Changing Services
Due to Whitefish Bay's and the North Shore community's total COVID Burden level at "Critical" we will be removing patron computers starting Wednesday, November 4. They will return once the Whitefish Bay and North Shore COVID Burden returns to "High" for 2 consecutive weeks. As we work on keeping our community and staff safe, available services may change based on indicators gathered by the North Shore Health Department. To confirm available library services, visit our website at or give us a call at 414-964-4380.

Visit Us During Library Hours
Open Hours
Monday-Thursday- 12-7PM
Friday-Sunday- 12-4PM

Please keep your library visits to 30 minutes or less. Thanks for protecting staff and other patrons by wearing your mask over your nose and mouth for the entirety of your library visit.

Curbside Pickup
Monday-Saturday- 9:30-11:30AM
Our curbside pickup is easy and contactless! Place materials on hold through CountyCat. When you receive a notification that items are ready for pickup, go here to schedule your pickup-

Tuesday, November 3- Election Day
The library building will be open only for voting on election day. We will not be open to the public for browsing, checkout of materials or use of library computers. Thank you for helping to keep our community and staff safe.

Thanksgiving Hours
The library will closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in honor of Thanksgiving. We will return to normal hours on Saturday, November 28.
Make and Take Crafts

We will provide the supplies and you will provide the creativity!

For Adults
November 19: Folded Book Heart
Pick up location is near the adult reference desk. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis while the library is open until they are gone. Make a heart out of an old hardcover book. This craft is perfect for any book lover.

Whitefish Bay Public Library now offers jigsaw puzzles for checkout. Puzzles checkout for 3 weeks but they can be renewed twice. Puzzles cannot be requested at this time.
Look for them right by our new books area.
Virtual Storytime Returns This November

Due to COVID-19, all of our storytimes are virtual storytimes! We invite you to join one of our youth services librarians for books, rhymes, songs, and more. Our events will premiere on our Facebook page, and they will also be saved on our FB page for a brief amount of time.

November 10th-December 18th
  • Tuesday @10am: Toddler Time
  • Fridays @10am: All Ages

Spooky Library

The Youth Services department has created a fun, interactive Spooky Library! 

Click around the Spooky Library to find stories, video, songs, and games! And, Bitmoji Miss Katie, Miss Valerie, and Miss Sam are there too!

Dinovember: A Roaring Good Time!

Every Friday, stop by the library's Facebook page or Instagram account to see what kind of fun (or mischief) the dinosaurs are having in the library when the librarians aren't around.  

  • Wednesday, November 11th: Take and Make: Fizzing Dinosaur Eggs (from 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm)

  • Wednesday, November 18th: Dinosaur Art with Miss Katie (premiering on Facebook at 4pm)

  • Wednesday, November 25th: Take and Make: 3-D Cardboard Dinosaurs (from 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm)
Among Us Sew-Along with Miss Valerie

For Grades 6-12
Don't be an Imposter! Learn how to sew your own felt stuffie Crewmate with Miss Valerie.

In your kit, you'll receive everything you need: felt pieces, needle, coordinating thread, cotton ball stuffing, and a pattern sheet. Then join us for the Sew-Along Zoom call where Miss Valerie will teach you how to make your Among Us stuffie.

How to Join Us:
1) Register for your kit on our website.
2) Pick up your kit starting Monday, November 30th at the YS desk.
3) Sew-Along with Miss Valerie on Zoom on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30. Join Zoom Meeting. 
Digital Resources At Your Fingertips

Whitefish Bay Public Library has partnered with to provide you with FREE online tutoring to support your academic success this school year. The experts at can help you work through a tough homework problem, improve your writing skills, study for a test, review a difficult concept, and so much more! To access, visit our website:
Tutors are available every day from 12-7PM. To use this resource you must be a resident of Whitefish Bay with a valid library card. helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With, you'll receive unlimited access to a vast subscription library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

Gale Courses are online instructor-led courses that run for six weeks. New sessions begin every month and can help you prepare for that next job interview, get you ready for that big test or beef up your skills. Courses are available in beginning through advanced levels for certain courses such as Microsoft Excel. There are over 100 courses to choose from
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library

November Book Sale – Good and Bad News
It’s with a heavy heart that it’s been decided that the Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Fall Book Sale will not be held in its usual format this year. 
We would like nothing better than to throw open our doors and see all our friends and neighbors streaming in and browsing our shelves. But thanks to COVID-19, that’s not to be at this time. We know that you understand that the safety and wellbeing of our staff, our volunteers and our patrons comes first.
However, the news isn’t all bad. A reminder that the Library’s Book Sale Room, located next to the front desk, is back up and running and features a constantly-changing variety of gently-used books at super prices. Stop by the next time you’re in the library.
Also, Friends continue to sell books and other media on eBay. Check out what’s currently for sale here:

It’s Time to Refresh your Little Free Library
Friends of the Whitefish Public Library are offering LFL owners books for their Little Free Libraries. Whitefish Bay residents are walking more than ever, due to our current pandemic. And more of our kids are being taught at home than ever before. So it’s time to give your Little Free Library a refresh with newer, fresher books.
Bags with a variety of children’s and adult books will be available pick-up each Tuesday and Thursday outside the Library, under the overhang to the north of the main entrance. We will put out several bags every Tuesday and Thursday. If the bags are gone by the time you stop by, please come back the following pick-up day.
Please spread the word. Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library was forced to cancel our semi-annual Book Sales because of COVID and this LFL giveaway is one way we’re working to get books into the hands of our friends and neighbors.
Recommended by a Librarian

By Michiko Kakutani
In the introduction to her new collection of essays, Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread, Michiko Kakutani writes: “In a world riven by political and social divisions, literature can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures and religions, national boundaries and historical eras. It can give us an understanding of lives very different from our own, and a sense of the shared joys and losses of human experience.”-From Amazon
By Martin Sandler
America in 1919, at the close of World War I, was shaken from the events of large-scale warfare, fearing a Communist takeover, and facing an incredible amount of social and political change. From Prohibition to women's suffrage, the labor strikes to the violence of the Red Summer and the Red Scare, this book explores each major movement of 1919. Showing how these events were interrelated and examining their continued relevance to our country a century later, Martin Sandler offers a unique historical perspective on the trajectory of the major movements of the 20th century. -- Provided by publisher.
By Claire Hartfield
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.- From CountyCat
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