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      October-November 2013 Edition
Our Wonderful Volunteers

We would just like to take the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers. The library could not run without their great efforts. If you see any of our volunteers around town, please let them know how appreciated they are. Thank you!

Jean Jenks
Yvonne Featherston
Karen Kusba
Penny Hendrickson
Ed Knuth
Deb Bucholz
Mert Freeberg
Susie Froham
Sandi Kotinek
Lois Jamar
Carol VanDongen
Suzi Giesen


Miss Penny's Storytime is Back!

Join us for stories, crafts, and new friends. Miss Penny's Storytimes are held on Wednesdays at 10:30am from October to May. Open to children ages 2 and up.



E-reader Workshop

Want to learn how to check out electronic books and e-readers and books audiobooks onto your e-reader? Then sign up for our e-reader workshop! Class will be held at the library on Monday, October 21st from 4-5pm. Sign-up is required, so call the library at 920-787-2988 or stop-in.


Family Movie Nights

Ready for some fun for the whole family? Come to our Family Movie Nights on the first Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm. The first one is on October 3rd. See you at the movies!



Race the Librarian

Miss Erin is starting a new program called "Race the Librarian" for children ages 6 and under. This reading race will kick off on October 15th until it hits the finish line two months later on December 15th. Children will be given the chance to see if they can read more picture books than Miss Erin!

Small prizes will be given when kids reach certain milestones, including having a brand new picture book donated to the library under the child's name -- complete with name credit inside the book, and being the first to check it out.

This program is meant to increase reading, build vocabulary, and give children the confidence to feel good about themselves when they win Race the Librarian! More program details and enrollment forms are racing to the library for pick-up next week!


Food-for-Fines is back for the month of November. $2 in overdue fines will be taken off of your account for every non-perishable, non-expired food item brought into the library. Food-for-Fines only counts towards fines from overdue items or to get a new library card (current ID must be present). Fines charged due to lost items, copies, or to buy books cannot be paid off with this program.


What's Wautoma Reading Now?

Share what book or audiobook you're reading or listening to by writing a review! To be a part of the fun, pick up a Review Sheet next time you're at the library or reply to this newsletter with "Review Sheet" in the subject heading to have one e-mailed to you.
What's Wautoma Reading Now? is open to everyone! All ages, all titles! Here are your reviews!

Review #1

Nicole Overbeck      

Nicole enjoys reading: most everything!

Book: Behind the Beautiful Forevers  

Author:  Katherine Boo   

Nicole says, "This nonfiction read captured my attention by being eye-opening, fast-paced, and caring. The lives of the slum dwellers of modern India are recorded in a way that brings the reader into the motivations, the feelings of hope and despair, and the larger political and social pressures at work. This book makes huge issues personal. Highly recommended."  

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Review #2

Erin Kant       

Erin enjoys reading: picturebooks and YA titles. 

Book: The Graveyard Book   

Author: Neil Gaiman    

Erin says, "Bod (short for 'Nobody') Owens is an ordinary boy... except that he lives in a graveyard, raised by ghosts. Join Bod as he finds an ancient Indigo Man, is kidnapped to the dreaded city of ghouls, encounters the strange and spine-chilling Sleer, and the exciting climax as Bod finds those that murdered his family and has to decide what to do about it. It is rare that you find an author that writes exceptionally well and wondrous. Gaiman is such a superb storyteller that I am looking forward to reading more of his works."  

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The library is always getting new materials to serve you better. Here's a few items that are new in town and looking forward to coming home with you! Click on titles to put them on hold or check them out on your next visit! 
Young Adult   
Day Book Club
The Day Book Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. New members always welcome.

October 9th -  Bel Canto by Anne Patchett

November 13th -
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

December 11th -
Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. New members always welcome.
  October 10th - Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup

November 14th -
Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley

December 12th -

Bookflix Club

Bookflix Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 4:15pm. We only read books that we pick out as a group. Plus we also create 2-3 minute booktalks that we videotape and put on the Web!
Join the fun! Anyone grades 6-8 are welcome! 

October 8th & 22nd - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

November 12th & 26th - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


Monday - Wednesday: 9-6
Thursday: 9-7
Friday: 9-6
Saturday: 10-3
Closed Sundays

Contact Information  
Wautoma Public Library 
410 West Main Street 
Wautoma, WI 54982 
(920) 787-2988 
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