- Regular Summer Hours, Children’s Room Open. We’re now on our usual summer schedule: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Upstairs, downstairs, all around (except for the meeting room). We ask that you mask for everyone’s well-being, and try to limit your visit to 45 minutes. Masks are required for children 2-12. Come on in—it’ll be good to see you.
- Curbside Simplified. Now that we’re fully open (see above), demand for curbside pickup of holds has somewhat slackened. Therefore, starting July 19, we’re reducing the number of pickup time slots to a mere two: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday. On Friday, it’s 10-2 and 2-6, Saturday 11-1.
- Where Are My Holds? That depends: if you want to continue picking them up curbside, simply schedule a time through the email link or call us, as you’ve been doing (same-day reservations have been discontinued). Otherwise, we’ve restored the holds to their usual corner by the stairs when you come up to the main floor. Once you find your hold, you can check it out yourself or we’d be happy to do it for you. Mystery solved.
FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
- *Outdoor Storytimes with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly for an outdoor storytime! Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements. We will meet on the green lawn behind the library. For babies through preschool age children, with caregivers. Registration required. Face masks are required for children ages 2+. We encourage attendees to bring along a picnic blanket or a lawn chair. This event is weather permitting. You can register here or from our online eventkeeper calendar. Tuesdays, August 3, August 10, and August 17 at 10:30 a.m.
- *Outside Storytimes with Ms. Pam! Join Ms. Pam for stories, songs, puppets, and activities OUTSIDE on the lawn behind the library. For ages 2.5 to 5 years with an adult. Questions? Please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursdays, July 22, and July 29 ; August 5 and August 12 at 9:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Kids Take and Make Craft: Yarn Unicorn. Let’s celebrate our 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales with animal themed Take & Make Craft Kits. This week our craft for kids is a Yarn Unicorn! We will provide most of the supplies you need to make this craft at home. For ages 4-10. Limit one per child. To schedule a pickup of your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf on Monday, July 26, register HERE. To schedule a pickup on Tuesday, July 27, register HERE. Registration for this craft will open on Wednesday, July 14.
- *Make a Carp Windsock: Outdoor STEM program with Ms. Pam. Children will design and create their own colorful windsocks in the shape of Japanese carp! For ages 4 and up. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, July 22 at 3:00 p.m.
- *Magical Creatures: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books about magical creatures. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, July 28, at 3 p.m.
- *Outdoor Craft: Gallon Milk Piggy Bank with Ms. Carly. Join Ms. Carly outdoors to make a Gallon Milk Piggy Bank! We will meet outside on the green lawn behind the library. For ages 4 and up. Register for each child separately. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Tuesday, August 3, 3:00 p.m.
- Farm Animals: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise. Ms. Elise will read picture books that feature farm animals. For ages 4 and up with an adult. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, August 4, 3:00 p.m.
*Outdoor programs meet on the green lawn behind the library. Face masks are encouraged 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. Outdoor programming is weather permitting. Call or follow us online for updates.
- Teens Take and Make Craft: Rubber Band Bracelets. Bring home a Take & Make Craft Kit and make something awesome! This week our craft for Teens is Rubber Band Bracelets. We will provide the supplies you need to make this craft at home. This craft is for ages 11 and up. Limit one per teen. To schedule a pickup of your Take & Make Craft Kit from our curbside service shelf on Monday, July 26, register HERE. To schedule a pickup on Tuesday, July 27, register HERE. Registration for this craft with open on Wednesday July 14.
- Ocean Tides Wall Hanging Craft for Teens. Teens! Make your own one-of-a-kind Ocean Tides Wall Hanging! Each participant will receive a kit including a sand dollar, starfish, driftwood and a glass vial for collecting sand. Use these, and add from your own collection of beach treasures to make your own unique wall hanging. Workshop led by local artist Many Roberege. For teens ages 11 and up. Register HERE for the zoom link and to schedule a time to pick up your craft kit. Thursday, July 29, at 4:00 p.m.
- Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 has started! 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.
- Summer Reading Program for Teens has started! 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 offered through zoom. In addition, there will be weekly take and make crafts to pick up at the library. Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org.