Digital Library

The library is currently closed, but our digital branch is always open.

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Friends Writing Contest

Read the winning entries of the Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library writing contest

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Canceled: Rainbow-Palooza

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mon, Mar 30th


We're thinking spring with this colorful celebration!  We'll explore the science behind rainbows, make some colorful crafts, and end our program with some rainbow parachute playtime.

Grades K4-1st.  Registration opens March 1st.

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Canceled: Mystery Book Club

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

7:00 pm

Thu, Apr 2nd


Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

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Thu, Apr 9th


From a slight breeze to huge gusts, wind is all around us!  Learn about this scientific phenomenon with crafts, science experiments and brainstorming.  Come and explore!

Grades 1st-2nd.  Registration begins March 15th.

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Mon, Apr 13th


Work together to create, design and construct a dream tree house.  Elevators, stairs, secret compartments?  The sky is the limit for your miniature tree house   We'll provide all the supplies; you provide the creativity and building skills!

All ages with a adult caregiver.  Registration begins March 15th.

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From our Blog

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March 23, 2020

We're safer at home! But maybe you're feeling overwhelmed at the days stretching ahead? Not sure where to start when finding great activities and other content for your kids? We wanted to put together a list of resources for families at home, with digital content, craft ideas, author/illustrator videos, fun and educational activities for you and your kids. We’ll be sure to keep the list updated as we find more so watch this space and take care!

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March 16, 2020

Do you find yourself with a bunch of free time on your hands? Although the library is closed, we still offer a bunch of digital resources that can keep you entertained and perhaps teach you a new skill (or language). All you need is your card and library PIN to get started. Don’t have a library card? You can sign up for a temporary card that will give you access to all these resources at https://countycat.mcfls.org/selfreg

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Meet our Staff

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Katie Kiekhaefer

Head of Youth Services

I’ve been the Head of Youth Services at the Whitefish Bay Public Library since 2013, but I've been passionate about youth services since a summer spent working at my hometown library with my childhood librarians after college. My favorite aspects of being a youth services librarian are connecting with kids and their families and caregivers, advocating for each child’s reading interests, and creating fun, educational, and innovative programming for all ages. While most of my time is spent reading children’s and young adult literature, I also try to sneak some adult non-fiction, and if I'm not reading, I love listening to music and watching sports.

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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

A hilarious, pun-filled adventure that still feels as fresh and relevant as it did upon being published in 1961.

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To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

This time-traveling sci-fi book travels from 2057 to Victorian England to World War II and medieval Britain. With wit, adventure, and a fair amount of romance, Connie Willis has created a perfect sci-fi Victorian comedy of manners, of all the things.

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Bomb: the Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

A non-fiction book for elementary schoolers, this book combines science, espionage, and international politics to tell the story behind the atomic bomb.

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Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

This young adult book is a fascinating look at the importance of the arts, the resiliency of the Russian people, the lengths humans will go to in order to survive, the unfathomable corruption of the Russian government, and the role the arts play in government propaganda.

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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

A love letter to roller derby and a spot-on look at how complicated middle school friends can be, all perfectly portrayed in graphic novel format.

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About Whitefish Bay Public Library

A library that is just about lending books seems so last century, doesn’t it?

That’s our philosophy at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, anyway. We believe that everything that we do, we do to make a difference in someone’s life. Creating connections. Building community. Collecting stories. Sure, we have books, but we’re SO much more.

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