Support the Library

Thank you for supporting the New Berlin Public Library. Your donations help advance library services, build collections, and improve technology and facilities.  

Friends of New Berlin Library

The Friends of New Berlin Library support the mission and vision for the Library with advocacy, volunteerism and funding. Members ensure that the library is funded to support events, programs and facility needs through book sales, gift shop revenue and special events.

Waukesha County Community Foundation-New Berlin Public Library Fund

Through the Waukesha County Community Foundation, donors are able to meet their charitable goals and help grow the Library’s future through permanent endowment funding, project funds and grants.

Make a Memory

Holiday Gift Bricks

The New Berlin Public Library's front courtyard is home to a brick patio with names of library supporters, family, friends, and pets. Thank you for considering adding a brick to share in this memorial space and for your support of the Library. 

Donor Wall

Additionally, donors may like to select a book plate for the Library’s Donor Wall. Recognition on these book plates may be discussed with Natalie via email, or call 262-754-1819.


Planned Giving

The Library accepts donations from bequests, trusts, or planned giving to the library directly, through the Friends of New Berlin Library or the Waukesha County Community Foundation. For more information, contact Natalie via email, or call 262-754-1819.

Donating Items

Books, DVDs & More

The New Berlin Public Library is grateful to those who give new or gently used materials to the library to enrich our collections. The Library currently accepts books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, records and books on CD.  We are not accepting reference materials, including encyclopedias, pamphlets, VHS tapes, software, textbooks or magazines. We ask that donations be odor and mold-free.

Regular donations may be left in the Library’s donation drop box in the front lobby. For larger donations, please call ahead, 262-785-4980, and we will meet you at our staff entrance for pick-up. Those items not used for the collection will be placed for sale or recycled.

Please ask for a tax receipt at the time of donation. 

Craft Supplies

The Library’s MakerStudio is home to exploring, tinkering and creating! If you have craft supplies you’d like to share, we accept donations regularly. We do ask that the items be new or gently used.


The Library garden, located just to the northwest of the pond, is a thriving spot for native species and annual plantings. In 2022, Librarian Kate Kennedy began a community composting program to educate and  encourage local composting.  We, along with our garden volunteers, operate one large rolling compost bin.  Everyone is welcome to deliver their organic waste and also take the readied compost for their own use. For more information, email or call 262-754-1834

Giving Corner

If you are arranging a charitable collection drive and would like to use the library as a drop-off location for items, please see our Charitable Collection Policy.

Currently the Library is collecting donations for the New Berlin Food Pantry, Owls for Owies and the New Berlin Lions Eyeglass Recycle.