Monday, June 23, 2008

Wiggly Fun

Worm Farm

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.

Worm Farm

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.

Worm Farm

Worm Farm

Friday, June 20, 2008

Library 5K Fundraiser Race

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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.

Registration and check-in begin at 7:30 am, with the race beginning promptly at 8:30 am. The registration fee is $10 if registered on or before August 8th, $15 if registered after August 8th. Participants are ensured a t-shirt commemorating the event. Race registration sheets may be picked up at the Waverly, Piketon, Beaver, and Western library branches or click here to download a registration form. You may also register the day of the race.

The course is flat and shady through beautiful Bristol Village. Participants compete on a combination of asphalt and concrete course.Everyone is encouraged to participate, whether you compete or cheer on the participants!

The mission of the library is to encourage community members to read throughout the year. This race is a fun way to raise funds to continue our endeavor of promoting literacy within our community. And you can help support our library by registering for our race! For more information, contact Jennifer Wright at the library at 947-4921.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ventriloquist Visits Public Library

Ventriloquist Mark Wade

Mark Wade paid a visit to the Waverly branch of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library on Monday. For dates and times of upcoming programs, click on our calendar of events.

Ventriloquist Mark Wade

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ronald McDonald Comes to the Library

Ronald McDonald

Summer Reading kicked off last week with a visit from Ronald McDonald...

Ronald McDonald and Puppet

Ronald McDonald

Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming programs.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Game Night

We held our first game night on Thursday, and everyone had a great time! We're doing it again this upcoming Thursday, June 19th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This time we'll be having free donuts, courtesy of Tim Horton's in Waverly!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Library to Welcome Lois Lambert

Former local resident Lois Lambert, author of HEROES OF THE WESTERN THEATER: Thirty-third Ohio Veteran Volunteer infantry, 2008, will be at the Main library on Monday, June 30th at 6:00p.m. to discuss and sign her book

The majority of the men of the Thirty-third Ohio were not professional soldiers and were recruited from the south-central Ohio counties of Ross, Pike, Adams and Scioto. They embraced into their brotherhood, men from all quarters of the state to fill the required quotas and answer their president’s call. They were the men of the Thirty-third Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, and they were heroes.

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 Ohio. She also wrote “91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry”.

After the program, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase copies of the books. The main library is located at 207 N. Market Street, Waverly. Please call the library at 947-4921 with any questions about this program or any other library activity or service. Registration is not required.

Wii Got Game @ The Library

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

2008 Summer Reading Programs

All branches of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library will again hold Summer Reading Programs (SRP) for children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme for the children’s SRP is Catch the Reading Bug @ Your Library (for kids grades pre-school through 8th grade). The teen theme is Metamorphosis @ Your Library (for young adults ages 13-17) and the adults’ theme is Pollinate your Mind @ Your Library (for ages 18+). So whatever age you are, join the library’s reading program for great fun and prizes!

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...