Attention all knitters and crocheters! We need your help to "yarn bomb" our exhibit room doors for the upcoming exhibit, "Art: Canvas Not Required" (August 11-September 20). We need 6" squares of acrylic yarn (any color, any pattern or plain) or a a strip that is 6" wide and 12" or 18" long. Make as many as you like! All pieces should be dropped off at the library by Thursday, July 31! The squares will be used to make quilts for a local charity once the exhibit is over!

For more information, see the attached flyer or email Tracy Behrendt at

June 9 - August 22, 2014

Summer Reading Program

Children of all ages can participate whether they can read or are being read to.  The first reading log is accessible from the link below or can be picked up at the library.  Complete and check off 9 activities from the list, then, return it to the library for a surprise.  Each child can turn in 4 log sheets during the summer (but there is a bonus option for overachievers!)  For every log sheet turned in the young reader can choose a book to add to their home library.

Watch for special programs and activities almost every day during the summer.  Visit our interactive Discovery Zone in the lower level Exhibit Room for more family fun.  

Spark a Reaction

Spark a Reaction this summer when you read and learn from our visiting Author/Experts!

You Choose: sign up at the Library or online

* You Choose: the four weeks that work best for you in June and July

* You Choose: your reading goal for those four weeks (Suggestions found here)

* You Choose: where to redeem your rewards each week– in the Adult or Children’s Department. 

Any participant who completes the reading challenge each week receives a free book or a prize drawing slip. Check in online or in the Library. Attend programs to win additional prize drawing slips. Prizes listed here

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Art can take many forms and use many mediums--from barn quilts and outdoor murals to reused metal and chalk drawings. Artists from around Waupaca County find innovative ways to create art without a typical canvas. Check out some of these creative art pieces in the library's upcoming exhibit, "Art: No Canvas Required."

Teen Summer Reading Program

Area teens are encouraged to participate in “Spark a Reaction,” the Waupaca Area Public Library’s teen summer library program from June 9 to August 1. Teens are invited to come to the Library and read for prizes as well as to take part in special events offered throughout the summer.

Pick up your log sheet at the Teen Desk, or print one from home by registering online. Then, begin recording your reading, program attendance, and other activities for free prizes and raffles! You'll earn points toward prize levels with every activity you take part in! Check out our leaderboard to view your points. Weekly puzzles/riddles and scavenger hunts are posted on our Summer Reading Program blog: 

Gook Luck! And we'll see you on the Leaderboard.

The reading while hiking season has begun and the Waupaca Area Public Library his happy to announce that we have added a new StoryWalk to the original one at Swan Park.  The new StoryWalk is located on the River Ridge Trail on the east side of Waupaca.  Begin your hike by parking near Sunny Day Daycare and Preschool on Godfrey Drive and walking down the path that leads betweeen the daycare and the clinic.  Thanks to Waupaca Park & Rec Dept. and Sunny Day for their partnership on this new adventure.

Now featuring:  Eric Carle's The Greedy Python (Sunny Day)  and The Loopy Coop Hens at Swan Park.

Where's Waldo Waupaca is back this July!  Waldo is hiding in the library (Children's Dept.) and 24 local businesses around Waupaca, King and The Chain.  Pick up a Waldo Passport with instructions and a list of participating businesses in the Children's Dept. to start your search and win fun Waldo prizes from Dragonwings Bookstore!  Contest ends July 31st.

Waupaca Reads Mockingbird

The Waupaca Area Public Library is sponsoring a community reading event.

We invite Waupaca residents, summer visitors and Book Clubs to add Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird to their fall reading list and then join us for any or all of the themed events. 

Copies of the book are now available at the library for checkout or reserve a copy online.

Get your Mockingbird and start reading today! Plan on sharing with your book club or joining one of the Library sponsored groups.

Wisconsin Gangsters
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Chad Lewis, leads us in the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turned WI into their personal crime vacation land.

This program is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. 

Part of thje Adult Summer Reading Program: Spark a Reaction!

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So while Mom "finds herself," Stella fantasizes that someday she'll come back to the Cape and settle down. The only obstacle to her plan? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. Angel couldn't be less like her name—she's tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other.

But when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Stella and Angel are forced to rely on each other to survive, and they learn that they are stronger together than they could have imagined. And over the course of the summer they discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family.  Ages 8-12

The Mother-Daughter Book Club meets monthly to talk about a selected book.  Bring your lunch. The library will provide dessert. Copies of the book are available for check out at the Children's Dept. circulation desk.  For more information, call 715-258-4417.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Using and Preserving the Harvest

UW Extension educators, Sandy Liang and Christi Beilfuss, will give a cooking demonstration using locally grown produce. They'll walk participants through the steps to safely preserves fruits and vegetables.
This program is free and open to the public. It is appropriate for all ages. No registration required. 
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