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Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee. Her work on this site, however, is as an individual, not as a member of the School Committee.

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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland High School Alumni Award, Nominations Due: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Are you a Wayland High School Alumni or do you have a WHS alum in the family?  Is there a
current Staff or Faculty Member that has inspired you?
WHS alumni are encouraged to nominate a current faculty or staff member for the 2020 Alumni Award.  The award is given annually to a WHS staff member who has inspired WHS graduates to make important life, school and career choices.  Nominations are due by Wednesday, May 20. To nominate someone, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XCVG2XN

Make a Video Visit volunteer project to support older Americans

Did you know May is National Older American Month? Participate in Generus VideoVisits to ensure no older adult feels alone. If you would like to help, visit https://www.generus.net/coronavirus-volunteering to upload your own video.

Here is an example video made by Wayland resident, Stefanie. Enjoy!

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 9, 2020

ADULT SERVICES

  • 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.
  • Hoopla Bonus Borrows Extended to May 31. More than 1,600 ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics and more that you can check out without affecting your monthly limit and at no cost to us.  Browse by category, then click any Bonus Borrow item to find a link to the entire collection.  Speaking of Hoopla….
  • 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 waylandlibrary.org, 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.
  • Ukulele Club Keeps Stringing Along. Join us on Zoom for some musical fun!  We’re learning some new songs and biding our time until we can share our talents and joy with our fellow Waylanders in person.  Email mark@markpeterhughes.com for the Zoom info to join us Monday nights at 7 p.m.
  • Let’s Get You Something Good to Read. Now you’ve got all this time on your hands, but nothing to read.  Our crack reference staff can remedy that unacceptable situation with BookMatch, our online reader’s advisory service.  From our home page, click on Services, then Your Next Great Read, then BookMatch.  Fill out the form, and in a few days, we’ll get back to you with tailor-made recommendations.  If you’re not an ebook reader, just hang onto the list until we open the building again.\

YOUTH SERVICES

  • 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 12, 19 and 26 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 8, 15, 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 13, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m.
  • Storyvine moves to Zoom. Join Ms. Pam for stories, fingerplays, puppets, and songs. Contact Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net 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 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bedtime Story Time. Pop on your pajamas, grab a favorite stuffed animal, and tune in for a live bedtime story with Ms. Carly! The live story time will take place on the Wayland Facebook page. Kids and caregivers can cozy up for simple songs, stretches, and stories that are perfect for settling down at bedtime. Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.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, May 14, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child 4th/5th  Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag. Witch Boy is available on Libby and on Hoopla. If you would like to join our online meeting, contact Pam in advance at pmccuen@minlib.net to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 4th/5th graders with a parent. Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Book Club on Zoom. We will be discussing Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin. Most Dangerous is available on Libby. If you would like to join the discussion, please email Pam at pmccuen@minlib.net in advance to get on the Zoom Group invite list. For 6th graders. Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
  • DIY Tween Craft: Name Art Challenge. Have you seen the name art challenge on TikTok? We have, and we’re about to try it! Come see how we do or join in with us. All you need is a pen, a piece of paper, and some markers or colored pencils. A short video will be posted on Wayland Library’s FB page and on our Youtube page on Thursday, May 14 at 3 p.m. (Tune in at 3 p.m …or watch later.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.

 

Wayland ESL Program certifies new tutors

Eight new tutors were certified after completing their training on March 30:
From Wayland – Tom Alber and Priscilla Wilcox
From Concord – Anne Berndtson, Laurie Foster, Sarah Packard and Nancy Zuffante
From Lincoln – Ginny Lemire
From Weston – Winifred Li
Two of these tutors, Tom Alber and Nancy Zuffante, are already actively tutoring. The Wayland program currently has more tutors than applicants – therefore we have capacity for more learners.

Thank You to the Wayland First Reponders

In this third installment of The Parmenter Foundation series “Finding the Helpers of MetroWest,” they spotlight our local police officers, firefighters and EMT’s who are adapting daily to changing conditions and working with commitment and compassion to protect our community. Special thanks to the Wayland Police Chief Swanick and Wayland Fire Chief McPherson for sharing their stories.

Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund

Donate

  • Wayland COVID-19 Reflief Fund at wayland.ma.us/donate
    • Select “Wayland, MA” in the Municipality drop down menu
    • Click the gray “Click here to VIEW or PAY your bills” box
    • Select “Donation” in the left column
    • Complete the requested information
  • For more information about the fund, click here

For those who are in need of basic food resources, please call 508-358-7701.


Town of Wayland COVID-19 Relief Fund

There are Wayland residents who need our help. Wayland families are in need of food/grocery support during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Governor’s Stay at Home advisory now extends to May 4th, and some families find that they do not have sufficient food resources.
Residents may have a financial need, others may be uncomfortable leaving the house for the essential purpose of going to the grocery store, and some residents are themselves or have family members with compromised health and should not leave the house.

The Town of Wayland has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to collect financial donations and will use the funds to purchase grocery items from Wayland’s Donelan’s and Stop & Shop. Weekly deliveries to residents start the week of April 6th. Any Wayland individual or family with a self-identified need will be included. The Town is also coordinating with the three food pantries in Wayland.

All donations made to the Town of Wayland are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; funds will be held in a separate COVID-19 donation account established by Wayland’s Treasurer. At the end of the Town’s COVID-19 relief effort, any remaining funds will be shared equally between the Wayland Community Fund and The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging.

Please call 508-358-3620 with any questions. Thank you to all for taking care of our Wayland community.

Memorial Day Programs Cancelled

Due to the current COVID-19 virus pandemic and the Governors guidelines on social distancing, the Public Ceremonies Committee regretfully must cancel all Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade on Monday, May 25th, 2020. However, all the Veterans Graves will be flagged, and damaged markers replaced in each of the Wayland cemeteries. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy and we will look forward to having the Memorial Day parade and program in 2021. We are sorry that this time-honored tradition cannot be held this year.

Respectfully,
Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee
Richard P Turner, Chair
Donna Bouchard
George Bernard
Rodrick McClean