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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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LIBRARY RESOURCES
BPL Services
Personalized Picks: Family Edition
Let the BPL team help you find the perfect bundle of books for the whole family! Fill out a family version of our Personalized Picks form on the BPL website (link). Let us know your family's interests, ages/reading levels, and how many and what types of materials you'd like.
Book-a-Librarian
Book-a-Librarian (BAL) is an opportunity for patrons to make an hour appointment
to work one-on-one with library staff. These appointments are for questions and
information needs that require extra time and attention with a staff member.
Obtaining a Library Card
Obtaining a Library Card
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. If your child is without a library card, please email for a special registration form. Once the form has been completed and submitted, we will mail his or her BPL Card directly to you at home.
Using Digital Downloads
Using Digital Downloads
There are many ways to read a book. We want your children to find the medium that works best for them. We encourage you to teach them 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 Libby 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.
UPCOMING YOUTH SERVICES EVENTS
Thu, Feb 02, 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, Feb 02, 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, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Families are invited to stop in to read the best children's books of 2022, displayed for your enjoyment in the auditorium. PLUS: Crafts for the kids!

Sat, Feb 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Families are invited to stop in to read the best children's books of 2022, displayed for your enjoyment in the auditorium. PLUS: Crafts for the kids!

Sun, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Mon, Feb 06, 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, Feb 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, Feb 07, 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, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 07, 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 teen volunteer for reading and fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 08, 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, Feb 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.

Wed, Feb 08, 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.

Thu, Feb 09, 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, Feb 09, 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, Feb 09, 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.

Fri, Feb 10, 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!

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Show your valentine some serious love with an artistic, fabric valentine! Join us for one of these two creative workshops with local artist Abby Feinknopf.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 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, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 13, 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 winter with water, robots, and messy science!

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Show your valentine some serious love with an artistic, fabric valentine! Join us for one of these two creative workshops with local artist Abby Feinknopf.

Tue, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 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 teen volunteer for reading and fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Bring your toddler to the library for stories, rhymes, songs, and play activities designed specifically to help build vital early literacy skills!

Wed, Feb 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Wed, Feb 15, 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, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Feb 16, 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, Feb 16, 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, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Two of Ohio's most revered and beloved poets & authors, Hanif Abdurraqib and Dionne Custer Edwards will be in conversation celebrating Toni Morrison's legacy & discussing her influence on their work.

Sat, Feb 18, 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, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room,Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Sun, Feb 19, 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, Feb 20, 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, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Local author/illustrator Becky Gehrisch presents her picture book, Escape to Play, with playful poetry and illustrations that will brighten up this winter day. We'll conclude with a painting activity!

Tue, Feb 21, 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, Feb 21, 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, Feb 21, 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 teen volunteer for reading and fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 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.

Thu, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
In this workshop, you will design and make your own book that tells a unique story about you in the Cartonera tradition. For ages 10-14.

Thu, Feb 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Columbus writer, producer, and photographer Damon Mosley discusses his book SMILE FOR WE, a project aimed at destigmatizing the stereotypes placed on Black men and seeing them in a different light.

Mon, Feb 27, 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, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Untethered Library
Before we meet the author, join us on our YouTube channel as we read the children's chapter book, Theopatra: More Than Just a Mouse in three parts, Mondays at 1:00 PM from February 27 - March 13.

Tue, Feb 28, 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, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 28, 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 teen volunteer for reading and fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.
This event is full

Wed, Mar 01, 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, Mar 01, 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, Mar 01, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Untethered 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.

Thu, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 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, Mar 03, 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!