Curbside Pickup

The library has started curbside pickup service!

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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 Public Library writing contest

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Tea Time Book Club

Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup by John Carreyrou

12:00 pm

Fri, Jul 17th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup by John Carreyrou.

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Tea Time Book Club

Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

12:00 pm

Fri, Aug 21st


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Tea Time Book Club

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah

12:00 pm

Fri, Sep 18th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah.

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Tea Time Book Club

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

12:00 pm

Fri, Oct 16th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

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From our Blog

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May 5, 2020

Looking for some new books for your third to sixth grader? Here are only a few of the new titles that we received before the library closed due to COVID-19. This is a list of historical fiction, fantasy/adventure, science fiction and realistic fiction that you can get from the library via the library’s curbside pickup! Give us a call at 414-964-4380 to place a hold on these or other items currently available at the library. You can also visit our website at https://www.wfblibrary.org/about/curbside_pickup.php for more details on curbside pickup!

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April 21, 2020

Here are the entries for our 2020 Virtual Edible Book Festival.

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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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