Library Happenings

We had such a fun skating party yesterday! We hate to see Summer end but this seems like a really fun way to say goodbye and get ready for school to start. And for all of our younger patrons who aren’t quite old enough to be going to school yet, we still have some fun going on here at the library. We have Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 and Toddler time every Friday at 10:30. We are also getting ready for our Fall activities so be on the lookout for more information about that!

 

Your Library Account

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Did you know that you can access your library account from your computer?? From there you can not only browse our entire collection of books but you can also reserve books, renew books, and see what items you have checked out and if you have any fines. It’s incredibly handy!

To log on to your account, go to our webpage and click on “My Account”. Click on “Log In” in the upper right corner. Enter your login name (the five digits of your library card number that begin with a 9) and password (your last name, capitalized). Once logged in, click on your name, in the upper right corner, to view all card activity. Your password can be changed after your first time logging in.

Hopefully that doesn’t sound too confusing but if so, give us a call at the library! We are happy to help!

 

 

 

Book Love: 20 Hot Book Debuts

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If you are in need of some book inspiration, check out this list of book debuts from GoodReads. There is sure to be something on here to add to your “Must Read” list! And if we don’t have it here in our library you can use the Interlibrary loan system to borrow it from another library. Or we always like new book suggestions!

The 20 Hottest Debuts of the Season

Posted by Cybil on August 06, 2018

Rejoice, readers! We’re in debut season—that time of year when publishing houses tend to print a delightfully large number of new writers. And this year, between July and September, is proving to be a goldmine of authors to discover.

If you’re in the mood for historical fiction, Heather Morris’ World War II love story The Tattooist of Auschwitz is already an international hit. Or perhaps your reading will take you to Colombia during the time of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s reign in Fruit of the Drunken Tree.

For readers looking for some fantasy, check out The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, set in 18th-century London, or head deep into a magical forest with the adult fairy tale The Sisters of the Winter Wood. For a dash of magical realism, turn to She Would Be King, a fantastical take on Liberia’s formation.

There’s also some dystopia (Vox), an evil child (Baby Teeth), and a war hero-turned-bank robber-turned debut author’s gritty first novel (Cherry). In short, you’re bound to find a book for whatever reading mood you’re in.

The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe Sisters of the Winter WoodOhioShe Would Be King
Original article from Goodreads.com

Back to School Skate

It’s hard to believe that Summer is almost over but to celebrate all the fun we had this Summer, we are going to have one last hurrah! Come to our free End of Summer Skate Party at the Wellman Skating Rink on Thursday, August 16 from 1:00 -3:00 PM.

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This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF AUGUST 13

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

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library Back to School Skate Party: Thursday, Aug. 16 1:00 – 3:00 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

The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher


NEW YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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The Broken Vow (Spill Zone # 2) by Scott Westerfeld


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz
Chill of the Ice Dragon by Tracey West
Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

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Dirt Music by Tim Winton


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie by Sophia Grace Brownlee

What do Dragons Like to Eat? By Megan Langford

Flowers by Gail Gibbons


NEW DVDS

Silver Streak

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This Week @ WSPL

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THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6

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

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library Back to School Skate Party: Thursday, Aug. 16 1:00 – 3:00 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

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo
The Good Fight by Danielle Steel
Spymaster by Brad Thor
No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert


NEW YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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Surface Tension by Mike Mullin


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Basque Dragon by Adam Gidwitz
Roar of the Thunder Dragon by Tracey West
The Wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Sit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

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Paycheque by Fiona McCallum


NEW DVD’S

Drumline
Early Man

Library Happenings

The Summer Reading Program has officially come to an end. We had so much fun with our Libraries Rock! theme this year and we really can’t believe that it’s almost August already! The weather for our SRP picnic was perfect and we had a great time! Federation Bank grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and there were yummy! There was even face painting and snow cones, it doesn’t get much better!!

THIS WEEK @ WSPL

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THE WEEK OF JULY 30

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

Summer Reading Program Picnic: Tuesday, July 31st @ 11:00 AM @ North Park

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

NO TODDLER TIME THIS FRIDAY

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

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
Life After by Katie Ganshert
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs


NEW ADULT AUDIOBOOKS

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The Long High Noon by Loren D. Estleman


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm #2) by Michael Buckley


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

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Bedtime Math 2: This Time it’s Personal by Laura Overdeck


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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Click, Clack, Quack to School by Doreen Cronin


NEW DVDS

Coco
Red Sparrow

Library Happenings

We are really wrapping up Summer here at WSPL. We had one of our last Summer reading events, it was our last week of reading packets, and we’ve closed the voting for the grand prizes. Our Makerspace Day on Tuesday was lots of fun with so much creativity! It was a great way to finish out our craft series!

Ragbrai rolled through Wellman this morning and our library was open as a cooling station for bikers to stop in, grab a drink, take a seat and cool off. We had wifi and charging stations available. It was so cool to get to see Wellman operating as a bustling town filled with over 10,000 people! We also really enjoyed getting to meet so many interesting people! But now that its all over, we are also ready to sit down and put our feet up for a bit! What a great week!

Don’t forget that next Tuesday (July 31st at 11 AM) we will be having our Summer Reading Program Picnic to celebrate the end of the program and all the reading that the kids here in Wellman did as part of the fun! Federation bank will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers (Be sure the say Thank You next time you’re in there!!) and we’re asking that anyone attending bring a side dish to share and their own drinks. We’ll have a face painter and outside games there to provide some fun as well!!