Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library

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Building the Library of the Future

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.

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Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Family Night: Viewing of The LEG...
Family Night: Viewing of The LEG...
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Let’s watch a movie at the library! Join us for a special screening of LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett. Snacks will be provided. This movie is[...]
10:30 am Friday Matinee at the DeWitt Ope...
Friday Matinee at the DeWitt Ope...
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The DeWitt Operahouse is hosting a special morning matinee for our Summer Reading participants! Join us on Friday, June 21st for a FREE 10:30am movie. The concession stand will be open for those who would[...]
9:30 am Kindermusik
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
The library offers sessions of Kindermusik’s “ABC Music & Me” program for free! Perfect for preschool kids ages 3-4 with a parent or caretaker! This program takes place the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month ABC[...]
3:00 pm Teen/Tween Celestial Slime Lab
Teen/Tween Celestial Slime Lab
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teens and tweens are invited to take part in a “celestial” slime lab as part of this year’s “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program on Monday, June 24th from 3-4:30pm. We will have several[...]
6:30 pm Library Book Club for Adults
Library Book Club for Adults
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us the last Monday of each month for Library Book Club! Each month the books are available free of charge at the library’s front desk. Didn’t like the book? Didn’t finish it? That’s okay![...]
10:00 am Craft & Go
Craft & Go
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get crafty at the library! During the Summer Reading Program, join us in the Children’s Department on Tuesday mornings between 10am-12pm for a drop-in craft. Some crafts may require caregiver supervision for younger program attendees.
9:00 am Mother Goose Time
Mother Goose Time
Jun 26 @ 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 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Miss Cindy every Wednesday in the Children’s Department for stories, songs, and play! This program is best suited for children 3-5 years old.
5:00 pm Carnegie Libraries in Iowa
Carnegie Libraries in Iowa
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Dr. Shana Stuart will present on her work with the Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project and share information about our local Carnegie Library (now The Old Library). *Please note– our printed summer reading calendar originally[...]
8:00 pm Family Night: Star Gazing with t...
Family Night: Star Gazing with t...
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ever wanted to see the craters of the moon or the rings of Saturn up close? Now’s your chance! The Popular Astronomy Club will be stopping by with their mobile telescope and other space-related activities[...]