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20th Anniversary of 9-11

To remember those lives that were lost the library is showcasing the titles about 9-11 for the month of August and September. Please stop by and browse our selection. On September 11 please take a moment to remember the sacrifices and suffering of those who lost loved ones.


“Where Were You When…?”

Do you have memories of the world-changing events that made up the Cold War Era? Would you like to hear others’ stories about this era and possibly share yours?

The Alexandria Library and the Alexandria Museum are co-sponsoring a series of interactive programs in the hopes of recording the Cold War stories of residents. Please join us on Tuesday, September 14th and Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm in the meeting room. We will be reliving some of the key moments of this eventful period in history. Come to hear humorous, touching, tragic, and uplifting accounts of how it was to live through the Cold War. Come just to listen and learn or come prepared to share your own memories.


Thanks for Participating in “Tales and Tails”

Our 2021 Tales and Tails summer reading program has come to an end. Preschoolers through adults had a great time participating in programs including story times, ONE with Mrs. Vanschoyck, Service Dogs with Patty and Lion, and a safari program. This year at SRP celebration our Grand Prize Winners received one of the following: tickets to Kings Island, the Works, gift cards to Chloe & Co., Villa Pizza, Walmart, or Target. All participants who completed the program received coupons to Whit’s Custard (Johnstown), McDonalds, and the Ohio Renaissance Fair. We are very grateful to local businesses and presenters that support our summer reading program – which strives to encourage reading and learning for all ages. Be sure to tell our sponsors, “Thank You!” when visiting their business to redeem your coupon or pass.

If your child participated in the SRP and has not picked up their final treats, stop by the library before August 10th and get their goodies. Congratulations to all our SRP winners and thanks to all our patrons for attending our programs.

As the summer unofficially comes to an end and we prepare for the start of the 2021–22 school year with after school programs, and book clubs, remember, we are YOUR library, and we welcome you to visit us anytime during the year. Before you know it, summer of 2022 will be here.


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Fall Toddler & Story Time Programs

Beginning the week of September 13 – November 1, 2021

Toddler Time-for 18-36 months old with caregiver Mondays 6:00PM-6:30PM or Wednesdays 10:00–10:30AM (Registration required.)

Story Time-(three-, four-, and five-year-old’s) Mondays from 6:30PM– 7:00PM or Thursdays 10:00-10:30AM. (Registration required.)

Registration is required. Please call 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


Adult Book Club

Friday, August 20 at 10:30AM

It’s the summer of 1940 and a young Jewish woman is trapped on the occupied Island of Jersey. Based on a true story, The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat, brings World War II Jersey to life. Vividly re-creating little known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love.

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 thru the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.


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.


Teen Volunteer Party

Thursday, August 26 at 6:00PM

A big shout out to all our teen volunteers. Tonight, is a night all about fun for you. We appreciate all your hard work and sacrifice and would like to show our gratitude with a pizza party and game night. So, join us for food and fun. Please RSVP to jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us or call 740-924-3561 to let us know you will be attending.


2021 SRP Sponsors

We would like to recognize these businesses for supporting our 2021 Summer Reading Program:

The Johnnies Villa Pizza, Trillium Farms, King’s Island, The Works, Chloe & Company, Target, Walmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Whit’s (Johnstown), Mortellaro McDonald’s, Ragamuffins, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Raising Cane’s, Magic Mountain, and Ohio State Parks

Their generous donations made it possible for us to offer programs, projects, activities, discounts, and prizes to patrons of all ages.


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.