Wadsworth Library Newsletter February/March 2021
New Saturday Hours
from 10 am - 1 pm
Wadsworth Library is now open on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. For everyone's safety, we have several COVID-related guidelines in place. We ask that you maintain at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and other users and masks are required at all times while in the building. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, we will be happy to serve you outside the building.

We continue to offer curbside pickup for any items you may have on hold. Just call 585-243-0440 when you pull up outside and we will bring the items out to you.
Adult Programs
Book Chat

Join us for this virtual book club on Monday, March 8 at 6:30 pm. The group will be discussing the book South of Little Rock by George Rollie Adams. Copies of the book can be borrowed from owwl.org. Email Brandy Finocchario at bfinocchario@pls-net.org to register for the event.
March Virtual Adult Craft
DIY Sharpie Tie Dye Scarf

Get creative and design a colorful tie dye scarf with sharpies. Space is limited. Please fill out this form by Friday, March 12 to register for the program. Crafts kits will be available for pick up at the library the week of March
22-26. A link to a tutorial video will be
provided at a later date.

Click here to register by Friday, March 12.
Children's Programs
The Next Chapter

This month The Next Chapter theme is SOUND. There are three different videos for children in grades K-3 celebrating sound, a non-fiction book, a fiction story, and a sound experiment!

*If you would like to do the experiment along with Miss Sarah you will need:
A glass bowl, a metal bowl, a metal spoon, cling wrap, and 1/2 teaspoon uncooked rice.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
March Make & Take Crafts

An Easter themed Make & Take craft will be available in the Children's Room beginning Monday, March 1st. Crafts are limited one per child, first come first served.
Children's Programming Survey

Wadsworth Library wants your feedback! The construction of the second-floor children’s room is finished and we are looking ahead to resuming in-person library programming. Class sizes will be limited, and we are adhering to all NY State mandates for social distancing and mask wearing. We want to better understand your expectations as we prepare to serve you and your family, so we’re asking for your feedback in this quick survey. Thank you for your input!

Click here to complete the survey.
Hoopla Digital features
Library Lovers Month!

What is your favorite thing about the Library? Is it the variety of books, movies, and digital services? Hoopla is a wonderful digital service that has books, movies, and so much more! Check out www.hoopladigital.com or the Hoopla App today and discover the variety of music, comics, tv shows, and more that it has to offer! Hoopla is a free service with your
library card!
Watch us on YouTube!
Wadsworth Library has an official YouTube channel with library info, adult craft videos, storytime classes, book recommendations, and more!
Click here to access our channel!

Get Your E-Scrap Ready!

The library will be collecting e-scrap for Sunnking 
Recycled Electronics which will benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. Look for the collection boxes in the library some time at the end of March or early April. Click here for more information about what materials are accepted.
"Stories from the Heart"
Guest Article

My mother Marjorie was an avid reader, but only gave more time to it when she and my father retired and when she stopped knitting and doing crafts due to stiffness in her hands. When my dad died and we teamed up, she enlisted me to get her books from our Wadsworth Library. She mostly read nonfiction and biographies, being interested as she was in people and their lives and true adventure. She did enjoy Maeve Binchy books and Ann Tyler.
She kept a list around the time I became “caregiver” or “carer” as she called me at age 80 or so. (The list was so that she wouldn’t read the same book twice.) It started with a good biography of Jackie Robinson the baseball player and one of the last also very good Touching My Father’s Soul by Jamling Tenzing Norgay.

The last entry from 2020 was number 662 although she also read a biography of Sally Ride that year. I want to say that this impressed me a lot, but then again, most things she accomplished impressed me.

Now I want to tell you a couple or so of the books she liked the best in case anyone is looking for a good recommendation:

Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman
American Eden by Victoria Johnson
Lincoln by Harold Holzer
Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jones

Thanks for helping me to honor a book lover and wonderful mother.

Dorothy McMillan