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Katie, WDM

Moved back to WDM after 30 years. ...WDM library has been a big part in my healing process. Days spent in the library reading magazines. Just getting out of my apartment and being around people helped me on some of my worst days.  ...It's a peaceful place to forget your problems and fears. At least for a while. Continue to be grateful for the WDM library. 

 

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The 2014 Valley Debate Round Robin will take place here at the WDM Library on Friday, September 26th.  Please note that ALL of our Study Rooms and the Library Living Room will be taken over that day to accommodate the student groups.  Thank you for your understanding!

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I love a great cliffhanger!  When you’re so into a book that you aren’t aware you’ve reached the last page until you actually flip the page over.   Then you’re stuck with “but what happens next?!?” Here are a few new sequels and series sure to satisfy. NEW SEQUELS & SERIES (link opens to a […]

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Thursday, August 21, 6:00-8:00pm, Library Community Room. Join us for a crafters dream – all the leftovers you want!  Make any or all of the leftover crafts you want including: Melted Crayon Art Shrinky Dinks Credit Card Art Washi Tape Creations Your only limitation?  You only have 2 hours! Program is for teens age 12 […]

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We will be there…will you?!   Click on the image below to purchase tickets.

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Have you signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Club yet?   If you haven’t, here’s your chance!  The Library’s Summer Reading Club is a great way for you to earn prizes just for reading during the summer.  Click on the link below to sign up!  If you have any questions, please stop by the […]

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Make sure to take a look at the Teen Area the next time you’re in the Library!  We’ve moved things around to make space for more books and collections.  We will be adding a Young Adult Non-Fiction collection!  The shifting and moving isn’t completely done but will be soon.  Feel free to ask us if […]

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I’m hopping on the Divergent bandwagon!  Here’s a few fun things to keep you excited about the series. What Faction do you Actually Belong in?  Find out where you belong! Divergent Faction Booklist.  Borrowed from the Lawrence, Kansas, Public Library, this is a list of books based on the ideals of each faction.   Check out […]

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  Looking for something to do Thursday night?  Join us for this month’s Teen Craft Night on March 27, 6:00-8:00pm.  Program is for teens age 12 and up.  Registration is required. REGISTER HERE  

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One of my favorite authors is Laurie Halse Anderson, so you can imagine my delight when I ran across this excellent interview done by Nancy Pearl, librarian-author extraordinaire. LHA’s young adult books are often called “problem novels,” but in this interview she disagrees with that label and instead calls them “resilience literature.” She writes about […]

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The Library has a lot of books (duh, right?)    But how do we decide what books to get?   Well, there are several things that help us choose the best books. 1. Patron Requests Public Libraries usually reflect the communities they are in.  For instance, if a library is in a primarily non-English speaking […]

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