Kids & Families

The 2017 Summer Library Program is 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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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, July 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:30am
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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, July 24, 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, July 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 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, July 27, 2017 - 10:30am
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am
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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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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, August 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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Friday, August 18, 2017 (All day)

The library is closed for staff training.

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years.  While Waupaca is not on the path of a total solar eclipse, we experience a partial viewing.  NASA has sent us special eclipse glasses to safely view this event. Don't miss learning about eclipses because the next one that is over the US is in April 2014.  Watch for more details about times and activities.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Yoga for Kids!  Food demos featuring produce from Farmer's Market.  - See you there!

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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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