We are pleased announce that the library is open to the public! Curbside pickup service is also still being offered. Please see our COVID-19 page for more information about available services.
Temporary Hours of Service:
Monday—Thursday 10:00 am—6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday—Sunday 12:00 pm—4:00 pm
Craft and Vendor Fair, sponsored by the Friends of Cudahy Library
Saturday, March 20, 2021, Noon - 4:00 pm
Stop by the library and support local small businesses by shopping at the Friends of Cudahy Library's craft and vendor sale! Booths will be spread throughout the entire library to facilitate social distancing. Stop by every booth to be entered into a free drawing for a $100 VISA gift card. Free admission! Face coverings required.
At this time, we are not accepting additional vendors; all spaces have been filled.
We are pleased to announce that we can temporarily offer remote access to ALLDATA, a comprehensive automotive repair database! You can now sign into this wonderful resource from your home. Please click here for more information, including the website and login credentials.
AARP Income Tax Preparation Assistance
We regret that AARP has cancelled all in-person tax preparation at all Milwaukee County locations for the 2021 tax season. The decision was made for the safety of taxpayers and volunteers. The Cudahy Family Library has received the 2020 paper tax forms. Alternatives for income tax preparation assistance are listed below.
Drop Off / Pick Up Options for Free Tax Preparation
- AARP Tax Aide will offer a VERY limited number of appointments in Milwaukee County, beginning Feb. 22nd. Book an appointment online only at www.freetaxhelp.as.me, beginning Feb. 6th at 9 am. No appointments will be taken by phone. The taxpayer will drop off their materials with the tax counselors and return a week later to pick up their completed return. NO walk-ins.
- IRS VITA free tax preparation at SDC sites in Milwaukee County. Taxpayers must have less than $58,000 of income to qualify. Information: www.cr-sdc.org/vita-free-tax-prep, or 414-906-2302. Starting February 1, visit a site to pick up a packet. Fill out the information and include required documents (a checklist is included in the packet), then return the packet. You will need to show an ID and a Social Security Card when returning the packet. Preparers will contact you with questions. Pick up documents when done.
Virtual Options for Free Tax Preparation
- AARP Tax-Aide Self-Preparation
Taxpayers use Google Meet (a virtual conferencing tool) to prepare their own taxes, assisted by AARP volunteers who will guide them in the use of the free tax software, the preparation of their return, & the e-file process. To choose this option a taxpayer must have a personal computer, email, and internet access. Please note that the Cudahy Family Library does not have the technology for this option, as our computers are do not have cameras or microphones. Sign up at www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide
- IRS Free File Program
Prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software.
- WI Dept. of Revenue’s WI eFile
Use WI eFile to electronically file a Wisconsin income tax return. Wisconsin e-file is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Virtual Program: Astrophotography, hosted by Dr. Mark Guillette
Sunday, March 21, 2021, 6:30pm
Log on to learn the basics of astrophotography! This YouTube Live event will feature interactive chat and Q & A throughout. Log in five minutes before the start time and look for the live event at: https://www.youtube.com/user/mjguillette
Medicare 101 Class, presented by Medicare Strategies, LLC
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:00 pm
This free educational event will help you understand the basics of Medicare enrollment, timing, and coverage options. This is an in-person class and will be held in the Winter Garden meeting room. Masks are required.
Questions? Please contact Kelly Zauner at 414-305-7267 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Now available: Chromebooks!
Borrow a Chromebook from the library for a week with your library card! Stop by the library's Circulation Desk for more information and to check one out.
- Must be 18 to borrow a Chromebook
- You must have access to a WiFi internet connection to use a Chromebook
We are pleased to introduce the Cudahy Art Coalition and their new coloring book: Coloring Cudahy! Support our local art community by getting a copy for only $10, available at the Cudahy Family Library Circulation Desk. Proceeds will support the Cudahy Art Coalition and their mission. Fun for all ages!
Cudahy Art Coalition is sponsoring their first annual Spring Celebration Show. This juried exhibition will feature Light, Whimsical, Fun and Funky works of art in all dimensions and media and will be held at The Tavern Club in Chicago, owned by Cudahy native Erin Houlehen. Entries are due by March 22, 2021, and the show will be open from May 2 - May 27, 2021. Please click here for more information and for the entry form.
Come visit our beautiful new south entrance!
Our south entrance was renovated last spring and summer, thanks to the generosity of Michael and Lisa Cudahy. The area has been converted into a beautiful Irish cottage garden, complete with a statue of our city's founder, Patrick Cudahy, as a young boy sitting with his Grandpa Shaw. We are excited and grateful! Follow the progress of the project by clicking here.
Now available: remote printing! See our Digital Services page for more information.
Fine Free @ Cudahy Family Library
In order to improve access to our library and encourage lifelong learning for children and young adults, Cudahy Family Library will no longer be assessing overdue fines on Cudahy Family Library Children's and Young Adult materials beginning February 14, 2020.
Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
Click here to get started: https://cudahyfamilylibrary.driving-tests.org