Welcome to the WCPL Newsletter. Here you will find out what's new and what's happening at the Williams County Public Library. For more information about the library, to access your library account, or to view our catalog, please visit our website at mywcpl.org. You can find us on Facebook and "Like" our page at facebook.com/mywcpl and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mywcpl and Instagram at instagram.com/mywcpl to get regular updates on library news. You can also subscribe to the WCPL TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@mywcpl and YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVNh3TwheNfrSe8kWpDgIvA to watch online videos and events from the library!
Retirement Reception for Jane Huffman
Williams County Public Library will hold a “Retirement Reception”, in honor of Local History & Genealogy Coordinator, Jane Huffman. The reception will take place in the Carnegie Room of the Bryan Main Library, located at 107 E High St, Bryan, OH 43506, and will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend, and the event is open to all ages. Cupcakes, punch, and other food goodies will be served. Celebrate the 37 years of service Jane has dedicated to the library!
WCPL Closed for Memorial Day
The Williams County Public Library with branches in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
More Games: Video games for Xbox, Switch, and PlayStation are now available to checkout at Williams County Public Library! Games are displayed and available to browse at the Bryan Main Library. All WCPL patrons can place holds on video games, with our online catalog, on our website https://mywcpl.org/, and then pickup at your local WCPL branch, once your holds are in. Video games will have a checkout period of 7 days, with 1 renewal. All video games with a mature rating must be checked out with an adult card. We hope you enjoy this new addition to our materials collection!
Great things are happening at Williams County Public Library, with even more exciting news coming soon! Make sure to follow us on social media @mywcpl, and visit our website for updates!
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Bryan Main Library
BINGO AT THE LIBRARY: Come take part in friendly competition & play BINGO at the Bryan Main Library! Play against friends and fellow BINGO lovers, every other Monday at 5:30 pm, with the next meeting on May 16th. Prizes will be awarded to winners! This is a FREE program for adults, and no registration is required to attend. Simply show up and play!
BUTTERFLY STORY TIME: Join us at the Bryan Main Library for the third story time in our newly renovated children's library on Monday, May 23rd at 4pm. Led by WCPL Staff member Miss Bekki, in the themed "Butterfly Story Time" we will read books, sing songs, and do a fun butterfly craft just perfect for the beginning of summer! This is a FREE children's program. Registration is required to attend.
The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 E. High Street, Bryan, OH 43506. To learn more about library programming, or to register for an event, please call 833-633-7323 x 221.
Edgerton Branch Library
SENIOR CITIZEN'S SPRING TEA: The Edgerton Branch Library will be hosting its annual Senior Citizen's Spring Tea on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:00 am. Come out to enjoy Brunch & excellent company with tea, coffee, prizes and entertainment. Savor a time of fellowship while enjoying a delicious meal! This is a FREE event, and registration is required, as space is limited to 30 attendants.
LEGO CLUB: Join the Lego Club! Different age groups will meet on designated Wednesdays, from 3:15-4:00 pm. The schedule for May 2022 is as follows:
Wednesday, March 11 - 2nd and 3rd Grade
Wednesday, March 18 - 4th and 5th Grade
Legos will be provided by the library. Please do not bring your own Legos, just bring your creative minds. The Lego Club is a great way to encourage creativity and teamwork amongst young children. It is the perfect program for kids who love to build. So don’t hesitate, drop in and join the building fun!
CANVAS & COOKIES: The popular kids painting class, Canvas & Cookies returns to the Edgerton Branch Library! This FREE program, for kids ages 8 and older, will be held on 4th Monday of each month, from 6 to 7 pm. The next class will be held on May 23rd, with the project being to paint an Ice Cream Cone Creation! Bring your creativity! You must register to attend. All materials and refreshments will be provided by the library.
The Edgerton Branch Library is located at 319 North Michigan Avenue, Edgerton, OH 43517. For more information, or to register for an event, please contact 833-633-7323 x 2.
Edon Branch Library
BABYSITTER TRAINING VIDEO COURSE: The Edon Branch Library will offer a Babysitter Training Video Course in May! Learn the skills needed to be a babysitter. View the American Red Cross video course and complete the lessons to get appropriate training for safe childcare. The FREE course will be held on Friday, May 13th at 10am. Register to attend.
RAISED BED GARDENING 101:
The Edon Branch Library invites adults to take part in the 3-part instructional series, "Raised Bed Gardening 101". This hands-on, FREE program, will be instructed by OSU Master Gardener Volunteer, Jenny McKarnes, from the Wms County Community Gardening Assn. The class schedule will be as follows:
Part 1-Building the Bed on May 19
Part 2-Trellis and Planting on May 25
Part 3-Tending on June 9th
All classes will be held at 5:30 pm. Attendants will meet at the Edon Community Garden at the Library plot. Registration is required to attend.
BOARD GAMES & SNACKS: Bring your friends and family to compete on board games, some old, some new at the Edon Branch Library, on the Fridays of May 20th and 27th. Enjoy a snack and have some fun from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. No registration is required to attend this FREE program.
Family Dinner & Movie Night: On Monday, May 23rd, the Edon Branch Library will be having a Family Dinner & Movie Night! Families are invited to come in their jammies, enjoy a FREE and relaxing night out at the library! Starting at 6:00 pm, enjoy a fun evening of entertainment, watching "Encanto" (rated PG) in the newly renovated library meeting room. Dinner and snacks will be served. You don’t have to spend money to have a great family night together, simply visit the library! This is a FREE program for families, and no registration is required to attend.
The Edon Branch Library is located at 105 South Michigan Street, Edon, OH 43518. For more information, or to register to attend, please stop in to the library or call 833-633-7323 x 3.
Pioneer Branch Library
TWISTED FIBERS: The Pioneer Branch Library will hold a weekly meeting for fiber art enthusiasts titled, "Twisted Fibers"! Meetings will be held on Thursdays at 10am, with the first meeting being held on May 5th. 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 adult program and no experience is necessary to attend.
The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street, Pioneer, OH 43554. To learn more about programming, call 833-633-7323 x 4.
Stryker Branch Library
RIGHT TO READ WEEK: Celebrate Right to Read Week, May 9-13, at the Stryker Branch Library! Take part in daily exciting programs. Kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade are invited to visit the library to join in on afterschool activities, guessing jars, and more! All programs will run from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise stated. Each day of Right to Read Week will hold something special. On Wednesday, May 11 stop in for face painting, cotton candy, and helium balloons!. Play Bingo afterschool on Thursday, May 12. Stop in all day on Friday, May 13 and test out your guessing skills with the library guessing jars.
QUILLING ART: 2022 is RETRO YEAR at the Stryker Branch Library! Each month we will be offering “blast from the past” programs! On Saturday, May 14th, the library invites adults to come and learn the fine art of quilling, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. No experience is necessary. Make your own masterpiece to take home! This is a FREE program, and registration is required by Friday, as spots are limited.
PICASSO’S PAINTERS: The May meeting for Picasso’s Painters will be on Saturday, May 21, and the project will be to make an Altered Book. WCPL staff member, Samantha Wisnewski will give artistic guidance to attendants as they work on their project.This teen program is FREE to attend, and all supplies will be provided by the library.
The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street, Stryker, OH 43557. To learn more about programming, or to register for an event, call 833-633-7323 x 5.
West Unity Branch Library
The West Unity Branch Library is located at 109 S. High Street, West Unity, OH 43570. To learn more about programming, or to register for an event, please call 833-633-7323 x 6.
WCPL OPEN HOURS
For a complete list of current OPEN HOURS at all Williams County Public Library locations in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, West Unity, and the Local History Center, please visit our website at https://mywcpl.org/content/hours-locations
Use Your WCPL Card to Checkout Items from the Digital Library!
The digital library is always open! Use your WCPL card to access thousands of materials on hoopla digital and OverDrive for Libraries Libby app! Materials include eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, tv shows, and movies available for checkout. If you have any questions on how to use these services visit:
If you do not have a library card, you can sign up at any WCPL Branch during open hours! Locations are in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity.