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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
Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library
We're kicking off Summer Community Read with one big birthday party! The library is celebrating its 100th birthday and our very own Robot is turning 10!

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Your stuffed animal friend is invited to Adventure Camp at the library! Drop off your stuffie on June 3 and hear all about the fun they had when you pick them up the next day!

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 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.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jun 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, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 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.

Thu, Jun 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, Jun 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.

Fri, Jun 07, 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, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 10, 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, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join the Youth for STEM Equity group as they navigate the wonders of science in their STEMscape! Do hands-on experiments, solve problems, and learn about science all at the same time!

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jun 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, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 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 on the big screen, Minecraft on PC, Pokemon, board games, card games, and more.

Thu, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Magician extraordinaire Jim Kleefeld is back with a brand new "The Adventures in Reading Magic Show." This bright and fun magic show is sure to have plenty of things that kids and families will love.

Fri, Jun 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot for some delicious food and live music from Home Alone! Home Alone will perform from 5:30-7 PM and the food trucks will be available from 5-7 PM.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 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.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jun 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.

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 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.

Thu, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
How did ancient people make furniture, clothes, buildings, and monuments? Learn how with STEM presenter Jack Brown as he shows you how people lived in ancient times.

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees