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News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 16, 2020


  • Free Wi-Fi in Our Parking Lot. If you don’t have it at home, or yours is down, just pull into our lower lot.  Look for a network called “wayland_hotspot_8,” then enter the password “wyl_hotspot#8.”  Please practice safe, six-foot distancing and use the Library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner.   We’re here for you even when you can’t be here.
  • Virtual Trivia Night. Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend, such as it is, with trivial fun.  We’ll meet using Zoom and answer using either Google Forms or pen, paper, and the good ol’ honor system.  Play on your own, bring your team of quarantine-mates, or gather your friends on a virtual team via text chain, gchat, or mental telepathy–whatever works for you.  Click on Events at our home page, scroll down, and sign up.  Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Ask Your Legislators to Support Libraries. As the state legislature considers the FY21 budget, it’s important to let them know how much we value libraries.  When you fill out the form at, you’ll be directed to a form letter that you can send to your state legislators.  It specifies the line item numbers that increase state aid to public libraries, which is more important now than ever.  There’s also a link to write to senators and representatives in Congress.  Thank you for advocating for us!
  • No-Wait Audiobooks on Hoopla. You really want a book to listen to, but everything on Overdrive has a wait list.  Hoopla to the rescue!  The titles are not the newest but there’s a tremendous selection and they’re always available.  Look for books by your favorite authors, or browse the categories.  If you don’t have an account, click on the Hoopla icon at, or download the free app to your device.  Then find something you like and start enjoying it right away.
  • Database of the Month: Access World News by Newsbank. Access World News not only covers a vast array of topics and issues from more than 10,000 news sources. It also arranges articles in easy-to-use subject headings, and allows you to create a folder to store selected articles.  Special Reports take an in-depth look at important subjects, and Hot Topics gathers together the most current articles on important research areas. Log in from home and explore this fabulous resource.  Wayland residents only.
  • Learn a Language With Mango. You’ve been saying for years that you wanted to learn a language.  Well, now’s the time to carpe the diem!  Mango offers thoughtfully structured courses that allow you to learn at your own pace in more than 70 languages, including (besides the usual suspects) Igbo, Kazakh, Tamil, and Cherokee.  Mango also offers ESOL instruction geared to native speakers of 21 languages.  Go to Online Services on our home page, then Language to set up your free account.  Bonne chance!


  • Weekly Facebook Live Storytimes. Join Ms. Carly for a Facebook Live storytime on the Wayland Public Library’s facebook page. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and movements.  Tuesdays, May 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Weekly Sing-alongs posted on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel for prerecorded sing-alongs created by Ms. Laura, Ms. Janet, and others on our Youth Services team. Check out our Facebook page on Fridays, May 22 and 29 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • Weekly Craft programs posted on Facebook. Children’s Librarian Elise Katz will demonstrate easy crafts you can do at home with your children. These short videos will be posted on the Wayland Facebook page on Wednesdays, May 27;  June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at in advance if you and your child would like to get on the Zoom  invite list. For caregivers and children ages 2 to 5. Thursdays, May 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Teen Crafternoon: DIY Mini Notebook. Looking to make your notes more fun? Make a mini notebook, where you can jot down anything that’s on your mind or doodle away to your heart’s content. Just grab a piece of paper and some pens! A short video will be posted on Wayland Library’s FB page and on our Youtube page on Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. (Tune in at 3 pm. or watch later.)
  • Parent/Child 4th/5th  Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is available on Libby and on Hoopla. If you would like to join our online meeting, contact Pam in advance at to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 4th/5th graders with a parent. Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. Touching Spirit Bear is available on Libby and Hoopla. If you would like to join the discussion, please email Pam at in advance to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 6th graders. Wednesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.
  • Daily Blog Post for Activity of the Day: A Little Something. Check out the Wayland Library webpage every weekday for daily activities to do with your children during this extended at home time. You will find the blog on the scrolling feed on the front page of the Wayland Library webpage. Feel free to read past posts as well…there are many ideas up there for you.

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