Technology Bake Sale

Kim Roush, Guiding Ohio Online computer and technology trainer, is organizing a Bake Sale on April 11 and 13 to help us purchase a much-needed document scanner for our patrons' access.  Please stop by to purchase some Easter goodies, or consider baking and donating an item for our sale!  Contact Kim at (740) 443-9621 if you'd like to help!

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Walk-In Tech Training

Our Technology Trainer Kim Roush has walk-in hours throughout spring, available at the Waverly library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Have a new device and need guidance on how to use it? 
* Want to learn a new skill, like using Microsoft Word to create a resume or other document? 
* Need to learn how to get on the web and search for information? 
* Or how to set up an email or Facebook account to keep in touch with loved ones from afar? 

Kim can help! Call (740) 443-9621 to set up a one-on-one training session today!

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Library receives grant for early childhood development

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The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County, in conjunction with the Pike County Outreach Council and Community Action Committee of Pike County, has been awarded a $50,000 grant through the Family and Community Engagement Pilot program as a part of Ohio’s Early Learning Challenge Grant.

The goal of the pilot program is to engage families to ensure that children are born healthy and stay healthy, and children are ready for kindergarten. The target audience for the program includes families with children under age 6 who may not be already engaged with community support programs.  In Pike County, the target audience of the grant is families in the western portion of the county with young children up to age 5.

The grant funds will be used to launch the “Pike County Proud Parents” initiative, which will include four positive parenting workshops to be held at Western Elementary School in January, February, and March, 2017, and to distribute Early Childhood Development and Read-to-Me kits to partner agencies throughout the county.  The workshops will focus on early childhood development, early literacy, family nutrition, and the health and safety of young children.  The kits will include toys, games, books, and Early Childhood Development guides to help parents ensure that their children are healthy and developmentally prepared to enter kindergarten.

New children’s computers put students in AWE of learning

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The children’s department at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library in Waverly is the proud new home to two high-tech AWE Digital Learning Stations, thanks to a $4,999 Library Services and Technology Act grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

Both the Early Literacy Station, geared towards ages 2 to 8, and the AfterSchool Edge workstation, intended for school-age children ages 6 to 12, feature educational games that cover the seven main curriculum areas:  Reading, Words and Phonics, Math and Problem-Solving, Science and Nature, Social Studies and Geography, Computer Skills, Research, and Music and Art.  All of the content is aligned to STEM/STREAM and correlated to both Common Core and National State Academic Standards.

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