Whitefish Bay Public Library


The Whitefish Bay Public Library was established in 1937 in the basement of the old Village Hall. The original building for the library was built in 1955, but due to a large increase in circulation it was expanded and remodeled in June of 2002.

Mission Statement

The Whitefish Bay Public Library, as a cornerstone of the community, is dedicated to connecting all people, inspiring a love of learning and providing access to ideas, information and resources.

Guiding Principles

The Whitefish Bay Library relies on a set of core principles to guide us in our pursuit of our mission and vision. These principles define what we value, guide how we act, and inform the decisions that we make, now and in the future.  We will:
  • Provide a welcoming place for all who enter
  • Interconnect and engage our community 
  • Be flexible, creative and forward-looking 
  • Support an informed public 
  • Offer an exceptional workplace 
  • Follow a thoughtful and measurable approach