Teen Tech Week!

Teen Tech Week is in March each year! Celebrate this week with two special teen programs. The Wii U Game Day will occur on Tuesday, March 12 from 3:30-5:30 PM, and the Pocket Green Screens program will occur on Thursday, March 14 from 3:30-5:30 PM. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to attend.

Tax Assistance: February 7 – April 11

The Library is proud to be an AARP tax assistance site this year! Appointments are available on Thursdays, from 9:15 AM – 1:15 PM. All ages and income levels are welcome. To schedule your appointment, call the Reference Desk at 262.524.3682. Appointments are required. Tax assistance is available from February 7 – April 11, 2019.


Part-time Position Available: 20-23 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to shelve library materials.

THE POSITION: We are looking for a dedicated employee with welcoming a personality to work in the Circulation Services Department, sorting and shelving library materials, checking in and straightening up newspapers, emptying book returns, keeping the shelves in Dewey Decimal order, organizing books to be re-shelved, assisting with closing procedures, and check-in of materials as needed.

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, evenings until 9:15 p.m., and weekends.

Schedule flexibility is essential.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent or current enrollment in high school and 16 years of age; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system and the use of standard office equipment. Ability to understand and follow detailed directions, work independently, with minimal supervision, multitask and prioritize workload. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public. Skills in organizational proficiencies and time management.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM? The Waukesha Public Library prides itself on providing extraordinary patron care. The Library offers an excellent work environment and a competitive salary. The starting salary is $11.79 per hour with a maximum rate of $15.93 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

Along with the online application, please attach a letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Sandhill Cranes

Last week, the Library installed a new piece of public art into our permanent collection. Sandhill Cranes by Tom Rauschke is a wooden mobile installed in the north atrium to fill that space with form, color, and movement. Stop in and take a look at this breathtaking piece.

Loan Limits Changed!

Exciting news! Starting today, there are no more loan limits on Library AV items, magazines, or pamphlets. What does that mean? Each Library card can have up to 125 items checked out on it from our collection. If you want to check out 125 DVDs, go ahead! Love CDs? Take home as many as you want! As long as you have 125 items or less checked out on your card, you can take home whatever materials you’d like. The only items that still have loan limits are: Laptops (1), Hotspots (1), Book Group Kits (2) and Launchpads (1). Please check with the Reference or Circulation Desks if you have any questions. The number of holds allowed per card is still 40.

Pay Your Fines Online!

If you owe fines of $5.00 or more, you can now pay them online! Just log into your CAFE account and click on “Pay Fines Now!” This option only appears if you owe $5.00 or more. A 5% service fee applies. You can also still pay at the Library, just like before.