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Library Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 6

The library will be closed Monday, September 6 to commemorate Labor Day. This day was created by the labor movement as a dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constituted a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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…?” Cold War Programs

Tuesday, September 14 & Tuesday, November 9 at 7PM

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.

Alexandria Library Book Club

Friday, September 17 at 10:30AM

Are you in the mood for a classic? Jane Austen is the queen of ‘tongue in cheek’ romantic historical fiction. Sense and Sensibility is considered one of her best writings. Come to the library to pick up this book selection. Read or re-read her humorous novel and join us on Friday, September 17 at 10:30AM. If you would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door (in the back of the library) 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.

Story Time Programs for Children Ages 3-5

Begins the week of September 13 and ends the week of November 1Mon. 6:30-7PM or Thur. 10-10:30AM

All Things Autumn

Join Ms. Karen to discover nature during the autumn season. Young ones will experience educational concepts through stories, songs, and finger plays. Take-n-Make packets will be given to participants. Registration is required so please call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a place.

Emails will be sent to those who are registered.

Toddler Time Programs for Children Ages 18-36mos

Begins the week of September 13 and ends the week of November 1

Mon. 6-6:30PM or Wed. 10-10:30AM

All Things Autumn

Join Ms. Karen to discover nature during the autumn season. Young ones will experience educational concepts through stories, songs, and finger plays. A take-home project will be given to each participant. Registration is required so please call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a place.

Emails will be sent to those who are registered.

Library Learners for Homeschoolers

Weekly Thursdays Meetings

Beginning September 16 and ending October 28 from 10:00-10:45AM

7 Weeks of Learning for Ages 5-9

Library Learners is a new program offered to homeschooling students ages 5-9. This program will introduce library skills, offer hands-on science activities, and explore literature centered on a fall theme. Participants need to register for this seven-week program of learning and fun. We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10-10:45AM.

FYI: This program is scheduled at the same time as the Preschool Storytime, which is great for families with children in both age groups! Registration is required for both programs. Email Jen Shaw at or call 740-924-3561.

Book Club for Homeschoolers

Selected Reading: Socks by Beverly Cleary

Wednesday, September 22 from 10:00-10.45AM

A book club is being organized for homeschooled students ages 10-12. The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 22 at 10AM. We will be choosing a name for our newly formed club and then discuss the book selection for this month which is Socks by Beverly Cleary.

Email Jen Shaw at or call 740-924-3561.

Homeschooling Library Volunteers Needed

We always need teen volunteers at the library!  Are you a homeschooling teen aged 13-18? Would you like to earn volunteer hours by helping with our homeschool learning program? We want you! Stop in the library to fill out a teen volunteer application.


Hooray! Hooray! Northridge has offered to transport students from the elementary school to the library for our afterschool programming!  However, if you would like your child(ren) to ride the bus to the library, they must be registered for the program at the library. To register for a program, email Jen Shaw at or call 740-924-3561.

K-5 After-School Program

Let’s Talk About…Fall!

Tuesday, September 21 from 3:30-5:30PM

To kick off a new season of library fun, we will talk about everything autumn from scents to colors and everything in between.  We’ll have a delicious snack, hear a story, and make a craft or two.  Email Jen Shaw at or call 740-924-3561. Remember you must register with the library to participate in this program. Please bring a water bottle.

K-5 After-School Program

Creative Crafts

Tuesday, September 28 from 3:30-5:30PM

We’ll put our creativity to work to make nature and flower fairy people. Email Jen Shaw at or call 740-924-3561. Remember you must register with the library to participate in this program. Snacks provided. Please bring a water bottle.

K-5 COSI Connects Learning Lunchbox: Space

Ready for pick-up!

Make it your mission to drop by the library and pick up a box of science fun!  If you like science, this box is for you!  Each box contains the instructions and materials to complete 5 activities, an activity book, and other goodies. One box per family while supplies last.


Afterschool Volunteers Needed!

If you are a teen aged 13-18 and would like to earn volunteer hours at the library, come on in and join our Teen Volunteer Group! We need volunteers in several areas. We can accommodate your schedule and work in as many hours as you would like. All teens are welcome!

Calling All Artists! Grades 6-12

Thursday, September 23 at 6:00PM

Here comes autumn! Paint a delightful masterpiece with us. All materials are provided for you. There will be step by step instructions to help you create a successful painting. Reserve your spot by emailing Carrie Strong at or call 740-924-3561. Snacks provided.

Game Night for Grades 6-12

Thursday, September 30 at 6PM

Join us for an evening of games and laughs. Everyone is sure to have fun! Bring one of your favorite games to share with the group. Snack will be provided. Register by calling 740-924-3561 or email

Mark Your Calendars for Events

Coming in October

One Book One Community of Licking County

Free Community Book Club

Monday, October 11 from 3-4-PM

Virtual book discussion with Philip J. Deloria

This will be a Zoom Webinar for Licking County residents. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book, Playing Indian, by Philip J. Deloria. Stop by the Alexandria Public Library to get your free book and information for this webinar.

The Holidays Are-A-Comin’

Calling all adults and teens.

Thursday, Oct 7 at 6:00PM

Celebrate your autumn holidays with a home-made candle centerpiece. Items will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own items to match your home decor. So, we are prepared with enough items, please email Carrie Strong at or call 740-924-3561 to reserve your place.

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. 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 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 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 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, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.