Library building is open to limited access
The library building is now open to 10 patrons at a time for 1/2 hour sessions, limited browsing but good seating. Face masks must be worn and social distancing observed. Hours: 10 – 2 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, and on Wednesday evenings we will be open from 5 – 8 p.m.
“This I Believe” Teen Essay Contest
Congratulations to all our entrants! First Prize ($250) to Caleb Brown for his essay on the value of Hard Work and how it builds character. Second Prize (100) to Ellie Smith for her essay on Bravery and the difficulty of facing Life’s challenges without it. Third Prize ($50) to Ava Millerick for her essay on how Books are the most influential form of communication. Here is the link to the podcast featuring the teen writers themselves – as many as we could round up! We are very grateful to the Friends of the Library and Bluestone Bank for sponsoring this inspiring event every year.
Curbside Services will continue
Patrons can place holds on WB items through the Sails catalog and order books by phone. Pickup services 10 – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 p.m. on Saturday. Order “book bundles” from the menu above for children, teens, and adults that are customized to your taste and interests. Color & BW printing and Faxing available.
Although we have had to temporarily go on a hiatus with our popular online programs due to staffing needs for curbside pickup , we encourage you to access these fun programs at your convenience.
The F.A.R. Program returns
Dearly loved by the Adult Special Needs community, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Gail return by bringing a developmentally appropriate story, song, movement and craft online program to the public.
Gail’s Online Programs – the videos !
Our intrepid infant and toddler librarian, Gail McCarthy, brings her songs and books to the home viewing audience. She offers Baby Sing and Play to infants and very little ones and also, The Little Book Club, for toddlers who love books but also need movement and interaction.
Listen to a podcast on audiobook choices
Ellen gives an overview of how to get started on Hoopla Digital and gives some listening suggestions to adults, families, and children alike. Don’t forget – WBPL patrons get 12 borrows of Hoopla content per month!
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