Reading Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

According to research findings, the more children ages 1 - 5 hear books read to them, the more prepared they are to learn to read when they reach kindergarten. Through the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, children exercise six early literacy skills: oral language, phonological awareness, vocabulary, print awareness, background knowledge, and letter knowledge.

Register at the WTPL circulation desk and pick up your first reading log. Track what you read to your child in the reading log. When you reach 100 books, bring your log into the library so your child can get the first reading incentive and the next log. Once you reach 1,000 books, your child will get a certificate and a prize.

Adult Book Club: On the Same Page

Join WTPL's On the Same Page book club! This club meets every other month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (*Designates a change in schedule.) Books will be loaned as availability allows. The club is for individuals 18+. Registration is required; click here to register.

2023 Books (Click Here for Descriptions)

  • April 26* - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Chistopher Murray (April 23 - 29 is National Library Week)
  • June 15 - Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (June is Pride Month)
  • August 17 - Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  • October 19 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
  • November 16* - Firekeeper's Daugher by Angeline Boulley (November is Native American Heritage Month)

Adult Book Talks: What Are You Reading Now?

Our book talks are on the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Here, we talk about whatever we’re reading right now or just finished. Whether you read fiction or non-fiction, short works or long, you’re welcome to join the club!

Spring Story Times

We'll have three story times available this spring, and registration is required.

  • Tuesday Preschool Story Time (ages 36 months – 5 years) runs on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. from February 28 through April 18. You can register here.
  • Wednesday Preschool Story Time (ages 36 months – 5 years) runs on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. from March 1 through April 19. You can register here.
  • Toddler Story Time (ages 12-36 months) will be every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from March 2 – April 20. You can register here.

Summmer Reading Program

Our 2023 Summer Reading Program will run from Monday, June 12 - Saturday, August 5. This year's theme will be "All Together Now" and will encourage friendship, kindness, and unity. The Adult SRP Finale will be on Thursday, August 10, from 1 - 2 p.m., and the Kids' SRP Finale will be on Saturday, August 12, from Noon - 2 p.m.