Warm Up With a Good Book
Sign up for the Adult Winter Reading Program “Warm up with a Good Book” starting Friday, January 15. The program will go through Sunday, February 28. Patrons of Way Library can sign up in person or over the phone. The first 100 participants will receive a goody bag. If signing up over the phone, curbside pickup can be arranged for the goody bag. To earn entries into the prize drawings, participants can complete BINGOs and Book Reviews. Every participant will get one entry into the drawing! See the prizes below!
The Adult Winter Reading Program is made possible by support from Way Public Library Foundation & Friends.
2020 Words of the Week Crossword Puzzle and Word Search
Celebrate National Puzzle Day and check off a box on your Winter Reading BINGO! with these puzzles created from Way Public Library’s 2020 Words of the Week!!!
Click here to download your own Bingo card to fill out, and fill in the form below when you line up five boxes to enter for a change to win a prize!
Looking for some fun activities to do at home? Way Public Library has a variety of programs targeted toward elementary and intermediate audiences!
The Bookaneers Online Book Club for ages 8-12 will meet Thursday, February 4th at 4:15PM via Zoom to discuss Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. Registration on our website is now open!
STEAM Create: Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils: Make your own dinosaur fossils out of salt dough in the latest STEAM kit perfect for aspiring paleontologists! Miss Alyssa will take you step by step through the project during this video.
STEAM Create: Gumdrop Bridges: Help the Gingerbread Boy get away from all the hungry creatures that want to eat him! Miss Alisha will read "The Gingerbread Boy" and then demonstrate how to make a "gumdrop bridge" to help get the Gingerbread Boy across the lake.
STEAM Challenge: Make a Fidget Toy for Crankenstein: How can we calm down Crankenstein? We'll read Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Then we'll create a fidget toy to help our Crankenstein. Materials for the craft are available at Way Public Library from Oct 12-Nov 16, 2020.
STEAM Challenge: Takeoff: Miss Alyssa shares two airborne STEAM projects and a space story in this video for elementary children! The supplies may be available at the library for pick up from 9/14/20-10/12/20.
STEAM Create: Paper Mushrooms: Miss Alyssa shares a gnome story and takes you step-by-step through a whimsical paper mushroom craft! Best for upper elementary or with an adult's assistance cutting shapes.
STEAM Challenge: Bridges: In this video, Miss Alisha will read Paul Galdone's "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and demonstrate how to make a bridge with popsicle sticks, tape, and straws.
STEAM Create: Color Magic: Bring out your inner artist in this simple art project with Miss Alyssa! Watch as washable markers, coffee filters and water combine for a colorful transformation. Best for early elementary.
STEAM Math & Cookies! Enjoy this delicious STEAM activity which introduces division and fractions. Stay tuned at the end for an easy no-bake cookie recipe!
STEAM Create: Crowns: Join Miss Alyssa for a quick art project making paper or cardboard crowns alongside the book "King Alice" by Matthew Cordell.
The Pizza and Pages Online Book Club for ages 12-16 will meet Thursday December 17th at 4:15pm via Zoom to discuss The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
Register online at this link.
Wednesday, November 11th at 7 pm
Way Library’s discussion series, the History Circle, led by Dr. Chelsea Griffis, Lecturer in History at the University of Toledo, continues on Wednesday, November 11th at 7 pm. The group will meet virtually via Zoom for a group discussion on the hit 1992 film, “A League of Their Own”. The movie tells the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s. Copies of the DVD will be available at Way Library. Registration is required and the Zoom link will be sent to you at least 12 hours before the discussion. Registration closes 12 hours before the start of the program. Register online at waylibrary.info or by calling (419)874-3135, x119.
Stephanie Coil has put together several crafts for folks to try at home. She’s planning to continue to make more and we will post them here as they arrive. Stephanie highly recommends Creative Bug, a crafting database you can access for free with your library card.
NEW - Sheet Music Rose
Adult take-home craft kits for the Sheet Music Rose are now available at the Circulation Desk! Stephanie Coil will be hosting a Zoom meeting to help with any questions about this craft on Wednesday, February 24 from 2-3pm. Register for the meeting at https://waylibrary.libcal.com/event/7377059.
February Adult Take-Home Craft Kits are sponsored by our friends at Skotynsky Financial Group, LLC.
Heart Puzzle Wreath
The Heart Puzzle Wreath adult take home craft kits are available at the circulation desk starting today - Monday, February 8 - on a first come/first serve basis. Stephanie Coil will be hosting Crafternoon with Stephanie on Zoom - Friday, February 12 - from 2-3 pm. Although the class is full, a waitlist is available.
Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake
The next adult take home craft is the Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake. Decorate for the winter months with this glittery, hanging snowflake. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk beginning today (Wednesday, January 20) and are available on a first come/first served basis. Registration for Crafternoon with Stephanie for the Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake is available online at waylibrary.info. This online Zoom crafting time will be Thursday, January 28 from 2 – 3 pm.
Snowman Button Art
Stephanie's first Adult Take-Home Craft Kit for 2021 is now available while supplies last! Pick one up at the Circulation Desk or schedule a curbside pickup for contactless delivery. Don't forget to register for Crafternoon with Stephanie. You can get any questions answered and enjoy crafting along with Stephanie and others on Wednesday, January 13. The Snowman Button Art craft is sponsored by our friends at Skotynsky Financial Group, LLC.
Yarn Hat Ornament
Celebrating the rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan, the Adult Take Home Craft is a Yarn Hat Ornament either in scarlet and gray OR maize and blue. (For those who don’t really care, Christmas and Perrysburg colors are available also!)
Folded Book Christmas Tree
Create a Folded Book Christmas Tree with the supplies in the Adult Take Home Craft available beginning Monday, November 30. Stephanie will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Friday, December 4 at 2 pm if you have any questions about the craft or just want to craft with others! Watch a video demonstration here!
The Simple Sentiment kit includes a wood block with vinyl attached, a toothpick, and an instruction sheet. Not included are your paint of choice, plastic cup or plate for paint, foam paintbrush and optional wood sealer.
Fall OR Halloween Book Page Banner
12 book pages, 7 squares or Fall OR Halloween paper, banner cardboard pattern, cauldron, pumpkin & witch's hat cardboard patterns for Halloween banner OR maple leaf, acorn & poplar leaf cardboard patterns for Fall banner, "FALL" or "BOO!" paper letters, 6 feet of twine are included in the kit. Not included are a pencil, scissors, glue stick or double-sided tape, and a hole punch. Show your love of reading and the season with these new banners!
Apple or Pumpkin Puzzle
Six-inch by six-inch piece of painted wood, Apple or Pumpkin stencil, 50 puzzle pieces painted orange or red, 2 grass green puzzle pieces, and a two-inch cut piece of light brown ribbon are included in the craft kit. A hot glue gun with glue gun sticks OR wood glue or other strong glue is required but NOT included. Show your fall spirit with these new crafts!
Duct Tape Zip Pouch
Two rolls of printed duct tape, two quart sized freezer slider bags, and instruction sheet on how to make the zip pouch are included in the craft kit. These duct tape zip pouches are great for pencil cases, make-up, snacks, mask bags, and more!
Bookmark with Tassle
Three plain bookmarks, nine pieces of yarn, and instruction sheets on how to make the tassel are included in the craft kit. Be creative! Bookmarks can have whatever design you choose. Use markers, colored pencils, crayons, stickers, colored paper, magazines, book pages, sheet music, glue, or rubber stamps with ink to create your one of a kind bookmark.
Sirius Star Ornament
You can create your own Sirius Star Ornament with book pages from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. See a quick video of Stephanie created the first page strip here. Supplies are still available!
Paper Bead Bracelet
Enjoy these step-by-step instructions on how to make a Paper Bead Bracelet. Stephanie used sheet music to create her bracelet beads but any kind of paper would work – book pages, newspaper, or colorful scrapbook paper! We’d love to see pictures of your bracelet when you’re finished. See a quick video of Stephanie making a single bead here.
Simple Birdseed Ornament
Stephanie Coil has created directions for a Simple Birdseed Ornament that can be hung in a tree so that we can make a difference for birds on Earth Day!
Toilet Paper Roll Roses
Something tells us you may have these supplies on hand... Enjoy this PDF with step-by-step instructions for you to make these timely blossoms. Make a whole bouquet! Don't forget to share your pictures if you give this craft a try!
Book Page Wreath Workshop Directions
Remember when Way Library had a fantastic Book Page Wreath Workshop? Though it seems like a lifetime given all that's been happening, it was really only a few weeks ago! Michelle Keedy of Bombshell Redesign has given us permission to post her instructions so you can make this beautiful wreath while you stay home to stay healthy. Thank you, Michelle!