Overdue Fines No More! (After July 1st)

In recent years, Bexley Public Library (BPL) has taken steps to minimize the impact of overdue fines on patrons. The impact of auto-renewal has significantly lowered fees generated from overdue fines, and libraries such as Worthington Libraries and Columbus Metropolitan Library have already gone fine free. 

Fines will be eliminated on overdue materials checked out on or after July 1, 2017. Fines accrued before July 1 will not be waived. Fine-free status applies only to items checked out at Bexley Public Library. Patrons should be aware of the specific lending policy of each library they use, as they may differ.

Bexley Public Library will still work to recover lost or missing items. As is already the case, if an item is 35 days overdue, it will be deemed lost and the patron will be charged a replacement fee. This fee will be removed if and when the patron returns the item, although a $10 non-negotiable service fee will still be charged. BPL will continue to send regular notices of overdue items to patrons and will work with a materials collections agency to assist in recovering non-returned library materials.

To learn more, please click here.


Bexley's Fourth of July Celebration

The John Barr 5k Race | 8:00 am start time
The John Barr 5k is a run that is routed through Bexley, commencing from and returning to Jeffrey Mansion. The run begins at 8:00 am, which gives participants plenty of time to get to the parade. The first 350 registered will receive shirts. The Pre-Registration fee is $30 (thru July 3 at Noon), or $35 on-site day of (July 4 starting at 6:30 am). More information will be posted below!

Bexley July 4th Parade | 9:30 am start time
The Bexley July 4th Parade has a 2.8 mile route starting at Maryland Avenue/Remington Road and ending at Fair Avenue and Cassingham. To view an interactive map of the Bexley parade route, click here.

Community Celebration | 6:00 pm start time
Presenting Sponsor: The Bexley Community Foundation

The community celebration with family events, music, and food will be located on the front lawn of Capital University starting at 5:30 pm. Remember, due to block parties, several of the streets around Capital's campus will be closed. If you can, try to walk or bike to the community celebration to help ease traffic congestion. Additionally, the Bexley Beat Bus will be providing free transportation throughout the evening to and from the Community Celebration and fireworks - to view the Beat Bus Route, click here

For more information regarding the Community Celebration, click here.

Fireworks | 10:00 pm start time
Capital University Main Lawn

Fireworks are launched from the field between College Avenue and Pleasant Ridge Avenue. Several viewing areas will be available around Capital's Campus Center off of Pleasant Ridge Avenue.  


Purchase Your Bexley 4th of July T-Shirt Today!

With youth and adult sizes available, these shirts are perfect for every member of the family. This year, the Bexley Celebration Association is hosting this special fundraiser as a way to raise money for the city's iconic Fourth of July celebration. Snag one of these limited edition Bexley Fourth of July t-shirts today by clicking here


Reminder: Dogs Not Permitted at Jeffrey Park

Under Bexley code 618.15(a), dogs are not permitted at Jeffrey Park or Commonwealth Park. We have a frequent number of park visitors each day, especially in the summer, including a large number of young children. Having dogs in these locations can present a safety concern that we are actively avoiding. In addition, dogs can have a negative impact on the fragile ecosystem at these parks, including the wildflowers and the animals that call our parks home. Please note that the Bexley Police Department is actively enforcing these laws. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 


Join the Park 'n Play Crew This Summer

The Bexley Recreation and Parks Department is excited to announce a new Park 'n Play Program! It is a totally free program where staff organizes fun and exciting activities throughout the summer at Jeffrey Park, The David H. Madison Community Pool, and the elementary playgrounds (Cassingham, Maryland, and Montrose). Kids are encouraged to hop on their bikes and head over to the Park 'n Play and join in activities with staff. Parents may also accompany any kids that may need a bit more supervision. There is no age limit on who can and cannot join. For more information on this free program, check out the Park 'n Play website