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We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM


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2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878

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YOUTH SERVICES EVENTS
Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lapsit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Dec 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring your toddler to the library for stories, rhymes, songs, and play activities designed specifically to help build vital early literacy skills!

Wed, Dec 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us online each week as a member of our Youth Services team shares a favorite book chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for activities to help build vital early literacy skills, including interactive stories, music, dancing, and more!

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Thu, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Help the library and earn serivce hours! Once a month, teens in grades 6-12 work on a serivce project and in return will receive 1 hour of service credit.

Fri, Dec 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Tweens & teens are invited to join us to celebrate all things anime and manga. We'll have anime from Crunchyroll on the big screen, fan art & sketching supplies, & more. Cosplay is highly encouraged!

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lapsit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring your toddler to the library for stories, rhymes, songs, and play activities designed specifically to help build vital early literacy skills!

Wed, Dec 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Dec 14, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us online each week as a member of our Youth Services team shares a favorite book chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for activities to help build vital early literacy skills, including interactive stories, music, dancing, and more!

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring the whole family and join us for Saturday morning cartoons. Watch some classics and enjoy some light snacks.

Canceled
Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Do you enjoy the fantasy genre, or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join us for a monthly discussion focused on fantasy literature. Check BPL's website for the monthly featured titles.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lapsit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Dec 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Mon, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Do you love to explore? Kids in grades K-3 are invited to join us for Explorers Club. It's like a big kids super story time! We will explore this winter with water, robots, and messy science!

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring your toddler to the library for stories, rhymes, songs, and play activities designed specifically to help build vital early literacy skills!

Wed, Dec 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Dec 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Youth ages 8-18 are invited to an afternoon of gaming fun at the library. Join us for video games, Pokemon, board games, card games, and more set up in the auditorium.

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for activities to help build vital early literacy skills, including interactive stories, music, dancing, and more!

Thu, Dec 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Thu, Dec 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate the New Year early and way before bedtime! We will count down to noon with our very own ball drop and tons of other activities! Dressing up is encouraged.

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2022 SCR Logo


June 3rd - August 7

We are sailing into summer with OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES! Join us for this year’s Summer Community Read and we’ll have your family discovering hidden treasures, swimming in adventure, and exploring the depths of their imagination!

Sign up for Read Squared (or drop your printed tracker in the book drop) to enter our raffle to win lots of fabulous raffle prizes! Raffle prizes include:

King’s Island tickets, Zoombezi Bay tickets, Columbus Zoo tickets, The Wilds tickets, Drexel movies passes, Bexley Pool passes,  Johnson’s gift cards, Donatos Pizza for a Year gift basket, and more! 

 Our first drawing for prizes will be July 6th and the last drawing for prizes will be August 17th so keep “sailing” through your trackers!


Friends of BPL Logo

Summer Community Read
is generously funded by
Friends of Bexley Public Library.


Thanks to our raffle prize sponsors:
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Track Your Reading with Two Options


Bookmark Contest Underway Until August 31st

Sail on over to BexleyLibrary.org/Bookmark to vote for your favorite "Oceans of Possibilities" design in each age category. One vote per sailor please, to help determine Bexley Public Library's next selection of printed bookmarks. Voting deadline is August 31st with winners announced in early September.

in person programs and activities at BPL

Bring your pirates and mermaids to our SCR kickoff party on Friday, June 3rd to enjoy “leagues” of activities, crafts, and games and a bubble parade march to The Main Event on Capital’s lawn. First mateys to sign up (while supplies last) will be awarded a special treasure – an official SCR 2022 Oceans of Possibilities t-shirt.

Then be sure to steer your ship to the Library throughout the summer when we’ll have “waves” of special authors and performers to engage, delight, and inspire kids of all ages.

On August 7th we’ll sail our SCR 2022 adventure into the horizon with Bill Manchester’s musical instrument petting zoo and a special musical performance by Muppet Mayhem. Your little barnacles will be movin’ and groovin’ to some of their favorite tunes!

For details on our programs visit our calendar of events found here.

scr bingo card

SCR isn’t just for baby sharks! The Adult Services team has devised this OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES bingo card geared for the Great Whites, but anyone can use it to explore what BPL is offering this summer. Complete a bingo or the entire card to enter our raffle for prizes.  Get your card here!
Kindergarten Superstars – In-person or Online

In-person Sessions / Tuesdays 3-4 pm starting June 7 (for children entering kindergarten)
Zoom Online Sessions / Wednesdays 3-4 pm starting June 8 (ages 4-7)

Children entering kindergarten are invited to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness. Registration is for the whole 7-part series. Space is limited and registration is required.

Register HERE for In-person Kindergarten Superstars
Register
HERE for Zoom Online Kindergarten Superstars