Star Lab Visit

We had a great event to kick off our summer reading program this past Friday! The Grout Museum brought their mobile planetarium to Wellman! While the library was far too small to fit the huge blow up tent, we had plenty of room at the Parkside Activity Center! We took groups of 30 kids and parents into the star lab at a time for an overhead presentation about the wonders of the night sky. We had over 100 people attend! It was tricky to get any pictures of the actual program as it was inside a dark area. While groups were waiting for their turn we had some fun activities for them and Ms. Carol read a story. It was a great event overall!

We can’t wait for our next program this afternoon! Chad Elliott will be here at 3:00 PM with his Wilderman’s Treetop Tales musical act. And on Thursday we will have our first ever Space Walk Storytime at North Park! We will have 3 librarians stationed through out the park for a rotating storytime followed by a quick activity.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JUNE 17

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released on our shelves each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

Monday Movie Matinee starts: Monday, June 17th @ 1:30 PM

Musician & Author Chad Elliott Preforms: Tuesday, June 18th at 3:00PM

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

First Space Walk Story Time @ North Park: Thursday, June 20th @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM


The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE*


** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **


NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

A Welcome at Our Door by Amy Clipston
The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
Unsolved by James Patterson
Playing the Part by Jen Turano
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Stars and Planets by Carole Stott
Space Puzzles by Gareth Moore
Night Sky by Stephanie Drimmer
I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space by Carole Stott

Glow-in-The-Dark Constellations by C. E. Thompson
Spacebusters by Philip Wilkinson
Spaceships and rockets by Deborah Lock


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Unbelievable Olive and the Four Jokers by Pseudonymous Bosch


NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS

This is MY Fort by Drew Daywalt
What is Inside This Box by Drew Daywalt
Shark School: Deep Sea Treasure by Davy Ocean
I Have an Idea by Herve Tullet

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JUNE 10

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released on our shelves each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, June 10th @ 6:30 PM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Grout Museum Star Lab: Friday, June 14 @ 3:15 PM at Parkside Activities Center

Monday Movie Matinee starts: Monday, June 17th @ 1:30 PM

Musician & Author Chad Elliott Preforms: Tuesday, June 18th at 3:00 PM

First Space Walk Story Time @ North Park: Thursday, June 20th @ 10:30 AM


Summer Reading Program packets will be available for pick up. Start your logging your reading this week. Our first program will be with the Grout Museum Star Lab on Friday, June 14th at the Parkside Activity Center.


The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE*


** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **


NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

Willing to Die by Lisa Jackson
Buckskin by Robert Knott
If She Wakes by Michael Koryta


NEW ADULT NON-FICTION

How to Forget by Kate Mulgrew


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Alex Rider, Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Watch Out for Wolf by Anica Rissi

This is Captain America by Brooke Dworkin
These Are The Avengers by Thomas Macri
Fancy Nancy: The Case of The Disappearing Doll by Nancy Parent
Fancy Nancy: Mademoiselle Mom by Nancy Parent
UglyDolls: Meet the UglyDolls by Celeste Sisler
This is Captain Marvel by Kelsey Sullivan
This is Black Panther by Alexandra West


NEW DVDs

Tom & Jerry’s Winter Wackiness

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Summer Reading Program Upcoming Events

Summer is here! The kids are finally out of school and we are ready for some fun! The reading logs are ready to be picked up if you registered for the reading program. We will start checking logs next week (6/10) and our kick off event is next Friday! We have a lot of fun programs planned for this summer! You don’t need to have signed up for the reading program to come to the programs and events. Follow us on Facebook for updates and weather related cancellations as we have several outdoor programs this year. Or stop by the library to pick up a calendar of events! Happy Reading!

THIS WEEK @ WSPL

WEEK Of june 3

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released on our shelves each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, June 10th @ 6:30 PM

Grout Museum Star Lab: Friday, June 14 @ 3:15 PM at Parkside Activities Center

Monday Movie Matinee starts: Monday, June 17th @ 1:30 PM

Musician & Author Chad Elliott Preforms: Tuesday, June 18th at 3:00 PM

First Space Walk Story Time @ North Park: Thursday, June 20th @ 10:30 AM


Summer Reading Program packets will be available for pick up starting June 5th . Start your reading records on June 9th . Our first program will be with the
Grout Museum and their Star Lab on Friday, June 14th at Parkside Activity Center.


The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE*


** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **


NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

The Better Sister by Alafair burke

The View From Alameda Island by Robyn Carr
Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver
Far and Away by Fern Michaels


NEW ADULT NON-FICTION

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse

The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Hockey Rink Hunt by Mike Lupica

NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum

The Adventures of Tintin volume 1 by Herge
The Adventures of Tintin volume 3 by Herge
Let Them Play by Margot Theis Raven


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Fire Truck to the Rescue by Alan Copeland
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays by Jon Stahl
Felix Eats up by Rosemary Wells
Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller

THIS WEEK @ WSPL

WEEK OF MAY 27

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released on our shelves each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

Library CLOSED Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

Summer Reading Program Registration: May 1st – 31st

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, June 10th @ 6:30 PM

Grout Museum Star Lab: Friday, June 14 @ 3:15 PM at Parkside Activities Center

Monday Movie Matinee starts: Monday, June 17th @ 1:30 PM


Summer Reading Program registration is now open! You may register either at the library or on-line at http://www.wellmanlibrary.org. Registration is open until May 31 st ! We have many fun activities planned, hope to see many readers this summer!

The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE*


** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **


NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich
The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth
The Night Window by Dean Koontz
Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel
Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye

NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Asteroids, Comets and Meteoroids by Lauren Kukla

The Amazing Universe by Lauren Kukla

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Harold & Hog Pretend For Real by Mo Willems
How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace
What the Sun Sees; What the Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri

NEW DVDs

Curious George Swings into Spring

Home Alone 3

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF MAY 20

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released on our shelves each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

Summer Reading Program Registration: May 1st – 31st

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Senior Creative Art Class: Domino Necklace: Thursday, May 23 @ 10AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library CLOSED Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day


Summer Reading Program registration is now open! You may register either at the library or on-line at http://www.wellmanlibrary.org. Registration is open until May 31 st ! We have many fun activities planned, hope to see many readers this summer!

The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE*


** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **


NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

Redemption by David Baldacci
Unpunished by Lisa Black
The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson
Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green by Erica Boyce
Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark


nEW yOUNG aDULT

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Sweep by Jonathan Auxier Shark school 3-books in 1! By Davy Ocean
Long Fin Silver by Davy Ocean

NEW DVDs

Aquaman Bohemian Rhapsody
Mary Poppins Returns

Classic Page Turning Books for 9 – 12 years

If you have a tween in your life who is either a reluctant reader or is just looking for another great book to read, check out this list of classic page turners for 9-12 year-olds from Brightly. We have almost all of these on our selves! To read the original post, click HERE.

Page-Turning Classics for
9- to 12-Year-Olds

by Tom Burns

The word “classic” gets thrown around a lot when we talk about books, and it conjures different meanings for different people. For some readers, the term makes them think of a dusty, centuries-old brick of a book, the kind a particularly unsympathetic teacher might assign for summer reading.

But for others, classic means something magical. It means this book is special, unique, potentially life-changing. It means it’s the kind of book that you firmly press into the hands of your best friend and say, “OMG, you have to read this right now!”

If you want to introduce your tween reader to a book they can’t live without, here’s a selection of true classics they’ll treasure for the rest of their lives.

  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs, illustrated by Edward Gorey Yes, the movie adaptation with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett is pretty great — but that’s probably because it was based on a pretty great book. Originally published in 1973, Bellairs’ macabre tale of witchcraft and suspense has been casting a spell over young readers for over 40 years. Kids love imagining themselves in the role of Lewis, the young orphan who moves into his uncle’s eccentric house and discovers that magic really exists. Plus, the sublime illustrations from legend Edward Gorey set the tone perfectly.
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin This Newbery Medal-winning classic is one of the best juvenile mystery stories ever written. It’s all about a group of strangers who must solve an elaborate mystery surrounding the death of a reclusive millionaire. There are generations of kids who grew up to become obsessed with Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and the Clue movie, all thanks to a love of mysteries that originated with The Westing Game. A
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls This book is the 1961 version of those animal videos you encounter online and then find yourself happy-crying about all week. It’s one of those foundational books where kids learn about the bittersweet joy of loving another living creature. We’re told the story of Billy, growing up in the Ozarks and bonding with his two remarkable coonhounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. Their adventures together teach readers about friendship, empathy, and loss — lessons worthy of a true classic.
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis One of the characteristics of an all-time great book is that it has a lead character whose voice you can hear in your head — the kind of character you can’t forget about when the book is over. That’s definitely the case with Bud. Curtis won the Newbery Medal for his exceptional tale of a young foster child in the 1930s who decides to track down his long-lost father. Bud is quick-witted, funny, and wise beyond his years. His voice draws readers in and never lets them go.
  • His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman It’s hard not to slip into hyperbole when talking about Pullman’s His Dark Materials series. It’s an epic fantasy in the grand tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien, Kwame Alexander, and C.S. Lewis, but it’s also so timeless and emotional that it will leave modern middle schoolers breathless. The tale of young Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon exploring the infinite universe is unforgettable, and the recent addition to the series, The Book of Dust, is an absolute rarity: a prequel that doesn’t disappoint.
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake Let’s be honest. I could’ve picked ANY Dahl book, called it a classic, and I would’ve been right. The literary legacy of Roald Dahl is remarkable. He’s that rare adult writer who can speak to the fantasies and anxieties of children, but in a way that thrills and delights all readers. The Witches is one of his best. It’s the story of a kindhearted young boy who gets turned into a mouse — and rather enjoys it — then defeats a cadre of evil witches simply because it’s the right thing to do.
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor The true classics are the ones that impress upon their readers a genuine sense of empathy. They not only offer a glimpse into a character’s life, but they also make sense of the character’s feelings. It’s impossible to read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry without experiencing profound empathy for young Cassie Logan and her family. Set during the Great Depression in America’s Deep South, this award-winning novel makes readers feel both the insidious harm of institutionalized racism and the unrelenting dignity of the Logan family in the face of such prejudice. It’s an extraordinary, vitally important book for all ages.
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen This is a book that kids go wild for. If you meet a young Hoot fan, they’ll beam while talking about it. (They’ll talk your ear off, too!) Hiassen, famous for his crime novels, does a fantastic job translating his mastery of dialogue and suspense for young readers. He introduces us to Roy, a new kid in Florida, who finds himself facing bullies, befriending local eccentrics, and becoming an environmental activist to protect a family of burrowing owls. It’s fast, fun, and offers kids a lot to get excited about, while also teaching them about making friends and taking stands.

Original post from Brightly.com