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.
Summer Reading This Week: June 17-22
Monday, June 17 — Movie Matinee (Adult) (2p); Family Movie Mondays (6p) Wednesday, June 19 — Stories on the Lawn (age 0-5) (10a) Click here for more details about our Summer Reading Program!
The Library Needs Your Help
As a result of the recent historic rain storms in our community, the Wellington Public Library has suffered extensive damage to our lower level community room and the children’s library. Thankfully, we’ve been able to save our books and materials – but there is much work to be done to bring our wonderful building back
On Display: Mexican Weddings
Ramona Jimenez, is sharing with us, a display for June …Badas Mexicanas (Mexican Weddings). Included is Ramona’s wedding dress, which she bought in Mexico and brought back to Wellington, where she was married in 1956. The display also has, many other accessories and pictures to view.
Summer Reading This Week: June 10-15
Monday, June 10 — Family Movie Mondays (6p) Wednesday, June 12 — Stories on the Lawn (age 0-5) (10a) Thursday, June 13– Family Story Night (6-6:30p); Teen After Hours (8:30-10:30p) Friday, June 14 — Aliens: Escape from Earth @ Eisenhower Elementary music room (family) (10a) Click here for more details about our Summer Reading Program!
We will be closed for Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019
Sign up for Summer Reading through June 1!
The summer reading program encourages kids (and adults too) to keep reading, even though school is out, with fun prizes, contests, activities and performances. This year, kids can travel the universe by reading books …. Can they make to all the planets by the end of summer? There will be prizes for each planet they
Blast Off Party! Summer Reading Program
Sign up for our summer reading program “A Universe of Stories” and join in the fun with face painting, balloon animals and food! May 23, 6-8pm on the library lawn (weather permitting) Thanks to our sponsors: Wellington Advanced America, Grene Vision Group and RCB Bank.
The Library is Open!
Despite the downstairs having water damage from recent flood, the Library is OPEN! Come on in, just be sure to use the 7th Street entrance. (If you need to use the elevator, please call in advance and we can have someone downstairs to meet you.) We have a small selection of children’s books located upstairs
On Display: Cinco de Mayo
Ramona Jimenez has brought many interesting and colorful items that reflect Cinco De Mayo (5th of May). It’s a celebration of the unlikely victory over the French in the battle of Puebla in the year 1862. Some of the items in the display are cascarones, which are decorated, empty eggshells filled with confetti…during the celebration,
The Library Ledger – Summer Reading Edition
The May/June 2019 issue of The Library Ledger has arrived with news and schedules for our regular programs. Click here to download the May/June 2019 issue. Click here for the special Summer Reading Program edition. Watch for a Special Summer Reading Program Edition in mid-May with all the details you’ll need for a summer full
Part-Time Positions Open at WPL
The Wellington Public Library is now accepting applications for two permanent part-time positions. Applications will be received until the position has been filled. Please click on the links below for position descriptions. Youth Services Coordinator – Cover letter and resume may be addressed to Jo Plumb, Library Director Library Assistant – Applications forms are available
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!