Educate, enrich, and inform the residents of Alexandria and Monroe Township
5 Year Plan
"I enjoy hearing what people come into the library to learn about and seeing all of the materials at anyone’s disposal is pretty cool"
Youth Services Manager
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The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library has been serving Alexandria and Monroe Townships for over 120 years.
The Alexandria Library was founded in 1896 with 200 books donated from local citizens. It was located within the Alexandria Bank building on Harrison Street in the Harlan and Phillips block but quickly outgrew the space there. In 1898 it was moved to the basement of the newly build Central School on the corner of West and Washington streets where it resided for one year. From there it relocated to the I.O.O.F Hall above the post office on West Church Street until moving to the current address of 117 East Church...