May 2020 Safer At Home Edition                  


Happening @ the Library this month:

Our doors may be closed but we have some great virtual programs happening all month long! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram or subscribe to our YouTube channel!


• Digital Storytime at 10:30 am

• Safer at Home BINGO

• Let's Go on Vacation Book Club with Miss Beth at 7 pm


• Weekly Writing Prompt

• Community Bookshelf Book Discussion

• Let's Go on Vacation Book Club with Miss Beth at 7 pm


• Digital Storytime at 10:30 am

• Let's Go on Vacation Book Club with Miss Beth at 7 pm


• Graphic Novel Book Club with Miss Mary at 10:30 am

• Cooped Up Crafts

• Let's Go on Vacation Book Club with Miss Beth at 7 pm


• Board Game Night at 5 pm

• Let's Go on Vacation Book Club with Miss Beth at 7 pm

• Movie Night with Hoopla
Virtual Books & Coffee Discussion 

• May 16th through May 30th




Although our doors remain closed, we are very happy to announce the return of Curbside Pick-up! 

How does it work?

1. Any items on our shelves are available to be checked out. Check CountyCat for availability.
2. Call 302-8500 or fill out a Curbside Request Form found here.
3. Staff will collect your requested items and check them out on your library card.
4. Staff will work with you to schedule a pick-up time.
5. When you arrive for your scheduled pick-up time, please call 414-302-8503 to let staff know you have arrived.

6. Staff will leave your items on a designated table that is mid-way between the parking lot and building entrance. Please retrieve your items once staff have returned to the building.

When is it available?

Staff will be available Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM to take your requests and schedule pick-ups.




 Safer At Home Reading 

has been extended until May 17th!

Since most of us are staying safer at home we have launched an all ages Safer at Home Reading Program!

Log in from home at and track your minutes reading (all ages are encouraged to participate). Everyone who reads 30 minutes will receive a 'Safer at Home Reading' pin. When the library reopens we'll draw winners to receive a free book!

If you have already participated in summer or winter reading, you should already have a Beanstack account. Please call us at 414-302-8500 or use the Ask A Librarian form to ask any questions.




  Adults & Teens: Find us on Facebook  to participate 
in these weekly programs!   


Safer at Home BINGO 

Each Monday staff will post a new BINGO card with things to do throughout the week!


Tuesday Writing Prompts

Now is the time to fill that journal! Each Tuesday a new prompt will be posted to encourage reflective thinking. This is a great opportunity for Teens who need some school-like material to be working on!


Community Bookshelf Book Discussion

On Tuesday afternoons we'll share a topic and enourage you to share a book to add to our #waplbookshelf. 


Cooped Up Crafts

Each Thursday a video will be posted demonstrating easy projects with common household supplies. This month we will be highlighting crafts from our newest online resource, Creativebug!


Weekend Reading Poll

Would you rather read.....? Each Thursday a new poll will be posted with the results posted the following Wednesday.


Board Game Night

Every Friday at 5 pm - play games with library friends within the comfort of your own home.


Movie Night with Hoopla

Saturday is movie night! On Saturdays, be on the lookout for a curated movie list with titles available to you via Hoopla!


Virtual Books & Coffee Discussion - May 16th through 30th

A virtual version of our monthly Books & Coffee Discussion! Check out Facebook page to vote on the next book to read and join us May 16th through 30th for a virtual discussion! 


In addition to these new online programs we will continue to have our regular weekly posts including #ResourceSpotlight Wednesdays
and #BookFaceFriday.




Check out the West Allis Public Library Children's Services
Facebook page
for Digital Storytimes and more!  




Digital Storytimes
Monday - Wednesday, 10:30 AM

Join both Miss Beth and Miss Mary for Digital Storytimes Monday through Wednesday! Storytimes will be posted mid-morning!












 Graphic Novel Book Club 
Thursdays, 10:30 AM

Join us Thursdays on Facebook for this new book club!                          

Let's Go on Vacation Digital Book Club   
Monday through Friday, 7 PM

Join Miss Beth each week as she reads from the "Where is..." book series. Each evening, Monday through Friday at 7 PM a new video with new chapters will be posted.


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 Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm 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.


 New eResource: Creativebug   

We are very happy to announce a new resource, Creativebug! Creativebug provides over 1,000 online video based art and craft courses led by experts. Classes cover a number of areas, including sewing, painting, paper crafts, drawing and so much more! Creativebug is free to use - you only need your West Allis Library card! To start searching for your next craft project, click here to set-up your account.


**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!


          Keep safe and stay healthy!         


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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