August 2020        


Happening @ the Library this month (mostly virtually): 
Find links to these and other programs HERE!


• Digital Storytime with Miss Beth (YouTube) at 10:30 AM

• Weekly Bingo/Scavenger Hunt (Facebook)


• Take and Make Crafts (Kids) - August 4 & 18

• Take and Make Science (Kids) - August 11 & 25


• Toddler Time with Miss Mary (YouTube) at 10:30 AM


• Graphic Novel Book Club (Facebook) at 10:30 AM

Saturday, August 1

• Virtual Lego Club (Facebook)

Monday - Friday, Aug 3-7 and 10-14

• Who HQ Book Club with Miss Beth (YouTube), 7 PM Monday - Friday

Tuesday, August 4

• Visual Storytelling (Teens)

Thursdays, August 6 & 13

• Teen Writers' Camp (Teen Blog)

Tuesday, August 18

• Cooped Up Crafts (Teens/Adults)

Thursday, August 20

• Random Fandom Trivia (Teens)

• Coloring Club at Home



NEW!  Grab and Go Leisure Learners Bundles!

For those who miss our Monday morning program, Leisure Learners or for those looking for enriching and educational items, check out our (new!) Leisure Learners Bundles. 

We have prepared many themed bundles that deal with travel, history, gardening, and many more subjects! These bundles are boxed together for a grab and go experience. For a complete list of topics either stop by or call our Information Desk at 414-302-8500. These bundles may also be checked out via our curbside service.






Summer Reading is going on now until September 31! We have programs for Children, Teens, and Adults! For more information and to register, visit our website at or call 414-302-8500.

Curbside Service is still available!
If you would prefer to pick-up items via curbside service, you still can! Library staff are happy to take your requests over the phone at 414-302-8500 or using our online request form

Programs & Activites

       For Adults --------------

Genre Bingo 

Each month this summer we will have a different genre bingo card! Pick-up a printed bingo card at the library or you can print your own copy HERE. You may also find a link on our website. Show us your completed bingo card and be entered into a raffle to win a small prize.
This month's theme: Biographies and Memoirs


 Recipe Club -  Summer Soup

Each month this summer, staff will share a recipe and a step-by-step process making the recipe on our social media. We encourage you to share your own success making the same recipe or share one of your favorite summer soup recipes!


 Cooped Up Crafts (for Adults and Teens) 

Tuesday, August 18

Take and Make craft kits for teens and adults! This month we are crafting a Hanging Macrame Plant Holder. Registration is required and begins August 4th. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or online HERE.  Once registered, you can pick up your Take and Make kit between August 18th-25th by visiting the library or scheduling a curbside pick-up. Those of you who do not register can still participate with your own supplies! A how-to video will be posted online the day of the event.

Coloring Club at Home 

Thursday, August 20

For those of you who may be missing coloring club, we invite you to participate from home! Stop by the library to pick-up a coloring packet. Be sure to share your art with us on social media!


 Share your Covid-19 Stories 

Share your stories of what life has been like since Covid-19 has impacted our community. Visit our website or click HERE to share your story and contrbute to our community narrative during these unique times. You may also pick up a paper copy of the form in the library.


For Teens ------------

Visual Storytelling 

Tuesday, August 6

Follow along and learn how to edit video to tell your own story. More information will be on our Facebook page.


 Teen Writers' Camp

Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20

Teen Writers' Camp continues! If you want to join, stop by the library and pick up a writers kit. Then, follow along on the Teen Blog and Instagram page for writing prompts and to share your writing! Kit supplies are limited, but anyone can participate online.


Random Fandom Trivia 

Thursday, August 20

We'll take trivia from our past Random Fandom events and mix it all together! Follow us on Facebook for more details. Are you the ultimate random fan?


Teens! We have a new Instagram page just for you!
Follow us

and don't forget about our Teen Blog at



Virtual Programs and Activities for Kids!


Digital Storytimes
Mondays with Miss Beth at 10:30
Wednesdays with Miss Mary at 10:30

Join both Miss Beth and Miss Mary on Mondays and Wednesdays for Digital Storytimes this summer. Find these storytimes on our YouTube channel!


  Lego Club
Saturday, July 1

On Facebook, we will post a suggested theme. Send a photo of your lego creation or drawing to our Facebook Messenger.











Graphic Novel Book Club 
Thursdays, 10:30 AM

Join us each Thursday on Facebook as Miss Mary discusses a different Graphic Novel. All graphic novels are available on Hoopla.


Who HQ Book Club (Big Head Books) 
Weeks of August 2 & August 16, 7 PM

Join us each night, Monday - Friday at 7 PM as Miss Beth reads from a new "Who Was..." book on our Youtube page! 


 Weekly Bingo/Scavenger Hunt 

Each Monday morning on our Facebook page we will post a bingo card or scavenger hunt. Print copies will also be available at the library.      

Take and Makes - Crafts and Science 

Stop at the library to pick-up the supplies (while supplies last) to make a craft at home or to do a science experiment at home!

  • August 4 & 18: Crafts
  • August 11 & 25: Science



Request a prepared bundle of books with a craft by calling 414-302-8502.


Online Library Resources to use from home!


Ask A Librarian

Your favorite Librarians are available to answer your questions! Whether it's library account questions, help finding general information on a topic, or you are looking for some read-alikes, please reach out! We want to help! To ask a question click HERE and fill out the form or visit our website, and click on the Ask A Librarian button. Library staff are also available by phone at  414-302-8500.


eBooks, Audiobooks and Movies**

Did you know you have access to thousands of materials for checkout using your computer, mobile device, or even your Firestick, Roku, or other streaming device? Checkout Wisconsin's Digital Library, Hoopla, RBDigital, and more on our website HERE.



Want some reading suggestions? NoveList provides access to full text reviews, annotations, publication information, subject headings and more for more than 120,000 works of fiction. In addition, this database can recommend similar titles and authors, provide guides for book discussions and more. Get more information about how to get started HERE.


**If you have questions about any of these online resources,
please reach out to staff by calling 414-302-8500 or using the Ask A Librarian form!


The library is OPEN. Please keep in mind the following when visiting the library:** 

  • Visits should be kept at 30 minutes or less.
  • Limited onsite services are currently available, including browsing & checkout, copier and FAX services, and reference services.
  • At this time, masks are not required for patrons but are strongly encouraged. All library staff will be wearing masks.
  • Use of public computers is not available.
  • Study rooms are not accessible at this time.
  • Furniture has been removed to encourage social distancing and discourage lingering and large groups of people. 
  • Toys and coloring supplies have been removed from the Children's Department.
  • Curbside service continues to be available.

**Policies and procedures are subject to change based on state and local government guidance.


Contact us!

Adult Information Desk:        (414) 302-8500

Children's Information Desk: (414)302-8502

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7421 W. National Ave.            West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 302-8503 

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