Library closed November 29 – December 3

The Library will be closed to the public from November 29 – December 3 due to electrical work being done as part of the ongoing construction project. The outdoor return will remain open during this time, and no overdue fines will be charged. Pickup dates for items on hold will be extended into the following week. Digital services like the CAFÉ Catalog, OverDrive, Libby, Hoopla, Flipster, Gale Courses, etc. will continue to operate. For a list of open local libraries, please visit bridgeslibrarysystem.org. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to opening again on December 4.

Our shelves are open!

For the time being, all the shelves on the first floor are open! The current arrangement is temporary, so please ask a staff member if you need help finding something. ? (The Carnegie Room remains closed for construction.)

Culver’s fundraisers are back!

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

Masks

Per our Library Board, masks are highly recommended while in the Library. If you need a mask, you may ask for one at any service desk.

AmazonSmile is now part of the Amazon app

Shopping for a gift? You can also help benefit the Friends of Waukesha Public Library while finding something great for your friend! Amazon has added the AmazonSmile feature to their mobile app.

Here’s How it works:

  • Open the Amazon App on your mobile device
  • From the main menu, tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
  • Select “Friends of Waukesha Public Library” as your charity
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to activate

Happy Shopping!

Step up for Wisconsin public libraries!

Bridges Library System is working with several other library systems in the state to start a postcard campaign supporting public libraries in Wisconsin. We need YOU to let your state legislators know how much Waukesha Public Library improved your life, and this community, in 2020. Stop at any WPL service desk and fill out a “Libraries Step Up” postcard to tell your elected representatives why you’re thankful for the library services offered in Waukesha. We’ll make sure the postcards get stamped and mailed, so just leave your completed card at any service desk. Our future funding is at risk because many legislators incorrectly believe that libraries have been closed throughout the pandemic. Please help us change this perception by letting your legislators know that WPL has been important to you and your family during this time. Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you at the Library!

Puzzle Exchange

Are you a jigsaw puzzle fanatic? Why buy new ones when you can trade used jigsaw puzzles with others in the community for free? If you’ve been doing puzzle after puzzle to pass the time while social distancing, you’re not alone! Stop by the BRAND NEW jigsaw puzzle exchange at the Library and pick up a new puzzle. How does it work? You bring a puzzle in, and take a puzzle home. No need to stop by the checkout desk. When you’re ready for a new puzzle, bring it back and trade again. We hope you enjoy this new service!

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!