Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories

Summer is getting closer and that means that here at the library we are busily preparing for our summer reading program. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories and so we are planning all kinds of outer space themed fun! As we do every summer, we will have a reading log for participants to keep track of their summer reading and earn rewards each week. To participate in the reading program, be sure to register your children before May 31st. You can register in person at the library or here on our website (registration opens May 1).

We’ve scheduled some really great programs to go along with your summer reading. Check out the flyers below for all the info! If you want to keep up with everything we’re planning, be sure to follow the Wellman-Scofield Public Library Facebook pageor you can view our online events calendar HERE.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF APRIL 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

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Summer Reading Program Registration: May 1st – 31st

Iowa Authors, Heather Gudenkauf & Kimberly Stuart Visit WSPL: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM

Glow-A-Thon Walk: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM

Senior Creative Art Class: Domino Necklace: Thursday, May 16 @ 10AM

Smash Bros. Tournament: Saturday, May 18 10:30 AM


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

Snap by Belinda Bauer

Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
The A list by J. A. Jance
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
Stone Bridges by Carla Neggers
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain (Large print)

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Eternity Elixir by Frank Cole

Meena Meets Her Match by Karla Manternach
Big Nate: Payback Time! By Lincoln Peirce
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

NEW DVDs

Expendables 3
First kill

THIS WEEK @ WSPL


WEEK OF APRIL 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

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Iowa Authors, Heather Gudenkauf & Kimberly Stuart Visit WSPL: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM

Glow-A-Thon Walk: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM –Registration flyers available at Wellman Library & Wellman City Hall

Senior Creative Art Class: Domino Necklace: Thursday, May 16 @ 10AM


NEW ADULT FICTION

The Last Second by Catherine Coulter
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury
The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis
Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels
Half Finished by Lauraine Snelling
The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes

NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Where is Our Solar System by Stephanie Sabol
I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
Break the Ice: Paw Patrol

NEW DVDs

The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Old Man and the Gun

The Million Word Gap

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If you’ve been on social media this week you might have come across this article discussing the importance of reading to young children. The article states that a new study has found that ” Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to “. This one million word gap has really helped put the importance of early reading in to perspective! As you can guess, here at the library, we love this study.

At Wellman-Scofield Library we participate in a great program call 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, which encourages parents to read (at least) 1,000 books to their children before they enter kindergarten by providing incentives for every 100 book milestone. It might sound overwhelming and maybe impossible but if you break it down its completely doable. For example, if you start reading just 2 books to your child a day starting at age 1 you will have read almost 3,000 books to them by age 5! 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is free to participate and there are lots of free goodies involved! It is quick and easy to sign your child up, just stop by the library and ask today!

THIS WEEK @ WSPL


WEEK OF APRIL 8

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

National Library Week: April 7-13, 2019

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Iowa Authors, Heather Gudenkauf & Kimberly Stuart Visit WSPL: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM

Glow-A-Thon Walk: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM –Registration flyers available at Wellman Library & Wellman City Hall

Senior Creative Art Class: Domino Necklace: Thursday, May 16 @ 10AM


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

NEW ADULT FICTION

Run Away by Harlan Coben
Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler
All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding
Better Together by Kimberly Stuart

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon
Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon
The Carnival Caper by Steven Brezenoff
Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles by Thomas Lennon

NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Where is Stonehenge by True Kelley

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Over in the Grasslands by Marianne Collins Berkes

If You had a Jetpack by Lisl H. Detlefsen
Sleepy Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman
Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller
Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora
Because by Mo Willems

NEW DVDs

Escape Plan
Mr. Mom

THIS WEEK @ WSPL


WEEK OF april 1

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

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Senior Creative Arts Classes: Easter Baskets: Thursday, April 4 @ 10 AM *Call the library to sign up*

NO TODDLER TIME THIS FRIDAY

National Library Week: April 7-13, 2019

Iowa Authors, Heather Gudenkauf & Kimberly Stuart Visit WSPL: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM

Glow-A-Thon Walk: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM –Registration flyers available at Wellman Library & Wellman City Hall

Senior Creative Art Class: Domino Necklace: Thursday, May 16 @ 10AM


*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 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

Wolf Pack by C. J. Box

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
The Cornwalls Are Gone by James Patterson
When You Are Near by Tracie Peterson
Until The Day I Die by Emily Carpenter
On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter
Balancing Act by Kimberly Stuart
Bottom Line by Kimberly Stuart
Sugar by Kimberly Stuart


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Roam by C. H. Armstrong


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson
The Good Egg by Jory John
Wings by Cheryl B. Klein
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin A. Ramsey
Break the Ice: Everest Saves the Day!

NEW DVDs

The Hate U Give

The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Saving Brinton

THIS WEEK @ WSPL


WEEK OF MARCH 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

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME THIS WEEK! 3/27

Senior Creative Arts Class Thursday, March 28th @ 10 AM–Alcohol Ink Tiles – Call WSPL to Register

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

National Library Week: April 7-13, 2019

Iowa Authors, Heather Gudenkauf & Kimberly Stuart Visit WSPL: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM

Glow-A-Thon Walk: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM –Registration flyers available at Wellman Library & Wellman City Hall


*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 the most recent updates! **

NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

This week we are releasing the Iowa Children’s Choice Award books on to our shelves. These are junior fiction books selected by children in grades 3rd-8th in Iowa. Check out our post from last week to find all of the titles.
https://wellmanlibrary.org/2019/03/18/2019-20-iowa-childrens-choice-award/

Harry Potter Day

We had such a fun Harry Potter celebration yesterday here at WSPL! We made our own wands, mixed up a drinkable potion, and watched The Socerer’s Stone using an interactive script. If you have no idea what an interactive movie is, you’re not alone. This is the first interactive movie we’ve done at our library. Each participant was given the same script which directed them to do or say different things at certain points in the movie (i.e. yell “The boy who lived!” every time Harry’s full name is mentioned). They were also given a bag with props inside to go along with the script. Things like a wad of paper to throw at the troll on screen and a Hogwarts Train ticket. We also sorted them into houses using some fantastic custom made cookies! It was a great way to spend a Spring Break day!

Thanks to all who came!

This Week @ WSPL


WEEK OF MARCH 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

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Harry Potter Day: Thursday, March 21st @ 12:30 PM (call to register)

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Friday, March 22

Senior Creative Arts Class Thursday, March 28th @ 10 AM–Alcohol Ink Tiles – Call WSPL to Register

National Library Week: April 7-13, 2019

Iowa Authors, Heather Gudenkauf & Kimberly Stuart Visit WSPL: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM

Glow-A-Thon Walk: Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM –Registration flyers available at Wellman Library & Wellman City Hall


*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 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

A Justified Murder by Jude Deveraux
After She’s Gone by Camilla Grebe
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
The Heavens by Sandra Newman
Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
The First Lady by James Patterson


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Sorry, Not Sorry by Jaime Reed


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Wings of Fire: The Hive Queen by Tui T. Sutherland
The Library Shelves (A Choose Your Stories Book) by Steve Brezenoff
The Messed-Up Museum (A Choose Your Stories Book) by Steve Brezenoff
Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon
Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel by Tui Sutherland
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis