Barrett Memorial Library
65 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI | Phone: (262) 245-2709
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00PM

Events and Programs


Join us September 28 to October 8, 2023, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 500 cities across six continents gather for one view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Thur. 9/28, 10AM
Fri. 9/29, 12:30PM
Mon. 10/2, 1:30PM
Tues 10/3, 6:30PM
Thurs 10/5, 6:30PM
Sat 10/7, 10AM

All of the MANHATTAN SHORT films will be shown at each showing at the library. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Join Barrett Public Library (Williams Bay) and Aram Public Library (Delavan) in a MANHATTAN Short film discussion.  We'll meet at Staller Estate Winery: food is included, beverages are on your own. 

Please register here:

Calling all 6th-8th graders! We are starting a book club with you in mind. Join us for a chance to discuss any and all books you have been reading (plus snacks)!

Sept 27, Oct 25, and Nov 29 at 4PM at Barrett Memorial Library.

Do you think you could be a world record holder? Join us to see how you do while attempting various obscure records! This program would be perfect for ages 8+. No registration necessary.

October 4th, 4PM
October 11th, 4PM
November 1st, 4PM
November 8th, 4PM

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! We are starting a book club with you in mind! Join us for a chance to discuss any and all books you have been reading. Sept. 20/Oct 18/Nov 15/Dec 13 at 4PM at Barrett Memorial Library. 

Meet Miss Emily for a fun morning at the Helen Rohner Fishing Park for snacks and playtime!

September 15th, 10AM
October 13th, 10AM
November 17th, 10AM

Stories, games, and songs! Story Time with Miss Emily is always a blast!

Wednesdays at 10AM at the library.

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Regularly reading aloud to your child beginning at infancy establishes an intimate relationship with you and their developing a love for reading. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a self-directed national program that promotes reading to your newborn, toddler and pre-school child. Register for this free, on-going program at the circulation desk.

Have a story about Williams Bay you'd like to share?

Come down to the library community room every 3rd Saturday at 11AM for Shore Stories!

A Shore Story is a special memory, poem, lyric, or even an illustration of your fond times experiencing nature in the Bay on land, or on water. At this Writing Session, we will reflect, write, and share our stories. Shore Stories will be collected and kept at the library.

We hope to see you there!

Please join us every 2nd Saturday at 10AM in the library Community Room for book club! Each month a new book will be chosen to be enjoyed and discussed. There will be copies of the upcoming book available behind the desk at the library! We can't wait to see you!