107 South Main St • Waupaca, WI 54981 • (715) 258-4414   Contact-us-button_0.png

Welcome to the Adult Department!

Housed on the main floor of the Library,  we have the daily news, magazines, microfilm, along with books, movies and music for all your information and entertainment needs. Questions are welcome at the Information Desk. Please let our friendly, helpful staff assist you.  Throughout the year we have a full schedule of ongoing programs and special events for adults.

Adult Programs

All Adult Programs | Lunch & Learn | Film Series | Life Class | Book Clubs

Please join us for this great two part event and take home activity!

Get Started: May 14th at 6 pm, or May 15th at 10:30 am at Hutchinson House South Park

  • Story Time, Poetry Reading, Scavenger Hunt and more!
  • Learn about Waupaca being the Potato Capital of the World!
  • Get all you need to grow your own potatoes this summer

Gather Again: August 7th at the Historic Train Depot

  • Harvest and weigh-in event
  • Potato print paintings
  • Brat fry and potato themed foods

Thank you to the following community partners for their contributions to this fun project:

  • Waupaca Historical Society
  • Turner's Fresh Market
  • Silver Mist Garden Center
  • De-lish-us
  • Wisconsin Potato Growers
Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:00am
  • Check out and read a copy of "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
  • We have copies available for checkout!
  • Register below and we will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.
  • Join us on Zoom May 22 for an engaging discussion online!

 

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for this fun day all about Kites!

  • Free Family Event
  • Huge kite shows
  • Many different styles of kites
  • Kite making workshop for kids

Event will be held at Waupaca Municipal Airport.

Special Thanks to Wisconsin Kiters Club for bringing this event to Waupaca!

 

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share

It's a simple but powerful fact: children who are read to at home are better prepared for school and continue to do well throughout their academic career. Each book read with a child provides an opportunity for early learning. Simply scan the barcode (ISBN) for each book you read into the app. Earn digital badges and a surprise from your library friends at 100 book intervals. Sign up and get started today!

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Dell Latitude 3310 Laptop

We now have 5 Dell Latitude 3310 laptops you can check out for 14 days. Laptops have a built in microphone, speakers and web cam, and are configured with Office 365 productivity software. They also contain Windows antivirus software and Deep Freeze security software to keep the device protected. This means you will need to save your work to an external device or the cloud. Laptop can be checked out by adults from the main service desk. Made possible through a 2020 Public Service Commission Grant.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share

Need books? Let us put a book pack together for you.

You'll tell us a little about YOURSELF or CHILD(REN) as a reader and we'll pick some items for you to enjoy!

What you'll get? Books selected for you, checked out to you, and ready for curbside or inside pick-up.

Three ways to order:

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Now Hiring Part Time

Are you an enthusiastic customer service focused worker who would like to positively impact people in our Community? We are hiring for Circulation Assistant/Library Page. Responsible for: assisting patrons, checking materials in and out using a circulation software, enforcing policies, shelving materials and general clerical functions in the library. An understanding of modern technology is necessary. We are looking for people with a growth mindset who are interested in working evening and weekend hours, daytime hours are likely as well.  Starting pay $9.50 

Job application HERE return to the Waupaca Library by Friday, May 21, 2021.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 10:30am

NEW-We are now offering a virtual book club for young readers and their adult reading pals to enjoy and explore wonderful children's chapter books.

Millionaires For The Month by Stacy McAnulty

May 29th at 10:30 over Zoom

Call today to reserve your copy(ies) of the book.

Registration Form

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 6:00pm

Join us in our latest series, "Whole People" brought to you by Twin Cities PBS. This 4-part virtual series focuses on the importance of creating a community that is safe, vibrant, resilient and connected for ALL! Learn how our personal stories connect us to each other.

  • Part 4 - Whole People: Family Solutions

​"It takes a village” …; what part will you play in building a compassionate community?

Shawna, Michelle, Jane and Dustin from Waupaca County Department of Health and Human Services will facilitate this series.
Please register for the Zoom link below.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share

Cookbooks cost $10 each. The "Safer at Home" cookbook is a joint fundraiser for the Waupaca Historical Society and Waupaca Public Library featuring recipes, stories and photographs from this pandemic year. You can purchase a copy at the Waupaca Public Library, Waupaca Historical Society and other area businesses with cash or a check made out to the Waupaca Historical Society.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
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! 
Riverside Park
Rotary Riverview Park
Bailey St.
Elm St. across from Plant 1 Foundry
Lake St.
Waupaca Learning Center
Trinity Lutheran Church
South Park in front of Hutchinson House
Swan Park
Historical Society (Main St.)
Corner of North St. and Franklin St.
State St. near Plant 1
Highland Dr. 
Bethany Home (on Berlin St)
North Side of W. Fulton St, just a few houses down from Hardees
Virginia Dr. (Near Red Mill) 
Stratton Lake Road (between Hwy K & 22)​
Main St. in Rural (Rural Historical Society) 
Lamplighter Lane (Covered Bridge)
Cleghorn Rd. (there are actually 2!)
 
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.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Share

Stay connected with friends and family with our new tutorials!

This time of year can be tough with the holidays, short days, and cold weather. What better time to connect with friends and family and pick up a new skill (or two!) along the way?

Take a minute and view our tutorials on Zoom, Facebook Messenger, and Google Meet! Liz and Laura will show you the basics, plus a few tips and tricks.

ZOOM is a great basic meeting platform for family gatherings, book clubs, trivia nights and of course, LIBRARY PROGRAMMING! Liz will walk you through Zoom in this short video!

Looking to interact a little more with games and sharing videos? FACEBOOK MESSENGER might be a good fit for you. Liz will walk you through Facebook Messenger in this short video!

GOOGLE MEET is the perfect option for video chats and playing a game together! Most school aged kids are very familiar with Google Meet since they use it for school, so this is a nice fit for grandparents and grandkids. Liz will walk you through Google Meet in this short video!

Like anything else, these apps all have a learning curve. Watch our videos, start with the basics, and you'll be hosting the next 'virutal get together' before you know it!

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share

Watch this City Heroes Video to see how we are all doing our part.

You can do your part by following these guidelines:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Physically distance at least 6 feet from people with whom you do not live.
  • Wear a cloth face mask, unless unable to wear one for medical reasons.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Indoors, do not gather with people outside of your household.
  • Outdoors, limit gatherings, physically distance and wear face coverings.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after return from travel.
  • If symptomatic, call your health care provider, get a test, and stay home while awaiting results.
  • Cooperate with public health officials if you have tested positive or are a close contact.
  • Self-quarantine if you are notified or are aware of being a close contact.

Waupaca County Public Health implores everyone to take actions to help stop uncontrolled community spread. (COVID-19 Emergency Alert issued 10/5/2020)

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Be Safe Wisconsin Partner

Waupaca Library Service Levels are limited to:

  • 30 minute visits and Hold Pick-ups. Curbside Services are still available too.
  • In-person one hour computer use (limited numbers)
  • Study Rooms Available for 4 hour use
  • Conference Room Available up to 4 people for 4 hours

Patrons who choose to visit the library in-person will be required to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing. Watch this City Heroes Video to see how we are all doing our part. The Library is partnering with BE SAFE WISCONSIN to follow CDC safety guidelines to keep our community safe.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share
Hands Holding Hearts

Take a few minutes to explore this wonderful new site containing resources to help relieve pandemic and holiday stress. The Waupaca School District Virtual Calming Room was created as a place for students, parents, staff and the community to find tools to help manage stress, anxiety, feelings and emotions.

There is something for everyone, including sounds and music, fascinating animal cams, guided meditation, coloring, puzzles,and recommended apps. Thank you Waupaca School District for sharing virtual peace and happiness! Click the words above or HERE to explore.

Connections are especially important this time of year. Now is the perfect time to use online resources to safely 'see' family and friends. Our tutorials help you get started with Zoom, Facebook Messenger and Google Meet. Learn more HERE.

 

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share