IMPORTANT NOTICE: The library will be closed August 6th for the Civic Holiday as well as the 7, 8, 9 and 10 to allow for a new carpet to be installed in the Library. Sleepytime Story Time will be postponed until August 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please be advised that late fees will be waived for materials due in this time frame and remember the drop box is available for returns.
New Books – New books on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “A Place For Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza, “All We Ever Wanted” by Emily Giffin, “Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler and “White River Burning” by John Vernon.
TD Summer Reading Clubs and Programs – Our TD Summer Programs are in full swing. Our theme this year is “Feed your Passions”! Registrations and program schedules are available at the Circulation Desk for anyone interested. All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday is TD Summer Reading Club (English) from 10 am to 11 am for ages 3-6 and 1:30pm-3pm for ages 7 and up.
Tuesday is Le Club de Lecture TD (Francais) from 10am-11am for ages 3-6 and 1:30pm-3pm for ages 7 and up.
Wednesday is Craft Club from 10am-11am for ages 3-6 and from 1:30-2:30 for ages 7 and up.
Thursday is Clay Club from 10am-11am for ages 3-6 and 1:30pm-2:30pm for ages 7 and up.
Friday is Fun Day with Science Club in the morning from 10am-11am for ages 7 and up and Game Club in the afternoon from 1:30pm-2:30pm for ages 6 and up. Please note there are only 10 spots available for Clay Club and Science Club and you must sign up on a weekly basis to guarantee a spot.
Staff Picks for July – “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler-Olsen, “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han and this week’s feature is “Distant Shores” by Kristen Hannah (book jacket) Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a future together. But after the children leave home, they quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job offer, Elizabeth puts her needs aside to follow him across the country. Until the sudden death of her father changes everything.
Grieving and alone, she retreats to an isolated beach house where she packs away the last remnants of her parents’ lives. There, the pieces of a past she never knew unfold to reveal a tender story of lasting devotion, the kind of steadfast commitment that Elizabeth admits is missing from her own marriage. Faced with her own disillusionment, she makes a terrifying decision, risking everything she has for a second chance at happiness.
Enriched by soul-stirring emotion and an appreciation for the simple joy of everyday miracles, Distant Shores is an exquisite reminder of the most precious gifts in life: friends and family, children and lovers, the strength to change, and the courage to forgive–all flawlessly captured by the graceful hands of Kristin Hannah.
The Library offers photocopying, faxing, laminating, printing, and VHS to DVD conversion. Free WiFi is available at the library, with 4 public computers and 3 iPads for public use.The Wawa Public Library also recycles your batteries and ink cartridges!
WPL has a Drop Box for returns when the library is closed. Please remember the drop box is for library materials only.
Online - WPL (wawa.olsn.ca), Wawa History page ( www.wawahistory.wawa.cc). The WPL also has a Facebook Page and one for the Summer Program, posting daily to keep you updated.Be sure to check out our E-Resources page.
Free WiFi is available at the library with 4 public computers and 3 iPads. Contact Zoe for computer, tablet and cell phone help.
LIBRARY HOURS are Monday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 am –7:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Please note that effective July 1st the Wawa Public Library will be closed on Mondays.
TELEPHONE – 705-856-2244 ext. 290 for the circulation desk or ext. 291 for the librarian’s office, or email at [email protected]
LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP is FREE to residents of the Municipality of Wawa and contracting communities.We can also issue a non-resident library card for a fee of $10.00 per month or $95.00 per year.