Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rally in Waverly to Save Our Libraries!

There will be a rally to support your library in front of the main library in Waverly on Friday, June 26th at 3 pm. The address is 207 North Market Street in Waverly. Wear red and bring your signs!

Governor Strickland's proposed budget cuts library funding by 50 percent. This would be devastating to ALL libraries in Ohio. This would result in severely reduced hours and services, and could result in many libraries closing completely. Act now to stop this from happening! Time is short!! Send your objections to the Governor and your state legislators. And come out for the rally!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Author Mack May to Visit Waverly Library

"The Consort" is a story that takes place in the Mississippi port town of Grand Gulf, Mississippi, which flourished between 1830 and 1856, until the river washed most of it away. Still standing is an old cemetery, with tombstones bearing witness to those who lived and died there so long ago. Though the story is fiction, several of those real tombstones inspired the author to write the book, reflecting the tragedies and hopes of those early settlers of our country.

Author Mack May is presently working locally at uranium recovery facility. He lives in Port Gibson, Mississippi, with his wife, Claire. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1979, he moved to Port Gibson as a Nuclear Instrument Technician at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. He retired from that facility 2006 and now works contracts, traveling to interesting places and gathering more research for upcoming books. May is a senior instructor and training developer. He is also a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson. He has two children and two grandchildren.

May will present a program and hold a book signing at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library in Waverly on Saturday, June 27 at 2:00p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. No registration required.

Free Lunches for Children

Free lunches to children 18 years of age or younger, or people (of all ages) with physical or mental disabilities who participate in special school programs for the disabled are being offered at all branches of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library through August 14th. For more detailed information, please contact one of the libraries.

Waverly - 740.947.4921

Piketon - 740.289.3064

Western - 740.493.1745

Eastern - 740.226.4408

Weekly menus will be available at all branches.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Game Nights Move to Mondays

Game nights will now be held on Mondays, 5:30-7:30. Play Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers, Wii Sports, or Wii Play. Due to the current budget crisis, we can't afford to buy any new games at this time, so feel free to bring your own. We have the Wii hooked up to a big projection screen and another TV for the PS2 and Rock Band. Popcorn and pop! Come out and play!

Ventriloquist Show @ The Library

Mark Wade, America's #1 Children's Ventriloquist, will perform at the Waverly Branch Library on Monday, June 15th at 2:00 pm.

Come out and see "Eggmont" the bird and "Horace" the back-woodsy horse! You're sure to be entertained!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Reading 2009

All branches of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library will again hold Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is Be Creative @ Your Library. There's a program for kids grades pre-school through 8th grade, one for young adults ages 13-17, and one for ages 18+. Whatever your age, you can join the library’s reading program for great fun and prizes!

Registration for the programs begins on Monday, June 8th.
The programs will run six weeks, beginning Monday, June 8th and ending Saturday, July 18th. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the program! And during the summer reading program, the libraries will have visits from a ventriloquist, 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...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Flowers Donated by Marvin's Garden

Thanks to Marvin's Garden of Beaver, the Library was able to add color to the landscaping of the Eastern Branch Library.

Fines and Fees Increase Today