It has been an amazing year for Way Library. And much of it was made possible because of private gifts to the Way Public Library Foundation & Friends. Donations were the primary funding source for many of the 700+ programs we provided for youth, tweens, teens, and our young, middle-aged, and older adults. Without the support of our donors, many of these programs would not have been possible.
Thanks to generous support in 2017, some of our new initiatives have included our wildly popular Beyond Books collection; the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project; the unveiling of our Book Nook at the Mercy Health Cancer Center; the recent release of Now Hear This! Perrysburg Veterans in War and Peace, a compilation of 71 interviews with our hometown veterans; and the addition of 44 new pans to our unique cake pan collection.
Way is constantly reevaluating the needs of our community. Thanks to the vision and passion of our tremendous volunteers, our great staff and of our highly committed donors we eagerly look forward to exciting things in 2018. Thank you for your continued generosity. Your tax-deductible donation is not only an investment in Way but in all we strive to provide for our great community.
Now Hear This!
Way Library is pleased to announce the release of the book, Now Hear This! Perrysburg Veterans in War and Peace. It was written by Local History Librarian, Richard Baranowski.
The book contains 71 stories of local veterans talking about their life in the service. The book was largely transcribed from personal interviews over the past 15 years, including many who fought in WWII. Now Hear This! also contains more than 200 wonderful photographs of our local veterans.
Another fine history book for Perrysburg! Put it on your Christmas list!
You can now order the book for $27.00 plus $5.00 for shipping (total: $32.00). Alternatively, you can purchase the book at Way Public Library starting on November 12, 2017.
Leave a Legacy
Making a bequest to the Way Public Library Foundation & Friends not only is a sign of benevolence, but also is the mark of your desire to help shape the future.
The proceeds of any planned gift can be unrestricted, allowing the Foundation to meet the needs of the Way Public Library as they arise, or can be restricted, offering a way for you to support a program or area in which you are particularly interested.
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A strong public library is the foundation upon which a community can preserve the past, empower lives today, and build for the future.
Our goal is to continue to provide support:
- for projects that encourage children and young adults
- to cultivate a life-long enthusiasm for reading and learning
- to continue to support collections, programs, and services
- to act as advocates to ensure that library services continue on into the future.
Whether donating online, through the mail or in person, you can always specify where you would like your donation to be put to best use.
The Way Public Library Foundation & Friends is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded by a group of citizens who understood that a strong public library would not be possible through public funding alone