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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). 


New! Check out our Teen Summer Library Program 2021 video to see all of the amazing things we have planned for teens this summer! Subscribe to our Teen SLP 2021 Reminders to get weekly reminders for all of our fun teen events happening throughout the summer.

More updates coming soon!

All teen events are for teens in 6th-12th Grade​.

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Imagine people all across Waupaca reading together toward a common goal! Do you think we can collectively read 10,000 books by August 31st?  We need your help to do it.  As you read and report the number of books read you will be adding your name in a weekly drawing for local gift certificate. Write a review and get another chance to win.

Summer fun is reading fun! Keep reading and reporting so we can reach our goal. Grand Prize Drawing will take place on August 31st for a customized $50 basket-o-fun!

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Fridays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When we meet: Wednesdays at 3:30PM 

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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 23, 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​.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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June 15th - August 5th we'll be meeting at the parks 1-3 pm!

Join us for a variety of fun activites outside! We'll enjoy a mix of STEAM activities: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and more!

Where to find us:

  • Tuesday-Rotary-Riverview Park (behind Main St.)
  • Wednesday-Brainerd's Bridge Park (on Bailey St. at the river)
  • Thursday-Riverside Park (by Courthouse)

Special Programs in our Front Yard:

  • Teen Dungeons and Dragons Campaign-Friday, June 25th & Fridays in July from 2-4
  • Teen Book Club-Last Wednesday of the month - New book each month.
  • Teen Volunteer Team-Want to help out with our programs and earn community service hours? Talk to a librarian about joining our group!

No programs will be held the week of July 4th.

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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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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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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
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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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.

*Meeting for March 29th is being post-poned.

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