Kids & Families

While the library is closed due to Covid-19 Social Distancing, we're still doing our best to provide you with learning opportunities, fun, and challenges with your family!

Make sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see all the great things we're doing!

We miss you!

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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! 
Waupaca Learning Center NEW!
Trinity Lutheran Church
South Park in front of Hutchinson House
Swan Park
Historical Society (Main St.)
Rotary Park
Corner of North St. and Franklin St.
State St. near Plant 1
Highland Dr. 
Bethany Home (on Berlin St)
Virginia Dr. (Near Red Mill) 
Main St. in Rural (Rural Historical Society) 
Cleghorn Rd. (there are actually 2!)
North Side of W. Fulton St, just a few houses down from Hardees
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 quarentining your items for 24 hours before use.
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All Story Walks have been updated at least once in 2020!

Please enjoy while practicing Social Distancing!

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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Tuesdays and Fridays 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, April 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:00am
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Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am

This 45 minute session for preschoolers and their caregivers includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and literacy activities.  No registration is necessary. All are welcome! 

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00am
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 2:30pm

Stop in after school and create a kindness haiku and/or draw what kindness means to you on a Compassion Flag.

A table will be set-up in the children's area with everything you need to express kindness on a flag!

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2nd Saturday of the Month

Sensory Saturday is a sensory experience for children. A variety of experiences rotate in the room. There is always a craft, a sensory table, movement activities, and sensory bins to choose from. All are welcome with an experienced caregiver. 

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:00am
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3rd Saturday of the Month

Builder's Club is a once a month building club for all ages all genders. We supply a variety of building toys to play with including Lego, Keva Planks, Marble Runs and more. Hope to build with you soon! Builder's Club is the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am.

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00am
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4th Saturday of the Month

Come enjoy dramatic play every 4th Saturday of the month! Our Story Time room will be set up with various imaginative play scenarios such as a grocery store, vet clinic, workshop etc. Stop in and see what fun we have planned for this month!

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 10:00am
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