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 and/or poetry provided by various members of the public. Maybe you’re looking for info on our library sponsored book club or computer workshops or our Summer Reading Program. Then again, maybe you just want to peruse the latest library news below.
Pokemon Club Christmas Party
It’s a Pokemon Christmas! Join us for festive snacks and drinks, games and more! AND, the Coloring Contest winner will be announced! Thursday, December 28 2-4pm at the Library See you there!
Give the Gift of Reading this Holiday Season
Do you wish for a simpler, more meaningful way to give gifts to friends and loved ones? Do they like to read? Consider making a gift contribution to the Wellington Public Library in their name. Your gift can provide a new book for our collection that will be enjoyed by many in our community. Trees […]
December Display Case: A Vintage Christmas
The new display at the library will certainly help get you in the Christmas spirit. Come and enjoy this collection of vintage Christmas decorations, lights and memorabilia provided by Allison Amrein.
2nd Saturday STEAM: December Edition!
Join us for holiday-inspired STEAM activities!! Help us figure out just how the Grinch’s heart grew 3 sizes that day and how he fit all those presents on his sleigh. Saturday, December 9 10:00 am in the Meeting Room Grades K-5 are welcome to participate. We ask that parents of K-1st grade children remain during […]
December Book Club & Holiday Refreshments
Come join us on Tuesday, December 19 at 5 PM in the WPL Meeting Room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “The Christmas Secret” by Donna VanLiere. This meeting, in the spirit of the season, we will be serving refreshments. We will be serving a meat tray with rolls, to make sliders & attenders may bring a […]
Mom’s Day Out
Moms! Do you need a chance to do some Christmas shopping without your little one? Bring them to the Library Storytime Room for crafts, games, stories and snacks. Children Ages 2-5 Friday, December 1 — 9:30-12:30 Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the Children’s Library circulation desk.
The Library Will Be Closed For Thanksgiving
The Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov 23, and Friday, Nov 24. Happy Thanksgiving!
Children’s Library: New Book & Graphic Novel Display
We’ve revamped our new books section in the Children’s Library! We are now displaying new juvenile chapter books and graphic novels on the east wall. You know you want to come check it out!
2nd Saturday STEAM: Thanksgiving
Join us for Thanksgiving inspired STEAM activities such as: leaf tracing, dancing corn, hand turkey geometry, and the ever popular: candy corn catapult!! Saturday, November 11 10:00 am in the Meeting Room See you there!
November Display Case: Mexico Beyond the Tacos
A display of Mexican memorabilia, has arrived, for the month of November, entitled, ” Mexico Beyond the Tacos”. A variety of items, are being shared with us, to view, from Ramona Jimenez & Dora Gonzales.
Fall Library Book Sale!
The Friends of the Wellington Public Library Semi-Annual Book Sale happens this weekend as part of the Christmas Swap! Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9a-3p Raymond Frye Complex (320 N. Jefferson Avenue, Wellington) Come visit the library display, browse the many books available, do some early holiday shopping and support your local public library.
Halloween Haunted Library Walk and Witches Dance
Don’t miss the Four Library Witches on the front steps and the kids Haunted Library Walk in the downstairs community room. Tuesday, October 31 from 4-6pm (Library festivities start at 4:15pm) Winners for the coloring and spooky story contests will be announced that day.
National Novel Writing Month & Writing Contest
The Wellington Public Library will celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with open writing at the libraryevery Thursday evening in November from 6-8 p.m. Participating writers work toward a goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. Local NaNoWriMo Writing Contest for ALL ages! Click here for more information. If you […]
Come in your pajamas and join us for a special evening storytime! Thursday, November 16 at 7pm in the children’s library.
Halloween Coloring Contest and Spooky Stories!
CAST YOUR VOTE for the best Halloween Coloring Contest entries! Pick up a star from the circulation desk and vote for your favorite. There are lots to choose from! Voting ends October 28. Winners will be announced before Halloween and will receive a prize.
Adult Writer’s Group
Meet with other writers to become inspired, enjoy writing activities, constructive criticism and learn from one another. Adult writer’s of all skill-levels are welcome! Thursday, November 30 at 7:00pm in the Adult Fiction Room.
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, November 27, 2017 Hours: 9:30-4:30
October Display Case: Nature Collection
Stop by the upstairs display case to see the amazing nature collection of Allison Amrein. Among the items on exhibit are feathers, shells, skeletons, activity sheets and so much more!
Would you like to join our team?
NOTE: These Positions Have Been Filled. Thank you for your interest. Do you like working with Children or Young Adults? Would you like to join our team? The Wellington Public Library has two open positions. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Jo Plumb, Director Wellington Public Library 121 W. 7th Wellington, Ks 67152 […]
October 2: Software Update! Bring Your Library Card!
Monday, October 2, Wellington Public Library will be undergoing a software update. Library cards are required in order to check out materials that day. Patron computers may not be available while the update is running. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Financial Fitness Workshop
There are 2 major paths to financial failure, paths that trap a person in increasing debt & decreasing dreams. The first is to spend money when one should be saving. The second is to save money when one should be investing. Come & listen to some simple, practical & available principles by attending one or […]
October Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 5 PM in the WPL Meeting Room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “Elvis Takes A Back Seat” by Leanna Ellis. The Library Book Club reads a variety of genres, topics, and subjects both fiction and non-fiction. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Most of our […]
National Comic Book Day
Each patron who visits the library on Monday September 25th will have the opportunity to select a comic book to read and keep. There will be comic books available at both circulation desks. Comic strip templates, colored pencils and pens will be available in the YA and Childrens areas so that we might all be […]
Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Come celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day” with a vast array of activities, including make your own eye patches and pirate hats, book scavenger hunts, and other activities. International Talk Like A Pirate Day was created in 1995 by John Bauer (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Albany, Ore. They proclaimed that on […]
Caregiver Stress Workshop
If you care for someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease, you probably feel overwhelmed, angry, confused, sad, exhausted and scared. Let us help you reduce your stress. Join Hannah Peroo and Jessica Sloanus of Angels Care Home Health for an informative presentation that will teach you about how to take care of yourself, as you care […]