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Memorial Day Library is Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021

In Observance of Memorial Day and to honor all of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, the library will be closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


Local Children’s Author/Illustrator: James Phillips

Thursday, May 27 at 6:00PM

Join us for a story and author visit from James Phillips a local author. James will read his recently published book Wolley the Bookworm. Wolley is a bookworm who loves reading at his local library with his best friend Wilma the bookworm. When a young bookworm visits the library for the first time, Wolley learns to help him find the perfect book. 


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, May 21 at 10:30AM

For May we will be delving into the realm of True Crime as we read The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer, I think the subtitle says it all: “A true tale of adventure, treachery, and the search for the perfect bird.” We will follow Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom’s National Wildlife Crime Unit, as he chases down smugglers of rare birds and their eggs. 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

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.


Read with Ms. Jenny!

Tuesday May 4 at 10:00AM or Monday May 10 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: SUMMER!

Thursday May 6 at 6:00PM

Summer is coming fast! Let’s get together and learn some outdoor games and nature crafts so we won’t ever say “I’m BORED!” this summer season. Call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


BFF: Arts and Crafts at the Library(K-5)

Thursday, May 20 at 6:00PM

We will put our artistic skills to work and create fun and beautiful artwork. Bring your imagination. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us for more information and to register for this month’s BFF.


Teen Craft: Turk Head Knot Coasters

Tuesday, May 18 at 6:00PM

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.


Calling All Teens

Looking for something fun to do this summer? We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer reading program. This is a great opportunity to earn those volunteer hours or just help in your community. There will be an end of summer party for all or our teen volunteers. Email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us or jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to get on our volunteer list or for more information.


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_LogoFriends of the Library Drive

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities or interested in helping your local library community? The Friends of the Library support the Alexandria library by hosting various programs throughout the year such as Pie Day, Gingerbread houses, Antique Road Shows, and many others. Our main fund raiser is our semiannual book sale. We are always looking for volunteers(members) to assist with book sales, planning, and programing. We have a great group of people and look forward to you joining us. Stop by the library today to sign up for our friends’ group. 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.


Perennial Plant Swap

Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30PM

This has been such a crazy time and I know everyone is doing lots of gardening. What a great time to get together outside and swap some of those perennials that have taken over. Oh, and maybe find something you were looking to add. No need to RSVP just pop in.