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*


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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

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

Library Happenings

We had another fun week during our Summer Reading Program! On Tuesday, the Blank Park Zoo visited the library, bringing several animals along. We had almost 175 people squeezed our room next door. That was easily the most people we have ever fit over there! If you’ve attended an event on the East side of our library and wondered what in the world that space is, I’ll take a moment to fill you in. The space next door (previously the Senior Dining Center) was appointed for library use about a year ago. Once we finish fundraising, it will be part of our newer, bigger, better library. For more information on the project or to donate, head over to our Renovations Project page! We are happy we have this space to use during the summer months (and year round really!) as we could never put on our large programs without it. But we are really looking forward to the future when we have a large program room right in our library!

On Thursday, we had another Space Walk Storytime at North Park! We lucked out again with the weather and enjoyed sunshine and a cool breeze! The kids traveled around the park to hear 3 different stories and then gathered in the shelter house to make their own astronaut helmet mask! On Friday, we started off with our weekly Toddler Time story time. During the afternoon we had our DIY craft kit pick up and the Wellman YMCA hosted a chess program here.

Next week will be mostly quiet here at the library while the Washington County Fair is going on. But on Friday we are hosting a Barbie Birthday Party to celebrate Barbie turning 60 this year! If you haven’t signed up yet, there are still a few spots open if you call ASAP.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JULY 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

Monday Movie Matinee: Planet 51 :Monday, July 8th @ 1:30 PM

Blank Park Zoo: Tuesday, July 9th @ 3:00 p.m.

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Space Walk Storytime @ North Park: Thursday July 11th at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Chess in the Library with the Y: Friday July 12th : 1PM-3PM

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

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

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

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

Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong

Girl in The Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg
The Woman in The White Kimono by Ana Johns
The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
Backlash by Brad Thor
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
Have You Seen Luis Velez? By Catherine Ryan Hyde


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Still Alice by Lisa Genova


NEW YOUNG ADULT

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl (Graphic Novel) by Michael Moreci


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

How Do You Care For a Very Sick Bear by Vanessa Bayer
The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems

Library Happenings

We had a great time celebrating the 4th of July in Wellman! The library had an out of this world parade float. Our board member, Whitney Campbell, designed and organized the float and had volunteers help to make the planets and decor. It was a hot morning but worth the uphill trek! After the parade Ms. Carol brought the quilt that we were raffling to North Park during the festivities where she sold raffle tickets. We brought along our favorite face painter who added color and fun to the day! At the end of it we had the drawing for the quilt and Jolisa Bombei was the lucky winner! Congratulations Jolisa! What a great 4th! Thank you to everyone purchased quilt raffle tickets. The profits from the raffle will go towards the library renovation project.

We will be back with lots of activities and events next week. We’ll be playing the movie Planet 51 on Monday at 1:30 PM at the library, Blank Park Zoo will be here Tuesday at 3:00 PM, Space Walk Storytime at North Park Thursday Morning at 10:30 AM, and Toddler Time and DIY Craft Kit pick up on Friday.

Have a great weekend!