This winter, participate in our winter reading tic-tac-toe challenge from 12/21/20-2/20/21. Pick up your Winter Reading Tic-Tac-Toe board at the library beginning 12/21, or print a copy here, Pick up your Winter Reading Tic-Tac-Toe board beginning 12/21 or print a board here, https://www.canva.com/design/DAEPNdXwT6k/L3rN2RSsHn71e1ZPuebHOw/view?utm_content=DAEPNdXwT6k&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton
Read or listen to 3 books that fit the categories in one line, any direction. Mark the completed box with an X or O. Turn in boards with a completed Tic-Tac-Toe by Saturday, 2/20 to be entered into our prize drawing basket.
Most in-person library programs have been suspended due to the current health Crisis.
You can access system-wide program and events information here https://owwl.libcal.com/calendar?cid=-1&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&inc=0
Most library programs are held virtually and open to the public. Registration may be required.
Please visit our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1tCgWtZSuWxtV0kubFL-EQ/videos?view=0&sort=dd&flow=grid for a complete list of our virtual programs and storytimes.
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)
Not available for the 2020 Season
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.