Library Hours

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

Welcome to the Children's Department!

We offer a variety of materials, programs and services for children birth through Sixth Grade, parents, teachers and others who work with children. Staff members are happy to help you find whatever you need.  Ask us for suggestions of good books to read on a variety of levels and interests. Visit us in the lower level of the library!

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Join us for our Summer Reading Challenge. Join on the Beanstack app, through this link, or pick up a paper tracker at the library!


Join us in celebrating Smokey’s 80th birthday! Join our reading challenge on Beanstack, or pick up a paper tracker in the Children’s Department at the library.

Download the Flyer
English HERE
Español AQUÍ


A time for parents with their infants and toddlers. Rhymes, songs, a short story, and social play time for your little ones. We can’t wait to see you!

10-11 am EVERY FRIDAY!

Story Time

Meet us at the library. Wednesdays at 10 am.

Join us for stories, fun and learning for caregivers and their preschoolers

No Story Time in January,

This summer find us at the Splashpad on Thursdays at 9:30, or the Community Garden at 10:30. 

Upcoming Events

Early Literacy Calendars

Enjoy these fun and educational Early Literacy Calendars! Available in English and Español! 

Early Literacy Calendar 

Saturdays-Play & Learn!

Each Saturday visit the Children’s Department for a variety of fun activities! This is available during the school year. 

  • Creative Play
  • All About Building
  • Sensory Play
  • Games & Puzzles

Book Packs

Need books? Let us put a book pack together for you. Tell us a little about  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. To order, simply call us at 715-258-4417

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school – a goal experts say helps children learn to read.
Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!
Go to our Beanstack App to register: 

Animated Picture Books from TumbleBooks

InfoSoup has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children. You  can access it from home, for free using your library card number and PIN.

Waupaca Now Has Four Story Walks!

Reading while hiking can be fun, and the Waupaca Area Public Library is happy to announce that we have four Story Walks to choose from.  All are on Waupaca’s beautiful River Ridge Trail.

  • NEW! Find a Story Walk at Waupaca’s Eco Park! Head into the park to the end of the driveway to find the start of the 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 Story Walk starts to the south of the sledding hill.  
  • On the nature trail behind the Chain Exploration Center. 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.