Kids & Families

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (All day)
Friday, January 1, 2021 (All day)
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Join our Universe of Stories this summer! 

Win Prizes for Reading! Come to our fun events and program!

Register for the reading program ONLINE or with your friendly librarian!

Registration is open, reading program begins June 10th.


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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 (October-December & February-April) at 10:30 am.  All are welcome!

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:30am
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:30am
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Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join the zoo crew and our crazy creatures to meet some out-of-this-world animals! We will find out how some critters are SO unique and special, they don’t seem to belong on Earth, as well as discover other animals that have traveled far and wide to become “alien invaders” in a new land. This EdZOOcational experience provides a fun way to sneak in summer learning while providing exciting, hands-on opportunities for kids and families of all ages.

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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, July 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join our family lock-in filled with food, fun, reading, and activities. Register by July 24th 

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Once a month, 10-Noon

Come use your creative building skills! For all ages and all genders! We will have a variety of building materials out.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

3 days of building, playing, and challenging creations with our Lego robotics. Limit 18 students entering grades 4-5, preregister at the Children's Desk. **Must attend all 3 days**

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Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 11:00am

Children-earn your free tickets to a Timber Rattler fame and join your library friends for a day at the ballpark! Families of the children who earn tickets can purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate.

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Come use your problem solving skills to "breakout" of our escape room! Children entering grades 3-5, Limit 10 per session so call to preregister!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:00pm
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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come celebrate the return of school with some STEM activites.

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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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