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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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Curbside Pickup

By Appointment Only

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mon, Aug 3rd


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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Mon, Aug 3rd


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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Tue, Aug 4th


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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Curbside Pickup

By Appointment Only

2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tue, Aug 4th


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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From our Blog

thumbnail Graphic Novels for Adults

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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thumbnail Things to Do Around Whitefish Bay: Safe outdoor activities during the pandemic

July 13, 2020

As this ‘safer at home and OK outdoors’ environment continues, however, it can be helpful to find new routines. Walking or otherwise traveling through the same routes is getting more than a bit boring. Therefore, this missive offers some recreational ideas that you might not have considered—things that you can do safely in Whitefish Bay and which might prove to be fun ways to enjoy the outdoors.

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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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