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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, Nov 26, All day
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
Come to BPL all week and help us create beautiful paper flower arrangements that will be delivered to our friends at local senior centers on #GivingTuesday!

Sat, Nov 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sun, Nov 27, All day
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
Come to BPL all week and help us create beautiful paper flower arrangements that will be delivered to our friends at local senior centers on #GivingTuesday!

Mon, Nov 28, All day
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
Come to BPL all week and help us create beautiful paper flower arrangements that will be delivered to our friends at local senior centers on #GivingTuesday!

Mon, Nov 28, 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, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 29, All day
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
Come to BPL all week and help us create beautiful paper flower arrangements that will be delivered to our friends at local senior centers on #GivingTuesday!

Tue, Nov 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Nov 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.

Wed, Nov 30, 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, Nov 30, 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, Nov 30, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Youtube
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, Dec 01, 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, Dec 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, Dec 05, 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, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 07, 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, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bexley Public 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, Dec 08, 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, Dec 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.

Thu, Dec 08, 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, Dec 09, 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, Dec 12, 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, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 14, 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, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 14, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bexley Public 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, Dec 15, 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, Dec 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.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Do you enjoy the fantasy genre, or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join us for a monthly discussion focused on fantasy literature. Check BPL's website for the monthly featured titles.

Mon, Dec 19, 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, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Do you love to explore? Kids in grades K-3 are invited to join us for Explorers Club. It's like a big kids super story time! We will explore this winter with water, robots, and messy science!

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this movement, music, and sign language focused story time for all ages. Learn at least 12 signs a quarter in this story time and enjoy live ukulele music, finger rhymes, and more.

Tue, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Dec 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, Dec 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.

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Student Resources

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

LEARNING RESOURCES
General Resources | K-5
Fact Monster
Create flashcards, research various topics, access almanacs and other resources and more! Grades 1-8.
Fun Brain
Features a variety of learning resources and educational games for different grade levels and topics.
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.
Starfall
A well-known and effective K-3 math and reading resource with games and other activities.
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.
Wide Open School
Free, collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors of Common Sense. Available for all ages.
Wonderopolis
Provides a safe site to research a variety of topics. Various age ranges.
World Book Early World of Learning
Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. "Trek's Travels" offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. "Welcome to Reading" develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. "Know It" offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.
World Book Kids
Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework. World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read content, bright colors, and a graphical design.
General Resources | 6-12
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.
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.
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.

PBS Crash Course
A collection of videos and other media designed to give a succinct overview of a variety of topics.
Quizlet
Allows students to make flash cards and play learning games to help solidify various concepts. Also allows students to browse other students’ resources.
The Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian has collected numerous resources related to their various museums and have them available for use.
TED-Ed
Content to support learning via TED talks, TED-Ed resources, and YouTube Videos. You can also find lessons on a variety of topics. A great resource for any teacher, homeschooler, parent, or student.
Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject. Teachers and other educators can assign chapters, or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.
Wide Open School
Free, collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors of Common Sense. Available for all ages.
World Book Online
Resources include encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work. For more information, view this Ten Minute Tutor from the State Library of Ohio. Tailored for the needs and skills of older students, World Book Advanced integrates primary and secondary source databases in a single search.
Language Arts
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.
PBS For Students
A collection of videos and other media designed to give a succinct overview of a variety of topics.
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.
Dr. Math
Provides math-centric homework help for a variety of grade levels.
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.

Jefferson Lab
Offers a variety of well-vetted, fun math games.

Khan Academy
Free, online lessons on a wide variety of topics including math and science. Available for all ages.
Math Game Time
Offers math games across a variety of grade levels and topics.
Math Help
Offers full lessons with videos, guided practice, and interactive self-tests for students.
PBS Math Club
From PBS Learning Media, it offers a video blog that teaches middle-school level Common Core standard math concepts.
Science
Periodic Videos
Hosts a ton of videos covering topics in chemistry.
PBS Crash Course
A collection of videos and other media designed to give a succinct overview of a variety of topics including science.
The Sci Show
A Youtube channel hosting a ton of informative science videos across a wide breadth of topics.
Understanding Science
A fully-stocked resource about truly understanding science. Contains lesson plans, articles, videos, and more. Geared towards high-school.
Social Studies
American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
CultureGrams
Maps, statistics, photographs, and cultural information on 190 countries and all 50 states. Research country information for school reports. Find authentic native recipes. Learn about local customs when planning travel destinations.
Digital History
A huge cache of audio/visual resources for use in teaching various grade levels of American history.
Eyewitness to History
A collection of primary resources/first person account of important historical events for use in lessons.

History.com
History Channel’s collected videos and other primary documentation from a variety of global historical events.
Jewish Studies Source
This rich full-text database offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases available that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies, providing coverage of Judaism, Jewish heritage, Jewish history, mysticism and Kabbalah, Jewish philosophy and much more.

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.
Foreign Languages
DuoLingo
Offers comprehensive courses in a ton of different languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more.

Memrise
Offers a variety of activities to help the student learn various languages, including French, Spanish, and more.
Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.
Music & Art
Chrome Learning Lab
A great hands-on site for learning musical concepts that ties these concepts to topics in math, science, and more.
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.
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.
Physical Wellness and Mindfulness
GoNoodle
An extremely popular classroom app for promoting movement integration and mindfulness learning.
Online Tutoring / Homework Help Resources
Ask Rose
A free math and science tutoring service based out of Indiana.
KidzWorld
Popular kids’ community website that also offers free homework help.

Tutor.com
Offers access to a huge selection of tutors for all sorts of subjects. Offers a free session, any time of the day, after which they offer several different subscription options.
Additional BPL Online Resources
More Resources
Check out BPL's full list of online resources, links and databases.