The library is closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4
Wheaton Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge: Read Beyond the Beaten Path has now started! The challenge is open to all ages: Children (birth to 5th grade), Teens (6th to 12th grade) and Adults (18 years and older), and will run from Wednesday, June 1 – Sunday, July 31. All are welcome to participate, no library card required.
Share your collection at the library!
Our Youth Services Department has a great opportunity for young patrons to display their collectables in our display cases on the library's Lower Level. Interested? Fill out our Display Case Form for a chance to be featured.
This March, WPL will start to offer some programs in a hybrid format with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants via Zoom. The library is very excited to have our patrons engage with programs again in-person!
What is hybrid programming?
Hybrid programming is where a program has an in-person presenter and audience, as well as a virtual audience. During the in-person program, library staff will stream the presentation via Zoom so audience members who would prefer to watch from home can do so.
The library recently added new content to our Rokus! Watch shows and movies on popular platforms like the Amazon Prime Channel, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Apple TV+. You’ll also be able to access over 1,000 movies through our Roku’s Vudu Channel. Please note a TV with HDMI and wireless internet at home are required to use the Roku.
Yep, you read that right! Watch shows like Bridgerton, Ted Lasso, and more with our newly refreshed Rokus.
WPL’s 2021 Annual Report is now live on our website! Take a look back at some of the highlights from 2021, including the elimination of daily fines, the creation of our new website, and much more. This report also contains data from programs, circulation, and a variety of other areas. There is a lot to celebrate from this past year, and we are looking forward to accomplishing even more in 2022.
Participate in Money Smart Week (April 9 -16) with the Wheaton Public Library! Organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week is national campaign focused on financial literacy. During this week the library will provide programs, and highlight resources to help patrons better understand personal finance topics.
National Library Week (April 3 – 9) is a yearly celebration of libraries, the many services they offer, and their workers. This year’s theme is “Connect with Your Library,” which highlights libraries as a place to get connected to technology through broadband, computers, and other resources. Beyond technology, libraries offer many ways to connect through community, classes, clubs, books, and more. See below for some ways you can celebrate National Library Week with WPL, and for a list of tech resources and services we offer.
Students in grades 6 – 12 can earn service hours at the library by joining our Teen Library Council! Our Teen Library Council meets monthly to discuss library and community projects, help plan programs, recommend books, and much more.
Questions? Give us a call at 630-868-7524.
The library recently added AtoZ Maps to our database collection! AtoZ Maps is a great tool, whether you need it for a school project, or you're curious about the world now or in the past. Browse historical or current maps, flags of the world, and even try a few geography games.
Curious what other databases the library has available? Browse our full database list.
If you or anyone you know has trouble getting to the library, we can help! Let us deliver materials to your home. Open to Wheaton cardholders on a temporary or permanent basis due to injury or illness.