“Where’s Waldo?” We’ve been hearing a lot of that question lately. Waldo is a popular guy, and we often have to answer that he is out visiting with other patrons.
Waldo, our hero in the red-and-white striped shirt and hat, made his debut in September 1987 in the book Where’s Waldo? Known by a variety of names throughout the world, such as Wally in many other English-speaking countries, Waldo is a creation of British illustrator, Martin Handford. Over the course of seven primary books and numerous activity books, Waldo has traveled through time and space, visiting pirates and pyramids, film sets and fantasy worlds.
The collection at the Aurora Public Library District contains three Waldo books:
If you’d like to wait for Waldo to return, you can place any of these books on hold through your online library account, or request other books in the series through the Interlibrary Loan request form. Both of these options can also be done by speaking with a staff member in person or by phone.
In the meantime, we also have several other series of hidden picture books that may interest you. There are multiple books in each series at both the Aurora Public Library and the Dillsboro Public Library. Here is a peek at some of the options:
The Spot It, Learn It! Series:
The Look and Find Series:
The I Spy Series:
The Can You See What I See? Series:
The Look-Alikes Series:
The Can-You-Find-It Series:
These hidden picture books will be on display in the children’s areas at both the Aurora Public Library and the Dillsboro Public Library throughout December 2021. There also will be a hidden picture activity to participate in at each location – on the bulletin board in Aurora and on the wall in Dillsboro. Happy hunting!