We will be closed on Sundays starting May 26. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.
In 2012, Way Library was awarded $4,726 in Kroger Community Reward donations… simply because our patrons took the time to register or re-register their Kroger cards!
For those already registered? It is time to renew. Each year in April, Kroger requires participants to re-designate their Community Reward choice.
For those not registered! You can support Way by simply registering your card online. It’s easy and only takes a couple of minutes.
To register or re-register:
- Under Find Your Organization enter 84550 and click “search”.
- Select Your Organization, click the circle in front of Way Public Library.
- Under Save Your Selection, click “Save”.
It’s that easy and it makes a huge difference to Way. If you have any questions or problems registering your card contact Lisa Richard, Way Foundation & Friends Administrator at 419-874-3135 ext. 139 or at
To Plant or Not to Plant? On Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm Melisa Sherman from Black Diamond will answer questions about the downy mildew that is infecting and killing impatiens in more than 30 eastern states.
The disease can be spread by wind or water, and can live in the soil where infected plants have grown. It shows up as a downy white growth on the underside of the leaves and can quickly cause the plant collapse.
In this informative 45 minute program you will learn about the disease, how to tell whether your plants have it, if it’s preventable or treatable and what lies in the future for impatiens.
This Way Library program is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Way Public Library is pleased to announce a visit with Sam Jaeger on May 29 at 7:00pm. Please join us in welcoming this Perrysburg Native and PHS graduate for a hometown visit.
Sam will talk about his experiences in Hollywood, narrate select clips from his work, and participate in a question and answer session with audience members.
Among Sam’s film credits are Her (2013), Friday Night Lights, Lucky Number Slevin, and Catch and Release, plus Take Me Home, a film he wrote, directed and starred in with his wife Amber. Sam is well-known for his regular role as the character Joel Graham in the TV series Parenthood.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
You are invited to stop by the Youth Services Desk on Thursday, May 30 between 2:00 and 5:00 pm to extend your best wishes to Ms. Pat as she heads out for THE LONGEST WEEKEND EVER!
Light refreshments will be served.
Announcing an exciting new service from Way Public Library! Give Freegal a shot and learn how you can download 3 songs a week to keep forever. This is free popular music. This is legal!
Browse the collection and choose from the Sony Music Catalog and 50,000 independent labels. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Brad Paisley, P!nk, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Avril Lavigne and many other great artists are available to you by simply using your library card.
Follow the link to get started. http://waylibrary.freegalmusic.com You will need your library card and your pin (by default, your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number we have on file for you.) Remember every Sunday night you get an additional 3 songs.
Join us Tuesday, June 4 at 7pm for an informative presentation titled: History of the Great Black Swamp: a Presentation in Photographs and Words.
Way Library and the Black Swamp Conservancy join to present author and local historian Clint Mauk in this informative talk about early northwest Ohio. Hear Mr. Mauk tell tales of the Great Black Swamp, and view the related photographs on display from the National Center for Nature Photography’s recent exhibit “10,000 Acres: Preserved Forever.”
This program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by Directions Credit Union.
On Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00pm we will feature Monclova resident and author James Emch. He will speak on his new book, All But Forgotten. This is the story of William Dudley’s defeat during the first siege of Fort Meigs. Also known as Dudley’s Massacre, the battle took place on May 13, 1813 in the woods in what is now the city of Maumee.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Directions Credit Union.
You are invited to a Downton Abbey tea party at Way Library on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00pm
Immerse yourself in the Manor House experience and discover your inner count or countess while enjoying tea and light refreshments at this event celebrating the popular Downton Abbey television series. Your host, Cathy Kamenca of WGTE, will arrive with giveaways and trivia and behind-the-scenes video clips.
Period dress is encouraged, but optional. Please bring your own teacup to this free event. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Directions Credit Union.
In cooperation with the Perrysburg Fire Division, Way Public Library is pleased to offer this potentially life saving first aid class.
Type of Class: CERTIFIED CLASS. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Also teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency until EMS arrives.
Primary audience: Anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
This class will occur Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This class costs $40, payable by cash or check at the time of registration. You can register for this class at the Information Desk. This event is sponsored by Directions Credit Union.
View clips from the thought-provoking PBS film Henry Ford which documents the absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. See how Ford’s automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility. Open discussion follows film.
Join us Thursday, June 20th at 10:30am for this film discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Directions Credit Union. For more information on this event and our partnership with WGTE Public Media, contact Janel Haas, 419-874-3135 x102, or email
Google Docs is a fully functional cloud-based office productivity suite that is accessible anywhere by anyone. Join us on June 25 at 6:00pm to learn more.
Let our technology staff teach you how to use this powerful tool provided by Google. Also hear about cloud-based storage from Google Drive in this free workshop. If you have a Gmail account, please bring your log-in information with you. Use our computers for this class, or feel free to bring your own laptop.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration at the information desk is required. Registration begins June 3rd. This event is sponsored by Directions Credit Union. For more information on this event contact Doug Kolpien at 419-874-3135 ext 106 or by email at
More downloadable audiobooks, without the wait! http://wayoh.oneclickdigital.com/
OneClickDigital is a new service available for patrons of Way Public Library. By using this service, you will gain access to over 3,000 downloadable audio books for your computer or mobile device. Start at the above link to create your account.
Like other download services available from this library you will need to create an account with them so have your library card handy. Unlike other services, there is no waiting list for the books you will find there! Let us know what you think.
In 1960, world-famous author and Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck made a trip around the United States in a truck-camper with his French poodle, Charley. He felt that he had lost touch with the country and wanted to reconnect with its people and places. His road trip experience resulted in what would become one of the most popular works of his career, “Travels with Charley, In Search of America” which appeared in 1962.
Bill Steigerwald, in his 2012 book, “Dogging Steinbeck” retraced the route of Steinbeck’s 1960 road trip around the United States. His research uncovered new information about “Travels with Charley” and a few surprises about its author, John Steinbeck.
Join the Way Public Library Foundation and Friends for our Market Day Book Sale on Thursday, June 27 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
$15 for a large bag! $5 for a small bag!
Especially for contemporary film fans, Way Public Library presents a free showing of Life of Pi on July 2nd at 2:00pm.
Life of Pi is an adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the son of an Indian zookeeper. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the middle of the ocean sharing a lifeboat with the only other survivors—a few zoo animals and a fierce tiger. This is the tale of how Pi manages to keep his hope alive in the struggle to survive.
Adults only. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. This movie is sponsored by the Skotynsky Financial Group, LLC.