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

Welcome to the Best Cellar!

The Best Cellar is a space built, maintained and used by teens. All students, grades 6-12 are welcome to use the services provided in the Best Cellar and to participate in teen programs sponsored by the Waupaca Area Public Library and the Student Library Advisory Group (SLAG). 


Summer is here and it's time for Summer Learning Fun! This year we want the community to work together to read 5000 books, but we need your help!

Join our online program HERE to start logging your reading, write book reviews, and complete fun activity challenges! We have programs for all ages. Together we can reach the goal, and you will be automatically entered into prize drawings along the way. 

Ask how you can find the Beanstack app!

Alternative Paper Tracker
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Want to learn more about the teachers your child may have for the 2020-2021 school year? Request a teacher bundle!

Use THIS form, call 715-258-4417, or email at sabrahamson@waupacalibrary.org

Teachers are listed on the form, or check the PDF below for teachers, and contact us about which bundle you want!


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The Teen Room now has it's VERY OWN Instagram @wauteenroom ! Check our page for epic challenges and book recommendations. If you miss the Teen Room, follow us at our new page and share it with your friends! 

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Join us all summer to test all of your STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!)

STEAM Challenge #3 -  Paper Airplane Challenge (click HERE or video)

How far did your paper airplane fly? How much cargo could it carry? Let us know and make sure to challenge a friend! See who's plane can carry more cargo and still fly 10 ft.!

Previous STEAM Challenges:

  • STEAM Challenge #1 - DIY Catapults (click HERE for video)
  • STEAM Challenge #2 - DIY Time Capsules (click HERE for video)
  • STEAM Challenge #3 -  Paper Airplane Challenge (click HERE or video)
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Page Turners (our virtual Teen Book club) meets weekly on Zoom to discuss epic, new Teen books each month! Meetings happen on Wednesdays @ 4:00 P.M., teens must be in 6th-12th grade to join. We're reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power in July! 

Email Taylor, our Teen Librarian, about joining!

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We have a Teen Room Discord Server now! Want to join the fun? E-mail our Teen Services Librarian, Taylor, at for an invite!

  • Teen Dungeons & Dragons: Every other Friday from 3:00-6:00 P.M. (Virtual, 5th edition D&D campaign, party is currently Level 1).

(Please note that teens must be 13+ in order to join Discord!)

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Mission Statement

The responsibility of Waupaca Area Public Library’s Student Library Advisory Group (SLAG) is to support and increase awareness of Young Adult Services and assist the Teen Librarian and the Waupaca Area Public Library in making decisions and providing and maintaining an environment that is fun, friendly, and safe to teens.

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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! 
NEW! Elm St. across from Plant 1 Foundry
NEW! Lake St.
NEW! Waupaca Chiropractic on S. Western Ave.
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.
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