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Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM

We're closed Sunday April 12

Address
2411 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Reference & Info(614) 231-2793
Accounts & Renewals(614) 231-8741
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.
Homework Resource Zone
Students will have access to resources such as school supplies, computers, free printing, and volunteer homework helpers at our Homework Resourze Zone from 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday during the school year.
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
Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join Bring the Farm to You and learn all about rabbits and how to take care of them at this one-hour program.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 9:15am - 10:00am
Bexley Public Library
Children in grades K-5 are invited to experience opera with a new, 35 minute adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, performed by Opera Columbus/Capital University resident artists.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 10, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 11, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Free ACT Testing.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 13, 9:30am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend this informal program with a certified speech-language therapist from Columbus Speech & Hearing to learn about language development.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Sign up to show off your skills in Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch and compete against your friends. Winners will receive a prize! Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet once a month to discuss Young Adult programming and more.

Canceled
Sun, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Youth are invited to bring their Pokemon or other favorite cards to the library to show off, trade with friends, and battle. Bring your binders or your best deck of ANY card game and have fun!

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Caregivers and babies alike with love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library
We weave stories, songs, and play activities together to create a movement based experience specific to toddlers' developmental needs.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join us every Tuesday for a special pajama dance party designed to help children shake their sillies out and wind down before bedtime.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library
We believe in the positive impact of play, and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun playtime.

Canceled
Fri, May 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.