New children’s computers put students in AWE of learning

AWE station

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.

Library race winners announced

The library has held another successful Velma Engle Memorial Read for the Gold 5K Run / 3K Walk fundraiser event.  The 1st Place Overall award female and male went to Carol Grate with a time of 23:14 and Delmar Scowden with a time of 24:59. The 2nd Place Overall award female and male went to Lisa Anderson with a time of 23:42 and Mike Howard with a time of 25:02. The 1st Place finisher of the 3K Walk was Fran Foster. Misty Cheseboro 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!

MAJOR SPONSORS:  AECU, Boyer Funeral Home, Bristol Village, Jim Engle, Profab Mechanical, SOMC, Valleyview Health Center, WXIZ-WXIC-WXZQ

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS:  All About Children, Cincinnati Reds, CJ DVD Rentals, CJL Sports, Classic Trophies & Plaques, COSI, Dixon Jewelers, Hair Biz, Hello Shop, J.F. Heibel Electric, Klinker’s Lumber, McDonald’s of Waverly, Newport Aquarium, Erica Snodgrass, Auditor



3K Walk 2nd Place finisher Misty Cheseboro and 1st Place finisher Fran Foster



(Left to right) 2nd Place Male Overall Mike Howard (25:02), 1st Place Male Overall Delmar Scowden (24:59), 1st Place Female Overall Carol Grate (23:14), and 2nd Place Female Overall Lisa Anderson (23:42)

Click "Read more" for a PDF with a complete list of participants and race times.

Free lunch for kids at the library this summer

lunch at library

Starting June 6, 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. There is no income requirement for daily meals; all children seeking a healthy lunch will be fed.

In addition, 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.

Lunches will be served Monday through Friday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at each Pike County library branch. For more information, please call the library at (740) 947-4921 or the Pike County Senior Center at (740) 947-5555.

This program is federally-funded by the US Department of Agriculture, and sponsored by the Community Action Committee of Pike County.

Please share this information so that no Pike County child goes hungry this summer.

Parkour Demo & Training

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par·kour • /pärˈko͝or/ (noun):
the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.

Learn something new this summer as Parkour Horizons from Columbus comes to Waverly to present a FREE parkour demonstration and training for all ages!

The parkour event is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be held at the future site of the main library, located next to Bristol Village on State Route 335, directly across from Columbia Drive.

In the meanwhile, watch the video below to learn more about parkour, and visit Parkour Horizons on Facebook for even more action! (Attached video is a promotion for Parkour Horizon's summer camps in Columbus, Ohio. No registration is required for the library's parkour event in July.)

Piketon Book Sale

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book sale

Stop by the Piketon Branch of the library during Dogwood Festival Weekend for great deals on used books!  All proceeds will benefit "The Next Chapter" campaign to build a new main library facility.

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