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Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 6:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

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

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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
Fri, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required. 

Mon, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills.

Mon, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Tue, Mar 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Tue, Mar 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Wed, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Wed, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Thu, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Youth ages 8-18 are invited to an afternoon of gaming fun at the library. No registration is required, so stop in and check out what we have to offer!

Fri, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Teens and tweens are invited to celebrate all things anime and manga at anime club! We'll have anime on the big screen, a ramen buffet, fan art and sketching supplies, and a chopstick challenge.

Fri, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Sat, Mar 07, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Free ACT testing.

Mon, Mar 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills.

Mon, Mar 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Tue, Mar 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Tue, Mar 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Wed, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Wed, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Fri, Mar 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Sat, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet once a month to discuss Young Adult programming and more.

Sun, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Youth are invited to bring their Pokemon or other favorite cards to the library to show off, trade with friends, and battle. Bring your binders or your best deck of ANY card game and have fun!

Mon, Mar 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills.

Mon, Mar 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend this informal program with a certified speech-language therapist from Columbus Speech & Hearing to learn about language development.

Tue, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Tue, Mar 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Tue, Mar 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Wed, Mar 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Wed, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Fri, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Fri, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Meet author, illustrator and inspiring speaker Jason Tharp. We encourage elementary age children to wear their favorite unicorn gear as we celebrate Jason's newest book "It's Okay To Be a Unicorn."

Mon, Mar 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Local Matters Food Educators will lead a food-focused story-time for 3-6 year-olds and their families. Storytime will be followed by hands-on activities and tastings for the whole family.

Tue, Mar 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Tue, Mar 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Tue, Mar 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Tue, Mar 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Wed, Mar 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Wed, Mar 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Thu, Mar 26, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Youth ages 8-18 are invited to an afternoon of gaming fun at the library. No registration is required, so stop in and check out what we have to offer!

Fri, Mar 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Sat, Mar 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Local Matters Food Educators will lead a food-focused story-time for 3-6 year-olds and their families. Storytime will be followed by hands-on activities and tastings for the whole family.