Library Happenings: Beanie Babies and Cupcakes!

We had a fun week here at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library! On Tuesday, we had our Beanie Baby Adoption Day. We had a great turnout and even had several new families come into the library for the first time and we are always so happy to see new faces! Kids were able to look through the Beanie Babies and pick out their favorite, then they made a beaded collar for their pet and filled out an adoption certificate agreeing to take good care of their pet and read them a story every day.

On Thursday, Scratch Curbside came to the library to sell their amazing cupcakes. This is the third year that we’ve invited them to Wellman and every year our community shows up, rain or shine, and they sell out of cupcakes in record time! Its such a fun day and we love to have a chance to talk with community members!

After all the cupcake deliciousness on Thursday, Miss Megan went to West Elementary for our first Preschool Storytime of the school year. They were a silly and fun group and we had a blast!

And lastly, we had Toddler Time on Friday morning, where our theme was Hooray for Hats! We encouraged our toddler friends to wear their favorite hat and we read books and sang songs all about hats!

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16

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

September 17th : Beanie Baby Adoption Day 

Scratch Curbside Comes to WSPL: Thursday, September 19 @ 11 AM

Toddler Time with Ms. Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM : This Week’s Theme: Hooray for Hats!

Girls Who Code 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 24th – call for more information

Early Out Movie: Turbo: Wednesday, September 25th 2-3:30 PM

Find our booth at the Kalona Fall Festival September 27th & 28th

Early Out Program: Speed Gaming!: October 9th @ 2PM


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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 Secret Orphan by Glynis Peters
Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle
Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane
Sweet Girl by Rachel Hollis
Finding Faith by Denise Hunter


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Maybe This Time by Kasie West


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Absolutely Alfie and The First Week Friends by Sally Warner

Mercy Watson to The Rescue by Kate DiCamillo


NEW EASY BOOKS

Little i by Michael Hall

The Promise Basket by Bill Richardson
If I had a Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle


NEW JUNIOR FICTION AUDIO BOOKS

Expect the Unexpected: Adventures in Odyssey


Library Happenings: Lego Build

We had our first early out program of the new school year yesterday with a Lego Build event. We invited school age kids to come to the library and create a Lego project that was based on a story we read about a circus. It is always to exciting to see how creative these kids can be!! Check out the pictures below to see some of their creations. For the next MP early out, we will be showing the movie Turbo on September 25th at 2:00 PM.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9

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 Trustee Meeting: Monday, September 9th @ 6:30 PM 

Lego Build : Wednesday, September 11th 2-3 PM (Early Out) 

Toddler Time with Ms. Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM : This Week’s Theme: Super Hero

September 17th : Beanie Baby Adoption Day 

Scratch Curbside Comes to WSPL: Thursday, September 19 @ 11 AM

Girls Who Code 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 24th – call for more information

Early Out Movie: Turbo: Wednesday, September 25th 2-3:30 PM


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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

Almost Midnight by Paul Doiron
Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen
The Inn by James Patterson
A Song of Joy by Lauraine Snelling
Saving Grace by Denise Hunter



NEW YOUNG ADULT

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

Danger! Tiger Crossing by Lin Oliver
Emmi in The City: a Great Chicago Fire survival Story by Salima Alikhan
Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story by Nikki Shannon Smith


NEW JUNIOR FICTION AUDIO BOOKS

Adventures in Odyssey: Trial by Fire


EASY BOOKS

Unicorn is Maybe Not So Great After All by Bob Shea

Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt by Marcia K. Vaughan

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF September 2

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 Labor Day: Monday, September 2

Toddler Time with Ms. Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM : This Weeks Theme: Pajama Party

Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, September 9th @ 6:30 PM 
Lego Build : Wednesday, September 11th 2-3 PM (Early Out) 
September 17th : Beanie Baby Adoption Day 

Scratch Curbside Comes to WSPL: Thursday, September 19 @ 11 AM
Girls Who Code 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 24th – call for more information
Early Out Movie: Turbo: Wednesday, September 25th 2-3:30 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

Bitterroots by C. J. Box
Outfox by Sandra Brown
The Warning by James Patterson
City of Windows by Robert Pobi
The Turn of The Key by Ruth Ware


NEW YOUNG ADULT

Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau
The Best Friend Bandit by Marty Kelley
Campground Creature by Marty Kelley


NEW JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY

Martin Luther King, Jr: Voice For Equality! By James Buckley


NEW EASY BOOKS

The Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson
A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson
The Bell Rang by James Ransome
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea


NEW DVDs

Agent Fox

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World


This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF AUGUST 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

Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, September 9th @ 6:30 PM Coffee with Caregivers: Thursday, August 29 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Toddler Time with Ms. Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM
Lego Build : Wednesday, September 11th 2-3 PM (Early Out) 
September 17th : Beanie Baby Adoption Day Scratch Curbside Comes to WSPL: Thursday, September 19 @ 11 AM
Girls Who Code 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 24th – call for more information
Early Out Movie: Turbo: Wednesday, September 25th 2-3:30 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

Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis
Mending Places by Denise Hunter
Paranoid by Lisa Jackson
The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Samson and Amish Delilah by Thomas Nye


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Dugout by Scott Morse The Poison Jungle by Tui Sutherland
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry Purry Secret by Sally Warner


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Baseball’s Best: Five True Stories by Andrew Gutelle

Monster Trucks by Susan E. Goodman


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Linus the Little Yellow Pencil by Scott Magoon

Crash, Splash, or Moo by Bob Shea
Little Miss Muffet by Iza Trapani
Lambslide by Ann Patchett


NEW DVDs

Barbie & Her Sisters In A Pony Tale
Rapunzel: And More Classic Fairytales


This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF AUGUST 19

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

Circus is in Town! Tuesday August 20th – 5:00 or 7:30 show Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM
School Starts: Friday August 23rd
Library Trustee Meeting: Monday, September 9th @ 6:30 PM
Lego Build : Wednesday, September 11th 2-3 PM (Early Out)
September 17th : Beanie Baby Adoption Day Scratch Curbside Comes to WSPL: Thursday, September 19 @ 11 AM
Girls Who Code 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 24th – call for more information
Early Out Movie: Turbo: Wednesday, September 25th 2-3:30 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

Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
Smokescreen by Iris Johansen
Vendetta by Iris Johansen
The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go on a Class Trip by Julie Falatko
Rabbit & Bear: The Pest in the Nest by Julian Gough
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie Tsang
The March Sisters by Dani Jones
Patches by Ellen Miles


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff by Stacy C. Bauer


Library Happenings

We are really winding down for the Summer here at the library but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some fun things going on! Last week we held our first ever Nerf Target Challenge. We set up targets through out the East side of the library building and participants could earn points for their marksmanship! Then on Friday, we had a visit from Skeeter the Clown. Skeeter is part of the Cullpepper and Merriweather Circus that will be coming to Wellman on August 20th. Skeeter showed us some of her tricks and kept everyone laughing.

We also have a few events next month to tell you about. Join us on the first early out of the school year for a Lego Build at the library at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11th. Then on Tuesday, September 17th, kids are invited to stop in anytime during our normal library hours (10am-6pm) and adopt your very own Beanie Baby! Give your new pet a check up, design a collar, and get an adoption certificate! Next, mark your calendars and come to the library on Thursday, September 19th to the Scratch Curbside truck. Scratch will be bringing their delicious cupcakes to Wellman from 11 AM – 2 PM. They have sold out in years past so be sure to come early! And lastly, we will be showing our first Early Out Movie at the Library of the school year. We’ll be playing the movie Turbo on Wednesday, September 25th at 2 PM.

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF AUGUST 12

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
Circus is in Town! Tuesday August 20th – 5:00 or 7:30 show
School Starts: Friday August 23rd
Come and Build with Legos: September 11th: 2-3 p.m.

Beanie Baby Adoption Day : September 17 All Day
Early Out Movie: Turbo : September 25th @ 2 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

One Good Deed by David Baldacci
Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin
Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber
The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion


NEW NON-FICTION

Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook by Wanda Brunstetter


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Barbie: I Can be a Farm Vet by Apple Jordan


NEW cHILDREN’S bOOKS

Thunder Pug by Kim Norman
Look Again by Steve Jenkins