Volume 14 | January 2021
Five Star Library! Books, events, classes and more...
We hope you had joyous and relaxing holidays and are starting 2021 refreshed. Just to remind you that the library is currently closed to the public.

We are open for lobby pickup only from 10am-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10am-8pm on Thursdays; and 10am-2pm on 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.

We are proud to be one of 85 out of 5608 public libraries across the country receiving the 5-Star rating from Library Journal for 2020.
Along with Wagnalls, 5 other Central Library Consortium member libraries (Bexley Public LibraryColumbus Metropolitan LibraryGrandview Heights Public Library, Upper Arlington Public Library, and Worthington Libraries) received 4 or 5 stars.
Character Pen Pals
Start the New Year off GROOVY by becoming pen pals with Pete the Cat! Pete is a groovy, blue cat. No matter where he goes, Pete the Cat always keeps his cool. He loves surfing, playing baseball and guitar, spending time with his friends, and trying new things. If you’d like to exchange letters with Pete the Cat, please contact Ms. Alex at ablume@wagnalls.org or call the library at 614-837-4765.
Poetry in the Garden
It might be winter, but we still have activities in the gardens! Stop by between January 11th and 18th and stroll through while reading Robert Frost’s classic “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Then, test your animal tracks knowledge by locating the tracks hidden throughout the grounds and matching them to the correct animal. Check blog.nwf.org for identifying animal tracks in your backyard.
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!
Choose your favorite Hogwarts house and pick up a kit to make a bookmark at home. Instructions and all materials except for glue are included.

Kits will be available in the lobby (parking lot entrance) for the week of January 18th-23rd or while supplies last. They can be picked up anytime the library is open for lobby pick-up. You do not need an appointment.

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.
Thursday, January 21st, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Book to Screen Teen Book Club
In 2021, our teen book club will focus on books that have been made into tv shows or movies.

January's Book of the Month is "Looking for Alaska" by John Green. After we discuss the book, we will watch the first episode of the miniseries "Looking for Alaska". We will discuss the book and then watch the first episode of the miniseries together. Feel free to still come for the discussion and show even if you didn't read the book!

Email Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org for more information.
Cookies and Soup, Oh My!

The staff of The Wagnalls Memorial would like to share their favorite cookie recipes with you this holiday season. Our cookbook is available to download at Christmas Cookie Recipe Book.

Also check out the “Game of Soups” recipe book which features soup recipes contributed by members of our staff and community, Game of Soups – A Community Recipe Book.

(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.

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to local graduating seniors and college students who meet specific requirements. We are committed to providing area youth with incentives to pursue higher education and welcome donations from individuals and corporations to support the Wagnalls College Scholarship program.

The scholarship application for the 2021/22 school year is now available. We encourage students to review the requirements and apply for assistance.

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