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). 


For the Library Community Update video, click here. Or read more info below.

In response to pleas from local hospital administration and county health officials, the Waupaca Area Public Library will further limit library services by eliminating in-person browsing as of Friday, October 9th. The library will continue to provide contactless service options and in-person internet, computer, or study room use. 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. In the meantime, click below for a list of library services available:

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Thursdays from 6:30-7:30

Our Teen Talk Thursdays start on September 24th! 

On Zoom. Open to Teens in grades 6-12. Join Teen Librarian Taylor and Alex for a weekly video hang out on Zoom! Chat, socialize, and chill in our virtual Teen Library! Email Teen Librarian Taylor at twilcox@waupacalibrary.org for an invitation or for more information. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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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Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00

We're reading The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart in October! Starting on Wednesday, October 14th!

Zoom. Must be in 6th-12th Grade to join. Page Turners (our virtual Teen Book club) is meeting during the school year! Join us weekly on Zoom to discuss epic, new Teen books each month! Meetings happen on Wednesdays @ 4:00 P.M.

Email Taylor, our Teen Librarian, about joining at twilcox@waupacalibrary.org !

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Every third Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00-6:30

Our Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club is continuing through the school year! 


October, 20th & 22nd, 4:00-6:30 “Tricks and Treats” - All Characters at Level 1.

Session A: Tuesday, October 20th - 2/6 Players

Session B: Thursday, October 22nd - 0/6 Players

Once current slots are filled, we will offer open slots in the following months session.

On Zoom. Computer required to join. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for monthly one-shot 5e D&D sessions. There will be two sessions to choose from, each with 6 player spots. Teens may only sign up for one session per month. Email our Teen Librarian at to sign up or for more information. 


Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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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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We have a Teen Room Discord Server now! Want to join the fun? E-mail our Teen Services Librarian, Taylor, at for an invite!

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

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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! Riverside Park
NEW! Bailey St.
NEW! Elm St. across from Plant 1 Foundry
NEW! 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.
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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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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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