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321 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI   53186

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Saturdays
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Your book donation or monetary contribution to the Waukesha Public Library makes all the difference in helping us to fulfill our mission in the community!

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Friends of The Waukesha Public Library

Who are the Friends of the Waukesha Public Library?

"An organization of library and book lovers who work together to promote and expand the programs and services of the library."

  • The Friends actively support the mission of the Library.
  • The Friends are a link between the Library and community.
  • The Friends provide funding to enhance the quality library services offered to City of Waukesha residents and surrounding communities.

How do Friends support The Library?

  • Spreading the word about library programs, resources, and services
  • Working as volunteers
  • Providing seed money for new Library collections
  • Supporting programs and projects
  • Purchasing special request items not allocated in the Library's budget
  • Funding special events

How have Friends improved the Library with their support?

  • Public art panels for the library lobby
  • Book discussions for teens and adults
  • Incentives for both the children's and teen Summer Reading Clubs
  • Library "Book Group Kit" collection
  • Annual "Bright Beginnings Workshop" for childcare providers
  • Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • BookPage publication distributed monthly
  • Furniture in the "Teen Zone"
  • Programming for children, teens, and adults
  • Major funding for 321 Alphabet Square - Early Learning Center
  • Waukesha Reads community-wide reading program

How can you help?

  • Join the Friends of Waukesha Public Library
  • Donate books for the used book sale shelf
  • Volunteer for special events & fundraising efforts
  • Donate collected soup labels
  • Be an advocate for your library - let your voice be heard!

Support the Friends with your AmazonSmile purchase.

  • Login to your Amazon account
  • Select the Friends of Waukesha Public Library, Inc. as the organization you want to support
  • Then, select the item(s) you want to purchase and check out as you normally would
  • The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Friends of Waukesha Public Library
  • Anyone can purchase through the Friends AmazonSmile program, but if you are not already a Friend of the Library, please consider joining the Friends today

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Click here for a listing of the Friends Executive Board

Click here to join the Friends today

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