The Muskego Public Library shares its humble beginnings with the Muskego Public Schools. In the spring of 1960, a library board was appointed with a $5000 appropriation. The library was open four days a week during that first summer, and its location was rotated among four different public school buildings. It wasn’t until September 1961 that the library found its own home in the basement of Town Hall. In the 1970s, the library relocated to City Hall, and in 2000 a new library was built.
Our library has something to offer for everyone! Children and Teen Services are proud of their Sensory Playdates, Family Picturebook Brunches, Lego Club, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, annual summer lock-in, and Teen Advisory Board. Besides educational classes and entertaining programs, Adult Services is especially proud to be a member of the Four Points Library Memory Project, which hosts Memory Cafés- social programs for those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia and their caregivers.
We value our community partnerships! The library works with the Chamber of Commerce and participates at Jammin’ on Janesville every summer. These events fill our parking lot with numerous non-profit organizations that provide food, music and family fun. The Muskego Green Market is held in the library parking each summer. Our library is fortunate to have an active Friends Group that organizes a book sale and hosts an annual Wine and Beer Event to fund library programs.
In the past four years, the library has made several improvements, including the creation of a new storytime room and a bright and cheery magazine and newspaper reading area. Staff looks forward to 2017 when we will begin a long overdue redesign of the Children’s Area, to make it more inviting with age appropriate furnishings and décor as well as a lively early literacy area.