centennial-logo-transparent-backgroundIf you’re looking for what’s happening at the WPL, you’ve come to the right place.  For info on library sponsored events, you should view our WPL Event Calendar.  Perhaps you are looking for the new Adult, Young Adult, or Children’s titles the library has acquired.  Perhaps you are interested in sample images of current and past displays provided by various members of the public.  Maybe you’re looking for info on our library sponsored book clubs for adults, youth or our Summer Reading Program.    Then again, maybe you just want to peruse the latest library news below.

Get Your Library Card Online!
Do you wish you could access the eLibraries but don’t have a library card? You can sign up now, online! You’ll have access to e-books thru Sunflower and other electronic resources without having to come to the library. Click here to sign up for a new card. Fill in the required information and Click on
COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis
Roald Dahl Family Read Aloud
Join us for the Roald Dahl Family Read Aloud every evening at 7:00 on Facebook Live.  Chelsea will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and giving activity/discussion ideas for families to do at home.  
Story Time on Facebook Live
Little Readers Story Time is going live on Facebook every Wednesday morning at 10:00. (Videos are deleted after 24 hours.) Join us at the library’s Young Readers Facebook page. To receive email news about children’s programs and activities while the library is closed, contact Chelsea at cmcneil@wellingtonpubliclibrary.org.  
Chikaskia Writer’s Guild
Interested in joining forces with other writers to hone your skill, gain inspiration, share your writing, and offer and receive constructive criticism? Check out the Chikaskia Writer’s Guild, an online community of writers led by Amber. (Ages 18+ are invited to join.) It’s a FaceBook Group that you can join by clicking here.
The Library is Closed
As we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is committed to keeping our patrons and staff safe and healthy. Our Library is closed and programs suspended until further notice. In the meantime: –Use your library card to access eLibraries such as Sunflower and Libby. –If you don’t have a library card, you
On Display: Girls Scouts of America
Linda Wilson with Girl Scout Troop 40076 has shared a variety of Girl Scout items with the Library this month.  Of course, Girl Scout Cookies are on sale through March 22. We hope you’ll stop by and enjoy this interesting display!  
WPL Programs Cancelled March 16-21
…. but the Library is Open! In an abundance of caution we have decided to cancel all programs this week.  The library will remain open during regular hours.  Come on in and check out books, games and puzzles to use at home.
On Display: Friends of Charity
Our local Friends of Charity have displayed samples of their work, all designed to “fill a need.”  Included are weighted blankets, walker bags, fidget mats for Alzheimer’s patients, quilts, etc. They accept donations of fabric, yarn and thread, as well as financial support.  For more information about Friends of Charity, please contact Eileen Pielin at
Adult Winter Reading Challenge
Pick up a log sheet at the upstairs circulation desk for the Adult Winter Reading Challenge.  Write in the titles that you read during the first quarter of 2020.  When you complete the sheet, bring it in for a prize.
On Display: 3D Printing and Diamond Painting
This month our display features 3D creations and Diamond Painting by Judy Brady. She started 3D printing by wanting to build custom cabinets for a doll house. After successfully accomplishing that, she started to make other fun things, using white filament and then painting the finished piece. It can take hours or days to create
The Library Ledger: Jan/Feb Edition
We hope you’ll enjoy this new edition of The Library Ledger. Inside you’ll find information about program schedules for the coming months, and new programs and events. Click here to download the Jan/Feb 2020 edition.
Holiday Closures
The Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Have a wonderful holiday!
December Display: Ornaments and Jewelry
For the Month of December, the Display Case will feature a number of handmade items from our recent Make-N-Take Craft Classes: mesh wreath, quilled paper ornaments and luminaries. Also on display is jewelry by Christina Walters. Christina is very creative and skilled at making earrings, bracelets, lockets and hair clips. The jewelry is for sale
The Book Giving Tree is back!
Consider giving the gift of reading this year – it’s a gift to your loved one and to the entire Wellington community! Stop by the library and choose a book ornament from the Giving Tree, make a tax-deductible donation to the library in the amount on the book and dedicate the gift to that special
The Library Ledger: Nov/Dec Issue
We hope you’ll enjoy this new edition of The Library Ledger. Inside you’ll find lots of interesting information, suggested seasonal reading lists, upcoming events and more! Click here to download the newsletter here.
November Display: Herd of Turtles
This month the library display features Chris Carter’s “Herd of Turtles”. The collection is from various parts of the world including Mexico, Korea and Europe. These turtles are made of glass, malachite, obsidian, quartz, mother of pearl and rolled clay. “I hope you enjoy them as much as, I’ve enjoyed collecting them!” (Chris Carter)
WPL will close early on Nov. 5
Due to a software update, the Wellington Public Library will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 5.   We apologize for the inconvenience.
Make-N-Take Events: Luminaries
Luminaries: Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30pm.  Mona Jimenez will instruct attendees how to make luminaries from paper bags. This event is offered free of charge and materials will be provided.  Pre-registration is required.  Sign up at the adult circulation desk.    
October Display: Historical & Genealogical Society
Thank you to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society for this month’s display. It provides information on the Pioneer Cemetery Project, the Research Center and an upcoming workshop on writing your family history.
September Display: Digital Wellington
This month’s display highlights some of the historic documents that are being scanned into ‘Digital Wellington.’ Following is an article which appears in the September/October issue of The Library Ledger. In 1899, the twenty dedicated young ladies of the Prentis Club started a public library for the citizens of Wellington on a few shelves in
The Library Ledger: Sep/Oct Edition
Fall is almost here, school has started and the library’s programs are underway.  In this issue of the Library Ledger you can read about the library’s programs and so much more. Click here to download the newsletter here.
August Display: Sit-N-Stitch Handcrafts
Enjoy the lovely handstitched items in the display case for the month of August, created by Pam Phillips and Jo Plumb. You are also invited to join them on Thursday, Sept. 5th at 5:30 pm for Sit N Stitch Club. If you do any-kind of needle work (crochet, knitting, cross stitch, plastic canvas…etc.), Sit N
WPL offers Notary Services
The Wellington Public Library, offers basic notary services as a courtesy. There is no charge and the hours of service vary daily. Persons seeking notary services should contact the library at 620.326.2011 prior to visiting to ensure a notary will be available. Library Notaries witness document signing or signing a sworn statement on a document. They
Summer Reading This Week: July 15-20
Monday, July 15 — Movie Matinee (Adult) (2p); Family Movie Mondays (6p) Tuesday, July 16 — The Bookies Book Group (5p) Wednesday, July 17 — Stories on the Lawn (age 0-5) (10a) Thursday, July 18 — Family Story Night (6-6:30p) Saturday, July 20 — GameKnights (1:30-3:30p) Click here for more details about our Summer Reading
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