Kids & Families

2018 Summer Library Program

Registration begins Monday, May 14

Program starts Monday, June 11

2 ways to participate: online with ReadSquared, or on paper.

You choose your own goal! 

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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.

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am

Summer Story Time features 45-minutes of great books, music and activities.  No age-limit!  No registration!  Everyone is welcome. Held in the lower level meeting rooms.  Be a Library Rock Star and come to Story Time!

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:30am

Summer Story Time features 45-minutes of great books, music and activities.  No age-limit!  No registration!  Everyone is welcome. Held in the lower level meeting rooms.  Be a Library Rock Star and come to Story Time!

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One Saturday a Month

Everything is Awesome at the Library Lego Club.  Held on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until noon in the lower level Children's Dept. Program Room.  We have lots of  building supplies and Legos, so just come with your creative ideas and build with your friends.  All ages are welcome.  Staff will photograph your creation for display in the library. 

Always accepting Lego donations.  See Children's Dept. staff for more information.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am
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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

Ever wonder what the library is like when it's closed?  Families are encouraged to join our mini-lock-in (5:00-7:00 pm) filled with food, fun, reading and activities.  Registration is encouraged at the Children's Dept. Service Desk.  Doors lock at 5:00pm, so get to the library for the event before it closes. Guaranteed to be a night to remember!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Science educator Mark Janssen (Mr. J.) will create excitement about science with his dynamic, highly motivational show that gets the audience involved in learning about a variety of science topics.  Exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, chemistry “magic” and a frozen banana hammer are just a few of the tricks he has up his sleeve.  Great for audiences of all ages! This show is sponsored through a grant from the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System (OWLS).

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Discover the Sounds at the Depot at the historic train depot on Oak St. in Waupaca.  Family Music Show by "Big and Tall" will feature railroad songs at 11:00am.  Come anytime throughout the day to see the model trains, enjoy story time, and hear the historic sounds of what might have been heard at the depot when passenger train service was in Waupaca. 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:30am

Join your library friends on the corner of Main and Sessions St., in Wautopia, for a special outdoor story time.  All are welcome to enjoy 45-minutes of stories, music and activities.  No registration necessary.  See you there!

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Friday, August 24, 2018 - 8:30pm

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.  Rated PG

Movie starts at dusk at Swan Park.  Co-sponsored by Waupaca Park & Rec Dept. and the Friends of the Library.  Free popcorn.  Bring a chair or blanket.

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Join us for a sensory-friendly morning of hands-on exploration and discovery.  We understand that some children may have specific sensory processing needs.  There will be tactile opportunities and sensory tools to help ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.  No registration is necessary, however, we do ask that children attend with a caregiver.  All are welcome.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 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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