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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
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.

Email Youth Services at youthservices@bexleylibrary.org for more information.
Education Station
Connecting families, educators and students with resources and services that empower lifelong learning in an ANYWHERE environment.
Homework Help @ BPL
BPL Virtual Homework Help provides students with individualized support through our online homework help service, Brainfuse.
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
Tue, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Practice reading with a pal! In this 6-week program, children in grades K-3 will be partnered with a pal to read books & work together on fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Youtube
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, Sep 29, 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, Sep 29, 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, Oct 03, 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, Oct 03, 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, Oct 03, 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 fall with building, art, and movement.

Tue, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Practice reading with a pal! In this 6-week program, children in grades K-3 will be partnered with a pal to read books & work together on fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 05, 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, Oct 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.

Wed, Oct 05, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Youtube
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, Oct 06, 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, Oct 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.

Sat, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Welcome the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind S.R.D. Harris Books. Join us for read-alouds, interactive fun and a DIY craft.

Rescheduled
Mon, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Monday, October 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library
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 fall with building, art, and movement.

Tue, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Practice reading with a pal! In this 6-week program, children in grades K-3 will be partnered with a pal to read books & work together on fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 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, Oct 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.

Wed, Oct 12, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Youtube
Join us online each week as a member of our Youth Services team shares a favorite book chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Wed, Oct 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Oct 13, 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, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn more about the sci-fi chapter book Molly and the Machine and the science behind it. Pick up a sample of the book and explore stem-based activities from robots to simple machines. For grades 3-8.

Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an interactive workshop on how to make music using a Digital Audio Workstation. DJ Torin Jacobs will show how to use Bandlab to create loops and rhythmic patterns found in popular music.

Sat, Oct 15, 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.

Sun, Oct 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
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, Oct 17, 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, Oct 17, 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, Oct 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy the day off from school with a family movie. We'll have The Bad Guys up on the big screen as well as popcorn and light refreshments.

Tue, Oct 18, 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, Oct 18, 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, Oct 19, 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, Oct 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.

Wed, Oct 19, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Youtube
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, Oct 20, 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, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 20, 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.

Mon, Oct 24, 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, Oct 24, 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, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Is the Fairy Village haunted? Join Thurber House for an afternoon of learning how to write spooky stories. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Tue, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 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, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Youtube
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, Oct 27, 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, Oct 27, 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.