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.

Celebrate Nat’l Library Week (April 4-10)
Join in the celebration of National Library week! Wordsearch Puzzle – download here or pick up a copy at the library. Return the completed puzzle by Monday, April 12, and get a prize. Muffins and Coffee in the library on Friday, April 9. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American
Part-time Library Assistant position is open.
The library is seeking to hire a Part-time Library Assistant. This is a permanent part-time, approximately 12-20 hours a week, position. The schedule will include some evenings and Saturdays.  Click here for a full position description and to download an application.
National Poetry Month Activities in April
Help us celebrate National Poetry Month by participating in our special programs: Poetry on the Lawn – Thursday, April 22 from 5-7 pm – Live poetry readings and refreshments. Sign up at the circulation desk to read your original work or that of a published poet. Poetry Writing Contest – rules and entry forms are
Draw Your Favorite Dav Pilkey Character
Have fun and get creative at home with characters from Dog Man, Cat Kid Comic Club, Captain Underpants, and the Dragon series! Learn how to draw your favorite characters, create your own comic, download a Zoom background, and so much more! Click here to download the current Cat Kid coloring page, story starter and more.
Children’s Book Browsing by Appointment
Call the Library to schedule a 30-minute appointment for you and your child to browse through the books. We will be following these safety measures: Masks are required. An adult must accompany the child. Staff and patrons will practice social distancing. Doors will remain open for proper ventilation. Areas will be disinfected between appointments.
Monthly Programs for Children
Each month, the Library is providing programs for children which can be done at home. Supplies and instructions can be picked up at the library. Come to the upstairs circulation desk or call for curbside pickup. Click on the link below for more information! Art Masters Crafting With Friends        
First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope
This is a stressful time for families and children. We want to give comforting answers, yet we are looking for comfort ourselves. At a time when we all need hugs and closeness, we are asked to maintain distance. Scholastic has designed this workbook to be used flexibly so you can bridge the gaps created by
Crafting With Friends
Looking for a project to do with your children? A monthly craft will be available each month for pick up in lobby or request through curbside service.   February 2021 Heart Wreath
WPL 2020 Annual Report
The Library Board of Trustees is pleased to share the accomplishments of the Wellington Public Library during 2020. Below is a summary of the library’s Annual Report. Click here to download it as a PDF.
February Art Project: Vincent Van Gogh
Each month the library will have a different art project, featuring a famous artist for our children to explore their creativity. You can pick up your packet with instructions and supplies at the library by coming to the circulation desk or requesting it for curbside pickup. Have fun! Click here to view this and past
January Art Project: Georges Seurat
Each month the library will have a different art project, featuring a famous artist for our children to explore their creativity. You can pick up your packet with instructions and supplies at the library by coming to the circulation desk or requesting it for curbside pickup. Have fun! JANUARY 2021 Georges Seurat, Dec 2 1859-Mar
Happy New Year!
The library will be closed on New Years Day. We hope you have a safe and healthy 2021.
Winter Reading Bingo!
Challenge your Winter Reading by picking up a Book Bingo sheet at the circulation desk.  Prizes will be available when you turn in your completed bingo sheet.  
December Crafts for Children
Help us decorate the library with these ornament craft projects and don’t forget to make an extra one to decorate your tree at home! (Instructions are available at the library circulation desk and also at the links below.) Cardboard Ornament Cardboard Gingerbread Ornament Christmas Beanie Ornament  
Children’s December Reading Program
With all the holiday preparations, don’t forget to read this month! All children are invited to join our winter reading program by logging five books during the month of December.  Fill out the Winter Reading Log and get a prize! (Reading Logs are also available at the library circulation desk)  
Organize Your Success: Grades 4-7
Calling all students in grades 4-7 … JOIN US for this Virtual Course teaching you to use Gmail to organize documents and set reminders to further your academic success. November 9-23 https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com/dashboard Sign in as a Student with your Gmail account Click on Join Class Class code rxjj2r Need more login information, click here One-on-one
National Novel Writing Month
Join WPL in celebration NaNoWriMo by opening up your computer (or pen and paper) and WRITE! Creative Writing Contest: This contest is open to all ages in Sumner County. The deadline to enter is November 30, 2020 at 4:00pm. Contest Rules are available here (or at the circulation desk) Contest Entry Form is available here
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers in November
November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, this year’s book is Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs. Join in on our contest to for children of all ages to Draw and Write about their favorite flavor of ice cream and who they would share it with. To download the contest form, click here.  Or pick one
October Contest Winners!
CONGRATULATIONS! Spooky Story Writing Contest Winners Kids: 1st, Mikayla Viramontes, 2nd, Laney Meeker, 3rd, Kyle Nickum Kids: 1st, Brinley Wetta, 2nd, Gabi Angleton, 3rd, Hayden Wetta Kids Honorable Mention: Pearl Lintecum, Harper Seeliger and Meryn Metzen Young Adult: 1st, Claire Norris Adult: 1st, Jeff Guy Pumpkin Coloring Contest Winners Arrow Ledbetter Michaela Skupa Braelynn Skupa
An Afternoon of Writing
Bring your laptop or a notebook and pen and come prepared to write. Chromebooks will be available for checkout. Space is limited to 10 participants to allow for social distancing. Masks are required. Refreshments will be served. Call the library to reserve your spot today! Thursday, November 12 from 2-4pm in the Meeting Room  
Spooky Story Contest
The Library’s Spooky Story Contest is open to all ages and people in the Sumner County area. Guidelines: Only one entry per person/group. Entries must be written by the submitting author(s) and cannot have won a previous contest. The story must be new written material. All entries are due at the library by 4 p.m.
Read with The Bookies!
You are invited to join with The Bookies and read this month’s selection: The Color Purple by Alice Walker.  Books can be checked out at the upstairs circulation desk.  The Bookies meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm. For more information contact Monica. We currently meet via Zoom. Our next book selection
WPL Fall Book Sale – Oct 3
Come browse our selection of books at the Wellington Fall Festival! The library will have a booth inside Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, October 3, from 9am-2pm.
Book Donations now accepted by appointment
WPL is now accepting book donations. If you have gently used or new hardback or paperback books that you would like to donate, please call Katherine at the library (620-326-2011) to arrange a time to drop off your donations on Thursday, Sept 24 or Friday, Sept 25. Books will be part of our book sale
Meet Chalishia Alvarez, new children’s librarian
Amber Countryman – Chalishia Alvarez is no stranger to Wellington. She was born at St. Luke’s Hospital as Chalishia Hearlson, but moved to Orange, Calif. when she was ten years old.  Last month, she moved back to Wellington with her husband, Eddie Alvarez, and two daughters, Ashley, age 20, and Lucinda, age 11. Ashley is
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