Library Card Sign-up Month

Library Card Sign-up Month

Stomp on over to the library to discover all the amazing things you can do with your library card! There is a whole new world to unlock just by picking up a book, attending a program, or exploring our digital resources. Here are just a few things you can unlock with your WPL card:

Ready to sign up? Residents who live within Wheaton city limits can register for a library card either online or in-person. Visit our Get a Library Card page or give us a call at (630) 868-7510 for additional information on how to get your library card. Sign up for your WPL card during the month of September and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize.

Library Card Sign-up Month Events

Participate in these dino-mite programs during Library Card Sign-up Month!


All Ages

Scavenger Hunt

Friday, Sept. 1 - Saturday, Sept. 30 • in-person • all-ages

Adventure around downtown Wheaton to find secret code words located in the windows of local businesses! Visit any 12 of the participating businesses and record each word you find on your scavenger hunt sheet. Once completed, return your form to the library's Welcome Desk or submit the online form to be entered into a prize drawing. In partnership with the Downtown Wheaton Association. 


Norm Exhibit

Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Monday, Oct. 9 • in-person • all ages

Stop by the Arts & Culture Center to visit Norm, a fiberglass T-Rex skull replica! On loan from The Harris Learning Collection of The Field Museum.


The Science of Jurassic Park

Monday, Oct. 2 • 7 pm • in-person • all ages

Biologist and fossil enthusiast Donald Baumgartner, M.S., will separate the scientific facts from Hollywood fiction. What was true? What was wrong? What action scenes just didn’t make sense? Registration required.



DIY Dino Terrariums

Saturday, Sept. 23 • 1 pm • in-person • grades 6-12

Create fun and decorative dino habitats! Registration required


Jurrassic Park-a-thon

Monday, Sept. 25 • 6 pm • in-person • grades 6-12

Tuesday, Sept. 26 • 6 pm • in-person • grades 6-12

Thursday, Sept. 28 • 6 pm • in-person • grades 6-12

Friday, Sept. 29 • 4:30 pm • in-person • grades 6-12

Join us as we watch our favorite carnivorous lizards take down some truly awful characters, debate whether our scientists could've and/or should've, and witness the evolution of the series. Registration required.



Mark Anderson Cartooning: Dinosaurs vs Robots 2

Saturday, September 16 • 10:30 am • in-person • grades K-5

So you've drawn dinosaurs and robots before, have you? Well, not like this. More dangerous dinosaurs! More ridiculous robots! More perilous pencils! Registration required.


T-Rexplorers Family Program

Saturday, September 30 • 2 pm • in-person • families (geared for ages 5-12)

Get excited about science and nature with a T-Rexplorers program! See dinosaur bones up close and get a glimpse of what it's like to go on a Paleontological dig with authentic dinosaur fossils from species like Triceratops and T-Rex. You'll be greeted by Ranger the T-Rex as you come in! Registration required.


Looking for more dinosaur themed events? Stop by Dinos Downtown Wheaton Monday, September 25 through Sunday, October 8. Wheaton Public Library is excited to be hosting three dinos from the exhibit on our West Plaza!

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