It’s time to “weigh in” on our new library system name!

In January of 2016, we will be adding Jefferson County to our library system.  That means a name change is in order.  We can’t be called the “Waukesha County Federated Library System” anymore.  It just wouldn’t be accurate.  And as we all know, librarians are all about accuracy! We received many thoughtful suggestions for a new library system name and… Read more →

Statewide Webinar Featuring Our App…and our Angela!

There’s an App for That: From Concept to Launch (webinar) Thursday, July 23; 1 pm Presented by: Angela Meyers & Dustin Hahn In April, the Waukesha County Federated Library System launched a mobile app for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Project manager of the UW-Milwaukee App Brewery, Dustin Hahn, and his student team worked side by side with representatives from the… Read more →

Library System Change Approved

At the Waukesha County Board meeting on June 23, 2015, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance to add Jefferson County to the Waukesha County Federated Library System (WCFLS).  A single county system since its inception in 1981, the Waukesha County Federated Library System currently includes the 16 public libraries in the following communities in Waukesha County:  Big… Read more →

Accessibility and Universal Design: What You Need to Know (May 27)

Please join us on Wednesday, May 27 from 9:00-11:30am. This is a WCFLS program that will be held at the Waukesha Public Library. Learn how to make your library building more accessible and discover ways to offer special assistance to persons with disabilities. We are welcoming guests from IndependenceFirst, Vision Forward and the Center for Communication, Hearing and Deafness. There… Read more →

Announcing our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App!

After more than a year in development, we’re proud to announce today’s release of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app created in partnership with UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery. We are incredibly grateful to them for their work, their expertise, their willingness to listen, and their patience. You *all* rock! Special thanks to WCFLS staffer, Angela Meyers, who guided the project every… Read more →