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Memorial Day the Library is Closed

In Observance of Memorial Day and to honor all of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, for our country, the library will be closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at our normal times.

Alexandria Library Partnering with the Columbus Symphony

Stop by the library and pick up Columbus Symphony’s first “Musical Bookmark.

Scan the QR code on the bookmark for a complimentary musical performance by your Columbus Symphony!

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Congratulations Beth Cavendish

The winning guess of 14,600 nonfiction books in the library was made by Beth Cavendish. There are exactly 14,689 nonfiction books housed in our library. Thanks to all of you who participated in our guessing game. It made our National Library Week special.

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Perennial Plant Swap

Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30PM

This event is always a great opportunity to share what you know and learn from other gardeners. 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.

Alexandria Library Book Club

Friday, May 20 at 10:30AM

Enjoy some southern hospitality in Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits. Witherspoon has a flair of combining the style she grew up with into her parties and traditions. Join the book club to discover decorating ideas for the home and holidays as Witherspoon shares her grandmother’s recipes and traditions. Please enter by the back meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.

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Teen Paint Night

Thursday, May 26 from 6:00-7:30PM

Paint a message rock to place in the Alexandria community. Help us spread words of encouragement to others. Make one to place around your house as well. Call 740-924-3561 to make reservations. Come, and help us spread words of inspiration around our community. This program is open for students in 6th through 12th grade.

Alexandria Library Awarded Two LSTA Grants

The summer reading program will have an extra boost financially because of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This award will help provide a variety of educational nature programs with some designed specifically for children and others for adults. Information about these programs is forthcoming.

The library also received an open grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is in the process of developing a technology media area. To augment learning experiences of all age groups, the library has added an 85-inch smart TV in the meeting room. We are excited to have the opportunity to offer this new technology to our patrons.

Meta Community Action Grant Awarded

The Alexandria Library has been awarded a Meta Community Action Grant to use in creating A Year’s’ Worth of STEM. This program will begin in the fall of 2022 and end in the spring of 2023. What a great year we have in store for our young patrons! Look for details at the end of summer!

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Mystery Storytime For Children Ages 18 mos. through 5yrs

Through May 12

Tues. 6:15-6:45PM or Wed. 10:00-10:30 or Thurs. 10:00-10:30

Can you guess what Ms. Karen is going to read about? Pick the day that fits your schedule best! Participants younger than 3 years need to be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required, so please call 740.924.3561 or email Ms. Karen at kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve a place. Emails will be sent to those who are registered.

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K-5 BFF Coral Reefs

Tuesday, May 3 from 3:30-5:00PM

Come and discover the mysteries of coral reefs found under the sea. Register by calling 740-924-3561 or emailing Ms. Jenny at jshaw@alexandira.lib.oh.us.

REGISTRATION CLOSES April 28

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K-5 Movie

Tuesday, May 17 from 3:30-5:30PM

Travel to a seaside town along the Italian Riviera and discover the story about a young boy named Luca. Share the summer adventures with his new friend, Alberto. However, the fun is threatened by a deep secret about sea monsters. Call 740-924-3561 or email Ms. Jenny at jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your child.

REGISTRATION CLOSES May 12.

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Homeschool Book Club for Ages 10-12

Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00AM

From the bestselling and award-winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own words.

Call 740-924-3561 or email Ms. Jenny at jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register your child.

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Licking County Parks

Tuesday, May 24 from 3:30-5:00PM

Licking County Parks is back with a fun, nature packed program. Join Miss Ann to learn all about the water cycle. Snacks will be served before the program.

To register your child, call 740-924-3561 or email Ms. Jenny jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us.

REGISTRATION CLOSES May 19.

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, June 6 from 1PM-7PM

Sign-ups for the summer reading program will be available on Monday, June 6 for preschool to teenagers. Stop by to get started early on your summer reading adventure.


CALLING ALL TEENS! Volunteers Needed!

Whether you are homeschooled or attend regular school, youth 13-17 are welcome to become part of our Teen Volunteer Group. Through this group it is possible to earn volunteer hours. We need volunteers in several areas. We can accommodate your schedule and work in as many hours as you would like.

Puzzle Away the Winter Blues

Bored of watching television or just trying to stay inside and warm. The library has a variety of puzzles free for the taking. Stop by and grab a few to keep away those winter blues.


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 Meet Libby app for free from your apps store on any device. There are books and magazines 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.


Friends 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.


 


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