June Highlights



Summer Reading Survey
posted on June 26, 2013

Take our Summer Reading Survey on the front page and tell us what reading device you prefer.


Alexandria Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th
posted on June 25, 2013

In celebration of Independence Day, Alexandria Library will be closed.


Digital Magazines Now Available at Alexandria Library
posted on June 21, 2013

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, or mobile device using the free Zinio Reader app.


Teen Summer Reading Program -- Beneath the Surface
posted on June 21, 2013

Alexandria Library presents its teen summer reading program, "Beneath the Surface." Teenagers can sign up to read five books or more, and participants names will be entered in a drawing to win one of four prizes. 



National Summer Learning Day
posted on June 20, 2013

As the official day of summer begins on Friday, June 21, Alexandria Library will celebrate National Summer Learning Day, which encourages children’s academic development, safety and health during the summer months.


Digital Travel Book Collection
posted on June 12, 2013

If you’re seeking trip destinations, we've added to our online catalog a collection of digital travel books from our Gale Virtual Reference Database. Browse among DK Eyewitness Travel Guides and Rough Guides to find your next vacationing spot.


Rediscover Mid-Century Modern Furniture at Beatley Central
posted on June 12, 2013

As the saying goes, everything old is new again.  Watch a variety of home decorating television shows and you'll notice that the popular furniture that once donned the set of "The Brady Bunch" is making a comeback. The clean, simple furniture design that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s will be the featured topic for Beatley Central Library's workshop, "Rediscover Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Design and Current Popularity," on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.


All Alexandria Reads Survey Results
posted on June 7, 2013

The results of our All Alexandria Reads online survey are in! Throughout May, we asked when reading became important in your life--as a child, a teenager or an adult--or, if it was a leisure activity that you'd like to take up soon.


Paws to Read at Beatley Central and Duncan Branch
posted on June 5, 2013

Through the Alexandria Library's “Paws to Read” program with PAL (People Animals Love), children in 1st to 6th grades can register to read aloud to dogs! Friendly dogs visit both Beatley Central Library and Duncan Branch Library.


Book Clubs at Alexandria Library
posted on June 3, 2013

Our Barrett Branch will discuss Tina Fey's, "Bossypants," on June 10 at 7 p.m.


SummerQuest and SummerQuest Jr.
posted on June 3, 2013

Calling all kids! Beginning Monday, June 17, 2013, you can sign up for Alexandria Library's summer reading program! This year's theme is "Dig Into Reading!" From buried treasure to secret gardens, books hold the key to preventing summer boredom!


eBook Classes at Alexandria Library
posted on June 1, 2013

Would you like to download FREE eBooks and audiobooks on your electronic device? Alexandria Library regularly holds instructionals that will teach you how you can enjoy your next book on an eReader or mobile device. Sample our selection of eReaders such as the Kindle®, iPod® touch, NOOK™ and Sony® Reader™. Or, you may bring your own device for instructors to answer specific-related questions.