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2411 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

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Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878
UPCOMING EVENTS
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital
Play with light with Jack Brown! View the world through the magic of polarized light! Register to sign up for the complementary supply kit (to be picked up with curbside service).
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team for a virtual storytime! We are excited to share some of your favorite songs, rhymes, and stories, online, until we can once again meet in person. Enjoy!

Thu, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Join a member of our Youth Services team, sharing one of our favorite books each week online, chosen especially for the elementary school crowd.

Thu, Jul 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Digital
Every Thursday, join us for Open Gaming! Explore the world of Minecraft with Mr. Bryan in BPL’s very own Minecraft realm or play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ms. Amanda in a special, private arena!

Mon, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Children entering kindergarten are invited to join us online for super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness. Register online to reserve your packet of materials.

Mon, Jul 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library
Put on your pajamas and join us online to shake your sillies out and wind down before bedtime with fun music and a story.

Tue, Jul 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital
New to BPL this year, Candace Mazur-Darman will share stories from Hispanic culture. You might even learn a little Spanish language along the way.

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Genealogy & Local History
Ancestry Library Edition
Want to learn more about your family tree? Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest, contains over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. Ancestry Library Edition includes the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, court records, slave narratives, reference sources, and more.
African-American Heritage
African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.
Family Search
Family Search
Family Search maintains a database with over 2 billion digital images, with most of them indexed and searchable. Databases include Ohio Death Certificates from 1908-1953, and Ohio marriage records. Family Search also includes a wiki to help with research.
Fold3
Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.
Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.
Newsbank
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.
Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)
Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937. Use the index information to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970. Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood "as it was". Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.
Genealogy & Local History Programs
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