2019-20 Iowa Children’s Choice Award

The 2019-20 Iowa Children’s Choice Award books have been announced and we are excited to be releasing them onto our shelve this week! Check out the full list below and click on any title for a GoodReads review.

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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

Soar by Joan Bauer

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

The Peculiar Incident of Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Left Out by Tim Green

One Amazing Elephant by Linda Oatman High

Restart by Gordon Korman

Mysterious Moonstone (Key Hunters #1) by Eric Luper

The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski

The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne

Word of Mouse by James Patterson

The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick

Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz

This Week @ WSPL


WEEK OF MARCH 11

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

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Harry Potter Day: Thursday, March 21st @ 1PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Friday, March 22

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

National Library Week: April 7-13, 2019


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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

The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

NEW YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

New Kid by Jerry Craft
The Great Flood by Matt Koceich
The Cat Stole My Pants by Stephan Pastis

NEW JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY

Who Was Annie Oakley by Stephanie Spinner

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Safari, So Good by Bonnie Worth
Eric Carle’s Book of Many Things by Eric Carle
Happy Birthday from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This Week @ WSPL


WEEK OF MARCH 4

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 Class Thursday, March 7th @ 10AM-Call for details

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

Harry Potter Day: Thursday, March 21st @ 1PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Friday, March 22

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

*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

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 Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart
Once a Liar by A. F. Brady
What Doesn’t Kill Her by Christina Dodd
Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
House Arrest by Mike Lawson
The Chef by James Patterson
The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
Heart Land by Kimberly Stuart

NEW BIOGRAPHY

Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie by Beth M. Howard

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Broken by Karin Slaughter

Trivia Night

We had such a fun trivia night this past weekend!! We had 19 tables register and even with the not-so-great weather, every single one of them showed up! Andrew from Andrew’s Bar Exam out of Iowa City hosted the trivia portion of the night and did a fantastic job. Our silent auction was a great success as well! And we are happy to announce that between trivia and the silent auction, we raised just over $3500! All of which will go towards the remodel and renovation of our library.

We want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the community who donated items and/or attended the event. We are beyond grateful for your support! It really was a great night! In fact, it was so much fun that we are considering doing it again in the Fall!

Our next fundraiser for the Library Expansion Project will be a Pizza Ranch Tip Night at the Washington Pizza Ranch on Monday, March 11 from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

This Week @ WSPL



WEEK OF FEBRUARY 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

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Girls Who Code Club Meeting: Thursday, February 28 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

Harry Potter Day: Thursday, March 21st @ 1PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Friday, March 22

*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

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 CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

My Papa is a Princess by Doug Cenko

I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home by Kathryn Cristaldi

The Color Monster by Anna Llenas

Curious George: Good Night, Zoo by Margaret Rey

Daniel Goes to the Potty by Maggie Testa

The Grouchies by Debbie Wagenbach

NEW JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY

Who Were the Brothers Grimm by Avery Reed

To Dare Mighty Things by Doreen Rappaport

Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler by Kate Klimo

Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Soccer Secret by Mike Lupica

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsden

Now Look What You’ve Done by Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

This Week @ WSPL

The Week of February 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

LIBRARY CLOSED for President’s Day: Monday, February 18th

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Trivia Night Fundraiser: Saturday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00 PM

Girls Who Code Club Meeting: Thursday, February 28 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

*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 BOOKS

The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Deep Creek by Pam Houston
Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz
The Current by Tim Johnston
The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Connections in Death by J. D. Robb

Book on CD: Friction by Sandra Brown

NEW JUNIOR FICTION BOOKS

The Friendship War by Andrew Clements
Our Principal’s in His Underwear by Stephanie Calmenson
Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, part 2 by Dav Pilkey
Treasure of the Gold Dragon by Tracey West

NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION BOOKS

Coding by James Floyd Kelly

New Online Resource: Brainfuse

The Wellman-Scofield Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of
Brainfuse JobNow – a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews. JobNow™ will be available to all library patrons from any home or library computer starting February 12, 2019.

To access JobNow™, please visit the library’s website at: https://wellmanlibrary.org/online-resources/

Background information

JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job seekers. It features the following services:

Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.

Resume Lab: Patrons can submit their resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. Users are also able to download resume templates or browse resources for producing better resumes.

Career Resources: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.

Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, the Adult Learning Center offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

About Brainfuse™

Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, serving a diversified client base of libraries, school districts, and colleges/universities for over 18 years. With Brainfuse, users receive real-time tutoring from instructors via our proprietary online classroom. We serve hundreds of library systems throughout the country, including the New Mexico State Library, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, the San Francisco Public Library, the Sacramento Public Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia, and North America’s largest homework help program through the Chicago Public Library. For more information about Brainfuse services, please contact info@brainfuse.com.