Teens, we want to hear from you!

Waukesha Public Library is planning for the future! Take a few moments to fill out our Teen Survey. Your comments will help us build a better Library for you and the community. The survey will be available until October 4, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Taco John’s Gift Card for your time. Thanks for considering!

Please take our survey.

We want to hear from you! Waukesha Public Library has been busy looking back at where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we’re heading. Please consider being a part of the process. Take a few moments to fill out our strategic planning survey. Your comments will help us build a better Library for everyone. Plus, you’ll have the chance to win an Amazon gift card for your trouble. The survey will be available until October 4. Thanks for considering!

Are you finished with Shotgun Lovesongs? Then bring it back!

The Friends of WPL are offering a coupon for a free item from their book sale to anyone who brings their copy of Shotgun Lovesongs back to the Library. We’ll share that book with another community member, and you can take home an item from our book sale as a gift for sharing. Please bring your gently used copy back by October 6. Your coupon will be good through the end of the year. As always, please share your book with friends and family. Read it and share it!


Waukesha Reads books are gone.

In an unprecedented occurrence, the Library’s giveaway copies of Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler are all gone. But, there are still three more distribution events where you can pick up a copy. Books will be available while supplies last, so come early. One copy per adult.

Sept. 18, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Drive-thru Book Pickup at WPL
Sept. 23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Apple Harvest Festival
October 7, 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Waukesha Art Crawl at the Almont Gallery

The audio copy is also available on hoopla, with no waiting. There are also copies in the Library’s Cafe Catalog that can be put on hold. Don’t forget to read and share!

Mark your calendar for the exciting events happening in October. You won’t want to miss a single one!😊📕📖

Our Audio & Video Recording Studios are open!

Looking for a space where you can film a video, record a podcast, or use editing software? Our Audio & Video Recording Studios are now open for training!

For more information, contact our Makerspace Coordinator at 262-524-3746.

New to our collection – Bluetooth Transmitters!

Bluetooth Transmitters for our Playaways are now available for checkout at the Public Services Desk! You can use a Bluetooth Transmitter to listen to a Playaway with hearing aids or bluetooth headphones. Instructions for use are included in the box along with the Bluetooth Transmitter, Aux Adapter, and Charging Cord.

Have a question or concern? Our friendly Librarians are ready to assist you with any questions you may have about the transmitters.

Volunteer Fair Organizations

Thanks to all the organizations that showed up for our Volunteer Fair! If you missed the event, following is a list of the organizations that were here looking for help.  Please contact them directly if you’re looking for volunteer opportunities. Our Public Services Desk (262-524-3682) can help you find contact information, if you need it.

Hebron Housing Services
Housing Action Coalition of Waukesha
Literacy Services of Wisconsin
FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County
Eras Senior Network
The Women’s Center
The Oasis Project
Waukesha County Labor Council
James Place
Horwitz- DeRemer Planetarium
Hope Center
Catholic Charities
American Red Cross
Salvation Army Waukesha
Waukesha Free Clinic
Hawthorne Elementary School
Habitat for Humanity Waukesha
Waukesha Metro Transit
Citizens Climate Lobby
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County
Kettle Moraine Land Trust
Friends with Food
Waukesha County Parks and Land Use
Healing Hearts of Southeast Wisconsin

WPL has heart! Blood pressure monitors are now available for checkout.

Thanks to a generous donation from our partners at the American Heart Association and ProHealth, you can now check out a blood pressure cuff and monitor from our Public Services Desk. One kit is available for in-library use, and six individual kits are available to be checked out for three weeks at a time. A step-by-step instruction guide is included with each blood pressure kit and our Librarians have been trained to help with any questions you may have. We’ve decided to participate in this “Libraries With Heart” program to help empower our community to learn about their health and take action to improve it. Help decrease your chances of developing serious health risks by checking out one of our blood pressure monitors today!