Our front entrance is temporarily closed.

Heads up, everyone! Our main entrance and lobby are closed until further notice. We have opened our staff parking lots for convenient public parking while we are using the temporary entrance, which is located on the Maple Street side of the building. The best place to park for handicapped accessible parking is in the Maple Street lots as well. We appreciate your patience while we work on improving our Library for everyone!

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 Querio.

MLK Day Celebration

The Library is celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the month of January. Take a look at our events and mark your calendar! We have something for all ages.

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

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!