It's National Library Week!

by Susan on 2021-04-07 12:00:00

Welcome to Your Library!

This week is National Library Week, first sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.  Libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and everyone is welcome to use its services.  Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration, thereby strengthening communities and transforming lives.

West Bend Community Memorial Library offers a variety of items for all ages.  We have over 225,000 items available to check out – books, DVD’s, CD’s, magazines, STEAM kits, cake pans, and more.  We also have free Wi-Fi, access to free eBooks, digital audiobooks and magazines using the Libby app.  The library offers study rooms, Internet computers, and computers for job searching and genealogy.  The library has a notary public, an educational resource collection that offers materials to aid in curriculum planning, and a Digital Creation table with a high-powered computer, 26” monitor, and software such as Scrivener, Corel Painter, and Adobe Cloud.  We also have Cura software that works with our 3D printer to transform digital projects into 3D models.  There is a dementia resource area on the first floor, a Wisconsin reference area upstairs with items such as old city directories, church histories, family histories, local cemetery records, and plat books.  We are available if you need an exam proctored as well. 

Stay tuned for our upcoming Spring Book Sale on Friday, May 21 from 9-5:30.  We will be selling generally fiction, with a smattering of nonfiction and other miscellaneous literary items. New to our sale - take a chance and buy our Mystery Bags filled with surprise titles. Alternatively, choose a mystery bag with a special theme depending on your mood!

Your local library has friendly staff to assist you.  For questions, please feel free to email the library at libref@westbendlibrary.org or call the Reference Desk at 262.335.5152.