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. A limited number of study tables are available for a single person’s use for 1 hour a day. Library computers are available for up to 1 hour per day. 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- https://calendly.com/wfblibrary/curbside-pickup-schedule

Monday, October 12- Late Open
The library will open at 2pm due to a staff training. We will remain open until 7pm.  We will not have any curbside pickup that day.

Tuesday, November 3- Election Day
The library will be open only for voting on election day. We will not be open to checkout materials or use library computers. We could not safely run curbside and also limit the number of people in the building during open hours.
Find us on Facebook

Storytime
September 15 - October 23
Premiering on Facebook

Tuesdays at 10am: Toddler Time with bounces, songs, and fingerplays

Fridays at 10am: All Ages Storytime with books, songs, rhymes and more


Virtual Programming: Make along at home!
Premiering Mondays at 4pm on Facebook

October 5th: Science with Miss Sam
October 19th: DIY Games with Miss Valerie

Make and Take Crafts

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

For Kids
October 14th: Brown Paper Bag Trees
Wednesdays from 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm. 
Pick up location is outside of the library's front doors.

For Teens & Adults
October 15th: Bath Bombs
Pick up location is near at the adult reference desk. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis. Kits are available when the library opens until they are gone.
Support Curriculum With Our Education Collection

We're so excited to introduce our newest project: The Education Collection. Our hope is that this collection will provide our community's parents, caregivers, and kids with some great resources as they navigate this new school year. It's located near the youth services desk, with an easy to browse set up.
Digital Resources At Your Fingertips

Whitefish Bay Public Library has partnered with Tutor.com to provide you with FREE online tutoring to support your academic success this school year. The experts at Tutor.com 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 Tutor.com, visit our website: https://www.wfblibrary.org/read_research/get_study_help_with_tutor_com.php
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.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is usually only available while in the library building. Access from home is currently allowed and will be available until December 31, 2020.
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:
 
Donations
Thanks to the generosity of Whitefish Bay residents, Friends have a lot of books. And since we’re not having the Book Sale in the form that you’re accustomed to, discussions are currently underway about how to get these books to people that can use and enjoy them, while also raising money for the Library. We are considering plans for a limited Book Sale and further Donation Days. We expect to have some news about these events soon and when details are finalized, we’ll let you know. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, website and monthly newsletter for all the details.

National Friends of the Library Week
October 18 - 24
It's time to celebrate our wonderful Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library! We'd like to give them a big thank you for all their hard work and commitment. Thanks to Friends the library is able to offer exciting programs for kids, teens and adults all-year round. In addition, Friends support our summer reading programs and many projects around the building including our self-checkout, furniture in the adult and kids wing, and the picture book reorganization project. Thank you Friends for your commitment to making the Whitefish Bay Public Library a wonderful library!
Recommended by a Librarian

By Thomas Fehring
When Milwaukee Went to War brings to life the incredible stories behind the many men and women—from all walks of life—who stepped up and proudly worked toward a common goal. Their hard work and sacrifices, along with the investment and innovation by Milwaukee industry led to Victory.1943 Milwaukee was one of the principal industrial centers of the United States that produced munitions for the war effort. Area companies also produced goods for the troops engaged in the war. The factory workers who helped build the equipment and supplies were a central part of the war effort. They can be credited for helping to achieve victory in Europe and victory over Japan. This book is issued in commemoration of their work and sacrifices.
By Laura Renauld
Fred Rogers was a quiet boy with big feelings. Sometimes, he felt scared or lonely; at other times, he was playful and joyous. But when Fred's feelings felt too big, his Grandfather McFeely knew exactly what to say to make him feel better: I like you just the way you are. Fred grew up and created Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the television program that would go on to warm the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. But one day, the government threatened to cut funding for public television, including Fred's show. So, Fred stepped off the set and into a hearing on Capitol Hill to make his feelings known.
By Sophie Gonzales
When his aunt's illness keeps Ollie in North Carolina, he hopes his summer fling with Will can grow into something more, but at school Will proves to be a completely different--and firmly closeted--man.
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling, and Ollie thinks he's found his happily ever after. Then Will stops texting him back, and a family emergency has Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school in North Carolina. Turns out Collinswood High is where Will goes to school-- but here he is a class clown, closeted-- and a bit of a jerk. When Will starts popping up in every area of his life, Ollie would be an idiot to trust him again. Right?
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