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.
Now that we’re fully open (see above), demand for curbside pickup of holds has somewhat slackened. Therefore, we’ve reduced 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.
Adult Craft: Felt Llama
Learn how to needle felt wool with Pop Up Art School. Create a whimsical llama (with or without its spectacles) on a piece of felt stretched on an embroidery hoop. We’ll guide you through the process step by step; you’ll find that needle felting is easy and relaxing. Sign up for the Zoom link through our Events menu starting August 1, and select a curbside kit pickup time. Limit 15 people. Ages 16+. Monday, August 9 at 7 p.m.
Latest Staff Favorites
Deepa Anappara: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
Marie Benedict: Carnegie’s Maid
Melanie Benjamin: The Children’s Blizzard
Lou Berney: The Long and Faraway Gone
Jeanine Cummins: American Dirt
Lucy Foley: The Guest List
Lauren Fox: Send for Me
Stephen Fry: Mythos*
Kristin Hannah: High Winds
Kristin Harmel: The Book of Lost Names
Grady Hendrix: Horrorstor
Suleika Jaouad: Between Two Kingdoms
Stephen Graham Jones: Night of the Mannequins
Alka Joshi: The Henna Artist
Marjan Kamali: The Stationery Shop
Andrea Lee: Red Island House
Valerie Martin: I Give It to You
Lydia Millet: A Children’s Bible
Cho Nam-joo: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet
Sarah Penner: The Lost Apothecary
Kate Quinn: The Rose Code
Taylor Jenkins Reed: Malibu Rising
Amber Ruffin: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey*
Rebecca Roanhorse: Black Sun*
Ellen Marie Wiseman: The Orphan Collector
* recommended in audio, too
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, August 17 and August 24 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 29 ; August 5 and August 12 at 9:30 a.m.
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kids Take and Make Craft: Foam Cup Cow
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 Foam Cup Cow! 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, August 2, register HERE. To schedule a pickup on Tuesday, August 3, register HERE. Registration for this craft will open on Wednesday, July 21.
*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.
*Pets: Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Elise
Ms. Elise will read picture books that feature pets. For ages 4 and up with an adult.
Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, August 11, 3:00 p.m.
*Make a House for Your Stuffie: Outdoor STEM program with Ms. Pam
Children will design and create houses for their stuffies out of cardboard boxes and other recycled materials. For ages 4 and up. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, August 12 at 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: Farm Animal Book Huggers
Bring home a Take & Make Craft Kit and make something awesome! This week our craft for Teens is Farm Animal Book Huggers. 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, August 2, register HERE. To schedule a pickup on Tuesday, August 3, register HERE. Registration for this craft with open on Wednesday July 21.
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.
Tie Dye Techniques for Teens
Teens are invited to an afternoon tie-dye at the library. Bring your own items to tie-dye like a shirt, hat, or bandana. We will also have a small selection of items available to tie-dye. We will meet on the lawn behind the library. Please register HERE or online from our Eventkeeper calendar. For ages 11 and up. Tuesday, August 10, at 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is ongoing!
The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Tails & Tales. We are bringing you a blend of virtual and in-person (outside) activities featuring animals, real and imaginary. We are also offering in-person outdoor STEM and craft programs, scavenger hunts, and weekly take and make crafts. Children keep track of their reading online or on paper logs and 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 by August 15 at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org.
Summer Reading Program for Teens is ongoing!
Teens keep track of their reading online and 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! Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program by August 15 at Waylandlibrary.Beanstack.org.