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Today's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mon, Dec 05, 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, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join us to discuss Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, the 2022 Man Booker Prize shortlisted book.

Tue, Dec 06, 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, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Co-curator Dr. George Johnson presents on the current Decorative Arts Center of Ohio exhibit, "A Storybook Christmas Featuring a Very Brady Holiday." Reminisce about classic holiday storybooks & toys.

Wed, Dec 07, 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, Dec 07, 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, Dec 07, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bexley Public Library
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, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer!

Thu, Dec 08, 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, Dec 08, 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, Dec 08, 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.

Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Elizabeth Petuchowski shares her story of growing up as a young Jewish girl in Germany amidst the rise of Nazism, fleeing to England where she experienced the WWII outbreak, and immigrating to the US.

Fri, Dec 09, 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!

Following the War in Ukraine

On March 1, 2022 the American Library Association issued a statement on Ukraine writing that, “The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression” (ALAnews, 2022). 

Read the full ALA statement on Ukraine here: ALA stands with Ukrainian library community.

The mission of the Bexley Public Library is to enlighten, engage, and inspire our community of lifelong learners. The library’s vision is to be the heart of a curious, compassionate, and well-informed community. In accordance with our mission and vision statements, as well as the ALA’s recognition of the role libraries serve in supporting the spread of accurate information on the developing crisis in Ukraine, BPL staff have developed this resource page to assist our community in staying informed on the war in Ukraine.

It's Bexley!
Resources on the Ukrainian Conflict
Research Databases & Online Resources
ProQuest CultureGrams
Learn about Ukraine by exploring its background, people, customs & courtesies, lifestyle, society, and culture.
Harvard University's Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI)
Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) has developed a resource page for professors, students, scholars, and citizens who are interested in learning or teaching about Ukraine. The HURI page includes links to podcasts, digital archives, news & research centers, art galleries & museums, as well as resources for film, literature, politics & society, and more.
Following the News
Tools to Help Spot Fake News
At Bexley Public Library, we strive to provide clarity and honesty within the world of information. We have created this page to help you find reliable resources and learn how to detect fake news.
Newsbank
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources (including the Bexley edition of This Week), covering a wide array of topics and issues.
Libby | Magazines
Download or view popular full-text magazines online. Over 3,000 titles, including News & Politics titles like: The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Mother Jones, and more.
New York Times Online | Inside the Library
Use one of our public computers, or use your device to connect to our WiFi, then sign up for a free account at nytimes.com/register. You will then have unlimited access to the Time's articles
New York Times Online | Outside the Library
Get unlimited articles from the NY Times outside the library for 72 hours. Click on link and click redeem code (code will be pre-populated).
BPL Programs & Podcasts
The Current: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine - March 2, 2022
Ohio State University Eastern European experts, Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko discuss the history and progression of the developing crisis in Ukraine, the ensuing humanitarian crisis, and the international repercussions of the war.

The BPL Podcast - The Current: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The podcast version of The Current with panelists Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko.
Meduza Podcast - Putin vs. Ukrainian History-February 26, 2022
Meduza, a Russian and English language independent news site based in Latvia, interviews Dr. Faith Hillis, a professor of Russian history at the University of Chicago.
How to Help
Support Ukraine Now
Support Ukraine Now is a crowdsourced information platform with a developing list of official funds, requests, and materials to help aid and support the people of Ukraine. Recommended by The Ohio State University Eastern European experts from our panel discussion, Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko.