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

Every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

When we meet: Every Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where we meet: On Zoom

What we do: Teen-led hangout session where we chat, relax, and play games like Among Us, Drawful, and Quiplash 2. Teens get to help us choose which game we will play each week. 

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library (715-258-4418) to join.

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade​

 

Upcoming
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Fridays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When we meet: Every Friday of the month, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Where we meet: On Zoom

What we do: Our teen-led Minecraft Club invites teens to play together on a Java Realm each week.

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library at 715-258-4418 to join.

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade.

Upcoming
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Every third Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

When we meet: Every third Tuesday of the month, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM 

Where we meet: On Zoom

What we do: Our teen Dungeons & Dragons Club is open to any teen that wants to play 5e D&D (or other tabletop rpgs) once a month. Members will often build a first level character, unless told otherwise by the Teen Librarian (our Game Master).

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library  at 715-258-4418 to join this D&D club.

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade​.

Upcoming
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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Last Wednesday, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

New Book for March: Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

When we meet: Last Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 31st

What we read: The YA Page Turners Book Club reads young adult books, usually alternating between hardcover and paperback. Book club members decide what books to read by voting via email.

Currently Reading: Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Where we meet: On Zoom

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library (715-258-4418) to join this book club. Copies of the book are available in the Teen Room!

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade.

Upcoming
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 5:30pm
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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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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 4:30pm

When we meet: Wednesday, March 17th

What we do: Teen-led club made for fans of anime and manga where we can hang out and talk about our favorite anime and manga series. This specific session is based on Shonen anime, and in April we're talking about Shojo anime! 

Where we meet: On Zoom

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library (715-258-4418) to join.

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade​

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Monday, March 22, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, March 27, 2021 (All day)

Where to pick up: Kits can be picked up from curbside as early as March 22nd. (Limited number).

What is this kit: These kits involve beginner Cross Stitch supplies for teens to learn how to Cross Stitch. Teens can make this craft on their own, or can join us for a virtual Crafternoon to create their kit creations with the Teen Librarian on Saturday, March 27th.

When is the Crafternoon: March 27th at 12:00 PM on Zoom (Teens must have a mic and camera to join virtually).

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library (715-258-4418) to join.

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade​

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4:30pm

When we meet: March 24th at 4:30 PM

Where we meet: On Zoom

What we do: Teen trivia night where teens can invite their friends to a battle of wits. Teens will be asked answer themed-trivia questions.  

How to Join: Email twilcox@waupacalibrary.org or call the library (715-258-4418) to join.

For Teens in 6th-12th Grade​

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Watch this City Heroes Video to see how we are all doing our part.

You can do your part by following these guidelines:

  • 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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Be Safe Wisconsin Partner

Waupaca Library Service Levels are limited to:

  • Intentional Browsing (30 minute browsing) and Hold Pick-ups. Curbside Services are still available too.
  • In-person one hour computer use (limited numbers)
  • Other contactless service options (see document below)
  • Study Rooms Available for 2 hour use

    Patrons who choose to visit the library in-person will be required to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing. Watch this City Heroes Video to see how we are all doing our part. The Library is 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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Hands Holding Hearts

Take a few minutes to explore this wonderful new site containing resources to help relieve pandemic and holiday stress. The Waupaca School District Virtual Calming Room was created as a place for students, parents, staff and the community to find tools to help manage stress, anxiety, feelings and emotions.

There is something for everyone, including sounds and music, fascinating animal cams, guided meditation, coloring, puzzles,and recommended apps. Thank you Waupaca School District for sharing virtual peace and happiness! Click the words above or HERE to explore.

Connections are especially important this time of year. Now is the perfect time to use online resources to safely 'see' family and friends. Our tutorials help you get started with Zoom, Facebook Messenger and Google Meet. Learn more HERE.

 

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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.)
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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