Meet Herman, the Book Worm Escaped!

Herman has been growing inside the library while we have been dealing with a pandemic! He has been so lonely that he has escaped the library looking for someone to talk to! If you see Herman, please let me know where he is! Please do not remove him, but you can take your picture beside him and I will go bring him back to the library. It is so sad without him here!

Be smart about money!

Every parent is eager to have their child learn about money and money management. It is never too early to begin learning important financial lessons which instill good habits and smart choices. We have added several new books to our collection to help encourage children to save and spend wisely.

One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth

Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Just saving my money by Mercer Mayer

The Penny pot by Stuart J. Murphy

Curious George saves his pennies

Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells

Lemonade in winter by Emily Jenkins

For fun I have collected a PINT jar of pennies. If children would like to guess how many are in the jar, please send me their guess at Guess coming closest to the actual number will receive all the pennies in the jar!

This Week at WSPL

@Your Library…  Summer Reading is well underway!  Enjoy your activities!  Curbside pickup is still happening.  Call or email and request books for pickup 319-646-6858 or  

The Wellman-Scofield Public Library Board of Trustees and the Director are working on a plan to reopen the library where we can provide a safe environment for our staff and patrons.  We continue to watch the case counts in Washington County and will plan for a phased in plan after July 1st.

Adult Fiction:

Truth and justice by Fern Michaels

  The Secrets of love story bridge by Phaedra Patrick

   The summer house by James Patterson

    Hideaway by Nora Roberts

    Have you seen me? By Kate White

   The River by Peter Heller

Young Adult Fiction:

Dare Me by Megan E. Abbott

Junior Fiction:       Pug blasts off by Kyla May

                                    Magnificent monsters of Cedar Street by Lauren Oliver

                                    Dragonslayer by Tui T. Sutherland

                                    Busted by breakfast by Tom Watson

Easy:                          The world needs more purple people by Kristen Bell

                                    It’s Impossible! By Tracey Corderoy

New Books at WSPL

@Your Library…

            Summer Reading has begun!  Enjoy your activities!  Curbside pickup is still happening.  Call or email and request books for pickup 319-646-6858 or

The Wellman-Scofield Public Library Board of Trustees and the Director are working on a phased in plan to reopen the library where we can clean and sanitize after patron visits.  Please be patient while we work on the best plan for our community.

Adult Fiction:          The Wife stalker by Liv Constantine

                                    Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler

                                    A week at the shore by Barbara Delinsky

                                    This is how I lied by Heather Gudenkauf

                                    To wake the giant by Jeff Shaara

Young Adult: Nightshade by Anthony Horowitz

Junior Fiction:

The lost fairy tales by Anna James

                                    The Enchanted forest by Suzanne Francis

                                    Big game by Stuart Gibbs

                                    Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs

                                    The Yellow house mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Online Resource: Transparent Language

Today, we are telling you about another great online resource that our patrons have free access to. Transparent Languages gives you everything you need to learn a new language and practice it all online. This resource is great for most ages and all you will need is your library card. The first time you log on, you will need to sign up for an account using your library card number. Just think, with all the extra free time you might have right now, you could start learning a new language today.

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.

Take a few minutes today and checkout Transparent Languages and all they have to offer!

This Week @ WSPL


Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library.

Safety is of the utmost importance here at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Therefore, we will remain closed until June 1st as we continue to plan for a phased re- opening of the library. Our digital library is always available. Curbside pickup is now available. Our book drop is open. Please remain patient while we navigate a “new normal”. Please continue to access our online resources
located on our website
We continue to post several updates and activities on our Facebook page.




This week we are releasing our collection of Iowa Children’s Choice Award books for 2020-21! Check out the full list below and click on any title for a GoodReads review.

Tumble Book Resources

We’ve got a great online resource to share with you! Tumble Books has generously offered free access to their online collections of kid, teen and adult books as well as their other great resources. Check out the links below. This resource is available to our patrons until August 31, 2020. – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble735
Password: books – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – all ages audio book database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Online Resource: BrainFuse

Here is another great online resource for our patrons. Brainfuse is the new online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa libraries and Iowa Work Centers. From academic tutoring to career coaching, Brainfuse offers innovative services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it. BrainFuse is completely free to use! You can create an account if you would like to be able to save your progress, but your don’t have to. Take a few minutes to check it out and see how it can work for you!

Click HERE to access BrainFuse.

Online Resource: Kids InfoBits

Today, we are going to be highlighting another great library resource; Kids InfoBits. If you have kids at home from school right now who have school work to do or who you are homeschooling, this is a great resource for you. This is a place you can send kids to research all kinds of subjects without worrying about age-appropriate content. Take a minute today and checkout everything that Kids InfoBits has to offer. You will need your library card number to enter the site. And if you haven’t used it online before, you need to enter the 5 digits (located on the back of your WSPL library card) that begin with the number 9. You can always email us at if you have any questions.

Click Here to visit the site