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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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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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Second Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Rural Access to Justice is a Wisconsin non-stock corporation dedicated to providing affordable legal services for individuals living in and around Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Portage Counties. This organization provides quality legal representation for select civil and criminal matters.

Free legal consultations provided by nonprofit organization

Use the calendar below to make and appointment. Click on the Tuesday of your choice. Available times will display. Select a half hour time slot fillout and fill out the consultation form. 

Walk-ins welcome subject to availability.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
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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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Saturday, February 15, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, April 4, 2020 (All day)

The Waupaca Library Exhibit Room celebrates Youth Art Month!

The Waupaca Area Public Library is delighted to showcase the artwork of Waupaca’s elementary, middle and high school students. Art teachers at each school choose artwork to display and set up the exhibit. Artwork ranges from pencil drawings and paintings to ceramics and mobiles. Local judges will select the top artwork at the show.

A reception will be held on Tuesday March 3rd, 6-7pm, to honor all participants and announce award winners.

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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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Stop by the Engagement Area at the library and draw some kindness.  All of the supplies are provided for you and a friend (or group of friends) to create a Compassion Flag!

If you have a larger group, you may check-out a packet at the circulation desk.
Packets contain enough materials for 10 people.

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