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Welcome to the Teen Room!

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

Teens

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Join our Teen Hallo-Read Challenge on Beanstack!

From October 1st-31st, we challenge you to reach 720 minutes (12 hours) of reading! Log your reading time and earn badges for a chance to win a grand prize! Any books or audiobooks count, and if you spent time reading at school, home, or even in the car, log it! Don't forget to check out our fall display for some hauntingly delightful titles in the Teen Room.

Happy spooky reading!

(Open to teens in 6th-12th Grade)

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Teen Events are happening in the library's front yard!

  • T.V.A. (Teen Volunteer Agents): Meets the second Wednesday of this month from 5:30-6:30. 
  • Teens Talk Thursdays: Meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 to play games and meet other teens.
    • No Meeting on Thursday, November 4th!
  • Page Turners (Teen Book Club): Meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 to talk books! Swing by the Teen Room to grab a copy of our club selection, or bring whatever you've been reading lately.
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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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Did you know that you can often get books right in your own neighborhood? 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! Take a book to enjoy, leave a book if you're able, and enjoy a good read!
Riverside Park
Rotary Riverview 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 quarantining your items for 24 hours before use.
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Our stories help define who we are as a community. Help make a difference by sharing with us your story about how the Waupaca Library has helped enrich your life. Your story might help secure funding for the library or encourage others to get a free library card. Everyone has a story to tell, and we would love to hear your library story! Tell your story at https://infosoup.info/share-your-story.

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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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