Introducing Gale Courses

Looking to learn a new skill or further your career options? Let Gale Courses be the first step in achieving your goals!

Courses being offered now: Medical Terminology, Accounting Fundamentals, Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite 2016, Creating a Website, Computer Programming, Sign Language, Interior Design, Photography, QuickBooks, Classroom Management, SAT/ACT/GRE Prep Courses, Investing Basics, and MUCH more!


Click on the following link for access:

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

How to Enroll:

1. Find courses by browsing through the categories on the left of your screen or by using the search bar above.  Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice.

2. Select your course start date and click “Continue.”

3. Create a free Gale Courses account, or sign in to an existing ed2go account.

  • New Students – Enter your email address in the New Student area and click “Create Account.” Complete the “Account and Student Information” page and then click “Continue.”
  • Returning Students – Enter your account email and password and then click “Sign In.”

You will use your Gale Courses account email and password to log in to the My Classroom area to view your lessons once your session begins.

4. Enter your library barcode in the box labeled Submit.  Then click “Use Library Card” to complete your enrollment.

We’re Hiring – Summer Assistant

The Library is hiring a Summer Assistant!

A great summer job for college or high school students who want to work in education or kid’s programming!

This position is to support the Youth Services Librarian in the planning and execution of the library’s summer reading program.

The assistant will work from May 28th to July 26th for approximately 16 hours a week. Hours will vary each week depending on summer program times. Assistant must have open availability throughout the week including day and evening hours, Monday through Friday (no weekend hours!). The hourly pay is $9.50.

Click on the following link for more information:

Summer Assistant Job Description

We’re Hiring-Custodial Services Contractor

The Library is hiring a Custodial Services Contractor!

This position is to complete the duties outlined in the links below on a weekly basis. The pay is $500/month for an independent contractor (will be given a 1099 form at the end of the year). Preferred schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Click on the following links for more information:

Custodial Services Job Description

Custodian Contract

Custodial Services Duties

Storytime Announcement!

Storytime is starting again September 25th!

We now offer five storytimes a week!

Read below to learn our current theme and dates and see which times work for your family

Bookmark this page ( on our website to keep up to date on our Storytime sessions!

Session Themes and Dates:

September 24 – November 2

Early Concepts – Learn shapes, colors, numbers, ABC’s, and finish out this session celebrating Halloween!

Storytime Descriptions:

Toddlers: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Come read, laugh and play at Toddler Storytime (2-3 year olds). Books and activities focus on exploration, letter and number introduction, and socialization. After story time, stay and play!

Babies: Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Baby Storytime (0-24 months) incorporates books, songs, rhymes, and games to get the smallest readers smiling and playing. Books and activities focus on play, rhymes, and adult/child interaction with books.

Family: Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am
Our Family Storytime is geared towards families with children ages 2-10 years old. Parents are asked to stay and learn together!

Our storytime age recommendations are a guideline, not a rule. Please talk to the Youth Services Director, Hope, if you have questions or concerns about which story time is the best for your child, or email her at

We’re Hiring!

Youth Services Assistant – Applications closed on 7/17/18
Apply in the Library or click here.

Job Summary

The Youth Services Assistant is responsible for assisting the Youth Services Director with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department. This person assists the Youth Services Director in developing and implementing programs and events for children, teens and families as well as maintaining the library collections of both children and teens. Circulation duties will be assigned as necessary.

Supervision Received:

  • Reports to the Director of Library Services, the Youth Services Director, and the Circulation Supervisor.
  • Works under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services Director and the Circulation Supervisor

Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Two years of undergraduate education or two years of job related experience preferred.
  • At least one year’s experience specifically working or volunteering with children and/or teens in an instructional, assistive, or caregiver capacity.
  • Ability to relate to children and teens and become familiar with their needs and interests.
  • Ability to interact with and assist the public in a friendly and responsive manner.
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, their operating systems, and programs likely to be used in libraries, including familiarity with the Internet, word processing, current operating systems including apple, android and windows.
  • Ability to learn new concepts, skills, and technology.
  • Ability to get in front of large groups and to maintain control of large numbers of people.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills for a customer service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Flexibility in work schedule; including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift boxes (up to 20 pounds), get up and down easily, stand for long periods of time, and interact sociably with children and teens.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of children’s, teens and family programs and special events.
  • Ensures open spaces in the Youth Services Department are tidy at all times.
  • Straightens shelves in Youth Services Department, rotating books on display.
  • Assists patrons in the Youth Services Department. Defers reference questions to the Youth Services Director when needed.
  • Performs Circulation Desk functions when requested.
  • Decorates the Youth Services Department.
  • Conducts library tours for school children and teens as requested.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the summer reading program.
  • Assists with the planning, preparation and production of weekly storytimes.
  • Assists with the planning, preparation and production of all other Youth Services programming as assigned by the Youth Services Director.
  • Displays professional conduct and appearance at all times while performing duties.

Other Assignments:

  • Serves on library teams as requested by the Director of Library Services, Circulation Supervisor or Youth Services Director.
  • Performs special projects and other job-related tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Library Services, Circulation Supervisor, or Youth Services Director.


Hours Required: 16-24 hours per week

Pay Basis: Hourly starting at $9.00


Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

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It’s time for the FOL Spring book sale! 

April 12 from 6-8pm is FOL members preview sale. If you are not an FOL member, there is a $5.00 fee.

April 13th and 14th from 10am-5pm is open to the public.

Paperback books are .50 cents and hardback books are $1.00.

Saturday from 10am-2pm is half price on all items, then from 2pm-5pm is our much loved bring your own bag for just $2.00.

Food for Fines

November 14-18 – Food for Fines

Bring in 1 can or box of non-perishable food FOR EVERY $1.00 in fines you owe and we will remove your fines.

1 item = $1.00 in fines

This is your chance to clear your library account! NO expired items will be accepted.

Food will be donated to the Wayside United Methodist Church pantry.