Friday, November 26, 2010

Santa at the Library

Tuesday, December 7th
5:30-7:00 pm

Thursday, December 9th
5:30-7:00 pm

Monday, December 13th
5:30-7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 14th
5:30-7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Party 2010 @ Eastern Library

We ate and played games. Their favorite was bobbing for apples! We had 25 kids come all dressed up! Everyone had a great time!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Big Book/VHS Sale - October 29th and 30th!

There will be a massive book sale on Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th from 9 am to 3 pm, downstairs at the Waverly Library, located at 207 North Market Street.  

There will be hundreds of VHS movies and books on tape titles to choose from.  The library has cleared the shelves! In addition, there will be many children's and young adult books, along with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.  This sale is sponsored by The Friends of Pike County Library. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Western Library Closed - Tuesday, October 19th

The Western Branch Library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19th, for parking lot maintenance.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OSU Extension Program - Apples - September 27th

Enjoy this free program!
Take home some easy and tasty recipes!

Monday, September 27th, 2010
6:30 pm
In the Community Meeting Room of Waverly Library
207 North Market Street
Waverly, OH 45690

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Sale!

Our annual booksale will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Friday, May 22nd from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm!

Friday, April 9, 2010

State Archives of Ohio Presents: Just the Basics

Every local government in Ohio creates records on an on-going basis. With physical storage space at a premium and the attention that recent legislation has brought to public records, the time is right to begin or review your government's records management system. When is it OK to dispose of public records? Is there a process to follow?

The "Just the Basics" webinar will introduce records-keepers to the records management practices in Ohio, including the procedures for creating records retention schedules and filing certificates of disposal with the State Archives.

This webinar will be coming to the Waverly Library on May 14th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, in the Community Meeting Room.

Cost: $20

For a complete schedule for all locations and registration information, click here for the flyer.

2010 Ohioana Book Award Finalists

It is my pleasure to announce the 2010 Ohioana Book Award finalists. All of the authors of the following books were born in Ohio or have lived in Ohio for at least five years. All books carry a copyright date of 2008 or 2009 and were received by Ohioana during 2009. No book may be considered more that once for an Ohioana Book Award. For more information, visit the Ohioana website or visit them on Facebook.

2010 Ohioana Book Award Finalists


The Weight of Heaven, by Thrity Umrigar (Harper Collins – 2009)

Await Your Reply, by Dan Chaon (Ballantine Books – 2009)

All the Living, by C.E. Morgan (Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux – 2009)

Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill – 2009)

The Spire, by Richard North Patterson (Henry Holt – 2009)


Last of His Mind, by John Thorndike (Swallow Press – 2009)

Sweet Thunder, by Will Haygood (Knopf – 2009)

Wilderness Warrior, by Douglas Brinkley (Harper Collins – 2009)

Conservationist Manifesto, by Scott Russell Sanders (Indiana University Press – 2009)

When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins (Little, Brown & Company – 2009)

About Ohio

Wild Ohio, by Jim McCormac (Kent State University Press – 2009)

The Harding Affair, by James Robenalt (Palgrave Macmillan – 2009)

Canal Fever, by Lynn Metzger and Peg Bobel (Kent State University Press – 2009)

Passion for the Land, by Daniel Nelson (Kent State University Press – 2009)


Sweethearts of Rhythm, by Marilyn Nelson (Dial – 2009)

Cuckoo’s Haiku, by Michael J. Rosen (Candlewick – 2009)

Unfinished Angel, by Sharon Creech (Harper Collins – 2009)

Imperfections, by Lynda Durrant (Clarion – 2008)

Little Mouse Gets Ready, by Jeff Smith (RAW Junior – 2009)

Say the Word, by Jeannine Garsee (Bloomsbury – 2009)


Sonata Mulattica, by Rita Dove (WW Norton and Company – 2009)

Bright Felon, by Kazim Ali (Wesleyan – 2009)

Never-Ending Birds, by David Baker (WW Norton and Company – 2009)

Evidence, by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press – 2009)

Trust, by Liz Waldner (Cleveland State University Poetry Center – 2009)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Computer Tips for the Job Search

Finding Violet: A Family's Quest

Tom Adkins, Library Director

Story times aren't just for children! Come join our library's director as he tells the tale of his elusive ancestor, Violet Pennington, who was also the grandmother of Kentucky author and poet Jesse Stuart

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Game Night Returns to the Waverly Library

Game Night returns this Thursday, March 11th, 5:30-7:30 pm. We've also added New Super Mario Bros to our Wii game collection. Come join us for some great multiplayer fun!

Fred's to Fund Friends

Friends of the Pike County Libraries will get some welcome help in their effort to raise matching funds to ensure a grant for new computers, slated for donation by the Gates Foundation. Fred's Pizza of Waverly will be holding a "Funds for Friends" night at its 615 W. Emmitt Avenue location on Tuesday, March 16th. The $19,000 in matching funds must be raised by October, and the library board has asked the Friends of Pike County Libraries to help raise $5,000 of that amount.

According to Fred's owner, Paul Adkins, "when I heard what the Gates Foundation was doing and what the community needed to do locally to make it happen, we immediately wanted to help raise that money. So, the restaurant has designated Tuesday, March 16th, from 5-8 pm as 'Funds for Friends Night' and will donate 20% of our dining and carry out sales that evening to the Friends fund-raising effort."

No newcomer to supporting Pike County community needs, Adkins has held a number of similar events, most recently on February 18th, when the public participated in "Band Night" at Fred's, in support of the Waverly High School Tigers marching band. "It was a great success," says Adkins. "We were able to donate nearly $400 to the band. that's one great thing about the folks of Pike County. They are always there to lend a hand, and hopefully proceeds from "Friends Night" will let us match the funds for at least one library computer."

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is known for its worldwide philanthropic outreach. In regard to the public computer program, the Foundation states that "In these tough economic times, libraries are more of an essential community resource than ever. Libraries are safe, central spaces. Their services are free and available to all. Unfortunately, many libraries face shrinking budgets, even as their use grows. Staff receive less training in technology skills, computers are becoming outdated, and Internet connections can't handle the high speed streaming audio and video requirements for distance education, research, and other activities. Libraries are struggling to stay up to speed in the face of too many library patrons and too little Internet bandwidth. We're helping U.S. Libraries provide free, reliable computer contributions to society and Internet access that will allow patrons to make meaningful contributions to society."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Library Resumes Extended Hours

Thanks to the voters of Pike County, all branches of the library have now resumed extended operating hours. The hours are:


Monday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday - Closed


Monday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday - Closed


Monday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday - Closed


Monday - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday - Closed

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Library Closing at 6 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 16th

The Waverly library will be closing early at 6:00 p.m. tonight (2/16/10), due to winter weather.

Weather Delays

Tuesday Feb 16, 2010 the Waverly Library will be opening at noon. All other locations will be closed today because of the winter weather.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010

Our Waverly library will open at noon today, Wednesday, February 10; our Piketon & Eastern Libraries will open at 12:00 noon (their normal opening time) and our Western Library will be closed today as it normally is on Wednesdays.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February 9th

All locations of the Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. today do to the winter weather.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Library Closed Today, Saturday, February 6th

The library will be closed today, due to inclement weather.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Heritage Quest Is Back!

All of you genealogy buffs out there will be happy to learn that the library has just renewed its subscription to Heritage Quest Online!

It had previously been discontinued, due to the budget crisis. Thanks to the overwhelming support from the community in passing the November levy, we are finally able to bring back this valuable resource!

It can be accessed from within the library or from home.

Heritage Quest Online

Check out all of the great resources available on our website: