This innovative collection of unusual, fun, and useful items is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Blaine Wiley Family in tribute to Joan M. Wiley.

As a child of the Depression, Joan felt you didn’t need to own everything. Her philosophy was “Why buy something when you can borrow it.” We agree, and are therefore very pleased to honor her with this carefully curated collection of items.


Why purchase something you only need to use once? Our Beyond Books collection not only provides you with fun and entertaining items to check out, but useful and cost-effective ones as well.


  | Games | Equipment and Electronics | Science ToolsHome Tools | Musical Instruments | Sports Equipment

  • All items in the Beyond Books collection check out for two weeks.
  • Items will automatically renew for a maximum of one additional two-week period if there are no other holds.
  • Patrons with a Way Library account (account numbers starting with 24298) may place a hold on Beyond Books items at any time and any place. Those with accounts from other libraries may place holds for these items only in person at Way Library or by phone.
  • All items borrowed must be picked up at Way Library and may ONLY be returned to Way Library.
  • We ask that all items be returned during Way Library’s open library hours, as they can NOT be put in book drops.

What’s next for Beyond Books?
We’ve only just begun! New and interesting items will continue to roll out in the coming months. In addition, as the collection develops and popular items are identified, duplicates will be added to meet demand.

Games

Giant Connect 4
Mega Checkers
Mega Chess
Badminton Set
Ping-Pong Table
Giant Jenga
Chess Set
Teaching Chess

 

Equipment and Electronics

Metal Detector
Karaoke Machine
VHS-to-DVD Converter
PA / Monitor System
Portable Scanner
Mobile Hotspot

 

Science Tools

Telescope
Binoculars
Makey Makey
Stereo Microscope
Digital Microscope
3D Pen

 

Home Tools

Sewing Machine
Video Borescope
Stud Finder
Kill-A-Watt Energy Meter
Thermal Leak Detector
Infared Thermometer
Air Quality Meter
28" Traffic Cones (5)
36" Traffic Cones (5)

 

Musical Instruments

Ukulele
Bass Guitar with Amp
Acoustic Guitar
61-Key Keyboard
Electric Guitar with Amp
Cigar Box Guitar
Boomwhackers

 

Sports Equipment

Pickle Ball Set
Disc Golf Set
Bocce Ball
Adult Basketball
Youth Basketball
Adult Tennis Racket
Youth Tennis Racket


Build a Better World | Adult | Teen | Youth | Family | Judges Choice |

And the winners are…..

Category: Build a Better World

Honorable Mention: Build A Better World

Build A Better World Ohio
Baked by: Linda Lee Leffingwell
Cake pan used: Computer

Support Farms and Farmers
Baked by: Jenny, Anna and Declan Pfleghaar
Cake pan used: Hexagon Tier

3rd Place: Build A Better World
Back to Nature
Baked by: Mary Jo Slowinski
Cake pan used: Square 3-Tier

2nd Place: Build A Better World
Color My World
Baked by: Melissa, Tiffany, Austin, Spike & Ryan Torres
Cake pan used: Ring Pan with Inserts

1st Place: Build A Better World
Community Garden
Baked by: Robin Woody
Cake pan used: Hexagon 3-Tier

Category: Adult

Honorable Mention: Adult
Chip
Baked by: Joanne Cook
Cake pan used: Oval Tier

Ice Cream Kate
by: Megan Thompson
Cake pan used: Round

3rd Place: Adult
Sunset of the Safari
Baked by: Melissa Schoenlein
Cake pan used: Petal 4-Tier

2nd Place: Adult
So Hungry
Baked by: Nicky Buchanan
Cake pan used: Hexagon (3-tier)

1st Place: Adult
Super Mario Kart Birthday
Baked by: Annette Jensen
Cake pan used: Square 16” & 12”

Category: Teen

Honorable Mention: Teen
Falcon Pride
Baked by: Rachael Sattler
Cake pan used: Helmet Pan and Number Pans
 
The Rose Garden
Baked by: Emily Mulheisen
Cake pan used: Petal 4-Tier

3rd Place: Teen
Let’s Have S’more Fun!
Baked by: Allison Ludwig
Cake pan used: Round 8-inch Tiered

2nd Place: Teen
My Guiding Light
Baked by: Kaylee Rose
Cake pan used: Square Tier and Hexagon Tier
 
1st Place: Teen
Pigs in Paradise
Baked by: Nicole Dibling
Cake pan used: Round (9-inch)

Category: Youth

Honorable Mention: Youth
My Dog Frank
Baked by: Brendan Lagger
Cake pan used: Dalmatian Pup

Enjoy a Float
Baked by: Cameron Evans
Cake pan used: Mug

3rd Place: Youth
Shiny Turtle
Baked by: Aiden Wilson
Cake pan used: Soccer Ball and Egg 8-Mini (3D)

2nd Place: Youth
Crazy About Cubes
Baked by: Ashlyn Nicely
Cake pan used: Square

1st Place: Youth
Rainbow Unicorn
Baked by: Addy Rowley
Cake pan used: Round 5-Tier

Category: Family

Honorable Mention: Family
Lisa Frank Lion
Baked by: Leda and Kailey Hayes
Cake pan used: Jungle Lion

Candy Crush
Baked by: Abby Loehrke, Dawn Dunlap, Beth Dunlap, Judy Loehrke, Sydney Doughten, Lisa Doughten and Sam Doughten
Cake pan used: Square 3 –Tier

3rd Place: Family
Pluto & Mickey Birthday Cakes
Baked by: Kristy Kindinger & Janey Krasula
Cake pan used: Pluto, Mick Mouse Face, Micky Mouse

2nd Place: Family
Hug Time
Baked by: Danielle, Ava, Grace Garcia &
Alexandra Buraszeski
Cake pan used: Round 5-Tier

1st Place: Family
Candyland:
How sweet it is!
Baked by: Cassidy, Caydie,
Nicky Buchanan and Becky Owen
Cake pan used: Square tiered

Category: Judges Choice

Judges’ Choice: Build A Better World
Community Garden
Baked by: Robin Woody
Cake pan used: Hexagon 3-Tier

Judges’ Choice: Adult
Super Mario Kart Birthday
Baked by: Annette Jensen
Cake pan used: Square 16” & 12”

Judges’ Choice: Teen
My Guiding Light
Baked by: Kaylee Rose
Cake pan used: Square Tier and Hexagon Tier

Judges’ Choice: Youth
Shiny Turtle
Baked by: Aiden Wilson
Cake pan used: Soccer Ball and Egg 8-Mini (3D)

Judges’ Choice: Family
Pluto & Mickey Birthday Cakes
Baked by: Kristy Kindinger & Janey Krasula
Cake pan used: Pluto, Mick Mouse Face, Micky Mouse

Thank you to all of our contestants!

The results are in! We'd like to extend a special "thank you" to all of our contestants. With over 80 entries this year the competition was fierce. After all the votes were counted, the following cakes took home the prize.

And the winners are…


Perrysburg & Maumee Walleye Fest 2017

Presented by the City of Perrysburg
Sponsored by the Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Saturday April 22 | Wednesday April 26 | Thursday April 27 | Friday April 28 | Saturday April 29 | Sunday April 30

More Events | Adult Walleye Fest Activities and Programs at Way | Teen, Children, and Family Walleye Fest Activities and Programs at Way

Highlights of the family-friendly festival celebrating the mighty Maumee River and the annual walleye run:

April 22-29

“Battle on the Maumee” Fishing Tournament
Location: Maumee River

Saturday, April 22

Perrysburg/Maumee High Schools fishing tournament (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Location: Side Cut Park

Wednesday, April 26 

Maumee River Lake Sturgeon Restoration Program (2:00pm)
Location: Way Library

Thursday, April 27

Get Crafty:  Button Fish (ages 11-15) *reg. required (3:30pm)
Location: Way Library

Walleye on the Run with author Brian Miller (7:00pm)
Location: Way Library

Friday, April 28

Family Movie:  Finding Dory (4:00pm)

Location: Way Library

Fish Fry – sponsored by Knights of Columbus (5:00pm to 7:00pm)
Location: St. Rose Church

Walleye Splash (6:00pm)
Location: Hood Park

Kids Activities Downtown Perrysburg (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
Location: West Second Street

Walleye Activities (All day)
Walleye Activities at Way Library include: Walleye Decorating Contest, “Where’s the Walleye?”, “How Many Worms Are in That Can?” guessing game; “Hook, Line, & Sinker Word Search,” “Gone Fishing” Photo Booth, and lots more fishy games, puzzles, and coloring pages.
Location: Way Library

Saturday, April 29

Pancake Breakfast (8:00am to 11:00am)

Location: First United Methodist

5K Run (9:00am)
Location: Fort Meigs

Food Trucks (11:00am to 2:00pm)
Location: East Second Street

Kids Activities Downtown Perrysburg (10:00am to 2:00pm)
Location: Second Street

Hood Park Waterfront Activities (10:00am to 3:00pm)
Location: Hood Park

Parade (11:00am)
Location: Downtown Perrysburg

Water Rescue Demonstrations (12:30pm & 2:30pm)
Location: Hood Park

Wine & Walleye (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
Location: West Second Street

ODNR Boat License Classes
Call 419-874-8911 to register.

Walleye Activities
Walleye Activities at Way Library include: Walleye Decorating Contest, “Where’s the Walleye?”, “How Many Worms Are in That Can?” guessing game; “Hook, Line, & Sinker Word Search,” “Gone Fishing” Photo Booth, and lots more fishy games, puzzles, and coloring pages.
Location: Way Library

Sunday, April 30

Little Walleye Family Walk (1:00pm)
Location: Orleans Park

Tug of War (2:00pm)
Location: Orleans Park

Romancing the River:  A Maumee Love Story (2:00pm)
Location: Way Library

Awards Ceremony (2:30pm)
Location: Orleans Park

Walleye Activities
Walleye Activities at Way Library include: Walleye Decorating Contest, “Where’s the Walleye?”, “How Many Worms Are in That Can?” guessing game; “Hook, Line, & Sinker Word Search,” “Gone Fishing” Photo Booth, and lots more fishy games, puzzles, and coloring pages.
Location: Way Library

More Events at Walleye Fest

Visit Perrysburg Maumee Walleye Fest on Facebook for event details and additional activities 

Visit the Perrysburg Messenger Journal for weekly updates.

Walleye Fest Activities at Way Library:

Reel in some fun at Way Library during the Walleye Fest! Education, entertainment, contests—there’s something fin-tastic planned for everyone in the family.

Interesting and informative programs you will not want to miss:

Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00pm at Way Library
Maumee River Lake Sturgeon Restoration Program with Justin Chiotti 
Co-sponsored by Historic Perrysburg, Inc.

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00pm at Way Library
Walleye on the Run with author Brian Miller 
co-sponsored by Wood County Park District

Sunday, April 30 at 2:00pm at Way Library
Romancing the River:  A Maumee Love Story with Lou Hebert
co-sponsored by WGTE  

For Teens, Children, and Families:

Enter the Walleye Decorating Contest 

  • Pick up your fish card after April 5 at Way Library.  
  • Use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or whatever you like to decorate your walleye!  
  • Entries are due at the Library by Sunday, April 23 
  • Public voting is April 24-30; winner will be notified by May 3
  • Prizes will be awarded in four different age categories; 0-4; 5-7; 8-10; 11-15

Thursday, April 27 at 3:30pm at Way Library
Get Crafty with Button Fish  
Teens (ages 11-15) 
Free; registration required 

Friday, April 28 at 4:00pm at Way Library
Finding Dory
Bring the entire family to watch the Disney favorite!
Free; no registration required 

Enjoy the following activities at Way Library from April 27-30 during our open hours:

  • Where’s the Walleye? There are fish hiding in our children’s section! Find them all and win a prize.
  • How Many Worms Are in That Can? Guess the number of gummy worms in the can and win them all. 
  • Hook, Line, & Sinker Word Search Can you find all the hidden words? 
  • “Gone Fishing” Photo Booth Dress up with our fishing props and snap a photo with Willy the Walleye.                                          
  • Games for Buoys and Gills Feed the Fish Beanbag Toss, Minnow Ball Pit, Let’s Go Fishing game.
  • Coloring Pages Choose from a fin-tastic variety of take-home coloring pages! 
  • Community Puzzle Give us a hand assembling our fish-themed jigsaw puzzle.

 

Join us on social media! 
We’re fishing for readers! Celebrate the Walleye Fest with us by getting “caught” reading. Just snap a pic of yourself with a book any time between now and April 30 and post it on Facebook using the hashtag #HookedOnReading. Don’t forget to tag Way Public Library! 

Ricahrd BaranowskiThe year 2016 will mark 200 years since the founding of Perrysburg and the coming bicentennial is being heralded with a new book.

Richard Baranowski, Way Library’s Local History Librarian is releasing “Perrysburg Village Voices: Hometown Stories of the Past.” Subtitled “Celebrating Perrysburg’s Bicentennial 1816-2016,” the book contains 50 transcribed oral history interviews, many conducted at the library in his role as local history librarian. The book features a lively cross section of Perrysburg city and township residents, many of whom are descendants of Perrysburg pioneer families. Enhancing the book are 175 photographs, some dating back to the mid-1800s.Book Cover

The book is being sold at the Way Library, the Perrysburg Messenger-Journal office and Kazmaier’s Market. The price of this hardcover volume is $25.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling. It is available by mail-order from the Way Library Foundation & Friends. Book orders are now being accepted.

Way Library is proud to be in the forefront as the city of Perrysburg celebrates its bicentennial, marking this great moment in our community’s history.