Wayland Library announces events


We are open (mainly)!

The entire ground floor and mezzanine (including the Teen Loft) are available Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Children’s Room remains closed, but we are working hard to reopen it. In the meantime, we have plenty of children’s items upstairs. We ask that you wear a properly fitted mask and limit your visit to 45 minutes. We still offer curbside pickup, by reservation in advance only. We slowly emerge into the light, and it feels good. See you soon.

“What, for the slave, is your 4th of July?” “

As we did last year, we’ll take turns reading, via Zoom, Frederick Douglass’s powerful 1852 speech to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, followed by a discussion and comments from Dr Tina. Ligon of the National Archives and Howard Community College, where she teaches African-American history. If you would like to be a reader, please contact Courtney Michael at cmichael@minlib.net. To simply attend, register on our website under Events. You will receive the Zoom link by email on Thursday July 1st. Playback begins that day at 7 p.m.

Mini macrame plant suspension

Thursday, June 24 at 3 p.m. Channel your 1970s self by creating a simple mini-macrame plant hanger. Register through the Events menu on the library website by June 19 for a kit and pickup time. Instructions are included and / or join us on Zoom to learn and craft together. Kit includes glass jar, rope or twine, sand or rocks, air plant, and instructions. You provide a binding tape, clipboard or clip to keep your project still.

Stories of COVID-19

What impact has the pandemic had on you? Facts and figures will be recorded, but it is our personal stories that will give future historians and citizens of Wayland a better idea of ​​life during this time. We have created a short survey for you to record your thoughts and experiences. If you have other things to share, such as photographs, documents, illustrations, videos, etc., email them to mwright@minlib.net. We would especially like to see photos of how community spaces have changed and learn how you practiced social distancing. Look for the blog post on our home page, as well as under the “About Us” menu.

Return on investment

In just five months, between January 1 and May 31, we distributed $ 1,107,244.55 worth of materials. This is more than five times the library’s annual budget for books and materials and is approaching our total annual budget for fiscal year 2021 of $ 1,153,597. Pretty good value for your taxes, if we say so ourselves.

Collections organized for children

Would you like a selection of handpicked books for your children? Call the children’s room at 508-358-2308 and we’ll prepare a set for you to pick up at your convenience. We would love to hear from you!

FOR INFANTS AND PRESCHOOL STUDENTS

* Outdoor programs meet on the green lawn behind the library. Face masks are mandatory for all participants. We will help maintain social distancing, but encourage participants to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. Registration is compulsory. Outdoor programming is if time permits. Call us or follow us online for updates.

Storytelling Hours Live on Facebook

Join Carly Moniz for a Facebook Live Story Hour on the Wayland Library Facebook page on Tuesday, June 29 at 10:30 am Infants through preschool age are encouraged to listen to stories, sing songs and perform nursery rhymes. and fun movements.

Outside of storytelling hours *

Join Pam McCuen Thursday, June 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, puppets and activities outside on the lawn behind the library (weather permitting). Face masks are mandatory for all participants during this program. We will help maintain social distancing, but encourage participants to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. Registration is compulsory. For ages 4 and up with an adult. For more information, email Pam McCuen, Youth Services Librarian, at pmccuen@minlib.net.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

* Outdoor programs meet on the green lawn behind the library. Face masks are mandatory for all participants. We will help maintain social distancing, but encourage participants to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. Registration is compulsory. Outdoor programming is if time permits. Call us or follow us online for updates.

Children take and make crafts

Let’s celebrate our 2021 summer reading program, Tails and Tales, with Take & Make animal-themed craft kits. This week our craft for kids is a handprint parrot! We will provide you with most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. For 4-10 year olds. Limit of one per child. Register online to schedule a pickup of your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf on Monday June 28 or Tuesday June 29.

Meet a howler owl

Tuesday, June 29 at 3 p.m. Join a Buttonwood Park Zoo zookeeper for a 20-minute encounter with a Screech Owl. Learn fun facts about tawny owls and interview the keeper! For ages 3 and up. Register online for the Zoom link.

Outdoor story time *

Wednesday, June 30 at 3 p.m. Ms. Elise will read picture books on the animals that live in the forest. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Sign up online.

Make a bird feeder *

Thursday, July 1 at 3 p.m. Children will make and decorate simple bird feeders from milk / juice cartons. Register online from our Eventkeeper calendar.

Summer reading program for children

The theme for this year’s summer reading program for K-5 children is Tails & Tales. We will provide you with a mix of virtual and in-person (outdoor) activities featuring animals, real and imaginary. Highlights include virtual zookeeper chats with Buttonwood Park Zoo and Roger Williams Park Zoo, and a virtual bug show with Joy Marzolf of The Joys of Nature. We will also be offering in-person STEM and outdoor craft programs, weekly scavenger hunts and craft activities. Kids will keep track of their reading online or in print journals and earn virtual badges for reading time, attending programs, and taking on fun DIY and STEM challenges. Each child who registers can pick up a gift bag from the library. Participants will also win raffle tickets for prizes! Sign up for the Children’s Summer Reading Program at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org.

FOR TEENS

Comic book creation workshop

Thursday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. Local author-illustrator Jarrett Lerner will give tweens the tools they need to become more confident and skilled comic makers. Jarrett will demonstrate some drawing techniques, talk about what makes comics work, and give participants time to create with him. This workshop is suitable for children new to comics as well as children who are more advanced in their journey of creating comics. For ages 10 and up. Sign up on our Eventkeeper calendar to get the Zoom link.

Teens Take and Make Crafts: Origami Birds

Bring home a Take & Make craft kit and create something awesome! This week our craft for teens is Origami Birds. We will provide you with the supplies you need to do this craft at home. This craft is for ages 11 and up. Limit of one per adolescent. Register online to schedule a pickup of your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf on Monday June 28 or Tuesday June 29.

Summer reading program

Teens will keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading books, writing reviews, participating in programs, and doing crafts. Teens will also win raffle tickets for prizes. Highlights of the lineup include a comic book creation workshop with Jarrett Lerner, Teens Cooking Green, and an Ocean Tides hanging craft. All programming for teens is virtual. Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org. This program runs until August 15th.


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