Mukwonago Community Library will begin offering limited services to the public beginning Monday, June 1st. We look forward to serving you again and know you are anxious to have access to new materials. However, being that MCL is known to be a very active community hub with hundreds of daily visitors and countless high-touch public areas, they will begin a very gradual approach to ensure they can manage the enthusiastic crowds and maintain a sparkly clean and safe library for you and the staff. They will continue adding services as they are safely able to do so. The library staff truly appreciates you understanding their efforts to ensure everyone’s safety.
May 26th – 29th: Keep Doing What You’ve Been Doing!
Patrons may continue to pick-up library materials by booking a curbside pickup appointment (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm). Once you receive your hold notification, please give the library a call to schedule a pick-up.
Starting June 1st
Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
This is what they can safely provide: Curbside pick-up appointments will continue and will be offered during the library’s open hours if you are uncomfortable entering the main part of the building.
- Grab & Go! In-Person hold pick-ups (check-out at the Circulation Desk or self-checkout machines)
- Feel free to ask questions at the Information Services Station
- Schedule an appointment to:
- Use a computer
- Have an exam proctored
- Pick-up tax forms
- Use a study room (please sign-in at the Information Services Station)
- Browse the Book Sale
- Please call the library to determine the availability of a Notary Public.
Services they CANNOT offer during this time
- No events or programs or gatherings of any kind. Library programs will continue to be virtual, and there will be no meeting room access.
- There will be no access to the entire children’s area and collection during this phase. Please place holds via the CAFÉ catalog and utilize the curbside service. If in-house, staff will retrieve material for you.
- Seating is allowed in designated spaces, please keep your visit to 30 minutes if possible.
Very Important Things to Keep in Mind:
Please note that the first two hours of each day will be reserved for vulnerable patrons, such as those who have weakened immune systems and those older than 65.
MCL staff will be required to wear masks while working. They are STRONGLY ENCOURAGING the public to wear masks, wash their hands or use hand sanitizer, and maintain a safe distance between themselves, staff and other patrons.
Children under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Please limit your time to 30 minutes or less within the library and follow all social distancing guidelines.
Hold notifications have been restored to how they were before the pandemic. They will no longer be calling you personally as to if you have a held item here.
In 2017, my family and I explored all eleven of the Waukesha County Parks in one year. As a lover of public libraries and books in general, I thought it would be fun to visit all sixteen Waukesha County Public Libraries during the summer of 2019. The Waukesha County libraries are part of the the Bridges Library County system, which allows patrons to borrow and return books from any of the 24 libraries within Waukesha and Jefferson counties.
MUKWONAGO COMMUNITY LIBRARY
511 Division St.
Mukwonago, WI 53149
My second stop of my library tours was to the Mukwonago Community Library. I was in the area to take a meal to a new mom and decided to visit the library. Boy, was I glad to visit this new to me library! I was armed with my library card, but if you need one, it’s easy to sign up for one, which allows you access to all libraries within the Bridges Library County system.
Now entering the Kid Zone
Upon entering the library, you’ll see the children’s area on the left with Kid Zone signage greeting you.
With high ceilings and ample natural lighting, this children’s play area, filled with pretend play stations, activity tables, and comfortable seating for both kids and their grown-ups, seemed larger than the entire children’s section at the Oconomowoc Public Library.
Books and crafts and ukes – oh my!
Hats off to the Mukwonago Community Library for having creative bundles of goodness that can be checked out by kids of all ages. You can borrow books bundled together with a pretty bow based on a themes likes bees and things that grow from seeds. You can borrow craft kits to encourage your child’s creativity at home. You can even borrow ukuleles! (The craft kits and the ukuleles do have to be returned to the Mukwonago Community Library.)
When you do return the ukulele, you’ll need to return it inside the library. It’s too big for the drive-up book return.
If you need a quiet place to study or to get some work done, visit the reference librarian to access one of the two study rooms. These light-filled rooms each seat four people.
Use your outdoor voice
If you’re visiting the Mukwonago Community Library for the first time, be sure to pack some snacks and explore the park next door. This park is packed with soccer goals, a basketball court, a playground, a baseball diamond, and benches.
Erin of Lake Country Family Fun and her kiddos even did Goat Yoga here in summer 2018!
After visiting the library and exploring the park, I continued exploring Mukwonago by visiting a local coffee shop. Two libraries down, fourteen to go.