Service change starting November 16

Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Waukesha, the Library will be making some service changes starting Monday, November 16. In order to keep the community and our staff safe, public computers and microfilm readers will no longer be available. Printing, copying, and faxing will still be accessible, and our media collection will remain open for browsing. We ask that you please limit your time in the Library to 15 minutes or less. Thank you for understanding!

New Library Hours

We’ve changed our hours! The Library is currently open Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday: Closed. These hours will be in effect until the end of the year.

HelpNow is here!

Are you a student needing help with your homework? Or are you an adult looking for help with test preparation, resume writing, or computer skills? It sounds like HelpNow might be for you! HelpNow is a free, online tutoring and study tool with live online tutoring, a writing lab, test preparation, online meeting spaces, curated lessons and tutorials, customizable teaching tools, and more. Click HERE to check it out, or go to our database page and find it under “Homework Help.” All you need is your library card number!

Waukesha Reads Recordings

Did you miss one of our Waukesha Reads presentations? Recordings (for most of them) are available on the Waukesha Reads YouTube Channel. If you missed The Waukesha County Historical Society’s program on Brook Hill Farms & Dr. Sobey Okuyama, you can watch that one here. Just a reminder that the presentation with Julie Otsuka (October 29 @ 7:00 PM) will not be recorded, so mark that one on your calendar and be sure to watch it live!

This Month’s Teen Programs!

This month’s teen programs can be found on our Event Calendar. All teen programs will happen virtually on Zoom. To register for teen programs, click on the program you’d like to attend, click on the link included in the program description, and fill out the form. A few days prior to the program, Teen Librarian Carley will email you the Zoom information needed to participate. Have questions? Email Carley at crymkus@waukesha-wi.gov or call the Reference Desk at (262) 524-3682.

Our AV area is now open!

Our adult AV collections are now open for browsing! Come in and look through our DVDs, BLU-RAYs, CDBOOKs, CDs, and PLAYAWAYs to find the perfect titles for you and your family. Our children’s collections and our book collections are still closed to the public, but check out our displays on the first floor, and don’t be afraid to ask a staff member to grab a particular title for you. We are happy to help!

It’s time for Waukesha Reads!

It’s time to stop in and pick up your FREE copy of “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka so that you can participate in all the NEA Big Read-Waukesha Reads activities coming up in September and October! Check out waukeshareads.org and our online calendar for more information and a full list of events. Books are available while supplies last. Happy reading!