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JUNE 6 - JULY 16


Registration | June 6 & 7 | 9am - 12pm | Library Lobby

Register to participate in this year's Adult Summer Library Program and be automatically entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to Lost Island/Lost World! Only patrons registered by June 17th will be eligible for the drawing. The drawing will be held June 18th. 

Can't make it? Register here: tinyurl.com/AdultSLP

Patrons who attend Adult Summer Library Program events will be entered into a drawing for 2 gift certificates from local businesses. 

Villisca Axe Murders with Ed Epperly

June 11 | 10am - 11am

Meeting Room AB

$5-a-Bag Book Sale

June 18 | 9am - 2pm

Library Basement

Paver Paint

June 18 | 1pm - 3pm

Hive Main Room

Registration Required

Nate's Triumph

June 25 | 10am - 11am

Meeting Room AB


Registration | June 6 & 7 | 9am - 12pm | Library Lobby

Can't make it? Register here: tinyurl.com/TeenSLP

Teen Summer Kickoff 

June 9 | 5pm - 6:30pm

Library Parking Lot

Meeting Room AB in case of inclement weather

Drop-in Fairy Campsite Craft Event

June 16 | 1pm - 6pm

Meeting Room AB

Get here while supplies last!

Drop-in Light-Up Bookmark Craft Event

June 23 | 1pm - 6pm

Meeting Room AB

Get here while supplies last!

Canvas & Cookies

June 30 | 5pm - 6:30pm

Meeting Room AB

Registration Required. Space Limited.

Virtual Art Contest

Submit Art: June 1-June 30

Voting: July 1-16

Find out more by visiting our website here.


Outdoor Registration | June 6 & 7 | 9am - 12pm

W. 3rd St. or inside at the Youth Desk 


Join us on W. 3rd St. (between the library parking lot and SingleSpeed) and register for the Youth Summer Library Program. Also take part in fun outdoor activities that include sidewalk chalk, bubbles, games, and more. Weather permitting. 

Your child will receive one free book when they register and can pick up an additional free book in July. 

Can't make it? Register here: tinyurl.com/YouthSLP

STEM Activities by AmeriCorps

June 7 | 10am - 11am

Meeting Room AB

STEM Activities by AmeriCorps

June 14 | 10am - 11am

Meeting Room AB

Reptiles, Snakes, and Spiders, Oh My!

June 18 | 10:30am

Meeting Room AB

STEM Activities by AmeriCorps

June 21 | 10am - 11am

Meeting Room AB

Puppet Show

June 24 | 10:30am

Meeting Room AB

STEM Activities by AmeriCorps

June 28 | 10am - 11am

Meeting Room AB

Lego Lab @ the Library

June 28 | 2pm - 3pm

Meeting Room AB

Lego Lab @ the Library

June 29 (two sessions)

10am - 11am2pm - 3pm

Meeting Room AB

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June 9 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Conference Room

WPL invites you to meet, greet, and bring in your favorite cookie bar to share at our Cookie Bar Crawl! We will discuss recommendations for recipe books and swap our favorite summer food recipes. Registration is required. Limited to 10 participants.

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Friends Members-Only Preview Book Sale

June 16

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Library Basement

Not a member? Memberships will be sold at the door! Yearly memberships are $15. Seniors may purchase a membership for $10.

Friends Public Book Sale

June 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

Library Basement

We supply the bags; you fill them up!

Please note, the basement will be closed the Monday following this sale, so Friends have the opportunity to tidy up.

All proceeds benefit special events and programming at the Waterloo Public Library.

Book Clubs

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June 13

6:00 pm | Virtual

June's selected title is Dopesick by Beth Macy.

To participate, email Dusty at dsanboeuf@waterloopubliclibrary.org at least one day before the event. He will send you the virtual meeting details.

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June 15

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Conference Room

June's selected title is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

To participate, please email Haley at hbunnell@waterloopubliclibrary.org

Recurring Programs

June 3

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Meeting Room AB

Join us on the first Friday of the month to catch a new release (or classic film) on the big screen. Popcorn and soda provided free of charge. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterloo Public Library.

June's movie is "The Queen of Katwe" (2016)

June 28

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room AB

Board game enthusiasts wanted! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or new to the world of board games, stop by to play old classics or new favorites, or bring your own to show the group. We will also have our growing list of games for patrons to check out on hand! "Shall we play a game?"

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Virtual Storytime

Tuesdays | 10:30am

Registration Required.

In-Person Storytimes

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 

10:30am | Storytime Corner 

Wednesdays: Preschool (three - five years)

Thursdays: Mother Goose (infant to two years)

Saturdays: Family (all ages)

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DIY Custom Fishing Lure Drop-in

June 14 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Hive Main Room

Create custom fishing lures or keychains just in time for Father's Day! Engrave your custom message onto metal blanks using our Cricut Machine for a great gift!

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