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We invite area children and teens to take part in Summer Reading 2024
Find what's in store for May, June, and July 2024 at all locations
Kids Playaway Launchpads are now available for checkout at all WCPL locations!
Learn more about our outdoor HoldIt Locker system at Bryan Main Library!!

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Download Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, and Video Anytime, Anywhere

Download audio and ebooksWCPL is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video available 24/7 from the library’s online catalog. [click on the iDownloads tab and choose the SEO LIbrary Consortium as your library when you login]  To get started you just need a computer, a connection to the internet, a valid library card and the free software provided on the iDownloads website.

Home Energy Monitors Now Available

The Kill A Watt EZ is an electricity monitoring device designed to easily measure how much electricity is being used by your plug-in appliances at home and work and the cost to use it. Most home electronics - which now constitute up to a third of a home's energy use - continue to draw power even when they are "off."  Find out how much money you can save in your electricity bills by turning them off and being smarter in your home energy management. Understanding energy use is the first step to reducing it. Saving energy helps everyone. If interested, patrons need to ask about borrowing a monitor at the library circulation desk. The monitors can not be reserved through the library’s online catalog.  Monitors are available at all of our locations and can be checked out for 28 days. The monitors are also available directly from North Western Electric, but only to those who are members of the co-op. For those who check out the monitor, a form is available online at the North Western Electric website at http://www.nwec.com/content/your-home-kill-watt-usage-monitor to help track usage of electricity to see if an appliance needs to be replaced.

Search the Catalog on Facebook

Facebook AppHave you seen the new Catalog Search and Reserve App on the Williams County Public Library Facebook Page? If you haven’t tried it yet, we think you are in for a wonderful surprise! It is the easy way for you to access the Williams County Public Library while staying connected within Facebook. You can search the catalog to check the availability and location of an item. You can log into your account to place holds or view the items you currently have checked out. You can even renew your materials directly from Facebook with our new Facebook App. It’s so simple!

New Reference Databases Available

The Williams County Public Library in association with OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) OPLIN is pleased to announce the addition of new databases to the statewide collection. The new databases include the Literary Reference Center, The Science Reference Center, Consumer Health Complete, and Points of View.  Access to all of these databases is free to library users and can be accessed by using your library card or home zip code.  Links to all of these and many more are included in our Reference & Research section.

Quilting Class at the Bryan Library

disappearing 9 patch quiltThe Bryan Library will be offering quilting classes to the public every Tuesday night, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, throughout the month of October. You must pre-register for this program by contacting Kylee Matthews at 419-636-6734 ext 274. The first class will be held on October 1st and continue on Tuesdays through October 29th.The classes will be located in the conference room of the West Annex building, and taught by experienced quilter Cindy Crist.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act includes sweeping changes and a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options, and how to choose what is best for you. The staff of the Williams County Public Library can direct patrons to those resources.

Gun Safety Class

On Monday, October 14 the Stryker Library will be offering a gun safety class from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, which will cover several aspects of firearms safety and responsible firearms ownership. The class will be taught by instructor Joel Werner who is a NRA training counselor, NMLRA Master Trainer, and a Range Safety Officer. Joel has taught over 300 personal protection classes, and has certified over 200 instructors for the NRA, 4H, and BSA. Having handled firearms for over 40 years, Mr. Werner will provide an educational program enhanced by his many years of personal experience.