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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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Tue, Apr 14th


Missing Storytime? We are too! Join Miss Katie or Miss Valerie for a Facebook Live Storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Can't make the live event? We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later. Visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/whitefishbaypubliclibrary/

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Virtual Edible Book Festival

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Tue, Apr 21st


The Edible Book Festival is returns. See what crazy and amazing creations your friends and neighbors come up with. 
 

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Tue, Apr 21st


Missing Storytime? We are too! Join Miss Katie or Miss Valerie for a Facebook Live Storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Can't make the live event? We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later. Visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/whitefishbaypubliclibrary/

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Wed, Apr 22nd


Through a PowerPoint presentation Dr. Lorrie Wenzel will share the art and imagery, the stories over the years, as well as the future facing the Cathedral after the recent fire. What is lost and what is able to be salvaged? Having spent over 50 hours in the Cathedral, she has a unique perspective on its artistry and importance to the French and travelers from all over the world. 

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From our Blog

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April 8, 2020

The Edible Book Festival returns, this time in virtual form. Have you always wanted to participate, but couldn’t find the time? Then this is your year! Make an edible creation, or check out the creativity of others!

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April 2, 2020

During this period of “Safer at Home”, we have all been looking for things to do to keep ourselves and our kids busy. So I thought that I would share a traditional Korean board game called Yut-Nori. This game is easy to make and fun to play with the family using materials you have at home.

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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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