We will be closed on Thursday, July, 4.

Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading Challenge, “ADVENTURE BEGINS AT YOUR LIBRARY” for all ages begins Monday, June 24th. All game boards must be returned by 8/7. Chance Prizes will be drawn Thursday, 8/8.

Register for programs beginning Saturday, 6/22 at 10:00 AM on our event calendar, or contact the library at 786-5650 for assistance. You can access and register for Warsaw Public Library’s events here,  https://owwl.libcal.com/calendar/warsawpubliclibrary?cid=14241&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=14241&inc=0

CHILDREN AND ADULTS, Pick up your bingo boards beginning 6/24.

    • BINGO
      • Complete 5 squares in a row; either across, down, or diagonally for a Bingo and return your card to the library for a maximum of 12 tickets to enter our chance prize drawings.
      • Maximum of 12 tickets per patron via the Bingo Board. 1 Bingo board per person.
      • Return Bingo card by Wednesday, 8/7 for your chance to win
      • Chance prizes drawn Thursday, 8/7.

TEENS (Ages 12-18), Pick up your Summer Reading and Activity Challenge Booklet for your chance to win cash prizes (donated by the Friends of the Warsaw Public Library) beginning 6/24. Read, create, learn, and explore through this booklet. Each page completed will count as one ticket for our cash prize drawing! All pages must include your name, and be reviewed by staff for accuracy, and initialed prior to submission by 8/7. Those who return pages weekly can earn an enamel pin of your choice!

COMPLETE A WEEKLY BIRD WATCH QUEST IN-LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT Weekly beginning 6/24 for your chance to earn up to 6 additional prize tickets to enter our chance prize drawings. (For all ages)

SOLVE OUR COMMUNITY HISTORIC MARKER SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE by 8/7 for 1 extra prize ticket to enter our chance prize drawings. (For all ages) Pick up your puzzle at the library beginning 6/24. Visit historic markers in the village of Warsaw and answer the questions listed on the form. Once you have finished, return the completed scavenger hunt to the library for one extra ticket for our summer prize drawings. 

DROP-IN CRAFT – CREATE OUR COMMUNITY MURAL Decorate Leaves and help fill our branches for our Community Tree Mural, all summer-long!

We have programs and events for all ages! Registration is required for most programs and can be done through our event calendar. If a program is full, please add the name(s) of those patrons who are interested in attending the program to the waiting list.   We may be able to open more space, offer additional sessions, or a patron may cancel.  

Please Note: Only register the patron/s attending the program. If you are registering for a children’s program, only register the child/children attending, not the parent/guardian. If you are registering for a family/adult program, register the adults who will be attending, as well as the children/teens. Each program lists the age group the program is intended for. Please follow this guidance. 

DROP-IN AND DECORATE AN ADVENTURE BOX TUESDAY, JUNE 25 & THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1:00-4:00 PM Register for our summer reading programs and then decorate an adventure box to hold your summer memories. This drop-in program is for all ages. While supplies last. Registration is not required to decorate a box


MUDDY FUN: A FAMILY PROGRAM SATURDAY, JULY 6 AT 10:00 AM Make your own rock slime and play in edible “mud.” This program is for children and their caregivers. Adult supervision is required. No registration required. NOTE: “Mud” may contain gluten.

POKÉMON PARTY! (FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS) THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1:00 -4:00 PM Drop-in and catch us at the library between 1:00 and 4:00 pm! Come play the Pokémon trading card game and craft with cards! Games, crafts, and stations for all ages! No registration is required for this drop-in event, most suitable for children and teens, 5 and up.

ADVENTURES IN ICELAND! MONDAY, JULY 22 AT 4:00 PM Come to a discussion about the book, Stranded! A Mostly True Story from Iceland by Aevar Benediktsson, and hear what Iceland is like from people who have been there. Copies of the book will be available at the library. For all ages. Registration required beginning Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 am.

TREASURE LEAVES: A PAINTING PROGRAM FOR AGES 9 AND UP MONDAY, JULY 29 AT 4:00 PM Keep a special piece of summer all year. Turn a leaf into a work of art.  This project involves paint and is most suitable for older children, teens, and adults. Registration not required. 

EVENING IN THE PARK: AN OFFSITE FAMILY PROGRAM TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 6:00 PM Explore our Village Park in the evening. As the sun goes down, we will explore this very special environment, using our senses to learn more. This is a family event and includes a craft activity. If the weather is inclement, we will reschedule the craft part of the evening, but still do the walk in the park. Dress accordingly. We will meet at the Warsaw Village Park, 89 Liberty Street, Warsaw, NY. Registration is Required, beginning Saturday, 6/22 at 10:00 am


WEEKLY STORYTIME: TUESDAYS AT 11:00 AM Storytime is every Tuesday at 11:00 am all year-long! No registration required. Drop-in for stories, songs, and activities designed for pre-school aged children and their caregiver/s.  (Please note:  Mama Goose on the Loose Special Storytime Event on Tuesday, June 25 at 12 noon replaces regularly scheduled story time).

MAMA GOOSE ON THE LOOSE SPECIAL STORYTIME EVENT TUESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 12 NOON Take a lunch break with Mama Goose on the Loose at Warsaw Public Library, Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Noon! Dance and sing along to some of your favorite children’s songs. LIVE guitar and piano performance. Best for ages 0 to 5 with a caregiver. Please note there will be no storytime at 11 am this day. Join us at noon for this exciting program instead! Registration is appreciated, but not required.

WORLD OF WONDERS WITH THE WONDERMAKERS! MONDAY, JULY 1 AT 1:00 PM Join The Wondermakers and venture off the beaten path! Through interactive story theater, we will explore Dragonland, a dark forest, and an ancient Scottish castle! This is a participatory show that included puppets, dancing, a sword fight, and lots of opportunities for flights of fancy! This program is most suitable for children ages 3-10 and their families! Registration is not required.

SCIENTISTS, ASSEMBLE! (FOR GRADES 3 AND UP) MONDAY, JULY 8 AT 4:00 PM Create a team of scientists from our Scientist and Engineer cards to solve a problem. Can you bring together the right combination of skills and experience? Make a Newton’s Cradle, too. Most suitable for children entering 3rd grade and older. Registration is required beginning Saturday, June 22, at 10 am.

SCIENCE HEROES-ADVENTURE OF THE LOST TREASUREINTERACTIVE S.T.E.M. SHOW! (FOR GRADES K-5) THURSDAY, JULY 11 AT 1:00PM Join Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle! Along the way, the audience helps the performer conduct exciting science experiments that bring this story to life! Experiment with chemical reactions, air pressure, physical explosions, and more! Don’t miss this exciting and interactive STEM learning adventure! Registration is required, beginning Saturday, June 22nd at 10:00am. This program is most suitable for children entering grades K-5


TEEN ANIME CLUB FOR AGES 12 -18 WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 26, JULY 3, 17, 31, AUGUST 14, 28 FROM 3:00-4:30 PM Join the anime and manga club for weekly meetups at the library! Hang out, grab some snacks, and meet fellow fans. We’ll be getting hooked on multiple series together, one episode at a time. No registration required.

TEEN ADVENTURE MOVIE NIGHT FOR AGES 12 -18 THURSDAY, JUNE 27 AT 4:00 PM Kick off Teen Summer Reading with a movie and pizza! For more information, please contact the library. Film rating PG-13. Registration appreciated, but not required.

TEEN VIDEO GAME CLUB FOR AGES 12- 18 WEDNESDAYS, JULY 10, 24, AUGUST 7, 21 FROM 3:00-4:30 PM Join the Teen Video Game Club and play a variety of Nintendo Switch Games provided by the library. No registration required.

MAKE A DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CHARACTER FOR AGES 12-18 THURSDAY, JULY 25 AT 1:00 PM Come learn how to make a Dungeons & Dragons character and test them out in a tutorial scenario! Registration appreciated, but not required.

TEEN ADVENTURE AFTERNOON MOVIE AND SUMMER READING FINALE FOR AGES 12-18 AUGUST 8 AT 1:00 PM Join us as we wrap up Teen Summer Reading with a movie and pizza! For more information, please contact the library. Film rating PG. Registration appreciated, but not required.


CREATIVE WRITING & THRESHOLD CONCEPTS WITH PUBLISHED AUTHOR, LUKE DALY FOR TEENS AND ADULTS A WORKSHOP SERIES: JULY, 2024 Are you interested in seeing what is possible for you with creative writing? The Warsaw Public Library and published author Luke Daly invite you to join us on a two-week art and theory voyage exploring that very question, with four half-day sessions, ongoing artistic collaboration via social media, and a public reading party to celebrate what we have found along the way. Registration is appreciated but not required, & participants may come to one or more sessions. Adults and teens welcome. (12+ recommended, plus ability to use social media).

Monday and Tuesday, 7/8 & 7/9 from 4:00-7:00 pm: Text is an Object Outside of Oneself

Thursday and Friday, 7/11 & 7/12 from 1:00-5:00pm: Texts Get Their Meaning from Other Texts

ONGOING: Social Media Collaborations-Instagram and TikTok

Friday, 7/19 at 5:00 pm: Public Celebration and Reading for participants and the public.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered the Arts Council for Wyoming County.

AUTHOR VISITBOOK TALK AND SIGNING WITH LOCAL WNY AUTHOR, LISSA MARIE REDMOND. MONDAY, JULY 15 AT 6:00 PM Join us for an evening with Lissa Marie Redmond, Author of The Cold Case Investigation Series. Books will be available for purchase.

PATHWAY OF RESISTANCETHE ERIE CANAL AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FOR OLDER TEENS & ADULTS THURSDAY, JULY 25 AT 6:00 PM: AN EDUCATOR TALK WITH THE ERIE CANAL MUSEUM Please Join us for an evening with the Erie Canal Museum as they present, Pathway of Resistance: The Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad. This constantly evolving talk examines the experience of African-Americans along the Erie Canal Corridor, with a particular focus on the struggle for abolition. Registration Required. This is a program suited for an older teen/adult audience.

BOARD GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS TUESDAYS, JUNE 4 & JULY 2 AT 6 PM Join us for a variety of board and card games! Games will be provided but feel free to bring some of your favorites! Kindly register online or call the library to sign-up. Ages 18+

MAGIC: THE GATHERING: COMMANDER NIGHT FOR ADULTS TUESDAYS, JUNE 25, JULY 23, & AUGUST 27 AT 6 PM Come play a round of Magic: The Gathering Commander! New and experienced players welcome. Decks will be provided, or come with one of your favorites! Ages 18+ Kindly register on-line or call the library.


HOBBITS & HYPERDRIVES: DISCUSSING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY Join us at the Warsaw Public Library to discuss a variety of science fiction and fantasy novels.

Tuesday, June, 18 at 6:00 pm On Tuesday, 6/18 at 6 pm we will be discussing, The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter.

Tuesday, July, 16 at 6:00 pm-Title TBD

Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 pm-Title TBD

READERS’ CIRCLE: DISCUSSING FICTION & NON-FICTION Join us at the Warsaw Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Thursday, June 13th at 2:00 pm On Thursday, June 13th at 2 pm we will be discussing, This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

SPECIAL READERS’ CIRCLE EVENING EVENTMonday, July 1 at 6:00 pm On Monday, 7/1 at 6pm we will be discussing, The Secrets They Left Behind by local author, Lissa Marie Redmond in preparation for her author visit and signing on 7/15 at 6pm.

Thursday, August 15 at 2:00 pm On Thursday, 8/15 at 2pm we will be discussing, The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters.