Friends of the Library
Organized in 1984, the Friends of the West Allis Public Library is a non-profit group that supports and enriches the library through fundraising, volunteer efforts, and library advocacy. Many programs and services offered by the library would not be possible without help from our Friends who generously offer their time and talents. Meetings are held four times a year and feature a variety of entertaining programs and speakers. Book Sales and other special Friends-sponsored events are held monthly. See the Library Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.
Officers & Directors
The Friends are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors:
- Karen Zahn, President
- Kurt Kopplin, Vice President
- Bill Zahn, Treasurer
- Carol Mitchell, Secretary
- Robert O'Donnell, Director
- Ed Struebing, Director
- Leane Trovitch, Director
Contact our Friends
To contact the Friends of the West Allis Public Library, please call the library at 414-302-8500.
To stay up to date with Friends news, quarterly newsletters are available at the library, or give their Facebook page a follow!
Each month, our Friends host a book sale at our Library, where you can find books, magazines, movies, CD's and records, games, puzzles, crafts, and more! Book sales are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Library's Constitution room.
Upcoming book sale dates in 2019:
• Saturday, July 13
• Saturday, August 10
• Saturday, September 14
• Saturday, October 12
• Saturday, November 9
• Saturday, December 14
Book Discussion Group
The Friends of the Library offer a book discussion group. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August), at 7:00 PM in the Library's conference room. For more information, please contact Emily at 414-302-8500.
Please check the Library Calendar for upcoming book selections.
A brand new event for our Library, our Friends now sponsor a monthly meetup for board game enthusiasts of all experience levels. Join local gaming group the West Allis Area Gamers (WAAG) on select Saturdays for a day of open-play tabletop in our Library's Constitution room. A wide selection of games are available to play, and guests are welcome to bring their own favorite games to share as well.
Upcoming Game Table dates in 2019:
• Saturday, August 17 from 9 AM to 5 PM
• Saturday, September 28 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Support our Friends
There are many ways you can support our Friends organization!
• Become a member
• Volunteer with our Friends (check our Volunteer Page for current opportunities)
• Donate your used books, movies, games, etc. to our Library's book sales
• Purchase one of our Library's carryall tote bags
• Advocate for our Library! Recommend our Library's services and programs to friends and family!
The most common type of membership is an Individual Membership, which is $5.00 per calendar year. With that membership, you will receive a card that entitles you to $1.00 off at each of our book sales (a $12.00 value!). Memberships help fund Library programs, new equipment, toys and activities in our Children's Department, giveaway prizes, and other great things for our Patrons.
Membership forms are available at the Library. Please contact us at 414-302-8500 with any questions.