If 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.
On Display: ComiCon Fandom Collection
Check out Neil Crouch’s awesome display of memorabilia in the upstairs display case. This is a teaser for what will be shown in the library as part of our ComiCon on April 27, 2019.
Author Book Event: Gerri Wetta Hilger
Join us for a Book Talk with Kansas author Gerri Wetta Hilger, discussing her new release Our Duty. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm Our Duty follows the shenanigans of Polly and Aggie, student nurses in Wichita during WWII, as they struggle to graduate. Aggie joins the Army Air Corps where she qualifies to be
PBS Screening of “Explore The Outdoors”
Join us for a special Explore the Outdoors screening on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00a.m. the Wellington Public Library. This program will feature new episodes of KPTS KIDS shows including Ready Jet Go!, Wild Kratts and Nature Cat. To watch videos and play games featuring your favorite characters, go to www.pbskids.org.
The New Issue of The Library Ledger has arrived
The March/April edition of The Library Ledger has arrived with lots of information about choosing your next book, library programs and new titles. Click here to view it online.
On Display: Travel Postcards
Come to the library and take a look at the Postcard Collection in the Display Case. Jourdan Crouch has been collecting postcards since she was in her 20’s, and has accumulated over 300 from places she has visited in the US & the World. Some have also been sent to her by friends and family.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at the Library!
There’s something for all ages at the Library for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party – Saturday, March 2! Green Eggs and Ham Brunch (open to all) – 10:00-11:00am Storytime and Craft (preschool/kindergarten) – 10:30-11:30am Activities for all ages, all day …. including: Character Scavenger Hunt / Crafts / Coloring Pages / Contests
The Bookies meeting has been postponed!
The Bookies Reading Group meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 21, due to inclement weather on their regular date.
Win a free board game at GameKnights, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 1:30-3:30 at the Wellington Public Library! This is a special time for people to gather to play board games, just for fun,and it is for people of all ages. Light snacks provided. Bob Brown will be there to provide the games and supervision. This
On Display: Stamp Collection
Jennifer Newland is sharing her Stamp Collection with us for the month of February. She has been collecting stamps since the 1980’s and has quite a variety, as you will see, when you stop by the display case upstairs. The library has a collection of Standard Postage Stamp Catalogs which can be found in the
Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Valentine’s Day Celebration Screening
Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Her favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day. Get a sneak peek at new episodes at the Wellington Public Library at 1:00 p.m., Feb. 11, 2019. And watch new Pinkalicious shows on KPTS at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 11- 15, 2019.
Display Case: Avon Dolls
Sheila King began selling Avon during a period of her life when she was recuperating from an illness. Each time she met a sales goal, she was given a Mrs. Albee’s Avon Doll. The dolls have a vintage look from the 1800’s Mrs. Albee was a professional businessperson who sold products for the California Perfume
The Library Will Be Closed on New Year’s Day
The Library will be closed Dec 24-25
The Wellington Public Library will be closed on Monday, Dec 24, and Tuesday, Dec 25, in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
Book Angel Giving Tree
Please consider giving a meaningful gift to loved ones this year – the gift of reading! Stop by the library, pick a genre ornament off the tree (located in the downstairs hallway), purchase the book and fill out the dedication book plate. Your gift will be enjoyed by members of the entire community!
Library Book Sale
Looking for some last-minute gifts! Come and check out the library book sale for great bargains. Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:30a-5:00p Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:30-11:00a Note: After 11:00a on Saturday, all left-over books are free for the taking!
Free Gift Wrapping Station
Wellington Public Library will be having a “self service” gift wrapping station, set up, for people to come in & wrap their gifts, for the holidays…the library will provide a work space, Christmas wrap, bows & gift tags…there will be tape and scissors for them to use. Dates available for this FREE service … Dec.
Display Case: Dreamsicles!
The new display, for the month of December, is being shared with us by Sheila King. Sheila has been collecting Dreamsicles since 1991. Her collection began when a friend gave her one while she was sick and that started the whole ball rolling. Each piece has it’s own special theme…I’m sure everyone will enjoy this
On Display: Unique Toys
This month’s display features unique wooden toys titled “Modes of Transportation.” The toys were made in the workshop of Judy Brady.
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month
November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month! This year’s book selection is Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. Contact Chelsea McNeil if you would like her to read to your kindergarten, preschool, or daycare group! Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event of the Kansas State Library that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Ever thought about writing a book? Learn how you can write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November using techniques encouraged by NaNoWriMo.org. Write Night—Every Thursday through November, the library will host a Write Night from 6-8 p.m. Feel free to attend and find a quiet spot in the library to write. Bring your
The Library Ledger: Nov/Dec Issue
The latest issue of The Library Ledger is now available by clicking here. Inside you’ll find useful information on the library’s holiday schedule, special programs and events, and new titles that have been added to our collection.
The Haunted Library!
Join us on Halloween from 4-6pm for a ghastly good time in our Haunted Library House. Recommended for all ages of ghouls & goblins. Boo!
On Display: Halloween Crafts
Thanks Allison Amrein and Cindy Antonich for sharing their collection of Halloween Crafts with the library this month! It’s sure to get your attention when you walk in the door!
Screening of PBS’s “Let’s Go Luna”
We’re excited to host a screening of the new PBS show for kids that debuts on Nov. 21, 2018 called Let’s Go Luna! Join us Monday, November 12 at 10am Let’s Go Luna! is an animated television series created by Joe Murray. The series will consist of 38, half-hour episodes and a one-hour special. Each episode will consists
Halloween Coloring and Spooky Story Contests
Pick up your entry form at the library for our Halloween Coloring Contest and Spooky Story Contest. Entries are open to all ages. Final entries are to be turned in by October 20. Coloring contest voting starts October 25. Prizes will be awarded for each age category.