Walter Dean Myers

July 2nd, 2014 by rachel

The literary world lost a wonderful author yesterday.  Walter Dean Myers passed away at the age of 76.  If you haven’t had the chance, I highly recommend checking out some of his amazing work.

Walter Dean Myers article

Walter Dean Myers’ books in the Wheaton Public Library catalog

Non-Fiction Book Talk

July 2nd, 2014 by rachel

Non-Fiction Book Talk
Monday, July 14 from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Grades 3-6

Register online or call 630-868-7540

Experience the best in new non-fiction.

Paws to Read!

June 12th, 2014 by rachel

Have you picked up your log for our summer reading club, Paws to Read?  Follow the paw prints down to the Children’s Department and start reading today!

Summer Happenings!

May 28th, 2014 by rachel

Summer is almost here!  Come check out what the Children’s Department has to offer this summer!  Here’s a link to our Children’s Chatter newsletter.

Kids Craft Sale

March 14th, 2014 by rachel

Kids Craft Sale

Saturday, April 12th


Vendors must be in grades 1-8

Applications and sample craft items are due by Monday, March 24th

Sell your homemade jewelry, sewing projects, artwork or any other craft items in our Kids Craft Sale.  Learn about sales, customer service and marketing your project.  All crafts must be made by kids and sold for $5 or less.  No food items, please.

Storytime and Reading with Rover Registration

March 4th, 2014 by rachel

Tomorrow is the first day to register for the spring sessions of Storytime and Reading with Rover.  Register one of the following ways:

* Call our program registration line at 630.878.7545 beginning at 9:00am

* Register in person on the lower level of the library in the Children’s Department.  We’ll hand out numbers before the library opens and registration begins at 9:00am

* Register online at  Registration begins at 9:00am (You only need to register one time and you’ll have that day and time slot for the 6 week session)

Spring Program Registration

February 14th, 2014 by rachel


With March just around the corner, registration is now open for most of our spring children’s programs (registration for storytime and Reading with Rover begins Wednesday, March 5th).  Visit to see what’s coming up over the next few months.  If you live in Wheaton, look for your WPL Spring Newsletter in the mail at the beginning of March.

2014 ALSC Media Awards

February 1st, 2014 by rachel

The American Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children announced the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, and other prestigious awards.  Check out the winners here:

I’m so excited that Flora and the Flamingo received an honor!

Battle of the Books

January 23rd, 2014 by rachel

We’re in the middle of a great season of Battle of the Books!  Check out how your school is doing here!

Peter Brown

December 5th, 2013 by rachel

Check out this interesting video on author and illustrator Peter Brown talking about the art of his new book, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.