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.

Family Storytime

October 29th, 2013 by rachel

Family Storytime

Monday, November 4


All Ages

Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play!

Mexican Sugar Skulls: A Drawing Workshop

September 30th, 2013 by rachel

Mexican Sugar Skulls: A Drawing Workshop

Saturday, October 5


Grades 2-5

Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online, at the Children’s Desk, or call (630) 868.7540

Christine Thornton leads a hands-on drawing program centered around the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Children’s Books and Movies Still for Sale

September 30th, 2013 by rachel

The Annual Friends Book Sale was last week but we still have children’s materials for sale in the Children’s Department!

Incredible Bats!

September 26th, 2013 by rachel

School’s out on Monday, October 14th.  Join us at the library for:

Incredible Bats!

Monday, October 14


Grades 1 and up

Free tickets are available at the Children’s Department desk!

Get an up-close look at live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Bats and learn about their important role in our environment.