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.