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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.


Maker Monday
November 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
We will be creating Fall mason jar luminaries.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.  Come create @ the library 
National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Our library is an official "Come Write In" site. We have a writing area set up with books and dictionaries you might find helpful when writing your novel this month. If you are busy writing and feel the need for a hot beverage, mention to staff that you are participating in NaNoWriMo and using the library to write your novel, and you can help yourself to a free hot beverage at our Keurig machine.
Itty Bitty Art Program
1st Monday of the Month


Age 2-5 years
1st Monday of the month
9:30-10:30 a.m.


Get creatively messy at our new preschool art program!  Join us for a different process-art project on the first Monday of the month from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Some projects will involve paint and other messy materials, so please dress accordingly.  This program is open to children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

Dates
October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th
 

Book Boogie
Third Saturday of the month


It’s time to shake, wiggle, and jive at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library’s Book Boogie!  Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us on the third Saturday of the month for a book-based dance party!  Bring your dancing shoes.  No registration is required.

Third Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
September 16th
October 21st
November 18th
December 16th

Early Literacy Classes
Fall Session


Ages Birth-3 years
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.



Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 
Please register here. 
 



We Need a Bigger Library!
Watch the tour,  See what we've done over the years to maximize our space and why we need to build a bigger library to meet our 21st century community needs.

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Library Board of Trustees Community Forum
May 22, 2017
For anyone who missed the informational session held on May 22, here is a complete recording of the evening's proceedings.

Community Forum

CHECK OUT EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ON THE LIBRARY CATALOG
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You can attend events and workshops at libraries everywhere in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties.  You can search the "Events/Organizations" tab on the Library Catalog and find performers, DIY programs, author events, and much more.  Watch this short video to help you navigate the search function so you can find your next adventure!

 

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.  
Registration is now open.  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.
Maker Space @ the Library!
The space includes a Digital Media Lab to help you convert your cherished memories into digital media and a Create It Lab to help you with your business, school, and relaxation projects. The Maker Space is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m-8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  You will initially need to schedule time with a staff member to learn a specific piece of equipment.  Once you have completed the training you are free to work in the Maker Space on your own whenever the space is available.
Come see what equipment is currently provided, let staff know what other tools you would like to have included in the Maker Space, and book yourself some time to create.

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library 's Photo Release Policy
This sign is posted throughout the library to let our guests know that we do take pictures of the public using this facility. We use these photos and videos to publicize and promote our many activities. We are sensitive to people's privacy and are especially careful when using images of children. Please let us know if you have any concerns while you are visiting the library.