There’s still time to take part in the WPL winter reading program, featuring one of our perennial reading favorites, Pete the Cat! Families with children of all ages and individual adults and teens are invited to participate through the end of January. Pick up your registration, reading log, and Pete the Cat bookmark at the library, or download forms from the library’s web site, www.waukee.org/library. As your reward for reading, books will be donated to the Waukee Food Pantry.
Tax Time is Coming…
Starting January 2; tax forms will be available as the IRS sends them to us. Tax forms are also available at www.irs.gov and www.state.ia.us/tax. Paper versions of many tax forms are no longer available, but may be obtained online. Your library has ten public Internet computers for your use.
Recycle and Help Your Library
Recycle your padded shipping envelopes at the library! We use shipping envelopes every day to send books to other libraries throughout Iowa. Please bring us the envelopes you receive and we will reuse them. Thank you for recycling, and for helping us save money!
January Children’s Weekly Programs
- Babies & Books. For infants birth to 18 months with a caregiver. 15 – 20 minutes of songs, books, and rhymes, followed by playtime. Mondays at 10:00 am.
- Toddlertime. For toddlers up to 3 years with a caregiver. 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, and read-aloud stories, followed by playtime. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
- Preschool Storytime. For children 3 to 6 with a caregiver. 30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a related craft. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am and Tuesdays at 2:00 pm.
- Pajama Time. For all ages. Bring your teddy and wear your jammies. Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Thursdays at 6:45 pm.
- Reading Under the Stars. Kids in grades 1 – 3, attend this special book club and participate in activities that correspond to the books we read. Kids who attend will help decide what we read! Thursdays, 6:46 – 7:30 pm.
January Children’s Special Programs
- Toddlertime and Preschool Storytime will be held jointly on January 6 and 7 at 10:00 am for the Dallas County Conservation’s program Oh My Stars!
- Chess Club. Elementary school students – learn how to play chess, or improve your chess skills. Saturday, January 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Registration requested, please call or email Tom Lloyd, 515-333-3930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lego Club. All ages of Lego fans – come to Waukee Public Library to build fabulous Lego creations with the help of our teen volunteers. Saturday, January 17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
- Drop In DIY Storytime. Families, stop in the library and have a fun do-it-yourself storytime every Saturday and Sunday during library hours! Special books to read and an activity to complete will be set out for families to do when it fits your schedule.
- Family Movie, “Dolphin Tale 2”. We supply the popcorn; you supply your own covered beverage. Saturday, January 24, 1:00 pm.
January Teen Programs
- TAB. Teen Advisory Board (grades 6 – 12) meets each Monday at 3:30 pm to plan teen programs and to sign up for volunteer activities.
- Teens. Wild Wednesdays! After school fun for 6 – 12 graders with something new every week. Wednesdays, either 1:30 pm on early out days, or 3:30 pm.
January Adult Programs
- Book Discussion. There’s always room for you at WPL’s book discussion group! January’s selection is “The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Tuesday, January 22, 1:00 pm. Light refreshments.
- Writer’s Group. Are you a writer? Interested in meeting with other writers to compare, collaborate, critique, and expand your abilities? Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30 pm.
January Holiday Closings and Hours
- Close at 5:30 pm on December 31.
- Closed Wednesday, January 1. Happy New Year!
- Open Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Waukee Public Library
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Hours: mon. – Thur.:
9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
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