For Everyone

Tickets available now at the Wautoma Library!

5pm Cash Bar | 6pm Dinner catered by the Moose Inn

Door Prizes | Raffles | Fun Conversation

This event is to help fund additional community meeting and study space in the library!

We are still looking for donations of baskets, gift cards, services, or items for the Booked for the Evening Fundraiser. Please contact Hannah with any questions at

Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Monday, April 8, from 1pm to 2:30pm

It's a total eclipse of the heart! While we may not be in the path of totality, it is still not safe to look directly at the sun. The Library has a number of eclipse glasses for safe viewing which we will be handing out during the party while supplies last.

Build a Solar Eclipse Viewer at the April 2nd Crafternoon!

Eleanor Roosevelt

The First Lady of the World

Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30pm

Jessica Mischna portrays Eleanor Roosevelt

This presentation will bring to life the personality and achievements of the first lady known for her promotion of civil rights for African Americans, human rights, and social justice. No registration is required for this free program.

Paid for by the Jones Memorial Fund

Seed Library is Open!

Over 600 packets of seeds including arugula, beans, peppers, radish, sunflowers, coneflowers, and more!

Our Seed Library is sponsored by the Waushara Gardeners.

Pick up your heirloom seeds from the library, grow, and harvest! Bring harvested seeds back to share with others!

Don't know how to harvest seeds? Kathy Shaw, Waushara Gardener and Master Gardener will be teaching Seed Saving Saturday, August 3, at 10am, so mark your calendars!

Drop in Gaming

Wed, April 3, from 3:30-5:45pm

Wed, April 17, from 3:30-5:45pm

Wed, April 24, from 3:30-5:45-Protect Your Peeps! Build a fortress to protect your peep mallow against your opponent.

Come by yourself, with friends, or with family! We provide a selection of console games and board games for your use!

For Adults

The Fiery Temper Behind the Gregarious Smile

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Historical Presentation

NEW DATE Friday, April 19, at 12pm

We welcome back historian Tim Mutterer who is known for specializing in the things they didn't teach you in school. Join us for this presentation on Eisenhower's early life.


Foraging Wild Food & Medicine

Sun, May 19, at 1pm

Mitchell and Rebecca will teach how to find and us the wild plants and fungi around you.

Featured plants and fungi will be:

Dandelion, Nettle,

Plantain, and Woodsorrel, Chicken of the Woods, Morels, and Turkey Tail.

Limited space. Call the library to sign up (920) 787-2988

Author Talk with Bill Stokes

Tuesday, May 7, at 6pm

Bill has stories to tell! From his youth in Barren, Wisconsin, to his first newspaper job with the Stevens Point Daily Journal, and onward to eventually working at the Chicago Tribune, and beyond.

For Youth

STEAM in April

Heidi from the UW-Extension leads these projects Thursdays in April from 4pm-5pm

April 4- Bunny Cupcakes

April 11- Homemade Butter & Ice Cream

April 18- Spring Graham Cracker House

April 25- Spinning Tops

Grow a Reader- for Expectant Moms

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!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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!

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Other Great & Exciting Things

Home Service

Do you love being entertained with books or movies, but are unable to visit the library?

Our Home Service may be right for you!

Learn about eligibility, how it works, how to apply, and about volunteer opportunities by clicking the button below.

Home Service


New! Watercolor, Loom Weaving, Octopus Storytime, Winter Storytime, and more! Stop at the library to see what's available!

The Loom Kit (pictured) includes a book, yarn, a small loom, and tools.

Memory Maker Kits

Seven kits were put together through a partnership with the Waushara Department of Aging to provide caregivers and care recipients with meaningful activities and conversation stimulation. Each activity can be modified to fit your needs.

Find more Resources for Caregivers on our website.

Maker Kits: Astronomy, Logic, Dumpling Making (pictured), and Anatomy, Math Concepts, Phonics Kits, and puzzles are also available for checkout.

Wonderbooks are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids read along with their favorite books and then switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun.

Digital Library Resources

Keep Job Skills Fresh. Try Our New FREE Resource.

Did you know, on average, people change jobs 12 times in their lifetime? This makes it essential for you to continuously build new skills, ensuring that you’re ready when a new opportunity comes your way. Helping you stay ahead of the curve is just one of the many reasons our library offers access to Gale Presents: Udemy.


Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to grow professionally or further develop a personal interest. Choose from thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses in business, technology, design, and personal enrichment—and become who you’ve always wanted to be.


Why wait? Take your skills to the next level! Get Started HERE

Download the Libby app or visit Wisconsin's Digital Library to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

Kanopy allows you to instantly borrow and stream movies for free. Provided by the Winnefox Library System.

Gale Courses

Through Gale Courses we offer easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses.

You can take a six-week, interactive, instructor led online course on business, graphic design, parenting, health, photography, and more!
Get started here!

The Friends Book Shop

Find gently used books, movies, magazines, and more at the Friends Book Shop! Perfect for travel, gifts, or a pick me up, the cost can't be beat!

Please review this document for what donations are accepted and what happens after they are donated to the library.

Community Resources

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides FREE books to ANY child from birth to 5 years old all around the world every month to support and enhance children’s literacy before they get to school.

Each book is age-appropriate for the child, automatically updates as the child ages, and is addressed to them in the mail.

To join this program, a community has to have an affiliate for their geographic county. Waushara County is lucky to have passionate individuals who have recently launched this opportunity!

Register here

Waushara S.H.I.N.E.S.

Capsell Center 205 E Main ST

All recovery group

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Fridays at 5:00 PM

Saturdays at 9 AM

Women's All Recovery

Mondays at 5:30 PM

Men's All Recovery

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Fresh Start Al-Anon Family Groups

Tuesdays at 12:00 PM

at St. Joseph Office Center

364 S. Cambridge St/Hwy 22

Waushara County Quick Reference Guide

Waushara Department of Aging

find resources for support, plan meals with the Senior Dining Menu, and view the current The Source which contains information on the Memory Café, transportation, caregiver resources, and more!

Memory Café

Waushara County Health Department

Stay up to date with health tips and trends to keep Waushara a healthy place to live.

Run for Hope

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

STEAM Power Poster

Blue Ribbon Kids Day- April 6 from 8:30am-12:30pm

Please 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