Kids & Families

The IditaREAD follows the famous Alaskan dog sled race, The Iditarod. Race starts March 7th, 2020 and can take 8-20 days depending on the weather. There are 1049 miles in the Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Do you think your reading team can work together to read 1049 minutes or pages before your opposing dog sled team finishes the race? 

Forms to sign up below. Print and drop off your registration form or email it to us:  Remember to choose a musher!

 

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The Waupaca Area Public Library is getting ready for their Summer Learning Program (SLP) and we’d like to invite ALL local artists to enter original artwork for an art contest. The artwork entered will have a chance to be used in our Summer Learning Program: Imagine Your Story handouts and bookmarks.

  • Entries can be physical or digital, original and family-friendly, and based on our SLP theme and logo: Imagine Your Story.  
  • Entries must be turned in at the Waupaca Area Public Library or emailed to ,  with the subject line: Art Contest Entry

If interested, feel free to grab our official Contest Guidelines and Application below!

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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. 

Upcoming
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:00am

Join us for a special Story Time at Bethany Springs! Stories, songs, and activities, but this time we'll share the experience with our senior friends! Look for us in the Bethany Springs building. Can't wait to see you!

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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. 

Upcoming
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:00am
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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Is it too early to think about school? Come play and find out! This event is for children ages 18 months to 4 years. 

Thursday, March 5th 4:00-6:00 pm at WAUPACA LEARNING CENTER, 1515 Shoemaker Road, Waupaca

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1st Saturday of the Month at 10:00am

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; October through December) at 10:00 am.  All are welcome!

See the Calendar for complete schedule. 

Upcoming
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:00am
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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. 

Upcoming
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 11, 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. 

Upcoming
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am
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!

Upcoming
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 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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