News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 26, 2021

ADULT SERVICES

  • Come On In—No Appointment Needed. Starting Tuesday, June 1, you no longer need an appointment to visit us. Just come on in Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday afternoon from 1-7:45 p.m., and Friday from 1-4:45 p.m. (Wednesday afternoons are for the parking lot pop-up library!) Tuesday-Friday 9-10 a.m. is reserved for seniors. You can browse most of the stacks as well as the Round Room. The Children’s Room remains closed but we’ll have plenty of children’s items upstairs. Please limit your visit to 45 minutes. You’ll still need to wear a mask, and you’ll still need to make an appointment for computer use. We’re continuing to offer curbside pickup. Watch this space for further developments and remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  • A Statue for the Library. The Wayland Garden Club has honored the Library with the gift of a statue by Janice Corkin Rudolf, whose work also graces the grounds of Goodnow Library in Sudbury.  A memorial to longtime Garden Club member Pat Jones, the three-foot bronze resides in the garden by the parking lot door, where it is sure to inspire readers young and old for years to come.
  • Book Club in a Bag. It’s the perfect way to get books to your club.  Ten paperbacks in a sturdy canvas tote, ready for you to check out and distribute, with a great selection of current bestsellers and perennial favorites.  Just look under the Services menu on our home page for titles, then call us up to reserve one.

YOUTH SERVICES

FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s Facebook page. Babies through preschool age are invited to listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Outside Storytimes! Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities OUTSIDE on the lawn behind the library. Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required. For ages 2.5 to 5 years with an adult. This event is weather permitting. Questions? please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net. Thursdays, June 3, June 17, and June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Outdoor STEAM TEAM: Fairytale Engineering. Ms. Pam will tell the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and then children will design and build a solution to get the goats across the bridge without alerting the troll. We will meet outside on the lawn behind the library. Face masks are required for all participants. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. Registration is required. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Thursday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Be Who You Are: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books that celebrate our individuality and diversity. We will meet together outside on the green lawn behind the library. Face masks are required for all participants during this program. We will assist in maintaining social distancing but encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar.  Wednesday, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. This event is weather permitting.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing One Time by Sharon Creech. Register HERE for the zoom link. Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.

FOR TEENS

  • Social Justice Book Club for Teens. This month we will be talking about With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. For 8th graders and up. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar for the zoom link. Questions? Please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net. Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. (This event is rescheduled from Tuesday, May18).
  • Comics Making Workshop with Jarrett Lerner. Local author-illustrator Jarrett Lerner will give tweens the tools they need to become more confident and capable comics creators. Jarrett will demonstrate some drawing techniques, will talk about what makes comics work and will give time for participants to create along with him. This workshop is appropriate for kids new to comics as well as for kids who are further along on their comics-making journey. For ages 10 and up. Please register HERE or from our eventkeeper calendar to get the zoom link. Thursday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Pop-Up Parking Lot Library. Stop by the library on Wednesday afternoons between 1-4 p.m. for in-person browsing of popular and new materials, plus fresh air! Maintain 6 feet if there is a line. Wear a mask & hand sanitizer will be provided prior to browsing. Remember to bring your library card! Weather permitting.
  • Curated Collections for Kids. Would you like a handpicked selection of books just right for your children? Call the Children’s Room at 508-358-2308 and we’ll pull together a bundle for you to pick up at your convenience. We’d love to hear from you!

SUMMER READING. 

  • Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Tails & Tales. We will be bringing you a blend of virtual and in-person (outside) 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 offer in-person outdoor STEM and craft programs, scavenger hunts, and weekly take and make crafts. Children will keep track of their reading online or on paper logs and will earn virtual badges for time reading, for attending programs, and for completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Every child who registers can pick up a goody bag at the library. Participants will also earn raffle tickets for prizes! Register for the kids Summer Reading Program at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org. This program runs from June 14 to August 15.
  • Summer Reading Program for Teens. Teens will keep track of their reading online and will earn badges for books read, for writing reviews, for attending programs, and for completing take and make crafts. Teens will also earn raffle tickets for prizes! Programming highlights include a Comics Making Workshop with Jarrett Lerner, Teens Cooking Green, and an Ocean Tides Wall Hanging Craft. All programming for teens is virtual. Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org. This program runs from June 14 to August 15.

 

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