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  • Santa makes his annual visit to the New Berlin Public Library on Thursday, December 20! For more info, call 262-754-1814

    Santa makes his annual visit to the New Berlin Public Library on Thursday, December 20! For more info, call 262-754-1814

  • Making Marshmallow Sculptures -  Monday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. - Register at 262-754-1814

    Making Marshmallow Sculptures - Monday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. - Register at 262-754-1814


New Berlin High School Choir - An Afternoon of Festive Caroling 

Friday, December 14

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us in the Library's front lobby to enjoy the New Berlin West High School student choir as they share some holiday carols!


Santa Visit!

Santa makes his annual visit to the New Berlin Public Library on Thursday, December 20! Join us for cookies, crafts, and pictures with Santa. Tickets will be available for the following time slots: 6:30-7:00 p.m., 7:00-7:30 p.m., and 7:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets can be picked up in person at the Youth Services Desk beginning Monday, December 17.

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 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We will do our best to accommodate people who arrive late for their time slot or without a ticket, as time and space permits. We cannot guarantee Santa’s availability after 8:00 p.m.

We ask that you please bring a non-perishable 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.



Stop in and see the FOL's Chest of Chocolate Raffle! Close to 6 pounds of homemade candy is being raffled off for $1 or 6 for $5!


New Catalog Feature: Fewer Clicks While Holding Items

When searching the catalog and for items, once you find items to select, you will now see an option on the right hand side under "Find It" called "One Click Hold". 

When you click on this, you will place the hold on the item and bypass the usual steps of being able to choose a pickup library, change the activation date, along with the next screen that appears telling you how many active holds already on the title and if you want to continue. 

Using this new optional method the activation date is automatically set as the day the hold is placed and the pickup library is automatically the NBPL (or your BLS registered at library). 

December Blanket Drive

Students with New Berlin West's Chick-fil-A Leader Academy are collecting blankets to give to New Berlin's Food Pantry this holiday season! Gently used or new blankets may be donated from Nov. 26th through Dec. 17th at New Berlin West's front lobby or fieldhouse and at the NBPL front desk! Thanks for your contributions to this great effort! Flyer here!


2019 Quilting Contest

Application is available here!



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Friday Movie Matinees!

1 pm - 3 pm
Community Room

Click on the popcorn for the Friday movie matinee schedule.

Movie Flyer - Movie Matinee

The Bridges Library System needs your opinion on how you use the CAFE catalog!

You may take the survey at the Library during your next visit or online at the following link:

Thanks for your feedback!




Author Appearance:

Jessica O'Leary

Monday, December 10 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth Program Room

Local author Jessica O'Leary will be reading her new book about going to the dentist. Jessica will answers questions about being an author, a dental hygienist and anything else from the story! Try 3 different activity stations relating to brushing and flossing: *Duplos and Play-Doh to practice flossing *brushing a yellow tooth to making it sparkling white *coloring an illustration from Jessica's new book copies of Jessica's book will be available for purchase

Marshmallow Sculptures

(ages 5-8)

Monday, December 10, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Youth Program Room

Not quite old enough for tween programs yet? Join us each month for a craft or activity specifically for the 5-8 year old crowd. This month we'll be testing our engineering skills by creating marshmallow sculptures! 

Registration is required and space will be limited. Please contact Youth Services at 262-754-1814 to sign up.


Stories of Hope

Tuesday, December 11  | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Community Room

The holidays can be especially hard for those who are affected by mental illness. Two trained speakers will share personal stories living with mental illness and achieving recovery.  Plan to attend this inspirational and informative presentation by NAMI of Waukesha. No registartion required.



Trivia at the Library!

Tuesday, Janurary 8th | 10:00 am - 11:00 am




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