We’re an NEA Big Read library!

We are thrilled to announce that Waukesha Public Library has been selected as a 2022 NEA Big Read grantee! This October, our community will dive into The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. Many thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest for their financial support. Read the official announcement at https://www.arts.gov/…/2022-2023-nea-big-read-communities. Free books will be available at the Library starting September 6.

Studio 321 Equipment Training

This summer, the Library will be offering classes on using Studio 321’s Glowforge laser cutter, the 3D Printer, and the Cricut Maker. Click HERE to see a schedule of classes. Registration is required and starts June 1. If you are unable to attend one of these classes, contact Amy (our awesome Makerspace Coordinator) at 262-524-3746 or refemail@waukesha-wi.gov for additional training options.

Three new Explore Passes are available!

We have just added passes for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the Boerner Botanical Gardens, and the Mitchell Park Domes to our collection! To see availability, details, and a full list of all our Explore Passes, just click HERE.

It’s time to switch to Libby…

Attention Overdrive users! If you haven’t switched to Libby yet, the time is now! The Overdrive App has been removed from all app stores and will be completely retired later this year. Everyone is encouraged to switch to Libby as soon as possible. See our brochure or call our Reference Desk with any questions. We think you’re going to LOVE using Libby. Libby is available (for free!) from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store.

Food & Beverages in the Library

Help us keep the Library clean! Starting Monday, February 21, food and beverages will no longer be allowed in the Children’s Department or the Teen Zone. As always, the computer areas in the building are also food and beverage free zones. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you, Friends!

The Friends of Waukesha Public Library have graciously committed to donating $125,000 to the major renovation currently taking place inside Waukesha Public Library. This includes naming rights to our new public service desk and one of the conference rooms on the first floor. (Official names still to come!) According to Terry Carpenter, President of the Friends, “Delivering this first installment to the Library renovation is very satisfying for the members of the board. We wholeheartedly thank our members for their donations and support over the years to make this possible.”

From left to right are Board members: Cynthia Deatrick, Mike Caruss, Janet O’Brien, Tammy Bowen-Dixon, Terry Carpenter, Dawn Borowski, Larry Nelson, Bruce Gay, and Margo J.

Anyone feel like a burger?

We invite you to dine at Culver’s to help raise money for the Friends of Waukesha Public Library! Culver’s will donate 10% of all curbside, drive-thru, and inside orders at the Main Street location (near Woodman’s). Treat yourself to dinner or dessert! All the fundraisers will be from 5:00-8:00 PM. Dates are below:

  • August 18, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021
  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 20, 2022