at Way Public Library
Summer, 2021

Way Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Naturalist-in-Residence in Summer, 2021. Emma Taylor, Program naturalist with the Wood County Parks, will share her expertise with the community by conducting in-person programs at the parks as well as curating resources about nature.

The Naturalist-In-Residence program is made possible thanks to support from Way Public Library Foundation & Friends.

Join us for these fascinating programs:

Outdoor Mindfulness and Nature Journaling, June 3rd, 6:30 pm, W.W. Knight Preserve (as this event has filled up, a second has been scheduled for June 18th; register at the link below)

Outdoor Mindfulness and Nature Journaling Session 2, June 18th, 6:30 pm, W.W. Knight Preserve

Adult Dragonfly Wander, July 9th, 10 am, W.W. Knight Preserve

Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard, August 5th, 6 pm, W.W. Knight Preserve

Emma Taylor is a program naturalist with the Wood County Parks District. She loves connecting with folks over a shared love for nature. In addition to her work as a naturalist, Emma also teaches mindfulness and is currently working towards a Mindfulness Teacher Certification with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and DIY - especially projects that allow her to use all of her materials or up-cycle parts into something new.

Registration is required for all programs and space is limited. Register online at or by calling (419) 874-3135 x119.


Naturalist-In-Residence Resources

Our Naturalist-In-Residence, Emma Taylor, has provided a number of online resources as well as books and apps that she recommends. You can find all the different information in the tabs below.