107 South Main St • Waupaca, WI 54981 • (715) 258-4414   Contact-us-button_0.png

Welcome to the Best Cellar!

The Best Cellar is a space built, maintained and used by teens. All students, grades 6-12 are welcome to use the services provided in the Best Cellar and to participate in teen programs sponsored by the Waupaca Area Public Library and the Student Library Advisory Group (SLAG). 

Teens

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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  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Physically distance at least 6 feet from people with whom you do not live.
  • Wear a cloth face mask, unless unable to wear one for medical reasons.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Indoors, do not gather with people outside of your household.
  • Outdoors, limit gatherings, physically distance and wear face coverings.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after return from travel.
  • If symptomatic, call your health care provider, get a test, and stay home while awaiting results.
  • Cooperate with public health officials if you have tested positive or are a close contact.
  • Self-quarantine if you are notified or are aware of being a close contact.

Waupaca County Public Health implores everyone to take actions to help stop uncontrolled community spread. (COVID-19 Emergency Alert issued 10/5/2020)

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COMING SOON!

Starting November 13th, pick up our newest Teen Take-and-Make kit... DIY BOBA TEA! We want to offer you the chance to make some yummy Boba Tea that you can drink while relaxing, reading, or catching up on your schoolwork. All materials are included, simply ask for a kit at curbside delivery. 

(This kit is available to teens in 6th-12th Grade!)

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Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00

We're reading Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi! First meeting is on Wednesday, November 4th!

(Click on the link above to place a hold on the book!)

Zoom. Must be in 6th-12th Grade to join. Page Turners (our virtual Teen Book club) is meeting during the school year! Join us weekly on Zoom to discuss epic Teen books each month! Meetings happen on Wednesdays @ 4:00 P.M.

Email Taylor, our Teen Librarian, about joining at twilcox@waupacalibrary.org !

Upcoming
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Thursdays from 6:30-7:30

Our Teen Talk Thursdays start on September 24th! 

On Zoom. Open to Teens in grades 6-12. Join Teen Librarian Taylor for a weekly video hang out on Zoom! Chat, socialize, play games, and chill in our virtual Teen Library! Email Teen Librarian Taylor at twilcox@waupacalibrary.org for an invitation or for more information. 

Upcoming
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Fridays from 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Our Minecraft Club starts on November 13th! 

On Zoom. Need Minecraft (Java) Account to join. Open to Teens in grades 6-12. Join Teen Librarian Taylor for a weekly Minecraft club! Connect, play, and hangout with other teens in our new Teen Room Minecraft Realms Server! Email Teen Librarian Taylor at twilcox@waupacalibrary.org for an invitation or with any questions. 

Upcoming
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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COMING SOON!

Starting November 13th, pick up our newest Teen Take-and-Make kit... DIY BOBA TEA! We want to offer you the chance to make some yummy Boba Tea that you can drink while relaxing, reading, or catching up on your schoolwork. All materials are included, simply ask for a kit at curbside delivery. 

(This kit is available to teens in 6th-12th Grade!)

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The Teen Room now has it's VERY OWN Instagram @wauteenroom ! Check our page for epic challenges and book recommendations. If you miss the Teen Room, follow us at our new page and share it with your friends! 

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We have a Teen Room Discord Server now! Want to join the fun? E-mail our Teen Services Librarian, Taylor, at for an invite!

(Please note that teens must be 13+ in order to join Discord!)

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Mission Statement

The responsibility of Waupaca Area Public Library’s Student Library Advisory Group (SLAG) is to support and increase awareness of Young Adult Services and assist the Teen Librarian and the Waupaca Area Public Library in making decisions and providing and maintaining an environment that is fun, friendly, and safe to teens.

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We know many of you are missing our great book selection at the library. Thankfully, Waupaca has a lot of Little Free Libraries around town, and we're working hard to help keep them full. Below is a list of libraries, please email us if changes need to be made to the list or it's running low! 
Riverside Park
Bailey St.
Elm St. across from Plant 1 Foundry
Lake St.
Waupaca Learning Center
Trinity Lutheran Church
South Park in front of Hutchinson House
Swan Park
Historical Society (Main St.)
Rotary Park
Corner of North St. and Franklin St.
State St. near Plant 1
Highland Dr. 
Bethany Home (on Berlin St)
North Side of W. Fulton St, just a few houses down from Hardees
Virginia Dr. (Near Red Mill) 
Stratton Lake Road (between Hwy K & 22)​
Main St. in Rural (Rural Historical Society) 
Lamplighter Lane (Covered Bridge)
Cleghorn Rd. (there are actually 2!)
 
Please consider these tips about using Little Free Libraries during COVID-19, and for more info, please visit the Little Free Library Website.
1. Please don't use Little Free Libraries while someone in your home is sick.
2. Wash your hands before and after using a Little Free Library.
3. Out of an abundance of caution, consider bringing a paper bag and quarentining your items for 24 hours before use.
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