There's something special for everyone this summer at the library! Meet an ambassador wolf from Ironwood Wolves on Thursday, June 22. The program will be held at the Eastern Branch Library at 4 p.m., and again at the main library in Waverly at 6 p.m.
The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library has been selected as a recipient of the Young Adult Literacy Service Association’s (YALSA) Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway, which will provide our collection with 26 teen-acclaimed books ranging from a multitude of different genres. The Teens’ Top Ten titles are nominated and selected by teens across the nation each year.
Fifty library recipients throughout the country were selected to receive collection from YALSA, which is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Funding for the book collections is provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Circulation clerk Laura Erwin has put a lot of time and effort into strengthening Young Adult services in the library, and applied for the grant in an attempt to enrich our collection even further. The library hopes the collection will attract even more teens and foster positive literacy habits in young adults in our community.
Read the ALA’s full press release at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/06/recipients-2017-teens-top-ten-book-giveaway-announced.
Starting June 5, all branches of the library will offer free lunches daily to children and teens age 1 to 18 through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at each Pike County library branch.
On many days, lunch at the library will be paired with fun Summer Reading Program activities!
There is no income requirement for daily meals; all children seeking a healthy lunch will be fed. This program is administered by the Community Action Committee of Pike County, and funded by the US Department of Agriculture.
Additionally, children may qualify for a take-home pack of weekend meals, which are sent home on Fridays. Weekend meals include two prepackaged breakfast meals, four prepackaged lunch/dinner meals, and one 32-ounce white milk. Parents/guardians simply need to fill out a one-time form per child to verify income eligibility for the Friday take-home packs. This program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and administered through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Many children rely on school lunches during the school year. This program provides meals to children who might otherwise go without. Please share to reach someone in need!
For more information, please call the library at (740) 947-4921.
Click "Read more" for a link to download the registration form (PDF).
Library staff will be attending Healthy Kids Day and the RVCC Easter Egg Hunt at the Pike County YMCA on Saturday, April 15. Join us for an egg hunt, free food, prizes, and a great time!
Need to pay down your library fines? Help is on the way! Donate items for the Pike County Outreach Council's Food Pantry at any library location during National Library Week, and wipe out your fines at the same time!
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!
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!