Virtual Programs & Storytimes

Stay connected with your favorite West Allis Library staff and enjoy engaging and fun virtual programs online!

Summer Programming for All Ages

Summer Reading Program

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program! ALL ages (from 0 to 100+) are invited to read this summer to earn prizes like coupons, gift cards, and free books! The program takes place June 1st through September 30th. To register visit westallislibrary.beanstack.org or call 414-302-8500 to register with library staff.  Check out our Summer Reading Program page to learn more! 

Summer Reading Paper Chains!

Every time you finish a book, make a link for your chain and keep adding to it all summer.  Library staff will also be making a chain!  Will your family’s be longer than the Library’s?  Our goal is to circle the children’s department stairway.  Use Facebook to message us a picture of your progress.  

COVID-19 Stories

Share your stories with us! The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our community and it’s important to capture your experiences. Check out our COVID-19 Stories page or go here to fill out the form.

Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with our Virtual Escape Room! Those who "escape" can enter a raffle for Harry Potter-themed prizes. Start your quest here: Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room. The Escape Room is open Friday, July 31st - Sunday, August 2nd. Raffle winners will be contacted the week of August 3rd.

Children’s Summer Programming

Magic Show with Jeff McMullan

Be amazed with a Virtual Magic Show from Magician Jeff McMullan. Mr. Jeff does a special show just for the City of West Allis, where not only does he astound with tricks, but he also teaches you a trick or two! Follow this link to watch the show! 

Lego Club

Suggested theme posted Saturday, June 6th!  Send a photo of your lego creation or drawing to our Facebook Messenger

Graphic Novel Book Club

Join Mary Thursday at 10:30am on Facebook!  She will discuss a different graphic novel each week. All graphic novels are available on Hoopla.

Weekly Bingo/Scavenger Hunt

Posted each Monday morning on our Facebook page or available at the library.

Summer Who HQ Book Club

Join Beth Monday-Friday at 7pm on Youtube as she reads from a different Who HQ book!

Teen Summer Programming

Nailed It!

Check out Katie’s attempt at Hunger Games Cookies here.  Can you do better?  Share your success or failures with us!

Visual Storytelling

Follow along every Tuesday beginning July 14th - August 4th and learn how to edit video to tell your own story!

Random Fandom Trivia

Join us August 20th!  We’ll take trivia from our past Random Fandom events and mix it all together.  Are you the Ultimate Random Fan?

Writers’ Camp

Stop in the week of July 13th and pick up a writer’s kit. Follow along on the teen blog and Instagram page for writing prompts and to share. (Supplies on writers kits will be limited, but anyone can follow along online) Dates for writing activities on line: August 6, 13

Adult Summer Programming

Virtual Books & Coffee Book Discussion

Check back in September for a new Virtual Books & Coffee!

Genre Bingo

Play bingo from home!  Check off boxes by reading or watching the listed item.  Show us your completed bingo card and be entered in a raffle to win a small prize!  August is Science Fiction and you can find the bingo card here.

Library Recipe Club

Library staff will share a recipe and a step-by-step guide making a recipe on social media.  Then you can share your success making the same recipe or share one of your favorites with us.  August is Summer Soups!

Previous Programs 

Safer at Home Book Reviews

April 6April 13April 20April 27May 4

Community Bookshelf

Comfort ReadsThe Book was Better  | Beautiful CoversStandalonesSeriesNonfictionAudiobooks

Cooped Up Crafts

Visit our Cooped Up Crafts Youtube playlist and check out some other crafts we’ve shared on Facebook!

Plarn BagCardboard Tube Wall ArtPaper BowlTwig ArtYarn Wrapped Letter 

Safer at Home Bingo

Once the library building is open, bring in* any completed bingo card to receive a prize! *You can bring in a printed version or an electronic version 

March 30April 6April 13April 20April 27May 4May 11

Weekly Writing Prompts

March 31April 7April 14April 21April 28May 5May 12

Book Talks

Youtube Playlist

Let’s Go On Vacation Book Club

Youtube Playlist

Digital Storytime

Youtube Playlist

Mary’s April Poetry Project

Playlist