Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Weekly Storytime
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.
Roaring 20’s Reading Challenge
The Roaring 20’s Reading Challenge begins 1/20/2020.
How will you ring in 2020? Celebrate with Warsaw Public Library! Read or listen to 3 books set in the 1920’s or published in the 1920’s for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Amber Lantern Restaurant. Return your completed entry ticket to the library by Saturday, March 28th. Winner will be chosen on Monday, March 30th.
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!
Tuesday, 2/4 at 6:00 pm: Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Tips for Tough Conversations
This program, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association provides helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. This program is primarily for those who have a family member or close friend beginning to experience Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Registration is not required.
Wednesday, 2/5 at 2:00 pm: Lifespan Presents: Elder Fraud & Scam Prevention for Seniors
Lifespan will deliver an interesting program to seniors on current scams, how to protect personal information, and what to do if you’re a scam victim. Registration Required. Contact the library to register.
Topics that will be covered in this free presentation.
– Social security scams (your number has been suspended)
– IRS scams (bogus refunds, or, you owe money and an arrest warrant has been issued)
– Military imposter scams (soldier needs to come home from Africa, soldier is starving, etc.)
-“Grandma” scams (sudden call with “Help me grandma – I’m in JAIL”)
– Lottery scams, publisher’s clearing house scams (you follow up, you have to pay fees to collect your big win)
– Utility scams
– Romance scams
– Extended auto warranty scams
– Reduce your credit card interest scams
– Jury duty scams
– Home repair / fake contractor scams
– Debt consolidation scams
– Insurance scams (Medigap coverage fraud)
– “phishing” scams
– How “spoofers” work
– Why older adults are targets for scammers
– Protection of personal information
– Online safety, social media safety
Thursday, 2/13 at 6:00 pm: Roaring 20’s Reading Challenge “The Call of Cthulhu” Discussion
“The Call of Cthulhu” is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. Written in the summer of 1926, it was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, in February 1928. This story would go on to have an immense cultural impact — one that is still growing today.
One of the feature stories of the Cthulhu Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘the Call of Cthulhu’ is a harrowing tale of the weakness of the human mind when confronted by powers and intelligences from beyond our world. You can read it online here at http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/cc.aspx
or borrow it from the library. This discussion will be led by Norm Gayford who will also discuss how this character relates to Lovecraft’s other work.
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 6:00 pm: “South of Little Rock” Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion before the author visit. Reserve your copy at
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.
Saturday, (Dates TBD) 10:30 am: Saturday Storytime
Can’t make it to Miss Mary’s Tuesday Storytimes? Join us on Saturday for stories, songs, and activities for toddler & pre-school aged children & their caregivers. No registration is required for this free event. Please note: Due to food allergies, snacks are not allowed at storytime.
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.