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BPL is Open for Browsing
Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm,
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm,
& Sunday 1pm-5pm

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
UPCOMING 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.

Wed, Sep 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Follow along with an episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Come ready to paint happy trees in a fun and relaxed environment. Supplies will be provided. Registration opens 9/1 and is required.
This event is full

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.

Thu, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Common Cause Ohio will lead a discussion on how to be a more active and informed citizen beyond your vote. Join us for a community conversation on how to get involved with the issues you care about.

Sat, Oct 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
Learn how to convert old family photos and videos into digital files and explore your creative side through audio, photo, and video production tools, and the Cricut Maker. Sessions led by BPL staff.

Sun, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for Tea at Three with the classically-trained Bryden String Quartet.

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.

Mon, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for a night of horror stories, poetry and discussion with members of the Ohio chapter of the Horror Writers Association

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

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Local History & Genealogy 
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Search the Bexley Collection

The Bexley Collection is an online archive of the history of Bexley, Ohio that provides access to images, artifacts and primary documents about Bexley & its citizens. Currently we have three digital collections for patrons to explore. You can find out more about the collection here.  Use the links below to discover more about Bexley & its citizens.

Fourth of July in Bexley
Fourth of July in Bexley
The celebration of Independence Day in Bexley was first hosted by the newly created Bexley Celebrations Association in 1948. Another patriotic celebration, Flag Day, started in 1953, was responsible for the inauguration of the city's first patriotic parade. This collection documents the patriotic celebrations of Bexley, Ohio.
The Torch
The Torch
A collection of The Torch, the student newspaper of Bexley High School. The first edition of The Torch was published October 9, 1925.
Bexley City Schools
Bexley City Schools
Explore the history of the Bexley City Schools through historic photographs, newsletters, and documents. Collected to commemorate the centennial of Bexley’s first high school, now Montrose Elementary School, this collection includes material documenting Maryland and Cassingham Elementaries, the middle and high schools as well as early township schools in what is now Bexley. This collection is presented through a partnership between the Bexley Historical Society, Bexley City Schools, and Bexley Public Library.
Bexley Schools Stereographs
Bexley Schools Stereographs
Discovered in an attic at Cassingham Elementary School, this collection of Stereographs was created in 1934 by the Keystone View Company of Cleveland, Ohio. A stereograph is made of two nearly identical photos placed side-by-side, that when viewed through a stereoscope, creates a three dimensional image. Although digitally they do not provide a 3-D experience, the images provide a glimpse into the Bexley City Schools during the 1930s. This collection is presented through a partnership between the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley Public Library.
Bexley High School Yearbooks
The first of Bexley Public Library's digital collections this collection of Bexley High School yearbooks, 1923-2005, was created in partnership with the Bexley City School District, the Bexley High School Alumni Association, and Columbus Metropolitan Library with funding from a 2013 Bexley Community Foundation grant. Additional yearbooks will be added ten years after the date of publication.
Bexley City School Newsletters
Bexley City School Newsletters
Coming Soon!
Abstracts of Title
Abstracts of Title
Approximately 50 different subdivisions, also called additions, makeup the City of Bexley. The goal for this collection is to digitize an abstract of title for each of these additions. The abstracts included document the history of the property within the specific addition and its ownership back to the early 1800's. If you have an abstract of title for a property in Bexley and would like to loan it to Bexley Public Library to be digitized for inclusion in this collection please email localhistory@bexleylibrary.org. This collection is presented through a partnership between the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley Public Library.
Sears Kit Homes
Explore the houses of Bexley, Ohio that were purchased as kits from a Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog. See photographs of nine such homes discovered by researchers from the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley Public Library and learn about their features. Do you think you live in a kit home from Sears or another manufacturer? Let us know so we can add it to the collection.
Bexley Responds COVID-19
Since March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic, our community has been responding. From closing schools, libraries, and businesses to changing the ways we gather, learn, and worship, our lives have been turned upside down. This collection of photos, documenting history as it happens, represents a range of experiences, including hometown hero Dr. Amy Acton and the Black Lives Matter movement, all in the midst of a pandemic. Browse the collection and consider adding your photos to the archive.

The Bexley Colleciton is made possible by a generous grant from the Bexley Community Foundation to the Bexley Historical Society and Bexley Public Library and through a collaborative partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Genealogy & Local History Programs
Sat, Oct 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
Learn how to convert old family photos and videos into digital files and explore your creative side through audio, photo, and video production tools, and the Cricut Maker. Sessions led by BPL staff.

Thu, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
BHS alum Ellen Fishel ('09) will share her journey from editor at The Torch to member of the Pulitzer Prize- winning team at The Baltimore Sun. She will be in conversation with Amy Vick (BHS '91).

Mon, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Discover your roots! We'll share tips on getting started with your family history research and how historic newspapers can help you discover your family's past.

Tue, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Every home has a history... discover yours! Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Sat, Nov 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Every home has a history... discover yours! Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Thu, Nov 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join David, BPL's Local History Librarian, and members of the Bexley Historical Society, as we share memories and discuss topics related to the history of Bexley.

Sat, Nov 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
Learn how to convert old family photos and videos into digital files and explore your creative side through audio, photo, and video production tools, and the Cricut Maker. Sessions led by BPL staff.