The Williams County Public Library has started a seed library. All locations of the library in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, West Unity and the Local History Center will have approximately 50 different seeds to choose from to start a garden. The library is starting the seed library with mostly vegetables and herbs, but is hopeful that if this program is successful they will add more seeds every year, including more flowers. Patrons can come in and sign out starter seed packets from any location. The seeds are free! Those taking seeds are asked to save seeds from plants at the end of the growing season and bring them in to replenish the collection. This will keep the seed library sustainable.
The Williams County Public Library in Bryan is once again inviting patrons who are interested to adopt a flower pot and plant it with their favorite flowers as part of the “Brighten with Blooms” effort at the library. Or donate $20, and the library will buy and plant the flowers for you.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Edgerton Branch Library will be doing “Book Spine Poetry” for the month of April. People can create their own poem using the spines of 4-7 books to create a poem. They can do it at the library or use books from their own collection and take a picture and email it to email@example.com. They just need to put Book Spine Poetry Contest in the subject line. A prize will be awarded for the top poem submitted. The Edgerton Branch Library is located at 319 N. Michigan Avenue. To learn more about the Book Spine poetry contest, please call branch manager Shanea Herman at 419-298-3230.
To celebrate National Library Week, all locations of WCPL will have an amnesty period from April 11 through April 15 when fines will be forgiven on overdue materials. We will also have two special giveaways at each branch, an educational gift basket for children, ages newborn through 5 years old, and an iPad Mini, for patrons six years and older.
To Celebrate National Library Week , the library will have two special giveaways at each branch, an educational gift basket for children, ages newborn through 5 years old, and an IPad Mini, for patrons six years and older. Patrons will receive a ticket/chance to enter into the contest for each book/material checked out. For those who are new to the library, when you sign up for a library card you will automatically receive 10 tickets/chances to win the contest! When signing up for a library card you must have a photo form of ID, such as a driver’s license, and a piece of mail with your current address. Beginning on Monday, March 28, the contest will run through National Library Week, with winners being chosen on Friday, April 15.
Break the boundaries at the Allegiant release party at the Bryan Main Library from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday, March 18th. This teen program, for ages 10 to 15, celebrates the latest movie in the Divergent series. Put your Dauntless skills to the test and see how you would fare in a Dystopian world. Take up the challenges and face your fears to see if you have what it takes. Three lucky teens will each win a movie pass!
Introduce your child to something new when you check out Book Bundles from the library! Book bundles are made up of 4 to 5 books on a specific topic picked by our librarians and can be checked out just like other books. The bundles are a great way to have your child explore topics they may have previously ignored, such as: Dinosaurs, Birthdays, Bedtimes, Farms and many more!
Art students under the instruction of Sandra Lashaway will be exhibiting their work at the Pioneer Branch Library from March 7-18 during normal business hours. The library will also hold an Open House on Monday, March 07 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Classes represented will be hands on art history, charcoal drawing, water color painting, and much more. Sandra has been instructing students of all ages and backgrounds for over six years.
Monique Tressler, our Bryan hometown organic co-op market place and director of “All Things Food” is doing demonstrations about “juicing” on March, 8, 2016 in the Harmon Room, West Annex, Bryan Library, 10:00-11:30 am. Come join fellow juicing enthusiasts. Learn how to combine fresh, flavorful, organic, healthful fruits and veggies into delicious drinks and smoothies to boost your immune system to give you more energy and still get in your daily nutritional fruits and veggies. For more information contact Nancy Bryce at 419-636-6734.