TRIO UPDATE: Saying Goodbye to Jefferson County

goodbyeThe time has come. As of August 29, 2015, we will no longer be able to place holds on items owned by Jefferson County libraries. That means all of the great materials we would get from places like Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Lake Mills, and Jefferson will not be available.

They have been great partners with us since 2007, allowing us access to a rich collection of non-fiction books, graphic novels, and movies that most other libraries do not have. Jefferson County will be joining Waukesha County in a new library system (name to be determined). We will continue to work with Dodge County in the trio catalog.

Pirate School – September 15, 16, or 17

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Pirate Crafts – Saturday, September 19

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Mystery Fundraiser @ the Library – Saturday, October 17

flappersFall Fundraiser to Benefit New Computer Lab

We will be holding a fall fundraiser, “The Sly Mr. Read: A Night of Mystery.” On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the West Bend Library will host an after-hours event to raise money to benefit the development and initial installation of a new Digital Creation Lab. Tickets will be sold starting Tuesday September 1, 2015 at the Library’s Reference desk.

The Digital Creation Lab will be a center for creativity using the latest computer technology. The Lab will offer the ability for users to do a variety of multimedia tasks such as edit videos, make movies, create music, and more. The Digital Creation Lab will be the first of its kind in the Washington County area.

The West Bend Library strives to serve our patrons with quality services, resources, and learning opportunities through a variety of formats to meet the needs of the community The Digital Creation Lab will serve the patrons in all of these aspects through an innovative and creative way. And through this lab the West Bend Library will continue to emphasize that the library offers much more than books and that we are a space to meet the community’s growing technological demands in a continually evolving world.

For one night, become a sleuth in a 1920s murder mystery. Guests will enjoy light appetizers with a cash bar. Event attendees can also purchase raffle tickets to win a variety of baskets. All proceeds will go toward the Digital Creation Lab. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children ages 12 to 17. Tickets will be sold at the Library’s second floor Reference Desk starting September 1, 2015. Cash or check only; space is limited.

If you are interested in helping to support the Digital Creation Lab or becoming a sponsor of the murder mystery fundraiser, please contact Mara Riebau, Adult Non-Fiction Librarian, at (262) 335-5151 or

For additional information and details, please visit the event webpage.

For all other questions, please contact Sara Davister, Adult Fiction Librarian, at (262) 335-5151 or

Take Note


Please note that beginning August 1, 2015, all holds must be picked up within five (5) days of being notified that your hold is available.

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