Warsaw Public Library


Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Weekly Storytime (No Storytime 12/24,12/31 & 1/7)

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM! Join Miss Mary for stories, songs, and activities for toddler & pre-school aged children, and their caregivers. No registration is required for this free weekly event.

Friday, 12/6 at 6:30 PM: Moonlight Magic Storytime with the Grinch

Join Miss Mary and special guest, The Grinch, for a reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Special Hours: The library will stay open until 8:00 PM for Moonlight Magic.

Saturday, 12/14 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm: “WWII Gold Star Veterans of Wyoming County, New York” Book Talk and Signing with Author James Gillen

Meet Author, Jim Gillen for a book talk and signing of his newest publication, “WW II Gold Star Veterans of Wyoming County, New York” Copies of Mr. Gillen’s books will be available for purchase.
From the book description:
“The citizens of Wyoming County, like many rural areas of New York State, made the supreme sacrifice during the Second World War. James Gillen, a WWII veteran himself, spent years going through records, newspapers and speaking with families to come up with 103 men from Wyoming County who were missing or killed in action during WWII.
Through the use of family photos, high school yearbooks and newspaper clippings from the era, 91 photographs were located to accompany almost every biography. This book is to honor the memory of the men who gave their lives to protect our future.”
James Gillen is a life-long resident of Warsaw, NY. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S Navy. When the war ended he was shipped to Ford Island Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor, and later assigned to duty aboard the USS Saratoga until his discharge from the Navy in June 1946.

James Gillen is a graduate of the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Science in Buffalo NY, class of 1949. He then joined his mentor and future partner, George Wellman professional engineer and land surveyor at Warsaw NY, where they founded the firm of Gillen and Wellman land surveyors.

Saturday, 12/21 at 11:00 am: Make & Take Terrarium Workshop (Class is Full) Waiting List is Open

Jardin Terrariums LLC will provide us with all the materials to make our own winter terrariums! This program is for all ages. Young children will need adult supervision and assistance. Space is limited. Call 786-5650 to register, or visit the circulation desk to sign-up.

Saturday, 2/1 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join the National Celebration at Warsaw Public Library!
Balloon Mania will be here making balloon creations! We will also have face painting, Heart Bingo, and Stories with Miss Mary! Drop in for all the fun!

Saturday, 3/7 at 11:00 am: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

Come celebrate our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!
Families with children from birth to age 5 are welcome to come
and learn more about the program.
There will be special recognition of the families
who have reached their goal of reading 1,000 books!
Mr. Scribbles will join us and turn your child’s scribble into a lasting piece of art. Free. No registration.

Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm: “South of Little Rock” Book Reading and Signing with author, George Rollie Adams

George Rollie Adams will read from, discuss, and sign copies of his award-winning historical novel South of Little Rock, a powerful story of race, family, and small town life in the South in the 1950s. A native of southern Arkansas, Adams grew up in a town much like the one he writes about in the novel. He has also lived in New Orleans and Nashville. Currently he is president and CEO emeritus of the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. His South of Little Rock has received four independent publishing awards for regional and social issues fiction.


The second Tuesday of each month, September-May at 6:45 PM Warsaw’s Write Connection 

This writing group consists of new and published writers who can all learn from each other. Monthly prompts are given in a friendly, relaxed environment. No registration is required for this free monthly event. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Wendy at 786-5290. The Write Connection meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm, September-May.

Ongoing: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We’re joining the National “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” Campaign. It’s fun, free, and helps to build a lifelong love of books. If you read just 1 book a day to your child for 3 years, that equals 1,095 books! You can count the same book multiple times, count books read in storytime, at daycare…anywhere! This program also pairs with Project Read. You can participate in both programs with one easy calendar! Pick up a new calendar every month. Visit the library anytime to register & learn more! Join the WPL “Road to Reading” with milestone prizes along the way!

Ongoing: Project Read

Wyoming County families are invited to participate in this reading program that begins in infancy and continues through elementary school. Read together for 15 minutes a day for at least 20 days a month. Mark each day you have read together on the Project Read Calendar, (available at all Wyoming County libraries) return your completed calendar to the library each month and choose a free paperback or board book for your home library!

Ongoing: We Read Free

Children’s and teens print items are now fine free!

We are very excited to implement this positive change for our patrons, especially our younger ones! We encourage parents and caregivers to teach children that a public library is a community resource shared by everyone and that returning materials on time is all about sharing responsibly! This does not apply to DVDs, Blu-Rays, audiobooks, or material not owned by Warsaw.

Books not returned 6 weeks after the due date will become lost and you will be responsible for the payment of the material, unless it is returned. You may still renew material.

Empire Pass (May-October)

Borrow an Empire Pass!
The Warsaw Public Library is proud to offer an Empire Pass for New York State Parks, which allows users to borrow free admission to hundreds of New York State Parks. The Empire Pass is your ticket to the great outdoors!–swim, hike, fish, play; it’s all free!

Here’s how it works:
* Visit the Warsaw Public library and check out an Empire Pass- just like a book! The pass may be borrowed for one week with no renewals, and no holds. You will be charged $1 a day overdue fines if the pass is not returned in one week. Contact the library to ask if the pass is available to borrow.

* Take the pass to a participating park and enjoy FREE admission! Participating parks listed here: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/park-results.aspx…

* After you have enjoyed your visit, return the pass to the Warsaw Public library. Pass must be borrowed and returned to the WPL circulation desk. Do not return the pass to the book drop or to any other OWWL Library.

Using the Empire Pass
The Empire Pass permits unlimited vehicle access to most facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Each Empire pass is usable for one motor vehicles except those used in the business of transporting passengers for hire including public or private buses, shuttles ,taxis, limousines or other livery vehicles. The Empire Pass will not be accepted if it has been altered in any way. The Empire Pass must be presented upon entry to the facility. Without the pass, you will be required to pay the vehicle entry fee. Lost or stolen passes will be reported to the New York State Parks and will be charged a replacement fee.

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    Monday: 10AM - 8PM
    Tuesday: 10AM - 8PM
    Wednesday: 1PM - 7PM
    Thursday: 1PM - 7PM
    Friday: 1PM - 5PM
    Saturdays: 10AM - 1PM

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    Warsaw, NY 14569
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