Volume 13 | December 2020
Five Star Library! Books, events, classes and more...
The library is currently closed to the public.

We are open for lobby pickup only from 10am-5pm, Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays. Please call the circulation desk at 614-837-4765 to make a pick up appointment. As always, we are glad to put a collection of materials together for you.

Please monitor our social media outlets for up-to-date information or call the library to speak to a librarian.

Checkers Library TV is a Fun New Family-Friendly Online Virtual Educational Programming
Continue to watch the monthly episodes as well as our own short videos featuring Erin from our Children’s Library.

This is a new service paid for by Wagnalls and FREE to our patrons. Please let us know how you enjoy it!
Patron Suggestion

This was sent to us by Hailey Dawn Stratton:

” I was just looking at your library's resources page library's resources page and thought this list of word games for kids would make a great addition there. I know it's a little bit different than most of the other resources you have listed there, but it's a great list.”

Thanks, Hailey, for the suggestion! The Word Games website is now available through this newsletter. It will be also be available on our website soon under Databases.

To continue our “Trip Around the World” see our YouTube playlist for each continent. We have added South America, Europe, Asia and Africa since the last newsletter.

Harry Potter Club “Owl Post” Gift Exchange. 

We are thinking of and missing seeing our Harry Potter Club, the DA Owls, in person.  Just like Molly Weasley made sure Harry received gifts on Christmas, we want to make sure all our Harry Potter fans get a special package in the Muggle Owl Post (the US Mail) for the Holidays.  We invite all Harry Potter fans to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange this December.  If you would like to participate, please email Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org with your name and mailing address.  We will draw names and assign each participant a person to mail a card, letter or small gift to.   Then you will receive an “Owl Post” from another participant.  Please send the information by December 16th to participate.   

The DA Owls are Dumbledore’s Army of Wagnalls Library, a Harry Potter Club that is free and open to everyone age 11 to adult.

Any questions, please contact Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org.

Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Get in the winter mood by reading a book set in snowy Alaska.

Book: The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Activity: We will make snow globe ornaments

All are welcome, even if you haven't finished or even started the book.

Email Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org for more information.
Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange

We are going to make a community cookie exchange recipe book!

Almost everyone has a favorite cookie recipe and with everyone spending more time in our homes this Holiday season, this would be a great opportunity to try new recipes from our neighbors. Please have your recipes in by December 18th so the book will be ready before Christmas. Once the book is created, it will be free to download from the Wagnalls website. A hard copy will also be bound and available for circulation.

Full details can be found on the Wagnalls website at Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange.

(s)Wag Bags are for teens and adults.

Discover your next favorite book!

Answer a few questions about your reading preferences and a librarian will choose two library books for you. Your books will come to you in a bag with a few other goodies. You can get a new bag once a month.

Visit https://wagnalls.org/wagnalls-swag-bags/ or stop by the library to sign up.

Please allow one week for us to prepare your (s)Wag Bag.

Our technology offerings and assistance are available in partnership with:
Technology Program

Coming soon…Augmented Reality-Merge Cubes, Virtual Reality - Oculus Quest 2.
The Wagnalls Memorial Library has been a valuable arts, educational and cultural destination in central Ohio since it opened in 1925.  We strive to reach beyond our borders in order to connect a broad and diverse audience, focused on creative expression.  This video series aims to encourage an enriched, and deeper understanding of various artistic mediums while also providing a glimpse into the artists’ minds.

The Wagnalls Memorial
150 E. Columbus Street
Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
(614) 837-4765