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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
Be Safe Wisconsin Partner

Waupaca Library Service Levels are limited to:

  • Curbside Delivery of library items ONLY
  • In-person computer use (limited numbers)
  • Other contactless service options (see document below)
  • *No Study Room Access as of November 19*

This decision was made with a heavy heart, and will be revisited every two weeks. This will remain in effect until we are able to safely reopen. Our service hours will not be affected at this time. We are partnering with BE SAFE WISCONSIN to follow CDC safety guidelines to keep our community safe. In the meantime, click below for a list of library services available:

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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:

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InfoSoup will go dark on August 14 at 7pm and....relaunch with a new look on Monday, August 17.

Important things to know:

  • Your current holds and checkouts will not be affected
  • Your InfoSoup PIN will be reset. The new PIN is your birth date (in the format mmddyy)
  • Reading history and saved lists will not be saved. To learn how to export your lists: https://infosoup.info/export-reading


For more information about the new InfoSoup:https://infosoup.info/new-catalog

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  • 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)

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Cookbooks are now available for pre-order. Cookbooks cost $10 each. Print out the form below, fill it out and return with payment in an envelope to the Holly Center drop or the Waupaca Public Library bookdrop. Cookbooks will be available on or around November 26. Great for gift-giving!

The cookbook, a joint fundraiser for the Waupaca Historical Society and the Waupaca Area Public Library, features recipes, stories and photographs from this pandemic year.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

Our third and final program in the “Journey to Better” series will feature Chris Pruitt, Azure & Al Rooths who will share insights and perspectives from their lives and experiences as Black people living in Waupaca County. They will also answer questions from program participants. Chuck Reynolds will facilitate the Q&A, which will be a candid conversation meant to promote a deeper understanding of privilege, race and how we can continue to grow and take steps in our journey to better.

Zoom class is limited to 20 participants. Please register below.

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Stop by and respond to the Census2020 on our library computers.

You can make an appointment with library staff to assist you in completing your census form here.

Study rooms available on a limited basis and internet computers available by walk-in or appointment.

Click here for more information or to complete the census: https://2020census.gov/en.html

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00am
  • Check out and read a copy of "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci.
  • We have copies available for curbside pickup or you can stop by and pick one up!
  • Register below and we will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.
  • Join us on Zoom December 12 for a discussion online!


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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! 
Riverside 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.)
Rotary Park
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.
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Neighbors have a critical role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Who on your block might need help if they get sick?  Who might have trouble getting groceries?  Who might be isolated with no one to talk to?  How can neighbors lift each other’s spirits? 

Lots of great stories are emerging from neighborhoods all across the world: 

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