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 9:00 AM - 1:00PM

Events and Programs

Join us for an evening of fort building, games, and stories as we turn the library in a giant blanket fort! Families are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, and other favorite fort building items. This library camp-out will be a fun night for the whole family.Friday, March 31st 7-8:30PM.

Home for Spring Break? Come join us for the latest installment of the Rock, Paper, Scissors Craft Club! This time we will be decorating pots and planting spring flowers. If you choose, you can leave your plant at the library to grow and then pick it up for Mother's Day. Whichever you choose, this will be a fun celebration of spring for the whole family. We will see you on Monday, April 3rd from 1-3PM in the Community Room.

Join us for STEM Club during Spring Break on April 5th from 1-3PM. We will be learning about coding using Legos and beads. This hands on program will be a fun time for the whole family.

Please join us for the next instalment in The Nature Series presented by Barrett Library and Kishwauketoe Nature Center. We will be discussing WAU-BUN by Juliette M. Kinzie. Kinzie was a 19th century writer, historian and pioneer of the American midwest, as well as the founder of the Chicago Historical Society. Wau-bun is an account of her time in Portage, WI at Fort Winnebago between 1830 - 1833 when Wisconsin was a wild place full of adventure. Copies of the book are available to check out at Barrett Memorial Library.The discussion will take place at the library on April 17th from 6-7:30PM.

Guest Speakers Melody Smith and Kim Jockl will provide an overview of the book Safe Landing, written by them and their brother Jim Borchers. The book tells the incredible journey of three siblings over the last 40+ years grieving their parents' sudden loss, coming together as a family, and working hard to honor the lives of all 273 lost on Flight 191. It's an inspirational Chicago story about love, family, and how tragedy gets a big word, but it never gets the final word. Saturday, May 6th at 11:30AM at Barrett Memorial Library.

Join us for a special dual language story time with the Williams Bay High School Spanish Club! We will be at the Williams Bay Elementary School Library the last Wednesday of every month at 10AM.

We will not have story time at the library on these days.

Join us for stories and songs at 10AM with Miss Emily here 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!