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, December 10th at 4:15PM via Zoom to discuss Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns. Registration on our website is now open!

*NEW* STEAM Challenge: Grow Your Own Houseplant: Swing by the library to pick up a free spider plant pup starting November 16th! In this video, Miss Alyssa will share a few care tips to help your little plant grow roots.

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.



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 recommendsCreative Bug, a crafting database you can access for free with your library card.

Do you have questions about one of these crafts? Contact Stephanie Coil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a voicemail at 419-874-3135 extension 130.


NEW - Simple Sentiment
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!


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.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Crystal at 419-874-3135, ext. 113 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Adam Marier, Technology Specialist, is creating a series of instructional videos geared towards helping you learn to use our best online resources.  He is constantly working on new videos, so check back soon for more.  All can be found on our YouTube channel.

*NEW* Intro to the Acorn App: Adam walks you through setting up and using Acorn TV on your computer and smart devices. Acorn TV offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and beyond. 

Intro to the Kanopy App: On their website Kanopy says, "The films that truly resonate with us do more than just entertain. They inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives." In this video Adam walks you through setting up a new account and navigating the service. He covers unlimited viewing on the kids channel and options like "My Watchlist" on the main channel.

Intro to The Ohio Digital Library: In this video, Adam walks you through signing-in to and using the Ohio Digital Library with just your library card. 

Learning Hoopla Digital: In this video, Adam walks you through the Hoopla App and website. Hoopla has a vast collection of “always available” content (meaning no holds!) and is offering bonus checkouts during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Getting Started with the Libby App: If you’ve used the Overdrive App and loved what it offered but found it to be hard to use, the Libby App may be for you. In this video, Adam walks through using Libby- a faster, easier version of Overdrive. 

The Technology Department wants to remind you about all of our fantastic (free) digital services! You can find the services and their links here: https://digital.waylibrary.info/

You can find more videos on our youtube channel. Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/WayPublicLibrary/ for additional instructional videos, storytimes, and more!