Kids & Families

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (All day)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (All day)
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The IditaREAD follows the famous Alaskan dog sled race, The Iditarod.  The race starts on Saturday, March 3, 2018 and can take from 8-20 days. There are 1049 miles in the Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.  Do you think your family can work together to read 1049 minutes or pages before your opposing dog sled team finishes the race?  Sign up in the Children's Dept. 

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am (Lower Level Meeting Room B)

For very young children with caregiver.  Share 20 minutes of stories, nursery rhymes, songs and bounces. Each session ends in a free play period. No registration necessary.

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Thursdays & Fridays @ 10:30 am ~ also First Saturday of the Month

Preschool Story Time is held on Thursdays and Fridays in the Children's Program Room (lower level) at 10:30 am.  This 45 minute session for preschoolers and their caregivers includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and literacy activities.  No registration is necessary.

Saturday Story Time is offered the first Saturday of the month (February through April) at 10:30 am.  All are welcome!

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Join us for a sensory-friendly morning of hands-on exploration and discovery.  We understand that some children may have specific sensory processing needs.  There will be tactile opportunities and sensory tools to help ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.  No registration is necessary, however, we do ask that children attend with a caregiver.  All are welcome.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am
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One Saturday a Month

Everything is Awesome at the Library Lego Club.  Held on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until noon in the lower level Children's Dept. Program Room.  We have lots of  building supplies and Legos, so just come with your creative ideas and build with your friends.  All ages are welcome.  Staff will photograph your creation for display in the library. 

Always accepting Lego donations.  See Children's Dept. staff for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
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The reading while hiking season has begun and the Waupaca Area Public Library his happy to announce that we have four StoryWalks to choose from.  All are on Waupaca's beautiful River Ridge Trail.

  • For the hike near Sunny Day Child Care, park near Sunny Day on Godfrey Drive and walk down the path that leads betweeen the daycare and the clinic.
  • Swan Park's StoryWalk starts to the south of the sledding hill.  
  • A Story Walk is on the nature trail along the Waupaca River behind the Waupaca Learning Center. It's best to park on the north end of the school and start on the trail that starts just past the rain garden.
  • The newest Story Walk is on the nature trail behind the Chain O'Lakes Elementary School. Watch for signs leading the way.

Thanks to Waupaca Park & Rec Dept.,Sunny Day, and the Waupaca School District for their partnership on this adventure. See attachments for maps of some Story Walks.

Storywalk Maps
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InfoSoup has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children. You  can access it from home, for free using your library card number and PIN.

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles! You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.

Go To TumbleBooks »


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