Help our Seed Library grow!

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The Waverly library has launched its very own Seed Library for community gardeners!

A seed library is a place where seeds are exchanged, donated, or lent to community farmers and the general public with the intention of preserving biodiversity, promoting healthy eating, and fostering community resilience.

There are many advantages to growing your own vegetables, either by joining a community garden or by starting your own.  Even if you live in a small apartment with no backyard, or if you have a busy lifestyle, many crops can be grown with minimal space and effort.

Library patrons are welcome to take up to five packets of seeds from the library, per person per year.  Please sign our Seed Checkout Form at the circulation desk once you make your selections.  

Donations of harvested or purchased and unused seeds are greatly appreciated to help keep our Seed Library thriving!

Please take some of our Seed Identification Slips from the circulation desk (or download and print the PDF containing slips that is attached to this article - click "Read more" below for the link to download), fill them out as completely as possible, and return them with your seed donations in ziplock baggies or small envelopes for others to check out and enjoy in their own gardens.

Note:  Some seeds in the collection may be expired, and germination is not guaranteed.  However, many expired seeds will sprout just fine.  Check out and plant seeds at your own risk.

Valentine Box Workshop

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Join us in making a Valentine’s Day box to take to school for card exchanges!  Materials will be provided.

If you would like to donate materials for the workshop, you may drop them off at the main library in Waverly, any time leading up to the events.  Shoeboxes, cereal boxes, and double-sided tape are appreciated!  Your donations will help to make sure every child in Pike County has the opportunity to make a cool Valentine’s box!

Questions?  Call Erin-Faith or Linsy at (740) 947-4921.

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Budgeting 101: Part One

We are excited to introduce a new series of programming: Life Skills @ the Library. Sometimes simple life skills fall through the cracks with traditional education. We're here to help!

Tammy Jones, OSU Extension, will kick things off for us with a Budgeting 101 program that will help you set a monthly budget and stick to it!

Watch for other Life Skills programs in the future, such as Simple Sewing, Easy Meal Planning, and much more!

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Composting 101

Join Daphne and Darlene from the Pike County Economic Development Office to learn how to make "black gold" (rich, healthy soil) right in your own backyard using kitchen and yard waste.

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Race winners announced

The library held another successful Velma Engle Memorial Read for the Gold 5K Run / 3K Walk Fundraiser Event this past weekend.  The 1st Place Overall award female and male went to Hannah Goodman with a time of 20:57 and Zach Holbert with a time of 16:38. The 2nd Place Overall award female and male went to Lisa Franzen, with a time of 22:31 and Rob Ervin, with a time of 18:46. The 1st Place finisher of the 3K Walk was Lacy Hardy. Tonya Williams was the 2nd Place finisher.

We appreciate the support of community members and organizations in our endeavors to continue promoting literacy within the community. Thanks to our supporters, volunteers and participants, our fundraiser was another tremendous success.

Click "Read more" below to download a PDF with all race times.

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Help us win $25,000 for the new library!

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Voting has opened for our chance to win $25,000 towards our capital campaign to build a new main library facility in Waverly!

We have been chosen as one of the top 200 projects in the United States vying for the grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program.

In order to win the grant, we must finish in the top 40. This is done strictly by voting from the public! Voting closes August 25, and you can vote up to 10 times a day per email address you enter.

Visit www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1996115 to vote, and help us build the new library! Please spread the word!

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