Library Happenings

We have had a really fun and busy few weeks! We are all ready for Christmas with our Christmas Tree, (decorated by a local Girl Scout troop), several Gingerbread Houses for our contest, a wild Elf loose in the library, a stuffed animal sleepover, and lots of other fun!

Don’t forget to come and visit Santa at the library tomorrow morning (12/15) at 10AM! We will have treats and crafts available as well!.

New Online Resource: NoveList

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? Wellman-Scofield Public Library now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them.

The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. If you’ve just finished a great book, log into NoveList Plus and find great read-alikes. There are also read-alikes for authors and series. Consider NoveList Plus your one-stop guide to great reading. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. It covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles. Book groups and teachers find these resources especially helpful.

Library usage is a critical component in literacy and educational success, and NoveList Plus provides valuable support. By identifying the right books for every reader, it helps younger readers achieve reading success. Parents, teachers, and students can search by age, reading level, grade, and more. Audiobook recommendations are a recent addition to NoveList Plus. When you want to find the perfect listening experience – whether that means short, long, for the whole family, a specific narrator – this service will help you find lots of suggestions. Sound clips are included so you can get a preview.  Ask about NoveList Plus on your next visit to the library. Or look for it on our website at:  https://wellmanlibrary.org/online-resources/

If you have any questions, contact us here at WSPL at (319) 646-6858 or email us at wellmanlib@gmail.com.

This week @ wspl

WEEK OF DECEMBER 10

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

Gingerbread House Contest: November 24 – December 15

Winter Coloring Contest: Entries Due by December 15

Santa comes to WSPL: Saturday, December 15th  10AM – 12PM

Library CLOSED December 24 & 25 for Christmas Holiday

Noon Year’s Party: Friday December 28:  11-12

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*

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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

You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark

Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler


The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Red War by Kyle Mills


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty


NEW NON-FICTION

How to Stay Alive by Bear Grylls

A Forever Family by Rob Scheer


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Home Free by Fern Michaels


NEW YOUNG ADULT

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Pirate Pig by Cornelia Funke


NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS

Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by Kimberly & James Dean

Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes

Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Dear Santa, I Know it Looks Bad, But it Wasn’t My Fault by Norma Lewis

Alice the Fairy by David Shannon

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

We had such a fun time with the stuffed animal sleepover at the library! The animals were dropped off by their owners, who read them a book and tucked them in for the night. The animals had quite a time at the library overnight; ordering pizza, reading stories, playing games, and other shenanigans! This morning all the animals’ owners came to pick them up and got to see our security camera pictures of their fun night. This was such a great event! If you missed out, don’t worry! We will be doing this again in the Spring!

Library Happenings: Nursing Home Storytime

We started a fun new program here at WSPL this week. We have partnered with Parkview Manor and Sunrise Child Care to bring an intergenerational interactive storytime to Wellman. Once a month we are bringing a group of kids to Parkview to have a little story time where we read a few books, sing songs, do a simple craft and play a game.

The Parkview residents are gathered around to enjoy the company of the children while they laugh and play. This intergenerational interaction really brings joy and laughter to both groups (and any helpers/observers as well!). Our theme this month was Christmas and we all enjoyed revisiting the Christmas classics as well as introducing some new Christmas stories. We plan on continuing this program every month with a different theme and activities.

Be sure to follow our blog or Facebook page to see events like this as well as other programs happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library!

This week @ wspl

WEEK OF DECEMBER 3

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

Gingerbread House Contest: November 24 – December 15

Winter Coloring Contest: Entries Due by December 15

Santa comes to WSPL: Saturday, December 15th  10AM – 12PM

Library CLOSED December 24 & 25 for Christmas Holiday

Noon Year’s Party: Friday December 28:  11-12

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*

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


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

November Road by Lou Berney
Past Tense by Lee Child
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Last Seen Leaving by Kelly Braffet


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Invasion of the Junkyard Hog by Bill Doyle

Grenade by Alan Gratz
Clash of Beasts by Lisa McMann


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

The True Story of Jim the Wonder Dog by Marty Rhodes Figley


NEW CHILDRENS BOOKS

The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins by Sue Fliess
Sunshine and Snowballs by Margaret Wise Brown
Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee
I Lost my Tooth by Mo Willems
Presto and Zesto in Limboland by Arthur Yorinks

NEW DVDs

Hotel Transylvania 2
Incredibles 2

Resource Spotlight: Chilton Library

We’d like take some time each week to spotlight some of the great online resources that are available to our library patrons. This week, we are introducing you to Chilton Library, an online automotive repair and maintenance guide. You can access Chilton through our Online Resources page on our website. You will need your library card number to log on and get started. Be sure to use to 5 digit portion of your library card number that begins with a 9. If you have any questions, please contact us here at the library and we will be happy to help!.

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Giving Tuesday at @ WSPL

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After all the shopping deals have passed, there is now a day to give back to the community.  Today is Giving Tuesday across the country. Locally, please consider donating to the Wellman-Scofield Public Library Renovation Fundraiser. We are fundraising to expand our current library to nearly double the size.  For more information on our renovation project, visit our Renovation Updates page.

There are several ways to donate, you could stop in the library and donate in person (we are always happy to see your faces!), you can mail a check to Wellman-Scofield Library 711 4th St., Wellman, IA 52356, you can go to our Donations page and donate via PayPal, or you can contribute to our Facebook Fundraiser.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call us here at the library at 319-646-6858 or stop by. Happy Holidays!

This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26

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

Holiday Movie: Prep & Landing: Monday, November 26 @ 2PM

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

NO TODDLER TIME THIS WEEK

Gingerbread House Contest: November 24 – December 15

Winter Coloring Contest: Entries Due by December 15

Santa comes to WSPL: Saturday, December 15th  10AM – 12PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*


Donate Button with Credit Cards

 

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


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

Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Christmas remedy by Cindy Woodsmall


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

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A New York Christmas by Anne Perry


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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Archenemies by Marissa Meyer


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

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The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide by Chris Colfer


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

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Garfield Hits the Big 4-0 by Jim Davis


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A Home in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick by Drew Daywalt
Don’t Read This Book by Jill Lewis
Good Boy, Fergus by David Shannon


NEW DVDs

A Christmas Carol
Skyscraper

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