Update (March 23, 2020): Way will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020.  Book drops are closed during the Governor DeWine's "Stay at Home" directive.

In the interest of protecting those we serve and supporting the statewide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Way Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 and remain closed through Sunday, April 5. The reopening date will be subject to review based upon ongoing developments with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The library will continue to provide digital services, such as ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies, television, and music, access to online magazines, and many other resources. 

Effective at 10 am on Monday, March 23, all of our book drops will be temporarily closed. Please keep all library materials at home with you for the time being. Due to Ohio’s “Stay at Home” directive, announced today by Gov. DeWine, Way Library book drops will not be attended until further notice. Please do not worry for even a moment about due dates—nothing will be due while the library is closed.

Please follow us on Facebook and check our website for updates. We will keep you advised of any additional information which may become available.

The safety of our patrons and staff is extremely important to Way Library. We appreciate your understanding as we join with other public libraries to take this precautionary step toward keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Way's normal programming schedule has been suspended through April 19, 2020.

Way Public Library is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority.  All programs have been suspended through April 19, 2020 due to an abundance of caution.

We are working with local health officials and following directions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Right now, we are taking additional steps beyond regular practices and cleaning and sanitizing the library as much as possible. We are making hand gel sanitizers available throughout the building.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy. Please stay home and do not visit the library if you are exhibiting signs of the flu or if you are not feeling well. We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, stream movies and checkout eBooks and audiobooks on Hoopla. If you have questions, please call the library at 419-874-3135.

To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:

  1. Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  4. Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  5. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  6. Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.

Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.

The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving daily. We will keep you informed of any changes to our normal schedule. For the latest information, please check our website at waylibrary.info and join us on Facebook at facebook.com/WayPublicLibrary/.