The Edible Book Contest is back!

Waukesha Public Library’s Edible Book Contest returns April 1! Join our celebration of books, art, food, and culture by creating an “edible book.” These food creations canbe inspired by favorite story, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book. Not interested in creating an entry? No problem! The public is invited to view and vote for their favorite entries. More information is available HERE. Registration is required for all entries. You may return the paper form on the back of the brochure, or you can register using our online event calendar.


The Library is seeking StoryCorps participants.

From March 7 to 15, Waukesha Public Library will be recording conversations to be preserved for generations to come. Bridges Library System, in collaboration with Waukesha Public Library, is partnering with StoryCorps, an oral history non-profit organization, to collect and preserve personal stories for the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. This oral history project teaches the value of listening and emphasizes the importance of everyone’s story. Last year, the Bridges Library System contributed more than 100 stories to the project.

To participate in the StoryCorps initiative, all you need is an appointment, a conversation partner, and a story. Recordings will be made in a private room by a trained librarian facilitator and will be limited to 40 minutes or less. Contributors can choose the topic of their conversation and will be given the choice to share their recording with the Library of Congress or to keep it private. Register by contacting Kelly Davis at or by calling 262-524-3694. Registration is currently open.

Tax Forms

The Library has the following tax forms available near the Public Services Desk:

Federal Forms

1040 / 1040 Instructions
1040 SR
1040 Spanish / 1040 Spanish Instructions
1040 SR Spanish

Additional information from the IRS about finding and printing tax forms is available HERE.

Wisconsin State Forms

Form 1 / Form 1 Instructions
Form 1 NPR / Form 1 NPR Instructions
Schedule AD / Schedule AD Instructions
Schedule M / Schedule M Instructions
Schedule SB / Schedule SB Instructions
Schedule WD / Schedule WD Instructions
Schedule H/HDEZ Booklet
Rent Certificates (Homestead)

If the form you need is not listed, you may print them off online.
Federal Forms
WI State Forms

Forms will be available while supplies last. Please contact the Public Services Desk at 262-524-3682 with any questions.

Waukesha Parade Memorial

Last year, Waukesha experienced a horrific tragedy. During that time, we witnessed the community coming together to support all those who were injured or grieving. This year, the City is asking everyone to come together again to create a permanent memorial to honor all those impacted. Please consider donating to the Waukesha Parade Memorial. More information can be found on the City’s website at

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.

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.