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.

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.
Extra! Extra! Read the new Library Ledger
Welcome to the first edition of the Library Ledger, the bi-monthly newsletter of the Wellington Public Library. Inside you’ll find details on library programs, what the staff is currently reading, little-known library facts, new books and much more. Click here to download the Ledger. Copies are available at the circulation desk. If you would like
Meals Under Pressure
Join us for the “Meals Under Pressure,” class held by Wellington Public Library and K-State Research and Extension – Sumner County. Electric pressure cookers have become very popular, but can be very intimidating to those who do not know how to use them. This class will help you to decide if pressure cooking is right for you! Thursday, October 4 from 11am to noon.
Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
Join us for our monthly Pokémon Hunt!  Ask at the desk for your Pokédex sheet, and look for the Pokémon around the library.  Bring it back completed and earn Poké coin. Monday, January 21, 2019 Hours: 9:30-5:30
Great American Read – WPL Watch Party!
What drives you to read?  Who writes the words that speak to you?  What story grabbed ahold of you and still to this day, has not let go? The GREAT American READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen
Display Case: 100 Years of Handkerchiefs
The new display in the upstairs case is by Mary Heasty and is called…100 years of Handkerchiefs in Memory of Maxine Stocking Heasty. The display features a wide variety of handkerchiefs which were a part of Americana back in the day.
Library Surplus Sale & Book Sale
The Library will have surplus craft supplies, office supplies and furnishings, and books for sale on Friday, Sep 14 (9:30-5) and Saturday, Sep 15 (9:30-noon).  
2nd Saturday STEAM
Join us on on the 2nd Saturday of each month for our STEAM program. This is open for all children through 5th grade. (1st graders and younger must come with an adult.)
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