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!

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JUly 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

Monday Movie Matinee: Wall-E :Monday, July 1st @ 1:30 PM

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Watch for us in the Wellman 4th of July Parade!

WSPL Booth @ North Park on July 4th: Face Painting and Quilt Raffle 2PM – 4PM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

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

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

WSPL & Wellman YMCA partnering for : Chess in the Library: Friday July 12th & 19th @ 2:30


The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*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

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
The Hive by Orson Scott Card
The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano
The Night Before by Wendy Walker


NEW NON-FICTION

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates


NEW AUDIO BOOKS

Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Fishin’: Impossible by Davy Ocean
Tooth or Dare by Davy Ocean


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen

Ocean by Emmy Kastner
Space by Emmy Kastner
Going Down Home With Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons
Brave as Can Be by Jo Witek

Library Happenings

We’ve had another great week of Summer Reading! We started off with a program from NASA Ambassador, Chris Soldat. Where we learned all about the planets in our solar system and decorated some delicious galaxy cookies. On Thursday we had our second Space Walk Story Time at the park and finished up with a space water color art project. And to end the week we had a fun Bubbles! themed Toddler Time along with our DIY Craft Kit pick up. We really can’t thank all of the patrons who come out to our events enough! We’ll be keeping things simple for the upcoming holiday week with just a a movie on Monday but we’ll be back with the Blank Park Zoo visit on July 9th!

Trek Across the Universe

We have a really neat program for you this afternoon as part of our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program! NASA Ambasador, Chris Soldat will be joining us at North Part to walk us through a scale model of our solar system. Be ready to learn some things really interesting facts about our solar system! When we’re finished with Mr. Soldat’s presentation, we will be decorating and eating galactic cookies! We hope to see you this afternoon at 3 PM at North Park!

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JUNE 24

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

Trek Across the Universe: Tuesday, June 25 @ 3 PM @ North Park

NO WEDNESDAY STORY TIME DURING THE SUMMER

Space Walk Story Time @ North Park: Thursday, June 27th @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Monday Movie Matinee: Monday, July 1st @ 1:30 PM

Watch for us in the Wellman 4th of July Parade!

WSPL Booth @ North Park on July 4th: Face Painting and Quilt Raffle 2PM – 4PM


The summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids! We have something for tween/teens and adults too! Registration is not necessary, you can stop in and inquire, or start reading your favorite author starting in June! There are plenty of prizes to claim.


*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 Oracle by Clive Cussler
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Her Secret Son by Hannah Mary McKinnon


new audiobooks

A Wanted Man by Linda Lael Miller

NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Duel at Araluen by John Flanagan
Batting Order by Mike Lupica
Muttley by Ellen Miles
Pugsley by Ellen Miles


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Rocket Ship Adventure by Stanley Strickland
Motorcycle Road Trip by Stanley Strickland
That’s What Dinosaurs Do by Jory John
Dandy by Ame Dyckman

NEW DVDs

The Upside

Drop-In Craft Fridays!

Today (6/21) is our first ever drop-in craft day! We were so happy to see families interacting and creating together at our Santa event this Winter while they made their craft, we were inspired to do it again. On our drop-in craft days, we will have craft or STEM kits put together for kids and families to pick up at the library between 10 AM – 3 PM. Each kit will contain instructions and everything you need for your craft or activity. Families are welcome to stay at the library and create or bring their kit home for something to do! We have kits available for kids of different ages and abilities. And don’t forget, we have Toddler Time every Friday at 10:30 AM.