Mrs. Claus coming to the Library!

Mrs. Claus will meet youngsters on Saturday morning, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. until Noon outside the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. We ask that masks be worn and practice social distancing. Children should bring their letters to Santa with their name and address clearly printed. Mrs. Claus will have a special surprise for the children.

@ Your Library

Due to the rising cases of covid 19, we will checkout books and deliver to the curbside in order to keep our staff and patrons safe.  We are hoping this will be temporary.

We will be hosting our 4th Annual Gingerbread contest a little differently this year.  We are asking families to create their gingerbread house with only edible material. Send us a picture of your creation for us to post of social media between Thanksgiving and December 18th.  A winner will be announced on December 22nd.  Gingerbread houses can be enjoyed at home, and possibly eaten too!

Mrs. Claus will make a short visit to the library on December 5th from 10:00 until noon. Youngsters may bring their letter to Santa with a clearly printed name and address to give to Mrs. Claus.  She will have a special treat to give the children.

Since this is a short week we are highlighting a couple of books you might enjoy!

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep end by Jeff Kinney

The Berenstain Bears meet Santa Bear by Stan & Jan Berenstain          

New Books November 16, 2020

@Your Library… We have lots of new books just waiting to be read!  There is no better way to spend a cold fall day than enjoying a cup of something warm and a good book!

We will be hosting our 4th Annual Gingerbread contest a little differently this year.  We are asking families to create their gingerbread house with only edible material. Send us a picture of your creation for us to post of social media between Thanksgiving and December 18th.  A winner will be announced on December 22nd.  Gingerbread houses can be enjoyed at home, and possibly eaten too!

Reminder:  We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th

New Books added to our collection:

Fiction:                        Jingle all the way by Debbie Macomber

                                    The daughter’s tale by Armando Lucas Correa

                                    Truly, madly, deeply by Karen Kingsbury

                                    Three women disappear by James Patterson

Junior Fiction:            Champion of the Titan Games by Brandon Mull

                                    The Golden temple by Katrina Charman

Everybody:                 Memoirs of a tortoise by Devin Scillian

                                    The Blue Table by Chris Raschka

                                    Click, clack, good night by Doreen Cronin

                                    I am every good thing by Derrick Barnes

                                    The oldest student: how Mary Walker learned to read by Rita L. Hubbard

                                    The Arabic Quilt: an immigrant story by Aya

New Books November 11, 2020

@Your Library… Need new books? Call the library at 319-646-6858 to set up a time to come in and browse.  Need a time to browse on Saturday?  Call before 2 p.m. on Friday to reserve a Saturday time.  There will be no curbside pickup or browsing on Wednesday, November 11th as we honor Veteran’s Day.

This week are celebrating Children’s Book Week!  This week is not only a celebration of books, but of connections.  It is a way to unite kids and adults with books, authors and illustrators in order to foster the love of reading.

New Children’s Books added to our collection:

Junior Biography:      Marjory save the Everglades: the story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas by Sandra Neil Wallace

Junior Fiction:            Fortress of the Stone Dragon by Tracey West

Everybody:                 What we’ll build by Oliver Jeffers

                                    You matter by Christian Robinson

                                    Imogene comes back! By David Small

                                    Will you be my friend by Sam McBratney

                                    Max & Ruby and the babysitting squad by Rosemary Wells

                                    A boy like you by Frank Murphy

                                    We are water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

                                    Danbi leads the school parade by Anna Kim

                                    Construction site mission: demolition by Sherri Duskey Rinker

                                    Speak up, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

                                    RoboBaby by David Wiesner

November is National Gratitude Month

We are so grateful for our patrons who have been patient and kind during this pandemic. The Director, staff and Board of Trustees would like to show our gratitude by giving away two (2) Thank you baskets. Stop in, put your name in the tub. We will draw 2 names during the week of Thanksgiving.

Library Hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday by appointment. Call 319-646-6858 or email scofield@netins.net