|The Wauwatosa Public Library is the second largest in the state.|
Wauwatosa is a community that loves to read! If you want to blend in with the locals, make sure to pick up a book or attend one of the great events at the public library while you’re in town.
The Wauwatosa Public Library is the second largest library in the state and the highest circulating library in Milwaukee County. Founded in 1886, it is also the oldest suburban library in the county and is still serving the residents of Wauwatosa more than 100 years later. A “must-see” is the Story Time Room. Giant 3-D books eight-feet tall were created by multiple local artists. To enter the room, you open two giant books and step inside to more hand-crafted oversized books and 10 hand-painted murals creating the perfect fantasy land to listen to stories.
Every February, Wauwatosa launches its “All-City Read” program. For 2015, the book selected is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline and activities and special events throughout the month encourage readers of all ages to join in this exciting city-wide book club. A book is chosen, and events throughout the month encourage readers of all ages to join this exciting city-wide book club. From group discussions to themed cocktail competitions to visits from the author, the All-City Read is emblematic of how the Tosa community comes together around a common goal.