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Library Opening Soon

Monday, May 18, 2020

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 the library will be open to the public with reduced hours at this time. Currently our hours will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10AM to 6PM and Wednesday from 10AM to 4PM for material browsing. We will still be providing copies, faxing, and computer usage as needed by our patrons. Another service that we have added is our curbside pickup for items on hold. This will continue so that we may serve those that are vulnerable and still would like reading materials. Our meeting room will continue to be closed at this time and we will continue with virtual programming. Things will look a little different when you come to see us. Keeping in line with the ODH all employees will be wearing masks and adhering to proper social distancing. We ask that when you visit please follow the signs that are posted for flow through the library and that you not congregate in the building but adhere to the recommended safety guidelines of social distancing (distance, mask, and proper hygiene). There will be hand sanitizers and tissue throughout the building for use during your visit and as you leave. The restrooms will be temporarily closed to the public for safety or our patrons. We want to encourage our patrons to utilize the various digital resources available through our Digital Downloads collection, RBdigital, and Flipster. Also if you need assistance accessing these resources please feel free to call 740-924-3561 Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 10AM and 3PM and we will assist you or email and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Here is What Others are Saying!

Curbside Pickup Continues with Expanded Hours

May 4-May 28 from 12-5PM

“Big shout out to the Alexandria Public Library and Ms. Lucy who is always looking out for me! Curbside pickup of some much-needed reading materials including the latest 3 issues of People Magazine. This sure helps me stay sane during these lock down days!” Beginning May 4 through May 28 we will continue to offer curbside pickup of hold materials from 12-5PM. You may go to, email us, or call 740-924-3561 to place holds on items in our library. This service is for any Alexandria Library patron. If you have items to return, we ask that you place the items into the book return so that we may properly handle the materials after circulation. The items will remain on your library card for several days after return, but you will still be able to check out more items. Be on the lookout for library reopening soon. Call 740-924-3561 or email with any questions.

FREE access to JLG Digital online reading platform!

Need materials for the children to read while social distancing. The Junior Library Guild has given all libraries and schools access to their online reading platform for free. You don’t even need a library card just click on the picture above and it will take you to there site. Then click on the link for the age appropriate materials and start reading. It really is that simple.

2020 Census Because You Count

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

This year the Census is available online at, by paper or by phone at 844.330.2020. Don’t forget to be counted. It is extremely easy! Click here to complete the census.

Prefer Audio Books?

Enjoy listening to over 30,000+ simultaneous use audio books while you catch up on all your work from home. RB digital has just what you are looking for and so much more. These titles can be accessed from our website with your library card.

Welcome to Burning Cove, California, where 1930s Hollywood glamour conceals a ruthless killer. Check out Close Up by Amanda Quick, the fourth book in the Burning Cove series, on RBdigital!  Click here for audio books.

School Story Times

Can you believe that we have already been social distancing for three weeks? Need something for the kids to do? Ms. Jenny is reading some great stories to our students on Facebook on Monday and Thursday mornings. Not available at that time? You can watch them anytime from our page Alexandria PL. Like what she is doing on Facebook or send her an email at She really misses your smiling faces!

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_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.