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 Special Services Desk and Items on Hold have moved to the left-hand side after you walk through through the lobby. Thank you for your patience while we continue with our renovations.
The Library will be closed on November 25 for Thanksgiving. As always, our outdoor return will remain open. The Library will open again at 9:00 AM on November 26.
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.)
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
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.
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
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!
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!