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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878
YOUTH SERVICES EVENTS
Sat, Apr 01, 11:00am - 11:45am
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.

Mon, Apr 03, 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, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 04, 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 live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 05, 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, Apr 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, Apr 05, 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, Apr 06, 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, Apr 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, Apr 06, 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, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy the day off from school with a family movie. We'll have Lightyear up on the big screen as well as popcorn and light refreshments.

Mon, Apr 10, 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, Apr 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.

Mon, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We'll be teaching 6-10 year old children basic engineering by helping them create a mini motorized widget - to help them gain an understanding of how machines work & encourage more experimentation.

Tue, Apr 11, 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 live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 12, 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, Apr 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, Apr 12, 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.

Wed, Apr 12, 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, Pokemon, board games, card games, and more set up in the auditorium.

Thu, Apr 13, 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, Apr 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, Apr 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Award winning comic creator Victor Dandridge, owner of U Cre-8 Comics, will challenge creators with exploring big stories through small spaces. Recommended for teens in grades 6-12.

Fri, Apr 14, 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!

Sat, Apr 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
South Bexley Community Gardens - Fairy Village
Join us at the Fairy Village in the South Bexley Community Gardens for a fun, spring themed storytime. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy music, activities, and stories about springtime.

Mon, Apr 17, 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, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 18, 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 live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drexel Theatre
Join us for a night full of fun competition, laughter and prizes at the historic Drexel. Topics range from history and sports to special themes.

Tue, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Celebrate the release of Karin Cecile Davidson's new collection, The Geography of First Kisses. Karin will read passages from her book and discuss the influences behind these stories of love & place.

Wed, Apr 19, 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, Apr 19, 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, Apr 19, 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, Apr 20, 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, Apr 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.

Thu, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs,Bexley Library Auditorium
Lisa Goldsand will explore the effects of the apparel industry on climate change and show how we can make eco-friendly fashion choices that have both a local and global impact.

Fri, Apr 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot for some delicious food and live music from Capital University students! Music will be from 5:30-7 PM and the food trucks will be available from 5-7 PM.

Sun, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn art techniques that combine drawing, painting, and collage and design your own deck of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). These workshops are led by local artist Abby Feinknopf. Registration required.

Mon, Apr 24, 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, Apr 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, Apr 25, 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 live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 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, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 26, 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.

Wed, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bonnets, berets, cloches, and pillboxes! Sarah-Grace Heller will discuss hat design and fashion trends with her extravagant collection of hats! Try some on to choose your favorite style.

Thu, Apr 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, Apr 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.

Sun, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn art techniques that combine drawing, painting, and collage and design your own deck of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). These workshops are led by local artist Abby Feinknopf. Registration required.

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Education Station

Educator Resources

Connecting educators with special services,
materials, and resources to support teaching
students in an anywhere learning environment.

Questions?
Call BPL Youth Services
at (614) 231-2878

LEARNING RESOURCES
Virtual Class Visits
Virtual Book Talks
Are your students in a reading rut? Would you like to introduce them to a new genre or subject area? Our Virtual 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.
Virtual 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 virtually with students of all ages. Storytimes usually last 20 to 30 minutes.
Teacher Services
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.
General
Amazing Educational Resources
A huge database of resources (lesson plans, activities, videos, etc.) covering a wide variety of topics, from Spanish to Biology.
ClassDojo
Program used to connect teachers, parents, and students in a digital community. Various ages.
Education.com
Collection of various resources for teachers that can be adapted to a homeschooling curriculum. Various grade levels.
Enchanted Learning
A huge free collection of lesson plans, activities, and other resources for teachers and homeschooling parents.

Explora
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.
HippoCampus
Various educational resources for middle grades through high school. Includes lesson plans and activities.

ERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Khan Academy
Free, online lessons on a wide variety of topics, from math and science, to art history and life skills. Available for all ages.
LinkedIn Learning - Online Courses
With your Bexley Public Library card you can access thousands of free, online courses from experts on such topics as business, web development, information technology, job searching, photography and more through LinkedIn Learning, an award-winning online education service. After you've logged in with your library card number and PIN, you will be prompted to create an account with Linkedin.com/learning/. You'll use this profile to create playlists, manage your course history, keep notes, and track your Certificates of Completion.
Ohio Department of Education | Learning Standards
Direct link to the Ohio Department of Education learning standards (as well as their own collected resources).
Scholastic Learn-at-Home
Scholastic has collated a number of free resources for families learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian has collected numerous resources related to their various museums and have them available for use.
TED-Ed
\Lets you build a lesson around any TED talk, TED-Ed resource, or YouTube video. You can also find and use existing lessons on a variety of topics. A great resource for any teacher, homeschooler, parent, or student.
Teacher Vision
Teacher Vision is a database of lesson plans and activities for different grade levels and subjects. Various grade levels.
Wide Open School
Free, collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors of Common Sense. Available for all ages.
Language Arts
826 Digital
A writing program with tons of resources (lesson plans, activities, etc.) for use in teaching writing fluency.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. It contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
Newsela
Literacy aid that collates news articles and categorizes them by grade-level appropriateness for use in classroom literacy activities.

Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
Reading Eggs
Subscription based with a 30-day free trial. Uses games and activities to teach kids how to read. Bryan’s nephews love it.
ReadWorks
A comprehensive program for building literacy. Works especially well with grade-school students. (K-5)
Storyline Online
A literacy-themed summer camp program which has since branched out. It features numerous video and blog posts for use with literacy learning.

Math
Bridges Math
Classrooms may be different this year, but math learning can continue! The Math Learning Center (MLC) is providing resources for all students to use independently or with support from family members or educators.
Corbett Maths
Free, England-based resource with math videos, math practice questions, and worksheets with answers.
Greg Tang Math
Offers a wide variety of free lesson plans and math activities, created and curated by acclaimed youth mathematics author, Greg Tang.

Hot Math
Provides homework assistance for high school and college students, by walking through examples of various math problems.

Illuminations
A free website from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that has lesson plans, activities, and games for use.

Illustrative Math
Offers a variety of well-vetted lesson plans, videos, and activities for free.
Mr. N365
Tons of math games, workshops, and practice modules, as well as worksheets and other printables!
Ninja Maths
Australia-based site that gamifies learning math. Offers resources for math competitions between more than one student.
Science
National Science Foundation
A collection of National Science Foundation materials for teachers and families.

NSTA
The website for the National Science Teaching Association contains lesson plans, articles, and videos for teaching use. There are also webinars and resources for teachers on topics like distance learning.

PHet Colorado
Has a wide variety of simulations and videos that cover many topics across a wide range of grade levels.
Science 4 Us
Database of lesson plans, activities and more for a variety of age groups.
Science Buddies
Offers a variety of teaching resources, including lesson plans, activities, and more.
Understanding Science
A fully-stocked resource about truly understanding science. Contains lesson plans, articles, videos, and more. Geared towards high-school.
Social Studies
American Heritage
A collection of American History lesson plans and other resources put together by the American Heritage Educational Foundation.

Eyewitness to History
A collection of primary resources/first person account of important historical events for use in lessons.

HeritageQuest
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.
Ohio History Central
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society. Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations.
Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Search or browse more than 26,000 primary sources dating from prehistory to the present. Take the Ohio Memory Challenge. Read essays about Ohio topics. Create your own scrapbook.
National Park Service
A collection of resources for teachers covering the historical importance of national landmarks.
Young Heroes of History
Lesson plans and booklists of historical fiction centered around the Civil War era of American History.
Music
Chrome Learning Lab
A great hands-on site for learning musical concepts that ties these concepts to topics in math, science, and more.
Qello Concerts
Qello Concerts is the only place to watch over 1700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It's the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It's like a never-ending concert ticket.
Available through the Libby App.
Art
Oxford Art Online
The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art, encompassing all aspects of visual culture. It features articles about topics as varied as Fauvism and Frida Kahlo, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images. Oxford Art Online is a living resource, with scholars and specialists from around the world continually reviewing and updating existing content and contributing new articles.
Physical Wellness and Mindfulness
GoNoodle
An extremely popular classroom app for promoting movement integration and mindfulness learning.
Additional BPL Online Resources
More Resources
Check out BPL's full list of online resources, links and databases.