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  • We are now open for Intentional Browsing (30 minutes), Computer Use, Study Room and Curbside Services. Call us to reserve a computer or study room slot, and request items for pickup. You can also place hold requests on infosoup below, or use our Book Pack form for all ages. Click ...

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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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  • Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 8:00am

    The IditaRead follows the famous Alaskan dog sled race, The Iditarod. Race starts March 7, 2021 and can take 8-20 days depending on the weather. There are 860 miles in this year's race on the Gold Trail Loop from Willow, AK to Flat and back to Willow. Do you think your team of readers can work together to read 860 minutes before the dog sled team you choose to race against finishes the race?


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  • Saturday, March 27, 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.

    The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    March 27th at 10:30 over Zoom

    Call today to reserve...

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  • 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. ...

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  • 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...

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  • Friday, January 22, 2021 (All day) to Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (All day)

    YOUTH ART MONTH is an annual exhibit and collaboration between the School District of Waupaca, the Waupaca Area Public Library, and Waupaca Public Library Foundation, to show off the best artwork from Kindergarten-12th Grade students. Although the exhibit is typically displayed in the Waupaca Area Library Exhibit Room, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are showcasing an ONLINE...

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Monday, November 16, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, December 31, 2020 (All day)

The Waupaca Area Public Library is a stop on the Yuletide Trail again this year! Even though we can't see you in person, we invite you to join us for a virtual storytime at the library YouTube channel. Snuggle and up click HERE to enjoy readings from your favorite librarians and community members. Storytime starts at 2pm on December 5th and will be available throughout winter.

In addition, you can pick up copies of some of these stories to build your own winter-themed library at area businesses (and right here at the library, too!):

Farmer's State Bank (available in the lobby): Llama Llama Secret Santa Surprise by Anna Dewdney 

Northern Home (available in store): If It's Snowy and You Know It Clap Your Hands by Kim Norman

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Monday, November 16, 2020 (All day) to Monday, November 30, 2020 (All day)

Starting November 16, pick up our newest craft kit...THANKFULNESS CARDS! Thanksgiving may look a little different for many of us this year. Let someone know you are thinking of them and THANKFUL to have them in your life! All materials are included, simply ask for a kit at curbside delivery. 

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Be Safe Wisconsin Partner

Waupaca Library Service Levels are limited to:

  • Intentional Browsing (30 minute browsing) and Hold Pick-ups. Curbside Services are still available too.
  • In-person one hour computer use (limited numbers)
  • Other contactless service options (see document below)
  • Study Rooms Available for 2 hour use

    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. In the meantime, click below for a list of library services available:
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On Exhibit:

January 22 to March 31

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The Waupaca Public Library Foundation

Helping to develop programs to promote the growth and awareness of the library.

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