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Adventure into Summer Reading at the library!


Welcome to July: A Month of Summer Reading Adventures at Wayland Free Library!

Get ready for an exhilarating July at Wayland Free Library as we embark on a month-long Summer Reading adventure! This year’s theme is all about Adventure, and we have a fantastic lineup of programs and activities that will spark your imagination and ignite your sense of wonder.

Highlights of our July Adventures:

  • Art Bar: Dive into creative exploration with a variety of curated crafts, perfect for all ages.
  • STEAM: Engage in exciting hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects.
  • TangleWood: Meet and learn about amazing animals right here in the library.
  • Adventures in Kenya: Journey with our former librarian Hope Decker on a captivating adventure to Kenya.
  • Youth Library Club: Collaborate on a beautiful nature canvas mural, using mixed media like painting, block print making, and embroidery.
  • Screen on The Green: Enjoy a fun outdoor movie experience under the stars with the whole family.

Plus, all of our regularly scheduled programs will be themed around nature and adventuring, providing endless opportunities for discovery and fun.

Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure-filled month! Join us at Wayland Free Library and make this July unforgettable.

Summer Reading Challenge

Dive into the Wayland Free Library Summer Reading Challenge!

Are you ready for a summer full of reading adventures? Join the Wayland Free Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and let your imagination soar!

How to Join the Fun:

  1. Grab Your Reading Log: Swing by the library to pick up your summer reading log.
  2. Read Like a Champion: Immerse yourself in amazing books! All types of reading count – reading to your small child, enjoying a book on your phone, diving into eBooks, or even listening to audiobooks. For every 20 minutes you read, you’ll earn an entry into our exciting Summer Reader of the Week drawing.
  3. Win!: Each week, one lucky reader will be crowned our Summer Reader of the Week! Winners get to choose any book to be ordered by the library and receive a special plaque inside it to celebrate their awesome achievement.

Come to the library today, grab your reading log, and get ready for a summer of fun and excitement!


Adventure Begins at Your Library.
Are you looking for a local adventure with your family this summer?
Wayland Free Library is one of 48 libraries in the Southern Tier Library System(STLS). Starting July 1st. our library is also a planet. One of 48 planets to visit on the Southern Tier STARQuest Tour.
All the STLS libraries in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties, are participating in this fun local summer adventure.
Visit as many of the 48 library locations in the Southern Tier as you can from July 1st to September 30th. The STARQuest tour is for all ages.
To begin, pick up a map at the Wayland Free Library. Use your map to track your library visits – be sure to get the official sticker at each stop. When you hit a milestone stop, let the library staff know, and collect your prize. Milestone stops include visits to 5, 10, 24, and 48 libraries.
We have maps and stickers! The STARQuest Tour starts Monday July 1st. You can start any day between July and September.🪐
The closest ‘planets’ (libraries) to Wayland are Cohocton and Atlanta. There are 3 stops on the tour in our neighborhood.


We’re thrilled to announce that the Wayland Free Library will be hosting a fun and engaging STEAM Workshop for kids!
Are you a budding artist or storyteller? Do you love comics and graphic novels? Join us at Wayland Free Library on July 3rd and lets adventure together!
In this fun and interactive workshop, you’ll learn:
  1. The basics of comic creation
  2. How to develop characters and storylines
  3. Techniques for drawing and paneling
  4. Tips for adding color and finishing touches

Hope to see you there!

Embark on an Adventure with Tangle Wood at Wayland Free Library!

Calling all explorers and animal enthusiasts! Get ready for an exhilarating journey at Wayland Free Library with our thrilling Tangle Wood program, in collaboration with Tangle Wood Nature Center and Museum. Brace yourself for an up-close encounter with an array of fascinating creatures!

Meet the Wildlife: From wise owls to speedy turtles, mischievous ferrets, and charming quail, each visit promises a thrilling adventure with animals both familiar and exotic.

Join us for a morning filled with excitement, learning, and unforgettable moments as we explore the wonders of the animal kingdom. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss—perfect for adventurers of all ages!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to dive into the wild world of Tangle Wood at Wayland Free Library!

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