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May is Historic Preservation Month

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Project Guidelines

Will you help us?
Wayland Main Street & Henika District Library seek to develop a collection of photographs that document the history of Downtown Wayland. We are particularly interested in images of downtown buildings, events, businesses, transportation, and residents from the last 100+ years.

We are not asking you to give us your photographs but we would be grateful for the opportunity to digitize them. Our staff is trained to carefully handle photographs and to make archival quality scans. Photos are scanned at 600 dpi and are not altered in any way.  The actual scanning process takes only a few minutes and does not damage the photograph.

What does it mean to digitize photos?
Photographs are scanned so that the images become digital information in a computer. Then the images are stored either on the computer’s hard drive or other storage media.

Why is it important that these images be digitized?
First of all, photos deteriorate because of time and the environment. When the images are digitized, they are stabilized.

Secondly, every time a photo is handled there is a risk of damage. Creases, fingerprints, spills and stray pencil or ink marks can mar the photo. And, sometimes things disappear. There is no risk of damage or losing the photo when it is digitized. Additionally, you will not have to part with your precious family treasures.

Finally, Wayland Main Street and Henika District Library are able to make these photos available to the public. Historians, genealogists, designers, and students are particularly interested in photos of Downtown Wayland. These photos are an invaluable visual record of the history of our community.

When will photos be scanned?

Drop your photographs off at Henika District Library May 16-20, 2016 during normal Library hours:

149 S. Main Street, Wayland, MI 49348

Monday & Wednesday 9AM to 8PM

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9AM to 6PM

Saturday 9AM to 3PM

Library staff will help you complete an intake form and will carefully collect photographs. We are interested in the stories behind the photos. Our cataloging system includes identification of the people in the photo as well as landmarks.

Since we are launching this program for the first time, please limit ten (10) photographs per person. If you would like to share additional photographs, we will make arrangements for future scanning.

Scanning will take place May 16, through June 17, 2016. You may expect to retrieve your original photos 30 days after you deliver them. A Main Street volunteer will call you when they are ready to be picked-up at the Library.

You will be given a link to the digitized photos to download for your personal use. If necessary, we will arrange for another form of digital storage. Wayland Main Street and Henika District Library will not provide printed copies.

Contact us, please!

If you have photographs that you would like to share, please stop by the Henika District Library or call 269-792-2891. You may also e-mail Molly Walker, Library Director at waymw@henikalibrary.org or Ingrid Miller, Main Street Director atingrid.miller@downtownwayland.com.


Play & Learn Program by the Wayland Welcoming Schools

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Baker Elementary School

507 W. Sycamore, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

10 AM - 11 AM

Children learn while they play, so come and play with your child inn a fun, informational setting with lots of activities, songs and playtime!  Wayland Union Schools will host this monthly event with Early Head Start open to parents/caregivers of children age 0-5.  Each family will receive a free book.

 

Questions?  Please contact Family Coach, Laurie Zywiczynski at lauriez@wayland.k12.mi.us or call 269-792-2281 ext. 2811


Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

Closed


Wednesday, June 01, 2016


Summer Reading Kick off Celebration

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Henika District Library

149 S Main, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

Noon - 2 PM

We are celebrating reading for the summer for all ages by throwing a party.  Stop by south side of the library in our grassy lot for fun, games, and food.  You can pick up your summer reading game board too!


Teen Program Life Size Clue Game

Monday, June 13, 2016

Wayland High School Media Center

870 E Superior, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

4 PM - 5 PM


Fresh Food Fairy

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Steeby Elementary School

435 E Superior, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hether the Fresh Food Fairy presents Fresh Food is Fun and Bike Blender Smoothies. Yum!

 

Lunch will be served at the Steeby Elementary cafeteria free for all children under the age of 18 following the program.


Candy Science

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Steeby Elementary School

435 E Superior, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We will explore secret science that is hidden away in some of our favorite candy treats. Become a candy scientist during this highly interactive science program. You may never look at your candy the same way again!

 

Lunch will be served at the Steeby Elementary cafeteria free for all children under the age of 18 following the program.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Henika District Library

149 S Main St Wayland MI 49348    Map

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our June discussion book will be Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.


Teen Program - T-shirt decorating

Monday, June 27, 2016

Henika District Library

149 S Main, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

4 PM - 5 PM


Art Attack Craft Program for kids

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Henika District Library

149 S Main, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stop by to make and take several crafts outside on the north lawn (weather permitting) at our annual Art Attack program. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held inside on a more limited basis.

 

Lunch will be served at the Steeby Elementary cafeteria free for all children under the age of 18 following the program.


Happy Birthday America

Monday, July 04, 2016

Closed


Wildlife Safari program for children

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Steeby Elementary School

435 E Superior, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a hands on animal experience - you will get to see and touch live animals great and small from around the world.

 

Lunch will be served at the Steeby Elementary cafeteria free for all children under the age of 18 following the program.

 


Teen Program - Make your own Smoothie

Monday, July 18, 2016

Henika District Library

149 S Main, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

4 PM - 5 PM


Audacious Hoops program for children

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Steeby Elementary School

435 E Superior, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hula hoop time!  Get up and move with Audria!

 

Lunch will be served at the Steeby Elementary cafeteria free for all children under the age of 18 following the program.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Henika District Library

149 S Main St Wayland MI 49348    Map

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our July discussion book is Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour.


Kite Demo

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Wayland High School front lawn

870 E Superior, Wayland, MI 49348    Map

1 PM

Join local kite enthusiast Landon Kothz as he share his love of building and flying kites.

Park in the Wayland Union Schools administration building parking lot.