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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
Wed, Feb 21, 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 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.

Wed, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the social media platforms? Join us for tips on how to make them work for you!
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 22, 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 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library
Stay to play after storytime, with toys and activities that stimulate the imagination and help build social-emotional skills.

Thu, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Practice reading with a pal! In this 6-week program, children in grades 1-3 will be partnered with a teen volunteer for reading and fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.

Fri, Feb 23, 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 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this family friendly celebration of Maggie Smith's picture book debut, My Thoughts Have Wings. Maggie will read and talk about her new book as well as be available for book signings.

Mon, Feb 26, 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 26, 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 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Did you know the Bexley Library has a sewing machine for public use? Join Jackie Farbeann from the Sewing Hive to learn more about what a sewing machine can do for you.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused storytime for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter and enjoy music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, 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.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Tweens in grades 3-6, join the Book Bunch to discuss a different book each month, with games and snacks to go along with each month’s theme.

Wed, Feb 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, 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.

Wed, Feb 28, 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, board games, card games, and more set up in the auditorium.

Thu, Feb 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, Feb 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, Feb 29, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Practice reading with a pal! In this 6-week program, children in grades 1-3 will be partnered with a teen volunteer for reading and fun literacy games & activities to help build reading skills.

Thu, Feb 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Drexel Theatre
Lights! Camera! Popcorn! Join us for an evening of fun and memories at the historic Drexel Theatre. Learn about the history of The Drexel Theatre from its opening night in 1937 to today.

Fri, Mar 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us to celebrate J.P. Mitchell's debut picture book, Sweet Fire, which reframes the narrative we tell girls about their possibilities. Presentation and Q&A, with book signing to follow.

Mon, Mar 04, 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, Mar 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, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused storytime for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter and enjoy music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Mar 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.

Wed, Mar 06, 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 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.

Thu, Mar 07, 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 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.

Thu, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse and explore the science, theories, and wonders of our universe with a presentation from The OSU Astronomy Department! Eclipse glasses giveaway for all attendees!

Sun, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Meet the local artists and view displayed artworks featured in the Bexley Minority Parent Alliance Art Auction. Artwork will be on display in the library beginning on February 25.

Mon, Mar 11, 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, Mar 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, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused storytime for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter and enjoy music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Mar 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, Mar 13, 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 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, Mar 14, 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 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.

Thu, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn about the measured environmental impact that Circular Thrift’s hyper-local clothing and accessory re-use model has on our community and planet from Lisa Goldsand and Ragul Senthil.

Fri, Mar 15, 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, Mar 18, 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, Mar 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.

Mon, Mar 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Join us on Zoom for a virtual book discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison!

Wed, Mar 20, 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 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.

Wed, Mar 20, 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, board games, card games, and more set up in the auditorium.

Thu, Mar 21, 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 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.

Thu, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees