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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.
Project Readathon 2017
Sit & De-Stress Pinwheels
Visit our Sit & De- Stress table at the library! We currently have coloring sheets and materials to create colorful pinwheels! The table is located next to the Assistant Director's office, right before the YA area. We will be changing the hands-on activity every other week.
Early Literacy Classes
Spring session begins March 14th.
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.
CHECK OUT EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ON THE LIBRARY CATALOG
Watch the video for help
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.
EXPANDED GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES
The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch.
FamilySearch is the world's largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries.
FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public libraries. The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is now one of those libraries.It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their family history.
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