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.

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Renewing Library Services 2

Chapter 2 of Renewing Library Services begins on July 6, 2020.

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Curbside Pickup

The library has started curbside pickup service!

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Curbside Pickup

By Appointment Only

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wed, Aug 12th


The library has curbside pickup available by appointment only.

1) Place items on hold through CountyCat.

2) Once you receive a notification that your item is ready for pickup, use this form to schedule.

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Wed, Aug 12th


Come into the library building to browse books, renew library cards, apply for a new card, or use the copier/scanner. NEW- No need to make an appointment; just stop by during our browsing hours. And thanks for protecting staff and other patrons by wearing your mask. (Masks are required and we can provide you with one if you don’t already have one.) No appointments needed for computers, just come in during our open hours.

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Thu, Aug 13th


Come into the library building to browse books, renew library cards, apply for a new card, or use the copier/scanner. NEW- No need to make an appointment; just stop by during our browsing hours. And thanks for protecting staff and other patrons by wearing your mask. (Masks are required and we can provide you with one if you don’t already have one.) No appointments needed for computers, just come in during our open hours.

learn more
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Curbside Pickup

By Appointment Only

2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thu, Aug 13th


The library has curbside pickup available by appointment only.

1) Place items on hold through CountyCat.

2) Once you receive a notification that your item is ready for pickup, use this form to schedule.

learn more
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August 5, 2020

Here is another part in our series of posts by guest author and historian Thomas Fehring. In this week's post he highlights another fun outdoor family activity.

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July 22, 2020

Graphic novels are not just for kids and teens, there are plenty of graphic novels for adults. They’re also not just a medium for fiction, some graphic novels are a great way to showcase history without the heavy text of a book. Here are a couple new graphic novels that I’m looking forward to reading this summer.

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Meet our Staff

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Sam Spottek

Youth Services Librarian

I have been working in the Youth Services department here at the Whitefish Bay Library since February of 2020. Growing up having a librarian for a grandma, I fell in love with reading and libraries, and I’d always dreamed of working in one. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work as a youth services librarian for the Whitefish Bay community, getting to connect with kids and their families as well as work on fun programs and search for exciting new books. I spend a majority of my time reading young adult literature, but I like to sprinkle in graphics novels too! When I’m not reading, I like to tinker with some crafts and watch baseball — Go Brewers!

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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

1st American ed. Summary Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane's child's-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

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Mary's Monster: love, madness, and how Mary created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

A free verse biography of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, featuring over 300 pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations.

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met. A Romeo and Juliet-esque fantasy about the difference between good and evil and the blurry gray area in between"-- Provided by publisher.

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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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