This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF AUGUST 19

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

Circus is in Town! Tuesday August 20th – 5:00 or 7:30 show Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM
School Starts: Friday August 23rd
Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, September 9th @ 6:30 PM
Lego Build : Wednesday, September 11th 2-3 PM (Early Out)
September 17th : Beanie Baby Adoption Day Scratch Curbside Comes to WSPL: Thursday, September 19 @ 11 AM
Girls Who Code 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 24th – call for more information
Early Out Movie: Turbo: Wednesday, September 25th 2-3:30 PM


*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

Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
Smokescreen by Iris Johansen
Vendetta by Iris Johansen
The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go on a Class Trip by Julie Falatko
Rabbit & Bear: The Pest in the Nest by Julian Gough
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie Tsang
The March Sisters by Dani Jones
Patches by Ellen Miles


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff by Stacy C. Bauer


Library Happenings

We are really winding down for the Summer here at the library but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some fun things going on! Last week we held our first ever Nerf Target Challenge. We set up targets through out the East side of the library building and participants could earn points for their marksmanship! Then on Friday, we had a visit from Skeeter the Clown. Skeeter is part of the Cullpepper and Merriweather Circus that will be coming to Wellman on August 20th. Skeeter showed us some of her tricks and kept everyone laughing.

We also have a few events next month to tell you about. Join us on the first early out of the school year for a Lego Build at the library at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11th. Then on Tuesday, September 17th, kids are invited to stop in anytime during our normal library hours (10am-6pm) and adopt your very own Beanie Baby! Give your new pet a check up, design a collar, and get an adoption certificate! Next, mark your calendars and come to the library on Thursday, September 19th to the Scratch Curbside truck. Scratch will be bringing their delicious cupcakes to Wellman from 11 AM – 2 PM. They have sold out in years past so be sure to come early! And lastly, we will be showing our first Early Out Movie at the Library of the school year. We’ll be playing the movie Turbo on Wednesday, September 25th at 2 PM.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF AUGUST 12

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
Circus is in Town! Tuesday August 20th – 5:00 or 7:30 show
School Starts: Friday August 23rd
Come and Build with Legos: September 11th: 2-3 p.m.

Beanie Baby Adoption Day : September 17 All Day
Early Out Movie: Turbo : September 25th @ 2 PM



*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

One Good Deed by David Baldacci
Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin
Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber
The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion


NEW NON-FICTION

Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook by Wanda Brunstetter


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Barbie: I Can be a Farm Vet by Apple Jordan


NEW cHILDREN’S bOOKS

Thunder Pug by Kim Norman
Look Again by Steve Jenkins

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF august 5

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

NERF Target Challenge: Thursday, August 8 @ 1:30 PM

NO TODDLER TIME THIS WEEK

Skeeter The Clown Visits WSPL: Friday, August 9 @ 10:45 AM


Special Thank you to the following who helped make our Summer Reading
Program a success:
The City of Wellman
Blank Park Zoo
Hills Bank & Trust
Federation Bank
Casey’s General Stores
Chili’s

McDonalds
Texas Roadhouse
The Iowa Children’s Museum
The Grout Museum
Fridley Theaters
Coralridge Mall

Washington Library Public Library Foundation
YMCA of Washington County
Iowa State Fair Assoc.
Iowa Cubs Assoc.


*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 Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
Where Dandelions Bloom by Tara Johnson
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay


NEW AUDIO BOOKS

The Man from Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller


NEW NON-FICTION

Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by Chris Arnade


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Sophia, Princess Among Beasts by James Patterson


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko

Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs
The Last of the Lost Boys by Nathan D. Wilson
The Bad Guys in the Furball Strikes Back by Aaron Blabey
Amelia Bedelia Road Trip by Herman Parish

2019 Summer Reading Comes to an End!

We had such a fantastic Summer Reading Program this year! It flew by and we really can’t believe its over already! We had so many fun programs and events and we really couldn’t have done it without our sponsors! So a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed so that this program could happen for our community.

The City of Wellman
Blank Park Zoo
Hills Bank & Trust
Federation Bank
Casey’s General Stores
Chili’s
Texas Roadhouse
The Iowa Children’s Museum
The Grout Museum
Fridley Theaters
Coralridge Mall
YMCA of Washington County

Washington Country Public Library Foundation

McDonald’s
Iowa State Fair Assoc.
Iowa Cubs Assoc.

There were so many great moments from this Summer! Here are are a few of our favorites!! And don’t forget, we still have a NERF Target Challenge event next week and Skeeter the Clown will be visiting us next Friday! Have a great rest of your Summer!

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JULY 29

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: Wonder Park: Monday, July 29th @ 1:30 PM

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Toddler Time: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

NERF Target Challenge: Thursday, August 8 @ 1:30 PM


*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

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
Under Currents by Nora Roberts
Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher
The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky
Garden Spells (LARGE PRINT) BY Sarah Addison Allen


NEW NON-FICTION

SOG Medic: Stories from Vietnam and Over the Fence by Joe Parnar


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Battle for Perodia by Katrina Charman

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova
Nixie Ness, Cooking Star by Claudia Mills
Amelia Bedelia Unleashed by Herman Parish
The Song of Glory and Ghost by Nathan D. Wilson
Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs


NEW AUDIO BOOKS

Let’s Play Make-Believe by James Patterson

Library Happenings

We have wrapped up our Summer Reading Program for this year! What a fun year! The Outer Space theme provided us with some really great programs ideas! This past week we had our Virtual Reality in Space program with Frank Slabaugh from Mid-Prairie School District. Mr. Slabaugh brought virtual reality head sets for the kids and took them on a guided space journey. We learned about planets and space travel. We also had a Barbie Birthday party to celebrate Barbie turning 60 this year! We played party games and decorated our own cupcakes. We ended the party with a really silly Barbie freeze dance game.

Every year we end the Summer Reading program by having a picnic in the park with our participants. Federation Bank is kind enough to grill hot dogs and hamburgers for us and everyone brings a side dish to share. The city of Wellman and Teresa Lampe bring the snow cone machine and everyone gets a treat as well!

We’ve still got a few fun programs for you all before school starts. Stop by the library and watch Wonder Park on Monday at 1:30 PM, come play a NERF target challenge on August 8th @ 1:30 PM, and be on the look out for our Back to School Skate Party! Have a great weekend!

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JULY 22

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

Monday Movie Matinee: E.T. : Monday, July 22nd @ 1:30 PM:

Virtual Reality in Space: Tuesday, July 23rd @ 3:00 PM

Space Walk Storytime @ North Park: Thursday July 25th at 10:30 a.m.

NO TODDLER TIME THIS WEEK

Summer Reading Program Picnic: Friday, July 26 @ 11:00 AM @ North Park

Monday Movie Matinee: Wonder Park: Monday, July 28th @ 1:30 PM


*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 Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Hot Shot by Fern Michaels
Wherever You Go by Tracie Peterson
Lost and Found by Danielle Steel


NEW NON-FICTION

Appeasement by Tim Bouverie


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Share Your Smile by Raina Telgemeier
The Legend of Sam Miracle by N. D. Wilson


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Understanding Coding with Scratch by Patricia Harris

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JULY 15

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

Chess in the Library with the Y: Friday July 19th : 1PM-3PM

Barbie Birthday Party: Friday, July 19th , call for RSVP

Monday Movie Matinee: E.T. : Monday, July 22nd @ 1:30 PM:

Virtual Reality in Space: Tuesday, July 23rd @ 3:00 PM

Space Walk Storytime @ North Park: Thursday July 25th at 10:30 a.m.

Summer Reading Program Picnic: Friday, July 26 @ 11:00 AM @ North Park


*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 Medallion by Cathy Gohlke
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Your Next Breath by Iris Johansen


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Return to Zero by Pittacus Lore


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
Space Invaders by Davy Ocean
Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Coding Games in Scratch


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Someone New by Jill Twiss