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New York Times Bestsellers

Salem Press Titles

35 Reference Titles available to view online using your library card!

Book Recommendations


Read about the Spooks Temple

Morris Pratt Institute

Online Genealogy


The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will foster a sense of community and be a center for resources, information, and creativity for all people in the Whitewater area.

Recycled Instruments
Monday, June 25th 4:30 p.m.

Let’s make some noise!  Use everyday objects to make guitars, drums, shakers and more! Recycled materials will be provided on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Teen Service Day
Thursday, June 28th 1:00-5:30 p.m.

Interested in getting some volunteer experience?  The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library has an opportunity for community-minded teens interested in working with children.  Participants will select, plan, and implement a children’s program for the students at Innovation Camp. Volunteers must be 12-18 years of age.  Registration is required and can be completed here.

Monarch Mania

Be part of a local conservation project right at your library!  Throughout the summer, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be hosting monarch caterpillars in the children’s department.  Patrons will have the opportunity to watch them transition from caterpillar to butterfly. Butterflies will then be released outdoors.  Stop in to check their progress any time the library is open!

Our monarch larvae will be here the week of June 18th.  Follow our youth services Facebook page for updates!

Four Hour Theater Sign Up is Open!
Calling all inspiring Actors, Designers, Technicians, and Directors!
Hey Teens! Looking for a chance to work with real theater professionals to put on your own show? Then sign up HERE for 4 Hour Theater today!

Community Creative Project

See all that is going on in May!

Pay Your Fines Online!

Join the Whitewater Reading Challenge
on Goodreads!
Join us in the 1st annual Whitewater Community Reading Challenge. We invite all patrons of the Irvin L Young Memorial Library to participate in meeting our challenge of 1000 books read or listened to from Jan 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018. Simply add the books you've read or listened to in the group whether it's nonfiction, fiction, children's, adults, teens or anything in between!
See what others are reading, join in a discussion, and let's get our community reading together! 
Join here
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program
June 18th-August 3rd

Summer Reading Program 2018 PSA from Whitewater Community TV on Vimeo.
Storytime at Starin Park
June 13th-August 1st

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes! The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be hosting family storytimes at Starin Park.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program offered by the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library that invites caregivers and children to share books every day.  Research shows that the more children are read to before entering school the more ready they are to learn once they get there.  Not only will reading to your child every day help them learn but it provides you with a fun, free activity that the entire family can enjoy.  
 Please stop at the circulation desk to sign up!

Do-It-Yourself Interlibrary Loan Requests
Request items yourself
If you have searched the CAFE Catalog and haven't been able to find just what you need, please consider searching WISCAT, the Wisconsin State Resource Sharing database.  You can start by clicking here and beginning your search.  If you need some help figuring out how to use it, read our instructional brochure.  Remember, you should only use WISCAT if you can't find what you want in the Cafe Catalog.  You are also limited to five WISCAT requests at one time.