This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 15

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Halloween Costume Check-Out: Begins Monday, October 15

Book Club: Tuesday, October 16 @ 2:00 p.m

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Pumpkin Decorating: Saturday, October 20 @ 10:30 AM

Early Out Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2: Wednesday. October 24 @ 2:00 PM

We have added a collection of cake pans that are available for check out. Browse online HERE.

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


NEW ITEMS:

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

Field of Bones by J. A. Jance

The First Love by Beverly Lewis


NEW BIOGRAPHY

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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Bad Guys: Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas by Aaron Blabey

The Golden Tower by Holly Black

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey

Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS

A Good Day for a Hat by Nat T. Fuller

If You’re Groovy and You Know It, Hug a Friend by Eric Litwin

Mr. Monkey Visits a School by Jeff Mack

Knock knock by Tammi Sauer

Tractor Mac Parade’s Best by Billy Steers


NEW DVDs

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Peter Rabbit

 

Book Inspired Halloween Costumes

Need a little costume inspiration?? Check out this article from Brightly with loads of great book-inspired Halloween Costumes. And don’t forget, WSPL’s costume check-out starts on Monday, October 15!

 

23 Book-Inspired Halloween Costumes for Kids and Parents

by Janssen Bradshaw

Usually, I don’t get particularly excited about dressing up for Halloween. For me, it’s more stressful than anything else.

But I’ll admit that once I started looking for book-inspired costumes, I suddenly wanted a dozen Halloween parties to go to because I was swimming in great costume ideas.

Seriously, how amazing are some of these?

Whether you’re looking for a Halloween costume for yourself, your elementary schooler, or your baby, there’s something great for every book lover here.

Miss Nelson & Miss Viola Swamp (Miss Nelson Is Missing!)

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If there’s anything better than a good book costume, it’s TWO good book costumes. Whether you wear one one day and the other another, or pair up with a friend or sister, there’s something delightful about sweet Miss Nelson and the terrifying substitute, Miss Viola Swamp.

Corduroy (Corduroy)

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As one of the most lovable bears in picture books, you really can’t go wrong with a Corduroy costume!

Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

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Besides being one of the most beloved fairy tale characters of all time, Belle, of Beauty and the Beast, is also a huge book-lover herself. Plus, it’s so easy to do her costume — all you need is a blue dress, a white apron, and a big stack of books!

Max & Monsters (Where the Wild Things Are)

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I saw a list recently that rated Where the Wild Things Are as the all-time most beloved children’s book, and I wasn’t a bit surprised. It’s a bonus that the characters make for fantastic costumes, whether for a child or for the whole family!

Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

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Whether you make a full headpiece or just print out a simple paper face mask, this is a crowd-pleasing costume that you probably have all the parts for already. My favorite kind!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom)

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If you want something simple but impactful, this classic picture book is a winner for a child or adult costume (or do lower-case letters for a child and upper-case for a grown-up for a fun pair).

To read the full artcle, click HERE

Original Post from Brightly

This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 8

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Local Author George Kisner Book Reading:  Saturday, October 13 @ 10:30 AM

Halloween Costume Check-Out: Begins Monday, October 15

Book Club: Tuesday, October 16 @ 2:00 p.m

Pumpkin Decorating: Saturday, October 20 @ 10:30 AM

Early Out Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2: Wednesday. October 24 @ 2:00 PM

 

We have added a collection of cake pans that are available for check out. Browse online HERE.

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


NEW ITEMS:

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

Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith

Safe and Sound by Fern Michaels


NEW NON-FICTION

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Liars, Leakers, and Liberals by Jeanine Pirro


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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Sadie by Courtney Summers


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Yes, I Know the Monkey Man by Dori Hillestad Butler

The Bulldoggers Club: The Tale of the Ill-Gotten Catfish

Kristy’s Big Day (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels  #6) by Ann M. Martin

Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel by Tui Sutherland


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

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NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS

Pig the Fibber by Aaron Blabey

Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins

Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake by Jeff Mack


NEW DVDs

The Reluctant Astronaut

Sherlock Gnomes

Library Happenings: Pumpkins!

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We are getting ready for our second annual pumpkin decorating event & contest! We had so much fun last year with this event and we can’t wait to see all the great pumpkins that our patrons create this year! On Saturday, October 20th we will be supplying pumpkins and decorating supplies and opening up the library for you all to come in and join the fun! You are welcome to bring any additional decorating supplies that you think you might need for your design. After we are done decorating, we will be putting all the pumpkins out for display in the library and taking pictures to post online for voting. Pumpkins can be picked up and taken home starting October 26. The winners of the contest will be announced on Monday, October 29 and receive a Halloween prize package.

If you have any questions, please contact us here at the library!

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Banned Books Week

Last week we celebrated Banned Books Week. If you’ve never heard of it before, Banned Books Week is a celebration of the Freedom to Read and sponsored by the American Library Association. The 2018 theme was “Banning Book Silences Stories.” If you’re interested in learning more, check out the ALA’s webpage HERE.

We celebrated here at WSPL by having a fun “Caught Reading Banned Books” photo booth.  This was such a hit that we plan on doing it again next September! And to top it off, we even made the news!

Below are a few of the mug shots taken throughout the week!

 

This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 1

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Library Closed for State Library Conference: Thursday, October 4

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

The Big Read Storytime: Tuesday, October 2 @ 10:30 AM

Library Open House: Sunday, October 7 @ 4 PM – 6 PM

Local Author George Kisner Book Reading:  Saturday, October 13 @ 10:30 AM

Book Club: Tuesday, October 16 @ 2:00 p.m.

Halloween Costume Check-Out: Begins Monday, October 15

Pumpkin Decorating: Saturday, October 20 @ 10:30 AM

Early Out Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2: Wednesday. October 24 @ 2:00 PM

 

We have added a collection of cake pans that are available for check out. Browse online HERE.

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


NEW ITEMS:

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

Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick

The Forbidden Door by Dean R. Koontz

In Times Gone By (Golden Gate Secrets #3) by Tracie Peterson


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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Here to Stay by Sara Farizan


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission by Emily Calandrelli

Dog Man Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey


NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers by Melissa Stewart


NEW DVDs

Bambi II

Pale Rider

 

Library Happenings: Costume Check Out

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We are trying something new this year @ WSPL. We are excited to let you know that we will be having our first ever Halloween costume check out!! We have gathered a variety of kids Halloween costumes and will have them available to the public starting on October 15. There are options available for most sizes but we are hoping to gather a few more costumes before check out begins. We would love any donations of new or gently used costumes! Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular hours. We are hoping that our collection grows each year and that we will have more and more costumes to offer our patrons as time goes on. Please note that if you are interested in checking out a costume, you will need to have a Wellman-Scofield Public Library card.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us here at the library!

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NEW: Bridges Online Magazines

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We received some exciting news from Bridges today! They are now offering magazines for online checkout. Below is a message from Bridges regarding the change. You will need the 5 digit portion of your library card that begins with the #9 to log in. You will be able to access magazines from OverDrive, Libby and through our website. As always, please contact us here at WSPL if you have any questions! Enjoy!!

Bridges is excited to introduce magazine checkouts for patrons. The new feature has already had 432 magazines accessed by patrons in the first day it was available. The feature will be available for a year; staff will gauge patron interest and useage to determine if it should become a permanent feature of the eLibrary.

Magazines are currently available on Bridges as a special collection through both the OverDrive and Libby app, and on library websites in the browser (via OverDrive Read). They have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits, and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Readers can also download magazines on Libby for offline use.

This pilot was made possible through federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The collection budget was not affected by this program.

Access magazines on Bridges now!

This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful!

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

This Week: Banned Books Week

Scratch Curbside Cupcakes @ WSPL: Tuesday, Sept. 25 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Preschool Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Early Out Movie at the Library: Wednesday, Sept. 26 @ 2:00 p.m.

Scratch Curbside Cupcakes @ WSPL: Tuesday, Sept. 25 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM This weeks theme: Autumn

 Beading Make & Take (please RSVP): Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 10:30 AM

The Big Read Storytime: Tuesday, October 2 @ 10:30 AM

Library Closed for Library Conference: Thursday, October 4

Library Open House: Sunday, October 7 @ 4 PM – 6 PM

 

We have added a collection of cake pans that are available for check out. Browse online HERE.

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


NEW ITEMS:

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

 


NEW BIOGRAPHY

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The Restless Wave by John McCain


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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Impostors (Uglies #5) by Scott Westerfeld


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

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Tales from the Hood (Sisters Grimm #6) by Michael Buckley


NEW CHILDRENS BOOK

The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt

Tractor Mac Learns to Fly by Billy Steers


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

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Still Life by Joy Fielding


NEW DVDs

The Hustler

A Monster in Paris