Wadsworth Library Newsletter April/May 2021
Get Your E-Scrap Ready!

The library is collecting e-scrap until April 19 for Sunnking Recycled Electronics which will benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.

Click here for more information about what
materials are accepted.
Library Budget Vote &
Trustee Election

Tuesday, May 11 from 6 am - 9 pm at the library.
In addition to the vote on the 2021-2022 proposed operating budget, there will be an election for four positions on the Library Board of Trustees.
Wadsworth Writers

Join us for this virtual writing group this April on Saturday, April 17 & 24 and May 8 & 22 from 10 am - Noon. Participants can write and share memoirs, poetry, or original stories with a supportive learning community of fellow writers. This program is best for adults. Workshops are held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Space is limited! Click here to register to receive the Zoom link for the program.
Book Chat

Join us for this virtual book club on Monday, May 10
at 6:30 pm. The group will be discussing the book Want by Lynn Steger Strong. Copies of the book can be borrowed from owwl.org. Email Brandy Finocchario at bfinocchario@pls-net.org to register for the event.
The Borders of Our Minds

Join historian and journalist David Mould on Monday, April 26 at 6 pm for a journey to borders, both real and imagined. In his latest book on travel, history and culture, Postcards from the Borderlands, David explores the meaning of borders. Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Click here to register and to receive the Zoom link for this event.
Relax, Take a break
& De-stress!

Feeling overwhelmed? We get it. Taking care of yourself is very important. Stop by the library to pick up a special jar of treats to give yourself a much-needed stress relief. Jars will be available at the service desk beginning Monday, May 3. For ages 13 and up while supplies last. For more information please call the library at (585) 243-0440.

It's Back!
In-Person Preschool Storytime at the Library!

We're excited to welcome you back to
Preschool Storytime! In order to keep class sizes small we are requiring that all children, siblings, and caregivers register for storytime. Participants will register for a three week session beginning in April, with a limit of ten people per class.
All participants are required to wear masks (ages 3 and up). Please register by calling 585-243-0440. Spaces are filling quickly. If you have questions or concerns please call the phone number listed above or email Children's Librarian Sarah Matthews at smatthews@pls-net.org. We can't wait to see you!

May Make & Take Craft

This month there are a variety of crafts available, stop by and see which one might be the best fit for your child! Make & Take crafts are available on a first come first served basis, limit one per child. Crafts can be picked up in the children's room.
Check out some of our latest additions at the library!

New STEAM kits are available for elementary school age children. New themes include magnets, emotions and empathy, decimals and rounding, the human body, and kindergarten readiness. Also, our AWE learning stations are back. We've moved away from desktop computers and embraced portable tablets. These AWE tablets are now available to be used at the library, during the hours that the children's room is staffed. Check one out for your child and find a comfy spot to sit, learn, and play!
Growing Gardens at the Library

Library board member and Master Gardener Julie Brocklehurst-Woods along with board president Mike DaBramo have cleaned and edged all the garden beds next to the building, and have added new topsoil. Julie started several plants which will be transferred to the library garden soon. We are grateful for all of their hard work!

Collaboration with Roberts Wesleyan College

Wadsworth Library is working virtually with two teams of students from Roberts Wesleyan College. These students from Professor William Todd's marketing class, will be creating a Strategic Marketing Plan for the library as one of their projects. It is always interesting to see what students recommend as marketing efforts, and having two different teams will give us different perspectives.
Celebrate National Poetry Month in April!

Create poetry with us! Be expressive and write a poem we can post on the library's bulletin board.


FRIDAY: 1:30 - 6 PM

The library will be closed on Monday,
May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.