Another summer has come and gone. We thank all the kiddos and their encouraging parents, who participated in our Summer Reading Program. An incredible 957 hours were totaled by our readers!
Many prizes were awarded including Fightin' Phils tickets, Reading Public Museum passes, and Miller Center tickets. Congratulations to Matt, the winner of our Amazon Kindle eReader! Matt and his brothers are already putting it to good use!
Featured Event: Library Chess Club
Saturday, September 7 and 21, 2013
10 a.m. till Noon
Not only is chess a fun game to be enjoyed by different generations, there are intellectual benefits for children as well. Did you know chess can improve your child's problem solving skills while also increasing reading and math scores? Take a look at this article from Parents.com that highlights the many benefits.
Library Chess Club meets once or twice every month on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. till noon. If you can't stay the entire 2 hours, pop in for just one game. Ages 5-105 are welcome to join the fun. Whether you want to learn, are a novice or an advanced player, all are welcome! (No registration required)
We are proud to announce that we are updating our Circulation System and Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) on Monday, September 9, 2013. The most significant changes will be seen with our OPAC, which can be accessed remotely from home. Please be patient with us during this transition.
Here are a few of the new enhancements:
The new OPAC will allow patrons the option to turn on access to the history of the items they checked out.
Auto suggest searching will be available on the new OPAC
There will be additional content integration with Google previews and Novelis in our new OPAC
OPAC inactivity timeouts have been set to 5 minutes to protect patrons who walk away from an OPAC without logging off.
Possible future enhancements:
Patrons will be able to pay fines with a credit card via the OPAC
SMS text messaging will be available for hold notices
Below is a snapshot of our new OPAC:
Summer Reading Scrapbook
The library is always bustling during the summer months. Below are snapshots of the fun we've been having during our Summer Reading Program.
Zoologist Phil Witman gave us an up-close view of animals that burrow under the ground. Pictured here is a Blue-tongued skink.
This African sulcata tortoise enjoyed our tasty grass!
Lots of creative kids hard at work as they create fairy and gnome homes for those fanciful and illusive garden friends.
WPL Mission Statment
"The mission of Wyomissing Public Library is to provide a wide variety of popular and informational material for reading, listening, and viewing. The library places an emphasis on those services which encourage children and parents to read together, as well as providing educational, cultural and general programs for the community at large. Electronic as well as print reference information is available."