The Summer Reading Program kicks off Monday, June 7th! This summer, we're learning all about our animal friends from around the world! Earn rewards and raffle tickets to put toward awesome prizes by reading and attending our in-person events!

Our Summer Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Wautoma Kiwanis, and Waushara Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth, and patron donations!
Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales
Reading Challenges:
Children, teens, and adults can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack or by coming to the Wautoma Library. Paper logs are also available at the library.

Everyone who signs up for the Summer Reading Challenge will receive a welcome gift and a prize upon completion of the program as well as eligibility toward a raffle prize of your choosing!

Additional incentives can be earned throughout the program when milestones are achieved and the "Environment & You" activity is completed.

Children 0-5: Earn a raffle ticket for every 1.5 hours read, attending our summer events, and completing activities.

Kids 6-12: Earn a raffle ticket for every 2 hours read, attending our summer events, and completing activities.

Teens 12-18: earn a raffle ticket for every 3 hours read, writing book reviews, attending programs, and completing activities.

Adults 18+: earn a raffle ticket for each book you read (up to 12 books) and for writing up to 5 book reviews.
In-Person Summer Events
Most of our Programs will be held at 1:30 PM at Bird Creek Park in Wautoma except for Zoozort (June 10) and the Pool Party (July 8). We are encouraging individuals who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to wear a mask in order to protect our youth and others who cannot vaccinate. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on!
June 10 at 1:30 and 2:30 PM at the World War II Memorial Building- Our first event, Zoozort Live Animal Program, gets you up close and personal with animals from around the world! Since the animals need to be indoors, we have two different time slots to allow for social distancing. Sign Up is required as space is limited, so call or visit the library to sign up for the 1:30 PM time or the 2:30 PM time. 
June 17 at 1:30 PM at Bird Creek Park- Join us for an Owl Program lead by the Aves Wildlife Alliance. Learn about these awesome birds of prey, listen to an owl story, and do a fun craft.
June 24 at 1:30 PM at Bird Creek Park- Mary Tooley of Art in a Suitcase shares a program called True Tales about Tails. Hear stories about animals and do a craft.
July 1 at 1:30 PM at Bird Creek Park- Bill Kehl introduces instruments from around the world in a program called Earth, Music... Magic! 
Take & Make Craft
Teens and adults, pick up an Ice Cream Yarn Garland Craft from the library (while supplies last).
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!

You can count your reading for both of these programs toward the Summer Reading Challenge too! Double the rewards!
Both of these Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Online Library Resources
Digital Downloads
Hoopla's collection Tails and Tales has a number of great titles to get kids reading this summer!

Find picture books, read-alongs, titles for beginning readers, and more in the Kids' Digital Library on Overdrive.

Both of these are completely free with your Wautoma Library card!
Gale Courses
Keep on learning this summer 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 Virtual Book Club is reading Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart for discussion at the end of June. It's the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland--an intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of additction, courage and love.

The book is available in audio and ebook on Hoopla. If you want to join in our Facebook book club discussion or to see what the book club is like, go to the Wautoma Library Book Club Facebook page and ask to join.
Resources for You
Waushara County Resource Guide for Waushara residents meeting eligibility guidelines. Information on food pantries, Housing & Utilities, and basic supplies.

June 28: Snapshot Wisconsin
Christine Anhalt-Depies will present on history and goals of the project, how to volunteer, educational impact in classrooms, and how data is used. 

Medicare and You
June 15 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.
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, June 28 from 10:30am-4:30pm at the WWII Memorial building.
Friends of the Library
Planning on doing a lot of reading or traveling this summer?! Stop at the library to purchase a canvas tote bag from the Friends of the Library Book Shop! The cost is only $5 and comes with a free book!

The Friends will also be having the annual Book Sale at Augustfest on August 14. Bring your gently used books to the library for the sale!

Learn more about the Friends of the Library and how to become a member HERE!
Feel free to call the library with questions at (920) 787-2988, or email 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