Hey! It's been a while! We hope you had a wonderful summer!
Our summer program: Tails & Tales was very successful! The youth read 1,682 hours between June and July and were rewarded with enhanced reading skills, books, and prizes!

The kids also had a blast attending our summer events which were sponsored by our patrons, the Friends of the Library, the Waushara Prevention Council, and the Wautoma Kiwanis.
Paddy the therapy dog also joined the summer fun and visited the library weekly for kids to practice reading aloud and gain confidence in their abilities.
Zoozort brought a Fennec Fox, Python, Screaming Hairy Armadillo, Wallaby, and a Giant Maine Toad!
Mary Tooley taught kids ways that all different animals use their tails and lead a craft for kids to use their imaginations.
Our Pool Party day was probably the coldest day of the summer, but we still had a great time exploring Mt. Morris Camp & Conference Center and reading to Paddy.
Mr. Steve brought smiles to both the kids and adults with his music and magic.
Aves Wildlife Alliance brought 4 awesome owls native to Wisconsin for kids to see up close and learn facts about.
Bill Kehl shared instruments made from nature and the kids had a great time making music.
Miss Becky's book was published so the kids celebrated with games, a special reading of the book, and delicious cookies.
Our last program was with Heidi Hensel who taught kids about hedgehogs and lead a fun craft using old, discarded books.
Winnie the Fox attends Augustfest
The Friends of the Library held their annual book sale to raise money for special projects and programs at the library.

Winnie the Fox, Winnefox Library System's mascot could be seen shopping for books, saying hi to one of our wonderful police officers, and passing out Freezie Pops to kids!
Library Coloring Contest

Stop at the Wautoma Library to grab a coloring page for kids 0-8.
The pages need to be in by August 31.
There are two different age groups 0-4 and 5-8. One lucky kid from each group will be chosen at random to win their very own copy of Rhino& Dino: Juice! by local author Erin Kant Barnard.
Game Time

We are hosting our first Game Time to provide fun and socialization for individuals and families ages 9 and older!

The library will provide table-top games, snacks, and drinks, but you are welcome to bring your own and a friend!
Early Literacy Programs

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!

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.
Online Library Resources
Digital Downloads
August is Bonus Borrows month! Instantly read, listen, and watch with your Wautoma Library card! Browse from over 950,000 titles!
Checkout the Bonus Borrows August Collection for additional titles you can download at no cost to the library OR using up your monthly borrows!

Use Libby by Overdrive to instantly download over 1,700 popular Lucky Day titles.
Gale Courses
Kids are going back to school, but you can also keep on learning this Fall with Winnefox's free subscription to Gale Courses!

You can take a six-week, interactive, instructor led online course on business, finance, graphic design, and more!
Transparent Language
Learn over 100 different languages for FREE with your library card!

From Afrikaans to Zulu, each language course contains a well-defined learning path, complete with assessments along your journey.
Practice listening, reading, speaking and writing your selected language. 
Virtual Book Club
The Wautoma Library Online Book Club is reading The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult for their August pick.

Next up for September, we are reading When The Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson. The author, Gina Wilkinson, is an award-winning journalist, who spent more than a year living in Baghdad under the rule of Saddam Hussein. Although this book is a work of fiction, she depicts the fear and distrust that characterized life under Hussein’s regime, and may make you grateful for your life in a free country.

The book is available in audio and ebook format from Hoopla and in regular book format through the library catalog. To join the online book club, click the button below and ask to join. New members are always welcome.
Community Resources for You
Waushara County Resource Guide for Waushara residents meeting eligibility guidelines. Information on food pantries, Housing & Utilities, and basic supplies.

August 23: Wild Rice in Wisconsin
Jason Fleener, WDNR Wetland Specialist, will discuss Wisconsin's wild rice history, ecology, and harvesting. 

Medicare and You
September 14 from 1-3pm, Mike will help you understand the basics of Medicare including Parts A, B, C & D. Enrollment periods, the coverage gap also known as "The Donut Hole" and options for additional coverage that include a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan will also be covered.

Master Gardener Plant Sale
Saturday, Sept 4 from 8am-noon at the Waushara County Fair Grounds

Fresh Start Al-Anon Family Groups
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
at St. Joseph Office Center
364 S. Cambridge St/Hwy 22

All recovery group
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
Capsell Center 205 E Main ST
Waushara's Vision Facebook Page will keep you informed on mobile pantry sites and schedules. Residents interested in receiving FREE food can visit one pantry site per week. This food is available for ALL community members.

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!

Community Blood Drive
Monday, August 23 from 10:00am-5:00pm at the WWII Memorial building. To schedule your life-saving donation, visit communityblood.org/donor. Log in, click "Donate Now" and search for sponsor code WS07. You may also register by calling (800) 280-4102. Sponsored by the Wautoma Rotary.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library will be having their Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept 9 at 6:00 PM at the library. New members and interested persons are welcome to join the meeting which will be followed by a light supper. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to (920) 787-2988.

Any time you are at the Library, visit the Friends' Book Shop for materials to add to your shelf, give as gifts, take traveling, or read in the tub! If you're looking to clear out some space, bring your gently used books to the library for the Book Shop!

Learn more about the Friends of the Library and how to become a member HERE!
Closed Monday, Sept 6, 2021
Feel free to 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