Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading ProgramOur 2018 Summer Reading Program is here!  Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and help to counter summer slide.  Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community.  The Williams County Public Library System is proud to provide these opportunities to our community.  Check here for your local library's schedule for Bryan - Adults & Teens, Bryan Children's Dept., Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity.


Celebrate National Library Week

National Library WeekWilliams County Public Libraries will be joining libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Libraries Lead” is this year’s theme for National Library Week, April 08 through April 14, 2018.  To celebrate, all locations of WCPL will have an amnesty period from April 08 through April 14 when fines will be forgiven on overdue materials. The library will also have two special giveaways. Each branch will have an educational gift basket that children, age newborn through 5 years old, can enter to win. Then system wide, WCPL will be giving away 4 Cedar Point tickets that include food for the day, parking, and 4 souvenir water bottles. Check our Events Calendar for all the special programs!




Fiber Art Weekly

The Friends of Fiber Art will be hosting weekly get-togethers at the Bryan Main Library. The group will meet, in the Carnegie Room, every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, starting March 08 and running through May 31. The group will break for the summer, then resume meetings in September. If you have a love for fiber art, or are interested in learning more about the craft, you are welcome to attend the meetings. Make new friends as you join fellow fiber art enthusiasts, who knit, crochet, weave, and more! This is a free program and no experience is necessary to attend. All ages are welcome.  The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 East High Street. For more information, please contact the library Adult Dept. at (419) 636-6734 ext. 221.

Senior Fitness

The Edon Branch Library will be starting a new Senior Fitness Series! Starting on Monday, March 12, fitness classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. The series will focus on low impact exercises to increase flexibility, circulation, and overall wellness. The group is open to senior citizens or anyone wanting to practice low-impact workouts. There is no cost to attend, just bring/wear comfortable clothing and shoes, a towel, and a water bottle (optional).

New Library Hours

Thanks to the citizens of Williams County passing our levy the Williams County Public Libraries are adding more hours of service!  Our new hours begin on September 5.

Main Library & Local History Center
Fall Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Mon – Thurs:  9:00 – 8:00
Fri:  9:00 – 5:00
Sat:  9:00 – 12:00
Sun:  1:00 – 5:00

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Mon – Thurs:  9:00-8:00
Fri:  9:00 – 5:00
Sat:  9:00 – 12:00
Sun:  Closed

Branch Libraries in Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker and West Unity
Mon – Thurs:  9:00 – 7:00
Fri:  9:00 – 5:00
Sat:  9:00 – 12:00
Sun:  Closed

Library Jobs

Edon Branch Library: One part time position for 20 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends are required.

Edgerton Branch Library: One part time position for 20 hours per week.  Some evenings and weekends required.

Those interested in applying for any of the listed positions, may pick up an application at any WCPL location. High School diploma or GED required.

Remodeling to begin on Bryan Main Library in August

Remodeling, library closed August - SeptemberThe Bryan Main Library Adult Department will be undergoing a full remodel starting August 07. The remodel is expected to last through September 04, weather permitting. Due to how much construction will be taking place, the Main Library will be closed during this time, and is expected to reopen on Tuesday, September 05.  Throughout the renovation process, the Bryan Main Library Local History Center will act as the hub for all library activities, check-ins/check outs, and patron services. The Local History Center will be open its normal hours, Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, as well as being open on Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm while the Main building is under construction. All other WCPL locations, with branches in Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity will remain open their normal hours.  Williams County Public Library would like to apologize for any inconvenience that comes from the Main building being closed for a period of time, but would also like to thank the Williams County community once again for its continuous support. Without you, the library would not be able to undergo these much needed improvements.  The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 East High Street. For more information, please contact Williams County Public Library Director Jeff Yahraus at 419-636-6734 ext. 239

Six Week Yoga Series

Are you looking to find an exercise that not only builds up your body, but also relieves stress, gives you more energy, and relaxes the soul? If the answer is yes, then the Edgerton Branch Library has exactly what you are looking for! Come take part in a six week yoga series that will leave you in better physical, mental, and emotional shape. Held at the library on Sundays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, the classes will run from July 23 through August 27.


It's great working at the WCPL!  Send your resume and job application today before these great jobs are gone!  Library Assistant positions, some evenings and weekends, at the following library locations:

Main Library Children’s Department: 

  • Two 15-hour per week positions
  • One 20-hour per week position available                                              

Main Library Local History Center:

  • One 20 hour per week position available

Edgerton Branch Library:

  • Two 20-hour per week positions available

Edon Branch Library:

  • One 20 Hour per week position
  • One 15 Hour per week position available

Pioneer Branch Library

  • One 20 Hour per week position available

Stryker Branch Library

  • Two 20 hour per week positions available
  • One 15 Hour per week position available

Send Resume/References/Application by May 15, 2017 to:

Jeff Yahraus, Director, Williams County Public Library
107 East High Street
Bryan OH 43506

No telephone calls please.


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