Library Closing for Independence Day: The library will close early on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30pm. We will also be closed on Thursday, July 4. The library will resume regular hours Friday, July 5.

Library Closing for Independence Day

Author Doug Armstrong

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Meet the New CountyCat

Stop by to see the new CountyCat

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Mon, Jun 17th


Kick off your summer break by making some beaded friendship bracelets.  We'll provide all the supplies; you just need to bring your creativity.

Entering 4th-6th grade.  No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 17th


Kick off your summer break by making some beaded friendship bracelets.  We'll provide all the supplies; you just need to bring your creativity.

Entering 7th-12th.  No registration required.

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Meet the New CountyCat

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tue, Jun 18th


Get ready for the launch of our new and improved catalog in June 2024. Stop by one of these sessions to get a preview of the catalog and ask questions. 

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Summer Solstice Felt Collage

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thu, Jun 20th


Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest period of sunlight of the calendar year with some collaging!  Drop in any time between 2pm and 4pm, and we'll show you how to create a beautiful summer sunset out of felt and other crafting materials.  


All ages.  (Adult caregiver required for young children.)  Registration opens May 15th.  

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From our Blog

thumbnail Edible Book Festival Recap 2024

April 24, 2024

The library hosted our Annual Edible Book Festival in April. An edible book is an item that looks like a book, puns on a title, refers to a character, or just has something to do with books. The only rule is that entries must be made from edible ingredients. During the festival, all who attend get to vote on their favorite edible books. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone that participated. We had a lot of amazing entries so thank you and we hope to see you back in 2025 as we celebrate 10 years of the Edible Book Festival at our library!

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thumbnail Reading Challenges - Yeah or Nay

February 5, 2024

I like to keep track of what I read on an app mainly because I have reached an age where I can't always remember what I read. This is especially true when a patron or a friend asks me what I have read recently. Then, my mind goes completely blank.

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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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