Back to School Reading Program
This special reading program is for all kids and teens in grades K through 12!
We're still reading this fall! From September 8 through October 30, log the books you read, write short reviews, and enter to win prizes! Reading 2 books and writing 2 book reviews earns you a FREE BOOK! For more information or to register, call 414-302-8500 or visit westallislibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 Prizes must be picked up by October 31.
Curbside Pickup 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 use our online form westallislibrary.org/curbsidepickup to request materials.
Share your Covid-19 Story
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 contribute to our community narrative during these unique times. You may also pick up a paper copy of the form in the library.
Programs & Activites
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Coloring Club at Home
Thursday, October 15
We'll provide the coloring pages, you provide the creativity! Coloring packets are available at the adult reference desk the third Thursday of each month. Take a packet home to color and post your completed works of art on social media before the next coloring club for a chance to WIN A PRIZE!
Virtual Books & Coffee
Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 AM
Join us on Zoom for a discussion of the book Our House by Louise Candlish. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, September 16. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or online HERE. Those who register will be emailed a link to the Zoom event on October 16.
Haunted House - Virtual Escape Room
Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23
Escape the haunted house and enter a raffle to win your very own copy of Haunted Wisconsin by Michael Norman. Feel free to complete the room by yourself or with a group. The link to the escape room will be provided on our website and all West Allis Library social media.
Live Morning Meditation (Adults & Teens)
Friday, October 23 from 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Join us live on Instagram and Facebook for some simple morning stretches and meditation to get ready for the day.
Cooped Up Crafts (Adults & Teens)
Friday, October 23 at 3 PM
Take and Make craft kits for teens and adults! This month we are crafting a pumpkin or spiderweb orb! Registration is required and begins October 6. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or online HERE. Once registered, you can pick up your Take and Make kit between October 13 - 23 by visiting the library or scheduling a curbside pick-up. Those who are registered will be provided with a Zoom meeting link to join and craft with library staff and others! 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.
Books! Live with Katie
Wednesday, October 28 at 10 AM
Join Katie on Facebook Live where she will share what she is reading and what she wants to read. This month she will share some fall books, including a few scary titles. If have what-to-read next questions ask Katie! Just send her an email at KHubbard@westalliswi.gov or join us live!
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.
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Teen Online Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, October 30
Use the library's databases to answer some questions and enter to win a reward! This program is for students in grades 6 - 12. More information will be posted on the Teen Blog and Teen Instagram.
Monthly Teen Mixer
Thursday, October 15 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM
At this month's mixer we will be taste testing chips! Register to get a tasting kit, save your kit until the Zoom meet-up at which time you can discuss and guess the chips! Anyone interested in participating must register by calling 414-302-8500 or online HERE. Once registered, you will be sent the link to the "room" on the day of the event.
Friday, October 16 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Tie-dye a mask with the library on Zoom! We'll have kits with one white cotton mask, one bottle of dye, and rubber bands for you to pick up. Then, we'll get together on Zoom to tie-dye together. Registration begins October 2 and tie-dye kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on October 12. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or online HERE. This event is for students in grades 6 - 12. Link for the Zoom event will be emailed out a few times prior to the event.
Teens! We have a new Instagram page just for you!
Follow us @wapl_teenspace
and don't forget about our Teen Blog at