This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JANUARY 21

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

Make & Take: Valentine Cards: Saturday, February 9th @ 10:00 AM

Smash Bros. Tournament: Saturday, February 16 @ 11:00 AM

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

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

*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 Junior Fiction & Young Adult Books

Who Was Amelia Earhart by Kate Boehm Jerome
Who Was Helen Keller by Gare Thompson
Dust Storm! By Terry Lynn Johnson
Lost! By Terry Lynn Johnson
Overboard! By Terry Lynn Johnson
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey
The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel by Fred Fordham
Crazy House by James Patterson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JANUARY 14

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

Trustee Meeting: Monday, January 14 @ 6:30 PM

Book Club: Tuesday, January 15 @ 2:00 PM

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Senior Arts Program with LETS: Alcohol Ink Tiles: February 7th @ 10:00 AM

Make & Take: Valentine Cards: Saturday, February 9th @ 10:00 AM

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

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


*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. 

This Blessed Earth by Ted Genoways
Invisible by Stephen L. Carter
Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Moondust Lake by Davis Bunn
Who I am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
A Season of Grace by Lauraine Snelling
Searching for You by Jody Hedlund
Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Library Happenings

While there wasn’t any snow on the ground yet, we still had a ton of fun at our Snowed In event this Friday! We had over 60 kids participate! We played some games, did a craft, had a yummy lunch, played an intense game of charades, and then settled in to watch the movie Smallfoot (complete with popcorn thanks to Federation Bank of Wellman). It might have been a little chaotic but it was fun none the less!

Getting Your Kids to Read More This Year

We are always looking for ideas to help kids read more. Parents often come into the library and ask for book suggestions for their reluctant readers. We are always keeping an eye out for tips and ideas. Below is an article from Brightly with suggestions for different age groups on easy ways to get your kids to read more. For the original article, click HERE.

Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Read More This Year

by Melissa Taylor


Photo credit: Zero Creatives, Cultura/Getty Images

New Year’s is a time to start fresh, a time for resolutions and goal setting. Easier said than done, right? It’s hard enough to set resolutions for ourselves, let alone for our kids. Yet many of us would like our children to read more this year. So how can we make that happen … and make sure it’s still happening come April?

Focus on what’s doable. Start by finding your child’s age group below. Then pick out an action that seems reasonable to you to help facilitate their literary growth. I promise, it’ll be way more fun than that “get in shape” resolution.

Baby/Toddler (0 – 2)

This is a fun age of grabbing books, figuring out how to turn pages, and learning about stories. What can you do to provide a solid reading foundation for your baby bookworm?

Talk with your child. Words are very important in a child’s reading life. Conversations with your child give them new vocabulary, one of the most significant predictors of reading success.

Read bedtime stories. Now is the time to start a bedtime story ritual. You’ll want to continue this as long as you can — maybe until the teenage years? (If they’ll let you.)

Pre-K (3 – 5)

You’ve got books and you’re reading them together. What else can you do?

Read the title and the author. This is important. When you sit down to read a story, first read the title and the author. This develops a child’s awareness of how the title connects to the story as well as how an author, a person, made up the story.

Use your fingers. Point to the words as you read them. This shows your kids that the black letters are words that you’re reading. Pointing to the words as you read is called tracking.

Make up stories with your books. Using any book, encourage your child to tell the story using the pictures. This helps children see the importance of the illustrations and begin to understand beginning, middle, and end. Clearly you don’t need books to tell stories, so extend this activity into making up stories together. Think of a character with a problem and go for it.

Visit the library. Go to storytime. Try visiting different libraries to see what storytimes and play areas you like best. Of course, check out lots of books for your home. The more books you have available to your kids, the better.

Notice letters. When you’re in the car or at home, play “I Spy” or “The Alphabet Game” to notice letters, colors, shapes, and numbers.

Growing Reader (6 – 8)

Now your child is actually learning to read. What an exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) time of growth. How can you help your child learn to read fluently?

Create a reading nook. Your goal is to make reading pleasant and enjoyable. Creating a lovely space with pillows and books will help.

Under-schedule. Just like adults, kids need margins in their lives so they have time to read. Try not to schedule a lot of extra activities. Prioritize reading time.

Try a reading app. Technology can be motivating. Let your child spend some time reading on the computer or a tablet. You might like one of our favorite reading apps.

Download audiobooks. These are great for car rides! When listening, your child can comprehend more difficult books than they can read. Need suggestions? Try these books.

Hoard books. You don’t want to skimp on books at this crucial age. If your child likes a book, buy the entire series if possible. Or get them from the library. Give your child every opportunity to find and read good books.

Tween (9 – 12)

It’s amazing to see your child reading but you want to keep up the momentum and growth. See if these ideas help.

Be a reading role model. Model reading and be excited about the books you’re reading. Talk about your favorite parts, what you predict, connections to real life, or connections to other books. This is the time when you can get back into your own books and not feel guilty!

Talk about books. Let your child share about their books like you do about yours. Be intentional about books spilling over into your daily conversations.

Start a book club. Depending on your child’s interest and personality, give a family book club or a peer-group book club a try. Kids love the social aspect of book clubs and reading a new book is icing on the cake.

Book incentives. Would you, could you … use books as incentives for reading? What about giving rewards such as: a bookstore date with Mom or Dad with $10 to spend, new decorations for the reading nook, a special magazine subscription, getting to stay up late to read in bed, or money earmarked for book orders?

Teen (13+)

Teens read less than any other age group of children so it’s really an important time to keep them reading.

eBooks. Download the Kindle app on your teen’s phone (or tablet) so they can buy or check out eBooks. As we know, this age group lives on their phones so this might just get them reading. (A Kindle works, too, but I’ve found my daughter doesn’t like carrying around another device besides her tablet and phone.)

Share a favorite book. I’ve been reading books to my kids at breakfast and dinner. Some are nonfiction books on topics like confidence while others are memoirs that I know my kids wouldn’t read on their own. Generally we read one chapter and then talk about it. It’s been an enriching activity for all of us.

Invent a yearly reading challenge. Have you seen Modern Mrs. Darcy’s yearly reading challenges? It’s a yearly goal-setting read-a-thon and a creative way to find and read good books. Take her idea and make it your own. Let your teen invent a reading challenge for your family or for themselves.

Didn’t I tell you this would be better than a diet?

Here’s to a year filled with lots of reading!

Article from Brightly

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JANUARY 7

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

NO TODDLER TIME THIS WEEK

Snowed In at the Library: Friday, Jan 11, 11AM – 2PM

Trustee Meeting: Monday, January 14 @ 6:30PM


Book Club Tuesday, January 15 @ 2PM

*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

Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel
Alex Cross: Target by James Patterson
Look Alive 25 by Janet Evanovich
Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

NEW YOUNG ADULT

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

No Slam Dunk by Mike Lupica

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS


Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Eraser by Anna Kang
Daniel Visits the Library by Maggie Testa

NEW DVDs

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Snowed In at the Library

During the No School day next Friday, we are having a fun event here at WSPL! Even though there isn’t any snow on the ground, let’s pretend that we are all snowed in at the library! We will play some games, do a snowflake craft, have lunch (grilled cheese, carrots, chips, and a juice box), and then watch the movie Small Foot. Please RSVP if you plan on coming so we know how many to plan on for lunch. You can RSVP by emailing wellmanlib@gmail.com or by calling the library at 646-6858.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF DECEMBER 31

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


Library CLOSED: December 31 & January 1 for New Years

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Snowed In at the Library: Friday, Jan 11, 11AM – 3PM

*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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No new books this week or next week due to the short holiday week.

Library Trivia Night

We are excited to let you know about our first official public fundraising event for our Library Expansion & Renovation Project! We will be hosting a trivia night on Saturday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM (doors open @ 6:30PM). The cost is $10 per person with tables of 8 players. You may bring your own drinks and your own snacks to share with your table. We will have a silent auction available to bid on beforehand and during the break. We are excited to have Andrew’s Bar Exam scheduled to host the night. This great group hosts many trivia nights through out the area. Check out their website HERE. This should be a really fun evening right here in Wellman at the Parkside Activites Center.

Tables will fill up fast, so get your team organized and call the library today to reserve your table!