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  • Monday – Thursday     9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday                              9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday                         9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday                            Closed

exhibit room

Welcome to the Exhibit Room

The Waupaca Library Exhibit room shall be a space to provide cultural, historical, and educational displays free to the general public.

We exhibit 6-8 shows each year showcasing local artistry, industry, memorabilia and education. If you are interested in showing your collection, please read the Exhibit Room Policy to learn more about the use for this space. The Exhibit Room is made possible through generous support from the Waupaca Public Library Foundation.

The Exhibit Room is located in the lower level of the library (off of the Children’s Department) and exhibits are FREE and open to the public during regular library hours.

Currently on Display

The Rotary Club of Waupaca turns 30 this year!
Learn how the club got started and view photos and displays that tell the story of the many way Rotary is working to do good in our community and around the world today.
Join club members in the Exhibit Room on Wednesday’s anytime between 5:30 and 7:00 to LEARN ABOUT FEATURED PROGRAMS of the Rotary Club of Waupaca. Club members will be present to talk about the programs and answer questions about the club.
April 12th – Supporting Organizations Doing Good in Our Community
April 19th – Rotary Youth Exchange
May 3rd – Promoting Peace in Our Community and Changing Lives Around the World
May 17th – Supporting Our Schools
May 24th – Protecting the Environment
For more information about the exhibit and feature nights, visit the club’s web page.
Exhibit Room and programs are free to the public. The exhibit is open during regular library hours.

Current and Upcoming Exhibits

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Our Summer Learning Program theme is All Together Now and prairies are a great example of this-they are fascinating and complex communities that come together to create something special (maybe not too different from Waupaca?). Hidden Prairie, traveling to us from the University of Nebraska State Museum, showcases photographs from Chris Helzer, the Nature Conservancy’s Director of Science in Nebraska. Chris photographed one square meter of prairie over a year, and collected these images for this amazing exhibit.

Our very own City of Waupaca is taking the All Together Now idea to our roof with a new solar panel installation that will generate power for city hall and the library! This exciting project will be part of our exhibit, explaining how solar works and what we can do ALL TOGETHER to make our world a better place.

Watch our website and social media for fun programs, kits, and activities where you can learn more about prairies and solar energy, and become a citizen scientist in your own front yard!

Through a series of photographs from many states between the coasts, photographer and author Drake Hokanson explores something of the nature of life and the landscape apart from the big urban centers that so often define us as Americans.

Drake Hokanson is an author, photographer, and independent scholar who looks to the broad American land, its places, well-worn paths, people, and stories as the subjects for his photographs, books, exhibits, and essays. He is the author/coauthor of three books, has edited and contributed to several others, and has exhibited photographs coast to coast. He taught photography and nonfiction writing at the university level on three continents for more than 30 years. Currently he is an organic, independent, free-range scholar living and working in La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

For more information, including print purchase, see

Join us on Thursday June 8-August 3 at 1-2pm in the Exhibit Room to learn more about the world around you, how you can investigate it and be a bigger part of it! We’ll explore our Hidden Prairies exhibit, solar energy, pollinator plants and critters, weather and more! All are welcome at this FREE program.

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