Visit Oscar’s Frozen Custard and Support the Library

On Tuesday, August 8, from 4-9 PM, join the Friends for their first-ever fundraiser at Oscar’s Frozen Custard! Fifteen percent of your purchase will be donated towards the Friends of Waukesha Public Library. You must have a voucher to participate. Print it below or stop by Waukesha Public Library and pick one up. Brookfield location only.

Make sure to bring a copy of the attached voucher with you in order for your donation to be made!

Power Failure

The Library is closed Wednesday July 12 due to a power failure. All programs are cancelled. Please check back tomorrow to see if the Library is open.

Thank you for your patience.

Author Skype with Antony John!

Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club as we discuss Elemental with the author himself, Antony John! Free copies of Elemental will be available at the Reference Desk for teens, while supplies last. Earn FIVE Extra Grand Prize Drawing entries by attending our Author Skype on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 PM.

Job Opportunity – Library Director

Waukesha Public Library seeks a Library Director who will embrace and champion our mission to provide – “a welcoming and dynamic environment where citizens of all ages can find the inspiration, ideas, and information to reach their full potential.” The Library Board hired Bradbury Miller Associates to lead the national search. You can find more information on our employment page.

True Grit by Charles Portis to be Waukesha Reads – NEA Big Read Title

True Grit by Charles PortisWaukesha Public Library is thrilled to announce that our community will be reading True Grit by Charles Portis for our 2017 NEA Big Read title! True Grit was published in 1968 and tells the story of a woman named Mattie Ross, who recounts the time when she was a young girl and sought retribution for the murder of her father.  Books and event calendars will be available at the Library starting September 5.

We’d like to thank the NEA for their support.  Read the full NEA grant announcement HERE.

Author Skype with Ann Aguirre!

Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club as we discuss Enclave with the author herself, Ann Aguirre! Free copies of Enclave will be available at the Reference Desk for teens, while supplies last. Earn FIVE Extra Grand Prize Drawing entries by attending our Author Skype on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Coming to Waukesha Public Library


Friday, June 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

On Friday, June 9, the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile will be in the Waukesha Public Library’s parking lot from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stop by the 42-foot-long, high tech vehicle and learn how to check out thousands of books, audio titles and videos without ever leaving home! With interactive workstations, a gadget gallery and library staff to help you, readers of all ages can learn how to use the materials in Overdrive’s digital catalog on their tablet, smart phone or eReader. Questions? Call 262-524-3682 or ask at the Reference Desk.

Part-time Employment Opportunity – Library Assistant, Circulation Services

Library Assistant – Circulation Services

Part-time, 20-23 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide exemplary customer service to our library patrons. We are looking for a dedicated employee with a welcoming personality to work at our busy Circulation Desk, greeting patrons, registering new card holders, checking in and out library materials, answering phones, collecting fines, and maintaining circulation records.

The position requires graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus at least 2 years of library experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: proficiency in the use office equipment, computers and software, including Polaris, Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of library methods and principles. Ability to understand and follow directions, work independently, with minimal supervision, multitask and prioritize workload. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public; excellent oral and written communication. A background in customer service is preferred.

Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 with letter of interest and application to:

John Klima, Interim Library Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Full Job Announcement

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Job Application

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Teen Manga Festival

Join us for an afternoon filled with all things manga! Manga artist Nick Katzfey will start off the festival presenting his workshop, “How to Draw Manga Style” at 1:00 PM! Afterwards, there will be a movie, origami, duct tape, perler beads, Pocky, and more! There will also be a raffle and a costume contest for the best cosplay outfit.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. All snacks and supplies are provided. Questions? Call (262) 524-3682.