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  • Ornament Craft Night for Adults! | Wednesday, December 13 | 6:00-7:00 pm

    Ornament Craft Night for Adults! | Wednesday, December 13 | 6:00-7:00 pm

  • The New Berlin Library's Annual Food Drive Nov. 1 - Nov. 30

    The New Berlin Library's Annual Food Drive Nov. 1 - Nov. 30

    Each non-perishable food item counts towards $1 in fines (up to $5)

  • Crossing the Line: Exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee's civil rights marches. November 8th-28th

  • Santa Visit! Thursday, December 14 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Santa Visit! Thursday, December 14 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm





Calling Area Quilters!

With the weather turning colder, we want to extend an invitation to our area quilters. As most of you know, March is National Quilting Month. The past two years we have displayed quilts in our lobby during the month of March. We would like to feature your quilts in March of 2018!


For more information on quilt specifications or to have one of your quilts displayed, fill out the following application and return it to us with your quilt at the beginning of February. Also, stay tuned for programming that will be offered throughout March. For now, have fun preparing your quilts to be delivered to the library in February!



Library Newsletter for November!

Click HERE for the Library Happenings in November! 



Friday Movie Matinees!

1 pm - 3 pm
Community Room

Click on the popcorn for the December movie matinee schedule.

Movie Flyer - Movie Matinee



Volunteer @ the Library!

Interested in volunteering at the library? Visit these links for more information on how to get involved!

NBPL Volunteer Application

NBPL 2017 Volunteer Opportunities 





The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd and
Friday, November 24th.

Enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


11th Annual Nutcracker Sweets

Saturday, December 2nd

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Community Room

The Nutcracker Sweets event is a fundraiser for the New berlin Public Library held by the Friends of the New Berlin Public Library, Inc. Join us for this annual event including a cookie walk, unique ornaments and crafts, a mini book sale, raffles and more!





Tuesday Family Program-Sharpie Rock Decorating

Tuesday, November 21 5:30-7:30 pm

We will be using Sharpies to decorate rocks to share with our family, friends and members of our Library’s Home Delivery Program! Drop by the Youth Program room anytime between 5:30-7:30 for time for family  togetherness to create some neat rocks to share!

Registration is not Required & supplies will be provided!


A Look to December...


Big Holiday Bash  

Saturday, December 2 |11:00am -2:00pm

Tweens and Teens (ages 8-18) are invited to an open house in the Teen Suite. At 12:00 p.m. there will be a special ornament decorating session and from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. there will be cookie decorating and games. Each participant will be able to decorate six cookies and an ornament. Ugly holiday sweaters encouraged—the uglier, the better!

Participants can sign up in the Children's Department and at the Adult Services Reference Desk, or via phone at (262) 754-1815 or (262) 754-1814.

Registration is required. 



Author Appearance:

Melissa Jarecki

Saturday, December 9 |10:00—11:00am.

Heritage Room

No registration is needed. First time author, Melissa Jarecki, is a 6th grade teacher at Orchard Lane Elementary. Her book “Oh, Emma!” is a fun-loving tale of one little girl’s delightfully mischievous ways in which she captivates the love of everyone around her despite all of the trouble she gets into. Inspired by Melissa’s daughter, Emma, this book shines the spotlight on Emma’s determination to be herself and do her own thing. “Oh, Emma!” will be available to purchase for $10.



Dance Defined Holiday Performance

Saturday, December 9 | 1:00pm

No registration is required. Community Room Join the dancers from Dance Defined Studio in New Berlin for a special holiday dance performance. All ages are welcome.



Ornament Decorating for Adults!

Wednesday, December 13 | 6:00 - 7:00pm

Design an ornament using perler beads or a wood slice! Click Here for Flyer!



Santa Visit

Thursday, December 14 6:30—8:00pm

Registration required.

Community and Heritage Rooms

Santa makes his annual visit to the New Berlin Public Library!

Join us for cookies, crafts and pictures with Santa.


To Register:

Space will be limited for each time slot and tickets will be required.

Tickets will be available for the following time slots: 6:30-7:00pm, 7:00-7:30pm and 7:30-8:00pm. Tickets can be picked up in person at the Youth Services desk beginning Monday, December 11.


Santa will be available for pictures in the Heritage Room until 8:15. People who arrive late for their time slot or without a ticket, will have to wait until 8:00pm or until all ticket holders have had their pictures taken.


We will try to accommodate picture requests from 8-8:15pm, but cannot guarantee Santa’s availability after 8:15pm.


Enjoy cookies provided by the New Berlin Lioness Club and crafts in the Community Room before or after your time slot. The Community Room will be open from 6:00-8:30pm. We ask that you please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the New Berlin Food Pantry when you come to see Santa.


Please contact the Youth Services department for questions at 262-754-1814.


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Try One Click Digital TODAY!  

One Click Digital an offering for you to download some of the most popular titles in audio book format!

Click here for information about One Click Digital. Please note you need to register for a free account using your Library Card # before you can access the One Click audio books.


Meeting Room Information

Meeting Room Policy and Use Form (PDF)

Meeting Room Application Form (PDF)



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