Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library

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Expansion Highlights

We aim to make our library as big and bright as the minds that come in! We're excited to showcase our expansion and even more excited to see our community grow with us.

Building the Library of the Future

The Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library
provides the residents of DeWitt and the surrounding
area free access to books, electronic technology and
other resources and services to meet their informational,
educational, and recreational needs and to stimulate
the process of, and appreciation of, life-long learning.

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Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Tween Book-2-Movie
Tween Book-2-Movie
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Check out the June Book-2-Movie book at the library. Read it, then come and watch the movie. Snacks provided.
3:00 pm STEM Club with the Iowa State Un...
STEM Club with the Iowa State Un...
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at the library every Monday during the Summer Reading Program for STEM Club activities with the Iowa State University Extension Office! This program is free and open to the public, but is best[...]
11:00 pm Little Crafters
Little Crafters
Jun 25 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm
During Summer Reading, join us every Monday at 11am for a fun story and craft based on the book we read! Best for ages 3-5, but children of any age are welcome. No registration needed.
10:00 am Make-It Take-It Crafts
Make-It Take-It Crafts
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All kids are welcome to make a special craft at the library and take it home! All materials provided, one per participant please.
7:30 pm Family Storytime
Family Storytime
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Miss Cindy every Tuesday night for songs, stories, activities, a small craft, and lots of fun!
9:00 am Mother Goose Time
Mother Goose Time
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join us every Wednesday at 9:00am for stories, songs, yoga, and games! Mother Goose Time is best suited for babies and toddlers (0-2 years old).
9:00 am Preschool Storytime
Preschool Storytime
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join us every Wednesday in the Children’s Department for stories, songs, and play. This program is best suited for children 3-5 years old.
1:00 pm Tween Council
Tween Council
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Help us make the library better for kids like YOU! Join us for games, activities, and snacks– all while helping make the library a better place for kids like YOU! Best for kids in 5th-8th[...]
3:00 pm Teen Book & Writing Club
Teen Book & Writing Club
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Youth Services Coordinator Erica Voss for writing activities, games, free-writes, and snacks! Best for teens in 7th-12th grade.
6:00 pm Summer Reading Special Event: Na...
Summer Reading Special Event: Na...
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Recently retired UNI English professor and native Iowa author Barbara Lounsberry, discusses the impact of Nancy Drew on the world in her presentation “Nancy Drew: Iowa’s Heroine to the World.” She also delves into the[...]