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  • New Year, New Books: Check Out These January & February 2022 Titles

    Posted by Carla Heideman on January 14, 2022

    Goodbye, 2021! Hello, 2022! Are you ready to start the New Year with some awesome books? Stay inside during the cold and get lost in these books:

  • 2021 Books You Might Have Missed

    Posted by Carla Heideman on December 31, 2021
    Can you believe it's 2022 already? I don't know about you, but I definitely did not get through all the books in my TBR pile! Maybe you did, though. Or maybe you're just looking for something new to read. Either way, here are some titles you may have missed in 2021.
  • New Books for December 2021

    Posted by Carla Heideman on December 3, 2021

    Want to keep up with the most anticipated teen books coming out this month? This post is the very first in our new series at the Wichita Public Library to help you discover the newest titles to hit the shelves. And who doesn't love new books? Keep these on your TBR list for December:

  • Behind the Scenes: How Do Books Get Selected for Purchase?

    Posted by Carla Heideman on November 19, 2021

    Have you ever wondered how books get selected for purchase at a library?

    At Wichita Public Library, books are purchased by the selectors. WPL has an Adult Fiction Selector, Adult Nonfiction Selector, and a Youth Materials Selector. It's important to know that libraries have to pay for the books they purchase for their customers to borro...

  • Fall Program Preview

    Posted by Sara Moesel on October 22, 2021

    ‚ÄčIt wasn't that long ago you were back to school, and suddenly it's the middle of October. Need something outside school to occupy your time through the end of 2021? The Wichita Public Library has a few options you might enjoy.

  • Best Ways to Get Started with an Art Hobby

    Posted by Alice U., Grade 11 on October 15, 2021

    Have you ever wanted to start an art hobby, but felt discouraged to do so because you think you do not have any "art skills?" Or you do not even know where to start to have an art hobby? In this blog post, I will be sharing five tips with resources from my experience of doing art as a hobby and what I wished I knew when I started making art.

  • Nine LGBTQ+ YA Books to Celebrate Pride All Year Long

    Posted by Josee H., Grade 10 on October 1, 2021

    Want a few more rainbows on your reading shelf? Take a look at these teen stories with LGBTQ+ authors and characters.

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing for Teens

    Posted by Sara Moesel on September 9, 2021

    Hello and welcome to our Learning Circle for Fiction Writing for Teens! You should be a teen ages 12-18 and wanting to learn more about writing fiction. Perhaps you've already written your own novel, or maybe you're a beginner tackling your first short story. All are welcome! You should also be willing to share your writing experiences, tips for other wri...

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