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.
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
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.