Kids & Families

The 2017 Summer Library Program is almost here. This year anyone can participate virtually or in person! It's never too late to join in the fun of summer reading.  Program runs through August 26th. Register today!register.jpg

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Sign up for our Secret Pen Pal program and make a new connection! Build a new friendship with another Waupaca library reader by writing at least 3 letters (or drawing pictures) to your assigned pen pal.  Deadline to register is June 30th.  Secret Pen Pal Reveal Party is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, from 6-7pm.  Find out who you've been writing to, and who has been writing to you!

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This national program helps kids practice reading in a relaxed, dog-friendly atmosphere. Register for a 20-minute session at the library or by calling 715-258-4417.  Spots are limited so call soon!

Upcoming
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
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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. 

Upcoming
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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All are welcome to enjoy this 45-minute story time.  Hear great stories, sing songs, enjoy related activities.  No registration necessary. Held in the lower level library meeting rooms.

Upcoming
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:30am
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

Bring the whole family to watch this new, popular Disney movie in an interactive way! Every attendee will get a bag of props to use during the movie at specific times.  Come in costume if you like, sing along with Moana and Maui, and have fun with us at the library.  No registration is necessary.

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All are welcome to enjoy this 45-minute story time.  Hear great stories, sing songs, enjoy related activities.  No registration necessary. Held in the lower level library meeting rooms.

Upcoming
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:30am
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Ever wonder what the library is like when it's closed?  Families are encouraged to join our 2-hour lock-in filled with food, fun, reading and activities.  Registration is required. Sign up at the Children's Service Desk.

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One Saturday a Month

Everything is Awesome at the Library Lego Club.  Held one Saturday each month (usually the third, but check the calendar) from 10:00am until noon in the lower level Children's Dept. Program Room.  We have lots of 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.

Upcoming
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00am
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Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am

Nutrition and activity family fair - Saturday from 10 am -12 noon. Kid friendly games and activities!  

Taekwondo Demo!  Food demos featuring produce from Farmer's Market.  - See you there!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Children who participated in the Secret Pen Pal Program this summer will find out who their secret pen pal is at this reveal party.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

Look for the library tent at Waupaca's Summer Picnic at Riverview Park.  We will be building and making under the tent from 1:00 - 5:00 in the afternoon.  Stop in to see what cool stuff we're making!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 9:00am

From diapers to dating; your child is growing & changing! Know what to expect with this overview of the ages & stages of child development. Child development experts will be on hand to help you assess how your child is doing so that they will be where they need to be the best learner they can be.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join your library friends for fun at the ballpark. Kids can earn a free ticket to the game by signing up for summer library program and for reporting 14 hours of reading.  Deadline to order additional tickets ($8 each) is July 21st.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels

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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Waupaca Park & Recreation Dept., Lego Batman will be shown outdoors in the Upper South Park at dusk.  Free popcorn.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 (All day)

The library is closed for staff training.

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