veteran’s database in conjunction with his work at the library. He has uncovered some great stories and a book has been the result. Read the stories of more than 40 veterans who lived in Licking County from Revolutionary War time to the present. The Licking County Library was kind enough to give our library a complimentary copy which is available for check out. If you wish to purchase a copy for yourself, or as a gift, they are available at the Main Branch of the Licking County Library for $20 plus tax.”

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, November 20 at 10:30AM

The book club book for November is “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover in which she tells about her unusual childhood being homeschooled by her survivalist parents in the mountains of Idaho. It’s a tale of fierce family loyalty and a coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what education truly is. Call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at 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.

Santa Is Coming

Monday, November 30 4:30-8:00PM

Please join us for a special family event with Santa. Families will take turns visiting with Santa so children can tell him their Christmas wishes. All visits with Santa will require an appointment. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please contact the library to register for Santa at 740.924.3561 or email to get on Santa’s nice list.

Take and Make Gingerbread Houses

Monday, December 7

Did you ever dream of creating your own gingerbread house? Your opportunity is here! We are providing kits with all the “fixings” to make your masterpiece. Maybe you could have a friendly competition. Kits are limited so call the library and reserve one for you and every member of your family. Do not forget to send us a picture to or share your masterpiece on the library Facebook page for a chance to win our gingerbread contest. Entries must be submitted to the library by December 21 and must use the prefab house we supply to be eligible for the contest. We look forward to seeing all your work. Sponsored by:

Fall Toddler & Story Time

Wednesday, November 11 & 18, and December 9 & 16 at 10AM

Stories of Holiday Sharing and Giving!

Little ones will be building friendships through stories, finger plays and songs. Children will also receive a simple take and make craft. Registration is required. Call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a spot. We will gather in the meeting room. Space is limited due to social distancing. There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Children’s Paint Night (K-5)

Thursday, November 19 from 6-7PM

Fall into Painting

Join us for a fun evening of fall painting. Never painted no worries Ms. Jenny will assist you. Call 740-924-3561 or email to register your child. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 17. Registration is required.  This program will take place in the meeting room.

Teen Craft Night

Tuesday, November 17 from 6-7:00PM

Sock Gnomes

Do you remember all the fun we had making sock snowmen? Well guess what? Come join us to make Sock Gnomes. Teens 6-12th grade are invited to join us for a fun night of crafting. Call 740-924-3561 or email to register. Registration deadline is November 16.

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 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

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 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 of the Library Book Sale

Everyone loves a great book, and we have many gently used books for purchase by donation. Stop by the library during our normal business hours and shop our meeting room shelves for that special treasure. Unfortunately, due to the current situation we will not be hosting our annual sale but, we always have books available for purchase. Remember that all your donations go to purchase new materials or fund programs held in the library. Thank you for your support. Sponsored by:    

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, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.