Library News

Blank Slate Writers Group Meets Wed. July 2nd and Aug. 4th, 6 p.m.

New and aspiring writers are always welcome to this friendly local writers’ cooperative.  A big part of each meeting is a writing challenge with critiquing, to sharpen the writer’s craft.  For more info, just come by, or call the Library.


Summer Reading Program 2014: Fizz!  Boom!  Read!

Our long winter really is finally at an end, and it’s time for Summer Reading!  This year, our activities will be centered on Science — Fizz! Boom! Read!  Every Tuesday from Noon-2 pm you can participate in a science activity at the Library, or take home the instructions and do it yourself anytime.

Sign up and start reading the week of June 9-14.  Our program will officially run from June 16-July 26, with a a party and prizes for those students who complete the require books or pages.  Registration is open to young persons 2-18.  Parental participation and encouragement is strongly encouraged.

High School students can choose to participate in a summer book club discussing the “Divergent’ series, or other books series of students’ choosing.

Sign up anytime at the Library!


Story Hour Is Now On Hiatus for the Summer.


Get Your Gardening Ideas at the Library!

We’ve received a donation of over 2 dozen terrific gardening books — come in and take a look!

Our Garden Journal drawing winners are Theresa Smith and Dan Welch, both of Wanatah.


The ‘Knee Deep In Books’ book club is on summer break, and will resume in September.  Over the summer we’ll be assembling our fall book list.

Newcomers (and book suggestions) are always welcome!  Call the Library to be added to the book club contact list.


Legos Wanted!

Do you have old Legos you’re not using?  We want to start a Lego Club for Afterschool, and will take donations of old Legos.  Contact the Library for more information.


Overdrive E-Books!

You can now link to Overdrive, one of the nation’s largest e-book providers.  Click on the link and follow the instructions; find ‘Wanatah Public Library’ on the list, and when prompted, enter your library card number as a 5-digit number: for example, 0xxxx (don’t include the ‘P’).  You can download books and audio files either to your desktop or your portable device.

We’ll be happy to help you navigate the Overdrive system — just give us a call or come in, and we’ll work to make sure your e-book experience is a great one!

E-Books from Overdrive

Thanks to Triple J-Mar Petroleum and the BP Fueling Communities program for the underwriting of our e-books program!


New Videos

The Monuments Men                     The World Ends

3 Days to Kill                               The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Lego Movie                            Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit


New York Times Bestsellers!

(These are just a few of our hundreds of new books!)

Mr. Mercedes — Stephen King

Goldfinch — Pulitzer Prize winner

Top Secret Twenty-One — Janet Evanovich

Invisible — James Patterson

The Matchmaker — Elin Hildebrand

The Closer — Mariano Rivera

Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn

The Fault in Our Stars — John Green

Vampire Academy — Richelle Mead

Adult Non-Fiction

Life Inside the Bubble — Dan Bongino           Gulp! by Mary Roach

Back to Work — Bill Clinton                   Frugal Families by Jonni McCoy

Sin In the Second City by Karen Abbott         The Social Animal — David Brooks

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1



NEW Children’s!  Including Big Nate, The 39 Clues, Geronimo Stilton, My teacher is An Alien, and more!

NEW Teen and Young Adult!  Including Divergent (series), City of Ashes (series), and more!

Stop in and see some of our amazing and fascinating new items!


SAT, GED and College Planning Materials Available

We have a wide range of materials for planning your continuing education.  Ask us if you are looking for a particular resource and we’ll try to get it.




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