Library Happenings: Winter Craft Day

We kicked off December here at the library with the first of our holiday events. Our Winter Craft Day was a fun afternoon filled with creative kids and fun crafts. Our next holiday event will be a showing of a classic holiday movie during the early out on Wednesday, December 11th at 2:00 PM.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF December 2

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

‘Tis the Season for a Craft Day: Monday, December 2 @ 1-2:30 p.m.

Gingerbread House Entries can be brought in now until December 14th

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Early Out Movie: Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Santa is Coming to Wellman! : Saturday, December 14th @ 10 a.m. – Noon

Library CLOSED Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas Holiday

Noon Year Party: Monday, December 30th @ 11 AM-Noon


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


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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

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
The Institute by Stephen King
Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Charmed, I’m sure by Sarah Littman
Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull
A Christmas Wish by Sue Bentley
Sea Serpent of Science by Tevin L. Hansen


NEW EASY BOOKS

Smarter Than a Monster by Brandon Mull

Our Favorite Day by Joowon Oh
Hats are Not for Cats by Jacqueline K. Rayner

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WSPL December Events & Activites

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We have some great events and activities going on at the library this month! Our annual Gingerbread House Contest has started and we are accepting entries until December 14th. For rules and entry forms, stop by the library.

Our first official event of the month is a Winter Craft Day Monday (12/2) at 1:00 PM. We will have several different craft options for kids to make and take home with them.

We will also be showing a holiday classic kids movie during the early out on December 11th at 2:00 PM if you would like to come and join us!

Be sure to mark you calendars for Saturday, December 14th because Santa will be coming to the library from 10AM – Noon. We’ll have hot chocolate, cookies to decorate, a holiday craft, and a winter photo booth. All the makings for a great family event!

And to finish out the month we will have our annual Noon Year’s Eve party for the kids at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 30th. We will play some minute-win-it games, make a noise maker craft, and have a special New Year’s countdown at Noon, complete with a toast.

We hope you can come enjoy the holiday season with us here at the library! Happy Holidays!!

2020 READING CHALLENGES

With 2020 just around the corner, we wanted to share this master list of reading challenges for 2020 from girlxoxo.com with you. We are also interested to know if you might be interested in a library sponsored reading group that follows one of these challenges together. Comment below and let us know!

Written by Tanya Patrice• November 17, 2019• 9:12 am• Reading Challenges

The Master List of 2020 Reading Challenges

2020 reading challenges

Reading challenges are a fun way to get out of your comfort zones and get exposed to books you may not otherwise have read, thanks to different categories, tasks and goals of the challenges. Welcome to the Master List – all the reading challenges for 2020 that we could find. This list will be updated every week – with new challenges at the top. Here’s what’s been posted on-line so far.


The Master List of 2020 Reading Challenges

* NEWLY ADDED *

+ 52 Books in 52 Weeks. The goal is to read 52 books from the 52 different categories provided – find a book that meets the criteria and check it off!

+ Book Award Reading Challenge. Read one award winning book each month. This challenge is hosted here at GXO!

+ History Nonfiction Reading Challenge. Read nonfiction history books of your choice and post your reviews to the challenge hosts’ page every month.

+ Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge 2020. Your task is to read at least 1 book each month that has WON a book award in that month. This challenge is hosted here at Girlxoxo!

+ Popsugar Reading Challenge. Read books that meet 40 random fun and interesting prompts. For an extra challenge read books that meet the 10 advanced prompts!

+ Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. Rory Gilmore was seen reading 339 books on screen. How many have you read?

+ Social Justice Nonfiction Reading Challenge. Read nonfiction books involving social justice issues and post your reviews to the challenge hosts’ page every month.

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+ A to Z Reading Challenge. Read at least one book whose title begins with each letter of the alphabet. Along the way, we’ll have quarterly read-a-thons and mini challenges that you can use to replace any of the more difficult letters. If that isn’t enough, try out our Monopoly-style game for book lovers!

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+ Calendar of Crime. Read 12 mystery books, each from of the categories in the month on the Calendar of Crime.

+ Color Coded. Choose books where the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover.

+ Creativity Reading Challenge. This challenge is about reading books on creativity, art, crafts, writing, film making, photography and any other topic that helps you live a more creative life.

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+ Epistolary Reading Challenge. The challenge is to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way.

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+ Humor Reading Challenge. Read books that you consider funny or humorous.

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+ Memoir Reading Challenge. Read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed. One book can only count for one category.

+ Mental Health Reading Challenge. Read any book related to mental health – fiction or non-fiction.

+ Monthly Keyword. Your task is to read at least one book each month whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month. This challenge is hosted here at Girlxoxo!

+ Monthly Motif. Read a book that corresponds to a different theme or motif each month. This challenge is hosted here at Girlxoxo!

+ Mount TBR. Knock out some of those books you OWN that have been waiting in the wings for weeks … months … even years.

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+ Vintage Mystery Extravaganza. Challengers must read five books in a chosen era (Golden or Silver) related in some way to five different categories from the combined lists.

+ VIRTUAL Mount TBR Reading Challenge (sister site to Mount TBR) for all those folks with mile-long “wish-list” of TBRs who would like a chance to climb as well.

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This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25

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 Closing Early: Wednesday, November 27th @ 5:00 PM

Library CLOSED Thursday, November 28th & Friday 29th for Thanksgiving

‘Tis the Season for a Craft Day: Monday, December 2 @ 1-2:30 p.m.

Early Out Movie: Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Santa is Coming to Wellman! : Saturday, December 14th @ 10 a.m. – Noon

Library CLOSED Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas Holiday

Noon Year Party: Monday, December 30th @ 11 AM-Noon


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

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
The Guardians by John Grisham
To the Land of Long-Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith
Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer
Tiny Tough by Abby Hanlon
Word Dragon by Tevin Hansen


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Christmas Cheer for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Tomi DePaola’s Christmas Tree Book by Tomi DePaola
There’s an Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
Cookies for Santa by Maddie Frost
Santa’s Story by Will Hillenbrand

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18

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

Early Out Movie: Toy Story 4: Wednesday, November 20th@ 2:00 PM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library Closing Early: Wednesday, November 27th @ 5:00 PM

Library CLOSED Thursday, November 28th & Friday 29th for Thanksgiving

‘Tis the Season for a Craft Day: Monday, December 2 @ 1-2:30 p.m.

Early Out Movie: Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Santa is Coming to Wellman! : Saturday, December 14th @ 10 a.m. – Noon


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

Unscripted by T. Davis Bunn

The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Bad Things by Nancy Bush


NEW ADULT NON-FICTION

Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape by Lori Handrahan


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Five Midnights by Ann Davila Cardinal


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Fairest of Them All by Sarah Littman


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Tale of the Tiger Slippers by Jan Brett

A Mustache Baby Christmas by Bridget Heos
It’s Christmas, David! by David Shannon
The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright


new dvdS

Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure
Thomas & Friends Misty Island Rescue

THIS WEEK @ WSPL

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11

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 November 11 for Veteran’s Day

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Early Out Movie: Toy Story 4: Wednesday, November 20th@ 2:00 PM

Library Closing Early: Wednesday, November 27th @ 5:00 PM

Library CLOSED Thursday, November 28th & Friday 29th for Thanksgiving

‘Tis the Season for a Craft Day: Monday, December 2 @ 1-2:30 p.m.

Early Out Movie: Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Santa is Coming to Wellman! : Saturday, December 14th @ 10 a.m. – Noon


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our  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 Christmas Haven by Cindy Woodsmall
What Comes My Way by Tracie Peterson
Bloody Genius by John Sandford
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen


NEW lARGE pRINT fICTION

Montana Mistletoe by Roxanne Rustand


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Strike Zone by Mike Lupica
Dragon Curse by Lisa McMann


NEW JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY

Dancing Hands by Margarita Engle


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Guinness World Records 2020


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Silly Lullaby by Sandra Boynton Red house, Tree house, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin
Sing a Song by Kelly Starling Lyons

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF November 4

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

Lego Build at the Library: Early Out November 6th @ 2:00 PM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library CLOSED Monday November 11 for Veteran’s Day

Early Out Movie: Toy Story 4: Wednesday, November 20th@ 2:00 PM

Library Closing Early: Wednesday, November 27th @ 5:00 PM

Library CLOSED Thursday, November 28th & Friday 29th for Thanksgiving

‘Tis the Season for a Craft Day: Monday, December 2 @ 1-2:30 p.m.

Early Out Movie: Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:00 p.m.


*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our  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 Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The 19th Christmas by James Patterson
Child’s Play by Danielle Steel
Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan


NEW LARGE PRINT

The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes


NEW YOUNG ADULT

The End and Other Beginnings: Stories From the Future by Veronica Roth


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

River by Elisha Cooper

The Word Pirates by Susan Cooper
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean
Everyone Counts by Judy Sierra
Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
Max and Ruby and Twin Trouble by Rosemary Wells


NEW DVDs

Strawberry Shortcake Growing Up Dreams

Monster Trucks
Ocean’s Twelve