Author Meet & Greet
Monday, October 25 @ 6PM

Join us at the Wautoma Library for a meet & greet with local Women's Fiction Author, Karen Gibson.
Karen taught English and Speech at the Appleton Area School District. She earned a Master's degree in English and Speech and a Doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration.
In the past two years, Karen has given herself time to write. She has written Pieces of Grace and In a Heartbeat.
Elder Care Kits

Through a collaboration with the Waushara Department of Aging, we now offer Elder Care Kits for check out.

Each themed kit has multiple activities for caregivers and care recipients to work on together or that the care recipient may do on their own to offer the caregiver some respite. 

Kits may be checked out for three weeks and must be returned to the Wautoma Library's Circulation Desk. 
Pictured is the Autumn Kit which includes a puzzle, apple cider, checkers, books, and more!
Maker Station

Find new Take & Make kits and activities every month at the Maker Station in the Library! While supplies last.
Braille Kit for checkout

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!
Game Time
Saturday, October 23 from 11AM-1:30PM

Join us at the library to play board games, socialize, and enjoy snacks! Learn and play this month's featured game, Horrified. If you have a fun game you would like to share with others, we encourage you to bring it along. This regular monthly event is geared toward individuals and families ages 9 and up. Please wear a mask.

Storytime is back every Wednesday at 10:30 AM.

Kids of all ages are welcome to join Xanthe for stories and fun activities.

Masks are encouraged for ages 3+ and required for adults.
Tail Wagging Reading Program
We encourage youth ages 2 to 18 to join our Tail Wagging Reading Program. Kids will earn a reward from one of our Community Partners every fifth session!

The program is designed to build confidence and skills in reading out loud (which can be very scary no matter how old you are!)

Paddy will be at the Library on Tuesdays from 2pm to 5 pm.
Fall Into a Great Book!
Join one of our Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack, read books, and earn tickets for raffle prizes!  

The challenges go until November 19, 2021, so you still have time to earn rewards!
For ages 6-12: craft organizer, Silly Putty, Finger Puppet kit, Pop-it, and Eye Found It Disney Game
Ages 12-18: cloth organizer, Portable device charger, Little Red Riding Hood Vs. Beowulf Game, and Starbucks Gift Card
Ages 18+: Galvanized word sign, hot chocolate mix, mug, and cheesecake dip
Page-Turners Book Club
The Page-Turners Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Library. New members are welcome!

For our November 10th meeting, we are reading Educated by Tara Westover.

Educated is a memoir by the American author Tara Westover. Westover recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college, and emphasizes the importance of education in enlarging her world.
Novel Nights Book Club
The Novel Nights Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Library. New members are welcome!

For our November 11th meeting, we are reading The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi. It's the sequel to The Henna Artist.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur is set in 1969, twelve years after Lakshmi and her assistant Malik have left Jaipur for a new life in a small town in northern India. Lakshmi is happily married and Malik, a new university graduate, is ready to begin a career.
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
Hoopla has lots of classic, creepy, and cute Halloween content for all ages!

Use Libby by Overdrive to instantly download over 1,700 popular Lucky Day titles.
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!
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. 
Community Resources for You
Waushara County Resource Guide for Waushara residents meeting eligibility guidelines. Information on food pantries, Housing & Utilities, and basic supplies.

October 25: Wisconsin Turtles-Andrew Badje, WDNR Conservation Biologist will present turtle identification, range, and ecology of Wisconsin’s 11 native turtle species.

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!

Fresh Start Al-Anon Family Groups
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
at St. Joseph Office Center
364 S. Cambridge St/Hwy 22
Friends of the Library
Have you started searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for those special people in your lives? Look no further than the Friends' Book Shop for some amazing and extremely affordable finds! New donations are added weekly, so there is always a treasure waiting for the right person to come looking!
When you shop at the Friends' Book Shop, you are also supporting your local library, so it's a win-win! Another way to support the library and the community is to join the Friends of the Library group! Learn more about the Friends and what they do by clicking the button below.
Feel free to call the library with questions at (920) 787-2988, or email director@wautomalibrary.orgStay 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