Teen Book Club 10/20

Teens! Join us on Thursday at 4:30 for a discussion of Fade by Robert Cormier! Haven’t read the book? No worries! Stop by to see what we’re all about and pick up a copy of next month’s book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini!

2016 Winter Banned Books flyer

Halloween Storytimes


The “Great” Great Lakes with Moira Harrington – Monday, October 24


Did you know that Lake Michigan is the world’s fifth largest lake? It, and its fellow for Great Lakes, make up the world’s largest freshwater system, and with a planet that is demanding ever greater amounts of fresh, clean water, the Great Lakes are quite amazing! They have always been appealing to those of us here in Wisconsin. 

In this talk,  Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Moira Harrington will share some lake facts and information on recent research and outreach projects related to the lakes. No registration is necessary.



Changes in Overdrive Periodicals

Announcement from Overdrive Periodicals:

“We regret to announce that, effective October 1st, magazines will no longer be available in Wisconsin’s Digital Library.

In July, OverDrive terminated its partnership with Barnes and Noble, which provides NOOK Periodicals for Wisconsin’s Digital Library. The WPLC, the managing body for Wisconsin’s Digital Library, is exploring other potential digital magazine products to replace this valuable statewide service to library users. You may still have access to other digital magazines through another service; contact your local library to find out or visit them in person to read your favorite magazines in print.

We appreciate your patronage of Wisconsin’s Digital Library, and we are very sorry for this inconvenience.”

Announcement of New Procedure

Rules/Procedure Concerning Unreturned Materials

West Bend Community Memorial Library has changed how unreturned library materials that amount to $50.00 or more will be addressed.  If items are not returned or renewed by the due date, patrons will be charged the daily rate, ($0.25 per day for Books, Audiobooks, CDs, and Magazines, and $1.00 per day for CD-ROMs, DVDs, VHS Videos, and Kits) for the overdue item(s).

If the items are not returned to the library within 30 days after the due date, patrons will be sent a billing notice indicating the items are 30 days overdue and are assumed lost.  The bill will reflect the cost of the item(s) in question.  It will also indicate that the individual will be subject to a City of West Bend Police Department citation for theft of library materials, if the items are not returned to the library, or the replacement value of the item(s) is not paid in full.

Patrons will have 14 days from the date of the billing notice to contact the library to either return the item(s) indicated on the bill and pay accrued fines, or pay for the cost of replacement of the items.  All items must be paid for in full.  No partial payments will be accepted.

Patrons who do not return the items indicated on the bill and pay accrued fines, or pay in full the cost of replacement of the items within 44 days after the item(s) due date(s) will be cited by the City of West Bend Police Department for theft of library materials.  You will be issued a citation up to $691.00 plus restitution for all of the items listed.