Waukesha Library Storytime

If you live in or near the city of Waukesha and are interested in taking your child to a Waukesha Library storytime this summer 2018, please know that they do not require registration for many of their storytimes. There are some events that require registration. For those that require registration, click here, come in person to the Library, or call: 262-524-3692. They offer many different storytime and playgroup options for young children and their caregivers during this summer.

Waukesha Library Summer Reading Club

Open to children age birth through those finishing 6th grade. Please register your child for the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2018.
Registration begins: Friday, June 1
First day to turn in reading records: Monday, June 11
Summer Reading Club ends: Saturday, August 4


Waukesha Library Summer Reading Club Kick-Off & Buchnerfest

Help the Waukesha Public Library celebrate this year’s summer reading theme Libraries Rock! and the opening of Buchner pool. Join the Waukesha Public Library, Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department and the Waukesha County Dairy Promotions Committee for a fun-filled morning at BuchnerFest.

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m.- noon

Rockin’ Reader – Read More! Know More!

Help reach our “Rockin’ Reader” goal of 20,000 minutes!

As children read this summer they will support music education! Through a generous donation from the Waukesha County Community Foundation’s Donald J. & Betty Lou Tikalsky Fund, we will “match” those minutes by contributing to the White House of Music Foundation to fund instrument rentals to students in Waukesha!

Rockin’ Reading Wrap-Up Program!

Monday, August 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate your reading accomplishments at this special party in Cutler Park. It’s the perfect time to finish up your reading records and turn them in!

The wacky improv duo, Kids Play, is back! Audience members play an active part in this dynamic performance. Join in, or sit back and enjoy the fun!

FREE Ice Cream for everyone after the performance!


No registration required for these programs.

Outdoor Storytimes
All ages welcome.
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.
Bring a blanket and a bag lunch and enjoy a half hour of stories and activities in Cutler Park. Rain or shine – we’ll meet in the Children’s Program Room if it rains.

Stories Alive ~ Drop-in
All ages welcome. Children’s Program Room.
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Discover the many treasures that await you in children’s stories.

Drop-In Programs

No registration required for these programs.

Game Days
Fridays, 2:00-4:00 p.m., June 8 – August 24
We’ve got the board games, iPads and Wiis…
you just need to come for the fun!

Children of all ages and their families. No registration required.
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
June 12 – July 31 (July 3 we will celebrate Independence Day)
Build A Better World! using your imagination and materials provided by the library. Each week we’ll havedifferent stations set up for children and families to build, invent, explore and create. Themes include mini-golf, hand-made donations for local charities, architecture, and much more! You choose the time of day you’d like to come and we’ll provide the fun!

Happy Birthday America!
Happy Birthday America!
All ages welcome.
Monday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate our nation’s birthday! Stop by the Children’s Program Room anytime between 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Learn about America’s symbols, make a party hat to wear in the parade, and enjoy activities and games that are sure to be a hit!

Family Fun Days

Performances for all ages in the Children’s Program Room
FREE tickets are available at the Children’s Reference Desk 45 minutes prior to the performance.
Programs are sponsored by the Friends of Waukesha Public Library and Bridges Library System.



Build a Better World

Teen Zone
All events are held in the Teen Zone, unless otherwise noted. Snacks and supplies will be provided. Teens going into grades 7-12 are invited.

5 Wii U Game Day @ 3:30 p.m.
7 CD Art @ 3:30 p.m.
12 Zen Rock Gardens @ 3:30 p.m.
21 Teen Musical Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.
3 Rock Band Game Day @ 3:30 p.m.
10 Musical Instrument Makerspace @ 3:30 p.m.
19 Canvas Art @ 3:30 p.m.
24 Tie Dye T-Shirts in Cutler Park @ 3:30 p.m.
3 Teen Lock-In & Grand Prize Drawing @ 4:55 p.m. in the Community Room
Registration and permission slips are required.
7 Wii U Game Day @ 3:30 p.m.
14 Sheet Music Art @ 3:30 p.m.

Teen Clubs
All clubs meet in the Community Room.
Teen Manga and Anime Club meets the third Tuesday
of every month @ 5:00 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group meets the last Tuesday of every month @ 6:00 p.m. (Jan.– Nov.)
Teen Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 p.m. (Jan.– Nov.)

We welcome the opportunity to serve people with disabilities. If you or your child requires a program to be in an accessible format, please call 262-524- 3692 at least 48 hours in advance so arrangements can be made.

321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186
Children’s Services: (262) 524-3692
Adult & Teen Reference: (262) 524-3682

Hours Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Summer)
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (October – April)

*Many of these events that do not require registration are located on our calendar or search “Waukesha Library” in our search bar on the top right.