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Need books? Let us put a book pack together for you.

You'll tell us a little about YOURSELF or CHILD(REN) as a reader and we'll pick some items for you to enjoy!

What you'll get? Books selected for you, checked out to you, and ready for curbside or inside pick-up.

Three ways to order:

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Read Learn Grow Reading Challenge
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 8:00pm

Register HERE for our Fall Reading Challenge! Over the past several months our community, our state, our country and our world has faced multiple challenges.  The results of these challenges either builds our commitment to one another or divides us. Waupaca Readers were able to work together to meet a common goal of 5,000 books.  Now it’s time for a new challenge.  One that asks us to read and learn to better understand our world.  For when we know better, we do better, and are better …. And our neighborhoods will be better, too. 

Building Community is a goal of our library.  This goal was born out of many community discussions during our strategic planning process.  We challenge you to continue this conversation with your friends, family and neighbors.  It's a simple three step process: 1. Find a book in one of the 10 categories of the challenge. 2. Read the book. 3. Share with someone else your thoughts about the book. Log your reading and activity online here. There will be an opportunity to publicly share your review of the book as well on the challenge website.


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Thursday, October 22, 2020 (All day) to Monday, November 30, 2020 (All day)

Starting November 6, pick up our newest craft kit...THANKFULNESS SIGNS! We want to celebrate all the great essential workers in our community-health care providers, bus drivers, poll workers-and what better way than to show it in your front yard? All materials are included, simply ask for a kit at curbside delivery. Special thanks to the Friends of the Waupaca Library for their donation to this project.


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Monday, November 9, 2020 (All day) to Monday, November 30, 2020 (All day)

Let your original poetry take form in a Shape Poem! Just write a short poem, then fill or outline a related shape with the words of your poem. Watch your poem morph into an entirely different art form! It's easy and fun!

Adult, Youth, and Family prizes will be awarded. *** Deadline for submissions is Nov. 30. ***

For more information and an online tool for Shape Poem generation: https://www.waupacaarts.org/shape-poetry

Sponsored by the WCAB Poetry Committee and the Waupaca Public Library.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 (All day) to Monday, November 30, 2020 (All day)

Starting November 16, pick up our newest craft kit...THANKFULNESS CARDS! Thanksgiving may look a little different for many of us this year. Let someone know you are thinking of them and THANKFUL to have them in your life! All materials are included, simply ask for a kit at curbside delivery. 

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Monday, November 16, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, December 31, 2020 (All day)

The Waupaca Area Public Library is a stop on the Yuletide Trail again this year! Even though we can't see you in person, we invite you to join us for a virtual storytime at the library YouTube channel. Snuggle and up click HERE to enjoy readings from your favorite librarians and community members. Storytime starts at 2pm on December 5th and will be available throughout winter.

In addition, you can pick up copies of some of these stories to build your own winter-themed library at area businesses (and right here at the library, too!):

Farmer's State Bank (available in the lobby): How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan

Northern Home (available in store): If It's Snowy and You Know It Clap Your Hands by Kim Norman

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Be Safe Wisconsin Partner

Waupaca Library Service Levels are limited to:

  • Curbside Delivery of library items ONLY
  • In-person computer use (limited numbers)
  • Other contactless service options (see document below)
  • *No Study Room Access as of November 19*

This decision was made with a heavy heart, and will be revisited every two weeks. This will remain in effect until we are able to safely reopen. Our service hours will not be affected at this time. We are partnering with BE SAFE WISCONSIN to follow CDC safety guidelines to keep our community safe. In the meantime, click below for a list of library services available:

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