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National Library Week

Welcome to Your Library

April 4-10, 2021

Welcome to Your Library! During National Library Week our library will be offering different opportunities for patrons of all ages. Just for visiting the library, teens and adults will be able to enter a special drawing for a special gift during our week of celebration. Is your library card lost or damaged? Patrons of all ages can get a new one free of charge! Can you guess the last page number of the shredded book on display? The individual who comes the closest without going over the number will win a special prize. For all our young patrons, Ms. Jenny has a secret project just for you. Something for everyone! Come in for a visit!


Something New in the Library Just for You!

The library has received an LSTA Open Grant and has purchased an AWE computer station designed for young folks ages 2-12. There are all kinds of adventures, games, and stories for you to enjoy. Stop by the library and give it a try! Let us know what you think!


Celebrating Ohio Book Awards and Authors Grant

Alexandria Public Library has received a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) along with the State Library. This grant has enabled us to add over one hundred items to our stacks for our patrons. Come in and look to choose a book!


Tax Resources

There are many tax resources available to you. The library has computers available for your convenience to print forms or find a free filing resource. Tax season is here, and FREE IRS-sponsored tax preparation services are available to millions of eligible taxpayers.

IRS Free File is available online and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides help locally and you can contact them https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.


Take Home COVID-19 Test Kits

In conjunction with the State of Ohio our library will be providing free COVID-19 at home test kits. These kits are easy to use and include a tele-health visit to help you interpret the results. The kits are free to the public. The library will provide these for pickup in the library or curbside. Please call the library to check availability before coming to the library. Reminder: All patrons entering the library need to be healthy and not experiencing any COVID symptoms. If you are ill and need a kit please make arrangements for a family or friend to pick up a kit via our curbside contactless pickup.


Adult Book Club

Friday, April 16 at 10:30AM

This month join us for a classic mystery by the world’s premier mystery author, Agatha Christie. In Elephants Can Remember, one of Christie’s iconic detectives, Hercule Poirot, must try to solve a twelve-year-old double murder with only the slimmest of clues. All adults are welcome to participate in the monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, or email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us or stop by the library to join the book club. You need not be available every month to participate.

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


Spring Toddler and Story Time

Let’s Read About…Our Fabulous Five Senses

Virtual Story Time

Email Miss Karen (kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us) to receive the web address to the library’s YouTube channel where she shares a weekly story that you can listen at your convenience. Our little patrons can also stop by the library to pick up a take-and-make project that goes along with the story. Remember, we still have curb side if you want to take advantage of it. Just call 740.924.3561.

In Person Story Time

Wednesday morning at 10AM Ending April 21, 2021

Inviting all 3-4-5-year-olds to explore the fabulous five senses. Come learn about seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling. A take-and-make project will be available for little ones to make at home. Please register as space is limited by calling 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us.


Read with Ms. Jenny!

Tuesday April 6 at 11:00AM or Monday April 12 at 6:00PM

Show off your reading skills or practice new ones!  Ms. Jenny will be your audience.  20-minute, one-on-one appointments.  Call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register!


Let’s Talk About Recycling!

Thursday, April 8 at 6:00PM

Why recycle? We will learn why recycling is a good idea and anyone can do it! Let us make new, useful things out of junk! Call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


Bee-Bots Ready for Check-Out

STEM fun for the entire family! An easy and fun way to learn the fundamentals of coding for kids of all ages! Check out a kit to use at home. Directions and suggestions along with command coding cards are included in the kit. Construct your own maze, see who can get down the lane first, or just enjoy a day of creating your own codes for the Bee-Bot to follow using the command cards.  Send us a photo or tell us what you think by emailing cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us

Your comments help us to select STEM materials for the library.


BFF: Seeds

Thursday, April 22 at 6:00PM

Do you know that a seed has a baby plant inside? Learn about the plant life cycle and how seeds grow. We will plant a bean or sunflower seed to take home. This program will fill up fast! Register by calling 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us.


Teen Craft: Paper-chain Tapestry

Tuesday, April 20 from 5:30-6:30PM

Join us for a night of fun to create your own masterpiece. Each participant will design and make a paper-chain tapestry to hang in their room. Teens 6th thru 12th grade are invited to join us. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


Check Out Our Digital Resources

Need a resource for working on your car? How about learning a foreign language? Check out our our digital resources page. Chilton can assist you with automotive information while Transparent Languages will help you with a foreign language. Perhaps you are interested in learning something new or developing your computer skills. Lynda.com is the place for you! Looking for that lost, rich, royal, relative? Ancestry will lend a hand! If you are unsure of how to use this tool, give us a call 740.924.3561 or email cstong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to get help in navigating the system.


Check Out an E-Book

Looking for a great book to read! Download the Overdrive or Meet Libby apps for free from your apps store on any device. There are books for patrons of all ages, and you do not even have to leave home to get it! Having a problem getting an app? Call 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us for assistance.


Missing your magazines

Feel like flipping through a magazine to get the scoop on things? Titles such as Kiplinger, Family Handyman, and Taste of Home are all available for you to read. Just click here. Need help? Give us a call 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us. 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.