The Library is no longer giving away Compassion Kits, but the instructions are available here if you’d like to assemble one on your own. There are instructions for adults, teens, preschool through 2nd grade, 3rd through 6th grade, and Spanish instructions for families. We hope you find them useful.
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!
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.
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.
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!