Upcoming Events

Closed Friday, April 7


Tuesdays at 10:30am

Tail Wagging Reading

Thursdays from 4pm-6pm

Straw Bale Gardening

Sat, April 15, at 10am

Board Game Bonanza

Sat, April 15, at 11:30am

Grow. Oyster Mushrooms

Sat, April 29, at 11am

Coloring Contest

through April 24

Word Worms Book Club

Mon, April 10, at 6pm

Wee Play

Sat, April 22, from

9:30am - 11am


Tuesdays at 4pm

April 4- Paper Puppets

April 11- Teen Craft- DIY Squishmallows

April 18- Recycle Bugs

April 25- Mini Painting

Brat Fry

Sat, May 6, 10am-3pm

Support the Library!

Basket fillers!

Vande Walle's chocolate bars make excellent treats from the Easter Bunny. Or gifts for the Easter Bunny ;)

Get yours at the Wautoma Library!

Brat Fry

Save the date for our annual Brat Fry to raise funds for the Summer Library Program! This summer, we will have a magician, musician, wild animal program, and more!

Sat, May 6, from 10am-3pm

Get your seeds here!

Pick up heirloom seeds at the Wautoma Public Library. Grow the plants and harvest the seeds. Bring harvested, labeled seeds back to keep the library going!

The seed library is made possible by the Waushara Gardeners and patrons who return harvested seeds. Thank you!

Special Programs

Intro to Straw Bale Gardening

Join us for an informational talk on Straw Bale Gardening, presented by

Waushara Gardener Kathy Shaw.

Learn the basics to grow your own vegetables with limited space and soil!

Saturday, April 15, at 10am

Board Game Bonanza

Hang out, learn to play a new game, or enjoy a game you already know. Your ability level doean't matter! Younger children are welcome with an adult. Players will be entered to win a game!

Saturday, April 15, at 11:30am

Grow. Oyster Mushrooms

Learn how oyster mushrooms are grown in buckets and from blocks, learn how to use them in a variety of recipes, and sample some delicious mushroom soup!

Led by Mitchell Millot and Rebecca Schneider.

Call the library to sign up!

Saturday, April 29, at 11am

More for Youth

Coloring Contest

Through April 24

April is Child Abuse Prevention month so we're partnering with Waushara County Human Services to raise awareness. Pick up a coloring sheet and return it to the Library by April 24th to be entered for a prize!


Tuesdays @ 10:30 am

Children and their caregivers are invited to weekly Storytime for books and activities! Storytimes are geared towards preschool aged children, but anyone is welcome.

Wee Play

Saturday, April 22,

9:30 am-11:00 am

Families with young children are invited for free play and socialization!

Grow a Reader- for Expectant Moms

Get into the habit of reading to your child before he or she is born. Earn a board book and adorable onesie for your baby!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Keep your child on the path to success by helping them develop the skills needed to read and learn. Kids will earn prizes along the way!

Both of these programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tail Wagging Reading Program

Youth ages 2 to 18 are invited to join the Tail Wagging Reading Program. The program is designed to build confidence and skills in reading out loud (which can be very scary no matter how old you are!).

Teddy the Therapy Dog is at the Library on Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Teddy is an Eurasier who loves attentively listening to kids read.

Book Clubs

Word Worms Book Club

This book club is for independent readers who can read chapter books and middle grade novels. Join us for crafts, activities, snacks, and discussion! Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 6pm. New members are always welcome!

April 10- The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

May 8- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Page Turners Book Club

Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. New members are always welcome!

April 12- The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich

May 10- The Good Son by Jaqcuelyn Mitchard

Extra! Extra! We've got random things!

Braille Kit

The Braille Kit includes 4 books to learn braille, an Uno game, a wooden alphabet board, and a pocket learning device.

Come to the library to check the kit out or place a hold on it here!

Memory Maker Kits

Seven kits were put together through a partnership with the Waushara Department of Aging to provide caregivers and care recipients with meaningful activities and conversation stimulation. Each activity can be modified to fit your needs.

Find more Resources for Caregivers on our website.

Bored? We have Board Games!

Company coming for Easter? Check out a board game or two for some fun quality time!

Maker Kits: Astronomy, Logic, Dumpling Making, and Anatomy (pictured). Phonics kits, puzzles, and STEAM kits are also available for checkout.

Wonderbooks are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids read along with their favorite books and then switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun.

Digital Library Resources

Enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more with your library card. Stream for free anytime and anywhere — from phone to desktop to tablet. It can even be used on compatible TVs!

Get started here!

Digital Downloads

April is National Poetry Month! Find books written in verse or collections of poetry here.

Spring into Love with these movies on Hoopla!

Gale Courses

Through Gale Courses we offer easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses.

You can take a six-week, interactive, instructor led online course on business, graphic design, parenting, health, photography, and more!
Get started here!

The Friends Book Shop

The book shop is open whenever the library is open. Books, movies, magazines, and more are available at reasonable costs and make the perfect gift, pick-me-up item, or travel buddy!

Donations of gently used books are always welcome.

Community Resources

Waushara County Resource Guide for Waushara residents meeting eligibility guidelines. Information on food pantries, Housing & Utilities, and basic supplies.

Waushara S.H.I.N.E.S.

All recovery group

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

Fridays at 7:30 PM

Capsell Center 205 E Main ST

Fresh Start Al-Anon Family Groups

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

at St. Joseph Office Center

364 S. Cambridge St/Hwy 22

Waushara County Health Department

Take the Community Health Assessment Survey!

Stay up to date with health tips and trends to keep Waushara a healthy place to live.

Waushara's Vision Facebook Page has information on mobile pantry sites and schedules.

Waushara Department of Aging

find resources for support, plan meals with the Senior Dining Menu, and view the current Loose Ends which contains information on the Memory Café, transportation, caregiver resources, and more!

TreeHouse Central Wisconsin a non-profit helping teens.

Please call the library with questions at (920) 787-2988, or email director@wautomalibrary.org. Stay updated on our events by visiting our website or by following us on Facebook.

Wautoma Public Library Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm