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.
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
The Library Ledger: July/August issue
Summer has arrived, and so has the July/August issue of the Library Ledger. Click here to download the newsletter and catch up on all the latest happenings at the library.
On Display: Vintage Wellington KS
Coinciding with the Kansas Wheat Festival, Allison Amrein is sharing with us a display of Vintage Wellington items which date back well into the city’s history.
Summer Reading This Week: July 8-13
Monday, July 8 — Family Movie Mondays (6p) Tuesday, July 9 — Black Hole Survival—interactive presentation by Jerolyn Ramirez (2p) Wednesday, July 10 — Stories on the Lawn (age 0-5) (10a); Edible Book Contest Thursday, July 11 — Teen After Hours “Escape Room” (8:30-10:30p) Friday, July 12 — Alien Scavenger Hunt (all ages) (9:30-5p) Saturday,
The Library Will Be Closed July 4
Have a happy Independence Day celebration!
Summer Reading This Week: July 1-6
Monday, July 1 — Movie Matinee (Adult) (2p); Family Movie Mondays (6p) Thursday, July 4 — the library will be closed Saturday, July 6 — TCG Club (12-2p) Click here for more details about our Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading This Week: July 22-27
Monday, July 22 — Family Movie Mondays (6p) Wednesday, July 24 — Stories on the Lawn (age 0-5) (10a) Thursday, July 25 — Teen After Hours “Mystery Science Theater” (8:30-10:30p) Click here for more details about our Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading This Week: June 24-29
Wednesday, June 26 — Stories on the Lawn (age 0-5) (10a) Thursday, June 27 — Stuffed Animal Overnight Library Campout Thursday, June 27 — Teen After Hours “Art Attack” (8:30-10p) 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
Summer Reading This Week: July 28-31
Sunday, July 28 — Pool Party (all ages) (8:30-10pm) Monday, July 29 — Movie Matinee (Adult) (2p) Tuesday, July 30 — SciFi Book Club (5:00p) Wednesday, July 31 — Build an Alien Workshop (10a and 5p) (Pre-registration required) ($10 fee) Click here for more details about our Summer Reading Program!
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!
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