Barrett Memorial Library

65 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI
Mon. & Wed. 9-7 | Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9-6 | Sat. 9-4

Library Hours



65 W. Geneva St.
Williams Bay, WI 53191



Events and Programs

Programs for Children and Teens

Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

and Thursday at 1:30 p.m.!

Friday, October 18th

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

for grades K - 5th

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.

Friday, October 18th

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Read between the Wines is a rogue book club

- just bring yourself and join the conversation!
Read a good book lately?
Share that book title with the group!
Any authors who intrigue you?
Let's chat about them over drinks in a cozy Williams Bay establishment!

Join us!


Next date coming soon!

Saturday, October 12th, at 10:00 a.m.

Read and discuss a new book each month.


"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe


The narrative drive of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Stowe's puritanical religious beliefs show up in the novel's final, overarching theme—the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery.


To read more about "Uncle Tom's Cabin", click here to visit it's Goodreads page!

Wednesday, October 16th

7:00 p.m.

@Barrett Memorial Library
(65 W. Geneva Street, Williams Bay, WI 53191)

This group is for parents to read and review young adult books.

Free and open to all.


"Wilder Girls" by Rory Powers


"It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her."


Read more about "Wilder Girls" on Goodreads!

"Virtually Yours" by Sarvenaz Tash
"NYU freshman Mariam Vakilian hasn’t dated anyone in five months, not since her high school sweetheart Caleb broke up with her. So, when she decides to take advantage of an expiring coupon and try out a new virtual reality dating service, it’s sort of a big deal."
Read more about "Virtually Yours" on Goodreads!

"Watch Us Rise" - Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan
"Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women's Rights Club."
Read more about "Watch Us Rise" on Goodreads!

"Four Dead Queens" by Astrid Scholte
"Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but in fact, she's one of Quadara's most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara's most enlightened region, Eonia."
Read more about "Four Dead Queens" on Goodreads!

"The Spaces Between Us" by Stacia Tolman
"Two outcast best friends are desperate to survive senior year and break away from their rural factory town."
Read more about "The Spaces Between Us" on Goodreads!

"On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas
"Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill."
Read more about "On the Come Up" on Goodreads!

Sunday, October 20th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Please join us in celebration of our new addition!

Enjoy music by an octet comprised of Lake Geneva Orchestra Symphony members,
share finger foods with friends and neighbors, learn about our past,
and help us plan toward the future.

All are welcome here!

Wednesdays | 10 a.m. - noon


Wednesdays | 1-3 p.m.