Kids & Families

It's time to cozy up with a good book. January 1-31 record your minutes online. Adults read a total of 10 hours, teens/children read 5 hours to win a fabulous prize! Click HERE to sign up for our NEW online reading tracker! If you prefer-we now have an app! Look for Beanstack.

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Help us bring winter inside!  Make a 3D snowflake using our 3D pens.  Stop in anytime - Lower level Children's Dept.

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The Waupaca Area Public Library is getting ready for their Summer Learning Program (SLP) and we’d like to invite ALL local artists to enter original artwork for an art contest. The artwork entered will have a chance to be used in our Summer Learning Program: Imagine Your Story handouts and bookmarks.

  • Entries can be physical or digital, original and family-friendly, and based on our SLP theme and logo: Imagine Your Story.  
  • Entries must be turned in at the Waupaca Area Public Library or emailed to ,  with the subject line: Art Contest Entry

If interested, feel free to grab our official Contest Guidelines and Application below!

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Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am (Lower Level Meeting Room B)

For very young children with caregiver.  Share 20 minutes of stories, nursery rhymes, songs and bounces. Each session ends in a free play period. No registration necessary. Babygarten is now Tuesdays and Fridays.

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Upcoming
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:00am
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Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Rescheduled from last Saturday!

Stop in to the lower level Exhibit Room to make some crafts and enjoy a treat! All children are welcome with a caregiver. This is a free, drop in program.

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Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am

This 45 minute session for preschoolers and their caregivers includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and literacy activities.  No registration is necessary. All are welcome! 

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Upcoming
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00am
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2nd Saturday of the Month, 10:00am-Noon

Sensory Saturday is a sensory experience for children. A variety of experiences rotate in the room. There is always a craft, a sensory table, movement activities, and sensory bins to choose from. All are welcome with an experienced caregiver. 

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Upcoming
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, April 4, 2020 (All day)

The Waupaca Library Exhibit Room celebrates Youth Art Month!

The Waupaca Area Public Library is delighted to showcase the artwork of Waupaca’s elementary, middle and high school students. Art teachers at each school choose artwork to display and set up the exhibit. Artwork ranges from pencil drawings and paintings to ceramics and mobiles. Local judges will select the top artwork at the show.

A reception will be held on Tuesday March 3rd, 6-7pm, to honor all participants and announce award winners.

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3rd Saturday of the Month 10:00am-Noon

Builder's Club is a once a month building club for all ages all genders. We supply a variety of building toys to play with including Lego, Keva Planks, Marble Runs and more. Hope to build with you soon! Builder's Club is the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am-Noon.

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Upcoming
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am
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1st Saturday of the Month at 10:00am

This 45 minute session for preschoolers and their caregivers includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and literacy activities.  No registration is necessary.

Saturday Story Time is offered the first Saturday of the month (February through April; October through December) at 10:00 am.  All are welcome!

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Upcoming
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:00am
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The reading while hiking season has begun and the Waupaca Area Public Library his happy to announce that we have four StoryWalks to choose from.  All are on Waupaca's beautiful River Ridge Trail.

  • For the hike near Sunny Day Child Care, park near Sunny Day on Godfrey Drive and walk down the path that leads betweeen the daycare and the clinic.
  • Swan Park's StoryWalk starts to the south of the sledding hill.  
  • A Story Walk is on the nature trail along the Waupaca River behind the Waupaca Learning Center. It's best to park on the north end of the school and start on the trail that starts just past the rain garden.
  • The newest Story Walk is on the nature trail behind the Chain O'Lakes Elementary School. Watch for signs leading the way.

Thanks to Waupaca Park & Rec Dept.,Sunny Day, and the Waupaca School District for their partnership on this adventure. See attachments for maps of some Story Walks.

Storywalk Maps
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InfoSoup has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children. You  can access it from home, for free using your library card number and PIN.

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles! You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.

Go To TumbleBooks »

 

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