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Dr Suess Birthday


Take time to read to your children this week as we remember Theodor Seuss Geisel ( better know as Dr. Suess). As he said the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Stop by the library and pick your favorite book today.   More fun activities can be found at


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Halloween Events


Halloween is finally here and we have two more Halloween events coming up before the big day!  On Thursday, October 29th at the Elwood Library, we’ll have a Halloween party for kids and teens from 4-6pm.  We’ll be making our own Halloween snacks and hanging out, so drop in anytime. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.We’re ending Halloween week with a big celebration at the Wathena Care Center. Come to our Halloween bash on Friday, October 30th! Dress up in your finest costumes and meet us at the Wathena Care Center at 10am that morning to show off your costumes for the residents.  We’ll have a party there with storytime, snacks, and games.  After the party, we’ll change locations to the Wathena Library and Trick-or-Treat down Wathena’s Main Street.

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Halloween Fun For School Age Children

pumpkins-469634_1920On Friday, October 23, there’s no school at Troy and we’re having a Halloween afternoon for elementary-aged children, starting at 1pm.  We’ll eat spooky snacks and watch a Halloween movie suited for children (PG or lower).  All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Movie Time

We’re having a final goodbye to summer at both Wathena and Troy libraries in a few weeks. On Friday, August 21st at 1pm, we’ll be watching a new movie on the big screen at the Wathena Library. Bring the whole family for a movie and snacks on the last Friday of freedom before Riverside starts school for the year. Troy starts one week later, so on Friday, August 28th at 1pm. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times when visiting the library. Then, on Saturday, August 29th at 1pm, we’re having a movie marathon at the Troy Library with tons of snacks. Come hang out for the afternoon at the library! We’ll see you there. Stop by any branch to see what movies we’re showing.

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Pool Party At Wathena

dTr6xGjT9On Friday, July 31st from 6:30-8:30pm, the library will host a pool party at the Wathena pool.  Admission to the pool will be free to all library users that evening, and we’ll have snacks and great prizes to give away, too. All ages are welcome. We’re having such a great summer of reading here at the library. Just a reminder that you have about two weeks to read and complete your summer reading bingo board. Don’t have a summer reading bingo board? Don’t know what a summer reading bingo board is? Stop by any branch and we’ll explain. Every bingo board that you turn in gives you one more entry into the grand prize drawing for your age group, so read, read, read! All reading bingo boards are due by July 31st to any branch.  They will not be eligible for the drawing if turned in after that date.