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Newsletter from the Wayland Library, May 22, 2020


  • Reopening, Step 1: Curbside Pickup. We can’t open our doors to the public yet, but starting June 1, we’ll be filling holds and putting items outside our parking lot door for pickup.  You can place your hold through our catalog or by calling us 9am-12pm.  You can only reserve items that are currently on our shelves; there’s still no delivery between Minuteman libraries.  Once we’ve filled your hold, we’ll call you with the choice of picking it up between 10-11 or 11-12.  If you can’t pick it up that day, you’ll have the chance to pick it up the next, then the hold will be canceled.  You can reserve a maximum of 10 items on your card per pickup. You MUST have an appointment to get your items.  There will be no service at the door, no physical interaction with a librarian.  Of course, we know you’ll practice safe social distancing if you arrive at the same time as another patron.  Unfortunately, we still can’t accept returns, but we expect to do so later in the summer. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate what is uncharted territory for all of us, and we look forward to finally being able to serve you again in person, even in this restricted fashion.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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 29;  June 5, 12, 19, and 26 to see the new posts. (Or anytime to see what has already been posted.)
  • 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 28: June 4, 11, 18 and 25  at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids Yoga moves to FaceBook!  Sonia Gomez from Serfi Yoga will give a yoga class for children, toddles to age 5. Her class will stream on the Wayland Facebook page on Thursday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m.


  • 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, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.
  • 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.


  • 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.)
  • 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.

SUMMER READING: The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 is Imagine Your Story. We will be celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children will keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians will have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. Also, we will have several virtual programs throughout the summer, including an online magic show and a zoom performance by Sciencetellers of “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” More info about this program, as well as our Summer Reading program for teens, coming soon!

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