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News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 18, 2020


  • New!  Schedule Your Hold Pickups Online. We just got some great new software that will make pickups easier for everyone.  When you get the email saying your hold has come in, just click on the scheduling link.  You can then select the day and time you want to make your pickup.  We’ll have a corresponding calendar on our end that’ll tell us your choice.  Of course, we’ll still call you if you don’t use email notification.=
  • Museum Passes (Some, Anyway) Available. Drumlin Farm, Garden in the Woods, the Zoos—basically, the outdoor places.  Check the venue’s website to learn the current policy.  For technical reasons, we still have to keep our reservation system closed, but you can reserve a pass by calling us 9-8 p.m. during the week and 10-1 on Saturdays.  We’ll arrange a pickup time with you.  Then you’ll have somewhere to go!
  • Intention Setting Workshop. This is a disorienting time.  Nothing is normal and yet we try to get as close to normal as possible.  There is so much push and pull between what we feel we should be doing, what we are called to be doing, and what we are or aren’t able to do.  Join life coach and Wayland resident Gabriella Feingold to set intentions–to ask ourselves who we want to be.  Sign up here or through our home page’s Events calendar to receive the Zoom info via email.  Monday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Powerful Community Reading: Watch It Now. On July 2 of this year, the Library gathered thirty-seven people–most (but not all) of them from Wayland–for a group reading via Zoom of Frederick Douglass’ stirring 1852 speech, “What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July?”  Another twenty-five people joined simply to listen.  The result was a moving occasion for everyone involved.  Fortunately, it was recorded by WayCam and is now online through our blog so that you, too, can be part of that experience.
  • Libraries Are For Everyone. Please take a look at our “Read Against Racism” page, which includes the Library’s statement in response to the death of George Floyd, as well as multiple resource lists for kids, teen,s and adults who want to learn more about racism in America.  Feel free to email us if you have something to add to our lists, and watch our calendar for upcoming relevant library programs.
  • New Digital Magazines. If you’ve been missing browsing magazines in the library, take a look at Overdrive/Libby. Six new titles were recently added to our digital collection for your reading pleasure: The Economist, The Hollywood Reporter, The New Yorker, The Pioneer Woman, Rolling Stone, and Wired.  Digital magazines are always available and don’t count towards your limit of 10 digital checkouts. You’ll find them on the Minuteman Overdrive site or by selecting “Magazines” under “Format” in Libby’s advanced search.  Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about these or other online resources.



  • 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, July 28; August 4, 18 and 25 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 or our youtube page on Fridays, July 24 and 31; August 7, 14, 21 and 28 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, July 23 and 30; August 6 and 13 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, August 13, 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, July 29; August 5 and 12 at 3 p.m.
  • 4th/5th Grade Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing Before the Sword by Grace Lin. Please contact Pam at if you would like to join the Zoom group. Tuesday, August 11, at 7 p.m.


  • Teen Paper Rose. Learn how to create a rose out of a single sheet of paper. You will also need a gluestick and a pair of scissors. We’ll post the tutorial on our FB page and on our YouTube channel on Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. For ages 14 and up.
  • 6th Grade Book Group on Zoom. We will be discussing Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins. Please contact Pam at if you would like to join the Zoom group.  Wednesday, August 5 at 4 p.m
  • Comic Drawing workshop on Zoom. Comic Book artist Jonathan Todd will lead a workshop on creating a graphic novel page. He will start with the elements of a story, then coach participants on how to plan the panels, create the thumbnail sketches, and pencil in and ink the page. A packet of art supplies will be provided to all participants, and will be available for curbside pickup at the library prior to the event. Please register online. For ages 10 and up. Thursday, July 30, 3 to 5 p..m


  • This year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades pre-K to Grade 5 Imagine Your Story started on June 22. We are celebrating fairy tales, imagination and reading! Children keep track of their reading online and earn virtual badges for reading and completing fun craft and STEM challenges. Our youth services librarians have lots of great activities posted for you to do at home with your children. We also have a new themed booklist each week!
  • Our Teen Summer Reading Program will also started on June 22. Teens keep track of their reading online and earn badges for reading, writing reviews, and completing activities. Every teen who writes 3 original book reviews will win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. All participants in our teen summer reading club will be entered into a lottery to win a free Kindle Fire. Programing for teens, includes virtual crafternoons, a zoom class on drawing comics, and a virtual Escape Room.



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