News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 7, 2017

Wayland Shares: A New Library Service

Wayland Shares is a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to express their own thoughts about library-related materials and events to each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos, check them out here: or

This new feature allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media. Have some opinions about a CD you just enjoyed from the library? Did you hear an interesting speaker? Notice a cool library display, or take in a great museum exhibit that you visited with a library pass? Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

  1. Create a short, simple video where you talk to the camera. 30-90 seconds is best. Cell phone videos are great. Nothing fancy—just talk and share! What did you like about it? Would you recommend it to others?
  2. Send the video to us via our Facebook or Instagram Messages: or @wayland_library.
  3. Once your video is approved by our staff and a photo/video release form is signed, we’ll post it online! If you would like to come in to the library and have a staff member film for you, please message us to schedule a mutually agreeable time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • 3-D Printing Class,  Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 p.m.  Participants will be using Fusion 360 to design their own decorative vase or pen cup.  Fusion 360 is an intermediate-to-advanced level design software.  Some familiarity with design software or at least proficiency with mouse and keyboard is advised.  All 3D prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older. Parents of younger kids are welcome to register and are encouraged to design with their children.

Public Libraries: a Great Return on Investment. In 2007, the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library did a study of the economic impact of eight public libraries in the state. It found that every dollar spent on libraries yielded a return of at least four dollars in value. Some of the metrics used to calculate that value were: the cost to secure those same services from another venue (e.g. bookstore, video store); the purchase by libraries of goods and services from local businesses; and “halo” spending–what a consumer spends on neighboring businesses when he or she sets out to simply make a trip to the library. Go to to see the full story of how public libraries are a terrific value in sense and cents.

Baby and Pre-School Programs

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, August 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, August 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Touch a Firetruck! Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 a.m.  Wayland Firefighter Todd Winner will talk to kids about fire safety and give them a tour of the firetruck. For ages 2 and up.

School Age Programs

  • Drop-in Crafts: Recycled Art,  Wednesday, August 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make funky crafts from recycled materials. For ages 4 and up. Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • Make a Solar Print,  Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m.,  Thinking about the solar eclipse? Make a solar print! We will make solar prints with fun-shaped objects: leaves, shells, buttons, paperclips and more. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 6 and up.
  • Ice Cream Social,  Thursday, August 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Make your own ice cream Sundae, socialize with your friends, and celebrate all the great reading you have done this summer. All participants in our Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited. For ages preschool and up.

FOR TEENS:  Teen Pizza Party, Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate their reading this summer at this teen only pizza party. We will also draw the winner for the free Kindle Fire. All participants in the Teen Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.


The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World. Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book. There are many programs planned for the summer, and plenty of prizes. We will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World. Teens who register online at and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire. There will also be great programs for teens this summer.


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