Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Over the fall and winter months, the PUCO will be providing information to help consumers “Keep PACE with Winter Heating Bills.” By utilizing the four aspects of PACE – Preparation, Assistance Programs, Choice, and Energy Conservation – consumers can help keep their heating bills more manageable throughout the winter heating season.
Winter Reconnect Order Assistance now Available
You can use the Winter Reconnect Order only once from now until April 15, 2009. There is no income requirement, but you will have to sign up for a payment plan.
Contact your natural gas or electric company to learn more using the Winter Reconnect Order to keep your service turned on. More information is available on the PUCO Web site.
Additional Assistance Programs for Qualifying Households
To sign up for PIPP, contact your gas or electric company. More information is available on the PUCO Web site.
Home Energy Assistance Program
The Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly known as HEAP, is a federal program administered by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD). Through HEAP, you can receive a one-time assistance payment based on your usage to help pay for heating bills.
Any customer who meets the income guidelines is eligible to apply for HEAP. You can find HEAP applications at local Community Action Agencies, post offices, and libraries throughout the state. Keep in mind that each household should only mail one HEAP application per winter heating season. For more information about HEAP, contact the Ohio Department of Development.
Winter Crisis Program
The Winter Crisis Program is a special component of HEAP that provides assistance to eligible households that are disconnected or being threatened with heating disconnection. This program is administered by local Community Action Agencies, and you should contact your local Community Action Agency for more information about the program.
The HeatShare program is administered by the Salvation Army throughout Ohio to help households who qualify pay for natural gas bills. The program runs from January through May, or until the funds run out. Each natural gas company may have different eligibility requirements for the HeatShare program, so you should contact your local Salvation Army for more information.
Home Weatherization Assistance Program
The Home Weatherization Assistance Program provides education and funding to help low-income households conserve energy and lower their monthly bills. Through this program, you may qualify for services such as insulation, air leakage reduction, heating system repairs or replacements, and health and safety testing. For more information about this program, contact the Ohio Energy Office.
Assistance Regardless of Income
If you don’t financially qualify for utility assistance programs, there are other payment arrangements available with no income requirements to help households manage heating costs.
You will be shown how to convert a Simply Scrapin' Kit into these creative projects. Great for gift-giving or keeping for yourself! No need to bring photos to the class. You'll simply create the pages, and slip your pictures in at home. Chrystal Amato, Independent STAMPIN' UP! Demonstrator, will be your class instructor for the evening. Please bring your choice of adhesive for project completion. No experience needed. This class is for ages 12 and up. To reserve your spot, simply contact the library no later than Monday, November 3rd. When reserving your spot, please specify your class preference (cards vs. scrapbook pages). Class size limited to the first 8 that respond.
To register for the program, please call 947-4921 and ask for the Reference Desk.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Are you interested in the unknown? Spirits, hauntings, UFOs, angels… things beyond this realm? Come hear Parks speak about his experiences with the paranormal, learn about devices he uses to research paranormal activity, such as Electromagnetic field meters and Electronic Voice Phenomenon, and have an opportunity to have your questions about the supernatural answered.
Tuesday, October 21
in the Community Meeting Room.
No registration required.
Monday, October 20, 2008
207 North Market Street
in the Community Meeting Room.
No registration required.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Banned Books Week
September 27th - October 4th, 2008
Banned Books Week 2008 is the 27th annual celebration of the freedom to read. This freedom, not only to choose what we read, but also to select from a full array of possibilities.
To see Katie Couric talk about Banned Books Week, click here.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library has scheduled a Book Sale in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch for Friday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The library is located at 207 N. Market Street, Waverly. All proceeds will benefit the library. Items to be sold include adult, young adult, juvenile, and children’s fiction and nonfiction books, as well as videos, cd’s and magazines and other items. Be sure to check out the great buys and support your local library!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
We will be continuing to hold game nights on Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, for kids of all ages.
Our game nights so far have been a great success! Attendance has been steadily increasing, and last week we had 15 people attend! And we've been having a blast with Rock Band.
So, now we'll have the Wii set up with 4 controllers and Rock Band set up on the PS2 at a separate station, with ability to play drums, guitar, bass, and/or sing. This game also supports up to 4 players at once...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The Read For the GOLD! Fundraiser race will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008. The 5K Run and 3K Walk will be held rain or shine in Bristol Village, beginning at the Activity Center, located at 625 5th Street, Waverly. Registration and check-in begin at 7:30 a.m., with the race beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $15. Registrants who sign up are ensured a t-shirt commemorating the event. Race registration sheets may be picked up at the Waverly, Piketon, Beaver, and Western library branches, and also at the Bristol Village Activity Center. You may also download a form off www.pike.lib.oh.us, or register the day of the race. Everyone is encouraged to participate by entering, or by coming down and cheering on those who will be competing!
For more information, contact Jennifer Wright at the library at 947-4921.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
For example, if you owe $12.95 in fines, a donation of 3 nonperishable items will cover your fines. In addition, any fees accrued on items returned late during that week will be removed when you bring in items for the pantry. The library reserves the right to reject donated items that are damaged, dented, expired, etc...
The Pike County Outreach Council Food Pantry helps to feed hundreds of families in the area throughout the year. The summer months are a particularly necessary time of year for donations. According to an Outreach Council volunteer, right now the pantry has a distinct need for canned fruit, noodles, dried beans (navy or pinto), and soups (other than tomato).
Your donation at any branch of the library during fair week will help many people. Click here for our locations. Please call (740) 947-4921 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about this or any other library service.
Monday, July 14, 2008
The bleachers were packed to capacity, as zoo keeper Keith Hornsby educated everyone about a variety of our friends from the animal kingdom, including a dingo, a flamingo, cockroaches, a cane toad, a legless lizard, a bearcat, an armadillo, and even a young leopard.
Monday, June 23, 2008
On Wednesday, June 18th, Sarah Anderson visited the Waverly branch of the library to educate kids about Worm Farms and their importance in composting. The kids had a chance to hold the worms and learn all about the important job they do.
The earthworm species most often used are Red Wigglers or Red Earthworms. These species are commonly found in organic rich soils throughout Europe and North America and especially prefer the special conditions in rotting vegetation, compost, and manure piles. Composting worms are available from nursery mail-order suppliers or fishing shops where they are sold as bait.
Friday, June 20, 2008
The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library's Read for the Gold! fundraiser race will be held on Saturday, August 16th, 2008. The 5K Run and 3K Walk will be held, rain or shine, in Bristol Village, beginning at the Activity Center, located at 625 5th Street, Waverly.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
The majority of the men of the Thirty-third Ohio were not professional soldiers and were recruited from the south-central
Much of the story of this regiment is told through several collections of letters and diaries which provide the soldiers’ views of their day to day activities, as well as stirring descriptions of their many trials by fire.
Lois Lambert is a retired high school teacher of history, anthropology, and Advanced Placement Government. She is also the former coordinator of education at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History. Ms. Lambert has done extensive genealogy research and is a member of First Families of Ohio and The Society of Civil War Families in
After the program, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase copies of the books. The main library is located at
The Main Branch of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library in Waverly will be hosting Game Nights this summer. The first one will be this Thursday, June 12th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, downstairs in the community meeting room. Don't miss your chance to play our brand new Nintendo Wii!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Registration for the programs begins on Monday, June 9th. The programs will run six weeks, beginning Monday, June 9th and ending Saturday, July 19th. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the program! And during the summer reading program, the libraries will have visits from the Columbus Zoo (to be held at the YMCA), magicians, the OSU Extension office, and many others! Remember, the library where you register is where you must record the books you’ve read. For more information about the summer reading program or any other library service, contact the Waverly Library at 947-4921, the Piketon Library at 289-3064, the Eastern Library at 226-4408, or the Western Library at 493-1745.
Check our Calendar of Events for more information for dates and times of programs...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Expansion of the Eastern Branch Library has officially begun with the removal of plants from the construction area. Milford Construction the general contractor is also scheduled to start work this week, which possibly will be affected by the rain. The Library will remain open during the expansion, with only intermittent interruptions to our regular services and hours.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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Monday, May 5, 2008
Local author William (Bro. Bill) Moore, author of "Living Well, Dying Well, How to Leave a Lasting Legacy," will hold a book signing at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library Main Branch, located at 207 North Market Street, Waverly, on Saturday, May 10th at 2:00 pm. "Living Well, Dying Well" is about human mortality and living a Spirit-filled productive life.
Mr. Moore was educated at
Mr. Moore's first book, "Interrupted Lives, When Cancer or Other Major Tragedy Permanently Interrupts Your Life," was born out of a tragic bout with cancer and the struggle to regain a useful, productive life.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Come celebrate National Library Week with us, April 13th - 19th. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
We do our very best to provide you with information and entertainment, even if you ask us questions like these:
Friday, March 21, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Yesterday was Mixed Up Monday: Everyone wore mixed up clothing...shirts inside out and backwards, etc..
Top Hat Tuesday, March 4th: Making red and white striped hats and bows.
Wacky Wednesday, March 5th: Wear silly socks.
Theodore Thursday, March 6th: Learn about Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
Funny Food Friday, March 7th: Focus on the book "Green Eggs and Ham."
Monday, March 10th, 6:30 pm: Dr. Seuss Party/Storytime
Stop by the Western Branch Library and help us celebrate one of the greatest children's authors that ever lived...and to get silly in his honor!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Remember to vote tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4th...
Polling stations will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Don't take this opportunity for granted! Make your voice heard!
Here's a link to information about this primary election.
For more detailed information, the Pike County Board of Elections can be reached at phone number (740) 947-2039.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Update: If you don't normally file taxes, but believe you are eligible for the stimulus payment, you can get a packet containing all of the necessary forms and information by clicking on the following link:
Click here for information specifically pertaining to Seniors and Retirees.
Click here to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about stimulus payments.
From the IRS:
WASHINGTON — More than 130 million American households will begin receiving Internal Revenue Service letters next week reminding them to file a 2007 tax return in order to receive a 2008 economic stimulus payment.
The mailings by the IRS will begin the first week in March and continue throughout the month. The informational notice, titled Economic Stimulus Payment Notice, alerts people that they may be eligible for a one-time stimulus payment of up to $600 ($1,200 married filing jointly) starting in May. There also is a $300 per child payment for qualifying children younger than 17.
“This special letters remind people that they won’t need to do anything more than file a 2007 tax return in order to put the stimulus payment process in motion,” Acting IRS Commissioner Linda Stiff said.
The notice is informational and does not seek any financial information. The main mailings, which will take place in three weekly batches, will go to taxpayers who filed a tax return last year.
“To receive a payment in 2008, individuals who qualify will not have to do anything more than file a 2007 tax return. The IRS will determine eligibility, figure the amount and send the payment,” the notice states. “This payment should not be confused with any 2007 income tax refund that is owed to you by the federal government. Income tax refunds for 2007 will be made separately from this one-time payment.”
However, some people must take an extra step this year to receive a stimulus payment. In late March, the IRS will send a special mailing to certain recipients of Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits. Generally, those benefits are nontaxable and recipients do not file tax returns. In order to receive a stimulus payment, people in this group need to file a tax return if they have at least $3,000 from a combination of certain Social Security benefits, Veterans benefits and earned income. The minimum stimulus payment for these people is $300 ($600 for married filing jointly).
The IRS has created a sample of Form 1040A with information on how to fill out a few lines that will enable eligible people who do not normally file a tax return to receive the stimulus payment.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The assistance is offered through The Ohio Benefit Bank - a free service that provides help for low and moderate-income Ohioans to claim tax credits and other work support benefits.
"Completing a tax return can often be a complex and time-consuming process. That's why I encourage Ohioans who need assistance to take advantage of the Benefit Bank's tax preparaion services," Strickland said. "Benefit Bank counselors stand ready to help families with their taxes as well as determine their potential eligibility for additional benefits."
Ohio Benefit Bank is offered through a public-private partnership between the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks and more than 400 faith-based, non-profit, governmental and private-sector partners.
Trained counselors are currently staffing more than 120 Benefit Bank sites and clinics across the state to help prepare and file federal and Ohio income tax returns at no cost to eligible Ohioans. Free income tax assistance is also available through an online, self-service program at www.OBB.Ohio.Gov. Ohio public libraries are also partnering with the Benefit Bank to provide internet access and encourage individuals to utilize the online program.
Ohioans can also check potential eligibility for other work support benefits such as health care coverage, home energy assistance, child care subsidies and food stamps at Benefit Banks sites and clinics or online.
To identify tax assistance services available in local communities or to get additional information on the Benefit Bank, please call 1-800-648-1176 or visit www.OBB.Ohio.Gov.
In less than 18 months of operations, the Benefit Bank has helped more than 7,500 Ohioans claim more than $9 million in tax credits and other work supports.
However, more than $1.6 billion dollars in tax credits and other supports go unclaimed by eligible Ohioans who do not apply. More than 95 percent of these unclaimed funds are federal dollars. This includes more than 165,000 Ohioans who do not claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The program will take place on Thursday, January 24th at in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Library, located at
Friday, January 4, 2008
In addition, the library will be holding an Internet class. The requirement for this class is a basic knowledge of using the computer, keyboard, and mouse, and opening and closing programs. If you do not possess these basic skills, you will need to start with the “Basics of Computers” class.
An E-mail class will also be available. As with the “Internet” class, the requirement for this class is a basic knowledge of using the computer, keyboard, and mouse, and opening and closing programs. In addition to these requirements, you must also have basic internet skills. If you do not possess these basic skills, you will need to start with the “Basics of Computers” class and/or “Internet” class as appropriate.
All classes are FREE and will be held at the Main Library located at
Basics of Computers – Thursday, January 24th & Thursday, February 14th
Internet - Thursday, January 31st & Wednesday, February 20th
Email - Thursday, February 7th & Thursday, February 28th
We will be continuing to offer computer classes throughout the year. Future dates will be announced as they are scheduled.