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Shelf Matters@ Whitefish Bay Public Library

Scott Lenski is the Community & Adult Services Librarian at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Scott shares news about upcoming programs and events for kids, teens and adults happening at the library. Also look for book news and reviews.

Whitefish Bay Loves Their Library!

Whitefish Bay sure loves their library. How do I know? Well, the numbers say it all. Whitefish Bay is the fifth smallest community (out of 15) in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System. And in the county system, the number of items circulated per citizen ranges from 6.18-21.32, with an average of 7.8. However, Whitefish Bay Public Library is #1 on this list, with 21.32 items circulated for each citizen. We’re #1, we’re #1!

In what other ways do Bay residents love their library? Here’s another number to think about. How much would the community pay out-of-pocket for our library services? We used the library calculator to find this number.  For the library's $800,000 budget, the value of usage from the entire community was $4,183,289! Want to see how much your household would pay for library services? Run your own number to find out.

And I’ve saved the best for last. Take a look at this Google Map showing all of the library card holders in Whitefish Bay. Each of those dots is a card holder, and we’d like to say thank you to each and every one of you for loving your Whitefish Bay Public Library!

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