Monday, August 27, 2012

Read for the Gold Results

The library held another successful Read for the Gold 5K Run / 3K Walk Fundraiser Event. The 1st Place Overall award male and female went to Hunter Hoover and Amanda Stickel, with a time of 20:03 and 20:19 respectively. The 2nd Place Overall award male and female went to Rocky Mitchell, with a time of 21:54 and Maddie McAllister, with a time of 22:02.

The 1st Place finisher of the 3K Walk was Vanessa Mitchell. Pam Daniels took 2nd Place. We would like to thank everyone who participated and sponsored. Major sponsors included Adena Health System, Boyer Funeral Home, Boyer Funeral Home, Bristol Village, B & W Conversion Services, LLC, Dr. George Pettit, Profab Mechanical, Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk, Southern Ohio Medical Center, USEC, and WXIZ-WXIC-WXZQ radio.

Associate sponsors of the race included the Atomic Employees Credit Union, Botkin Funeral Home, Classic Trophies & Plaques, CJL Sports, Dixon Jewelers, ESi Promotional Products, Glatfelter, HairBiz, The Hello Shop, J.F. Heibel Electric, Jessica’s Attic, Klinker’s Lumber & Builders’ Supply, Kroger, Long’s Retreat, McDonald’s, Oakbridge Financial, Pike County YMCA, Printex, Tim Horton’s, and the Waverly Swim Club.

We appreciate the support of community members and organizations in our endeavors to raise funding in order to continue promoting literacy within the community. A special thanks to all of you that volunteered! We couldn't have done it without you!

Click here for a complete list of race times. 
Pictured are Maddie McAllister (2nd Place Female Overall), Amanda Stickel (1st Place Female Overall), Hunter Hoover (1st Place Male Overall). Absent from picture is Rocky Mitchell (2nd Place Male Overall)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Update Ohio Voting Address Online

As of August 9th, registered voters in Ohio are now able to use a new online service that for the first time allows them to update their voting address online. This new tool, accessible at, is a convenient way for voters to meet their primary responsibility: to be registered at their current address 30 days before an election. Every Ohioan who is old enough to vote will be able to take advantage of this new system.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Free Computer Classes - August, September, and October

Classes to be held in the Community Meeting Room of the Waverly Library. 


August Classes

Tuesday, August 21st and Thursday, August 23
9 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 5 pm

  September Classes

Tuesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 20
9 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 5 pm

October Classes

Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18
9 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 5 pm

You can also do free training on your own time from any computer with an Internet connection by going to:

Discounts and Incentives

Participants completing the 6-hours of instruction are eligible to receive special discounts for monthly broadband service and computer purchases. Offers may not be available in every area of the state. Details will be provided to participants after successful completion of the 6-hour training and completing the online survey at .

To sign up for a class, please call:

740-702-4000 ext. 20

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OHS Open House - Monday, Aug. 20th

Event: Open House

Where: Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County

When: Monday, August 20th

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come and meet Darlene Gage, a representative for the Ohio Historical Society. She is visiting Waverly to speak with local residents about our state's rich history.

Darlene is a trained first person historical interpreter and will present a short living history presentation on Mary Ann Bickerdyke, who was born in Ohio and became friends with General Grant during the Civil War. The presentation will take place at 3:00 pm at the library.

The Ohio Historical Society is excited to bring to you a way to connect to Ohio history through her visit and presentation. Event is open to the public.