close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Columbus,, OH 43209

Reference & Info(614) 231-2793
Accounts & Renewals(614) 231-8741
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878

GET THE BPL APP!

Search the catalog, reserve books, check your account & keep up to date with library events - wherever you are!

 

Educator Services

Bexley Public Library offers a variety of special services, materials, and resources for teachers.

Class Visits
Book Talks
Are your students in a reading rut? Would you like to introduce them to a new genre or subject area? Our Book Talks are designed to help! These entertaining previews of fiction and nonfiction books will leave your students asking for more. You can specify the genre, subject area, or format you would like us to promote, or we are happy to come up with a variety sure to please a range of readers. Book Talks can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on your classroom needs.
Storytimes
Reading aloud is one of the best ways to help students feel a connection to books and inspire them to read on their own. We have a wonderful collection of fiction and nonfiction picture books to share with students of all ages. Storytimes usually last 20 to 30 minutes.
Library Tours
A library tour can strengthen familiarity and student confidence in utilizing the library. You can choose either a Youth Services or whole library tour. The Youth Services tour focuses on our juvenile collections and is designed to empower students to browse for books on their own. The whole library tour introduces students to the Youth Services area as well as our other Public Service areas, from the Technology Center and Creation Station to the DVD collections and self-checkout computers.
Digital Downloads Introduction
There are many ways to read a book. We want children to find the medium that works best for them. Let us show your students how to access e-books and audiobooks via computers, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones for free. All they need is a library card and the Overdrive Media Console app. To browse available titles, visit www.bexleylibrary.org and click on the Download ebooks, audiobooks, & digital magazines link at the top left-hand side of the page.
Online Resources Instruction
The library subscribes to a number of valuable research databases and online resources that you and your students can access for free with a library card. Schedule a talk or visit to help students learn about using these powerful resources.
Teacher Resources
Teacher Collections
We know you have enough to do without sifting through the library catalog for books. Let us help by putting together a Teacher Collection to compliment the curriculum and enhance your lesson plans. Teacher Collection requests can be submitted in-person, over the phone, or through the online form.
Educator Cards
To make it easier for you to get library resources into the classroom and the hands of your students, Educator Cards are available to eligible teachers, homeschoolers, and daycare providers in Franklin County. To register, you must have a personal Bexley Public Library card in good standing, as well as proof of current teaching status.
Student Resources
Library Cards for Students
We believe library cards are life-changing resources, which is why we hope every student in the Bexley City Schools district is able to have his or her own library card. Because it is difficult for some families to make it to the library together and because minors need a parent or legal guardian’s signature to obtain a library card, many children are left without this valuable tool.

If you have a student in your classroom without a library card, please email for a special registration form that can be sent home with your student and returned to you at school. We will pick up completed forms and drop-off library cards at the school office.
Homework Resource Zone
Students will have access to resources such as school supplies, computers, free printing, and volunteer homework helpers at our Homework Resourze Zone from 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday during the school year.
Student Online Resources
Check out our collection of online reference resources that are geared just for students K-12 that can offer homework help and research assistance.
UPCOMING YOUTH SERVICES EVENTS
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, celebrating Black History Month by highlighting the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, with a picture book chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Feb 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Mar 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.

Mon, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Mar 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Mar 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us for Open Gaming every Thursday afternoon! Explore BPL’s very own Minecraft realm with Mr. Bryan or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Mar 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.

Mon, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Mar 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Mar 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Mar 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us for Open Gaming every Thursday afternoon! Explore BPL’s very own Minecraft realm with Mr. Bryan or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Mar 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.

Mon, Mar 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Wed, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Mar 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Mar 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us for Open Gaming every Thursday afternoon! Explore BPL’s very own Minecraft realm with Mr. Bryan or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Mar 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children ages 4-6 are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.

Mon, Mar 22, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Tue, Mar 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Read a story, listen to a ProMusica musician play their instrument, and dance along with Columbus Dance Theatre. Explore the feelings of fear and confidence through music, movement, and literacy!

Wed, Mar 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Mar 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Mar 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us for Open Gaming every Thursday afternoon! Explore BPL’s very own Minecraft realm with Mr. Bryan or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!