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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

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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
Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 24, 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, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jun 25, 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, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 26, 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, Jun 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.

Thu, Jun 27, 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, Jun 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.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn all about as well as meet and greet different reptiles with Dino Buddies! Some of the animals you can meet may include (but not limited to) geckos, lizards, snakes, tortoises, and more!

Thu, Jun 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Explore the wonders of our universe with The OSU Astronomy Department. This presentation will dive into supernovas, exploring the endstages of stars and what comes after the explosion.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Bexley Community Gardens - Fairy Village
Join us at the Fairy Village in the South Bexley Community Gardens for a fun, summer themed storytime. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy music, activities, and stories about summer!

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jul 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.

Mon, Jul 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join the Youth for STEM Equity group as they navigate the wonders of science in their STEMscape! Do hands-on experiments, solve problems, and learn about science all at the same time!

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jul 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.

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 03, 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, Jul 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.

Sat, Jul 06, 11:00am - 11:45am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring the whole family and join us for Saturday morning cartoons. Watch the classics and enjoy some light snacks.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jul 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.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jul 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.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 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.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
What up party people! Join us to celebrate all things Bluey! We'll have fun crafts, music, games, and activities for the whole family. 

Fri, Jul 12, 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, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jul 15, 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, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jul 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.

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 17, 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, Jul 17, 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, Jul 18, 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, Jul 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.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Giant puppets, storytelling, and music come together to save the irresistible tales from the Bookworm during this fun and exciting puppet show.

Thu, Jul 18, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Explore the wonders of our universe with The OSU Astronomy Department. This presentation will dive into supernovas, exploring the endstages of stars and what comes after the explosion.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Bexley Community Gardens - Fairy Village
Join us at the Fairy Village in the South Bexley Community Gardens for a fun, summer themed storytime. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy music, activities, and stories about summer!

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lap-sit program with baby-focused books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jul 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.

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
The fire truck is coming to the library! Meet and greet your local firefighters, plus get a chance to check out their fire truck.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This all ages storytime will be movement, music, and sign language focused. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this storytime which will feature live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Jul 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.