To be in compliance with Governor Evers order, curbside service will end Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm.
Please email the library at cpl.reference@mcfls.org for assistance. 


All items currently checked out will be due June 1, 2020.

Please check back for up-to-date information as this is an evolving situation.

Letter to Our Patrons Concerning COVID 19
Our Library’s Administration is in constant communication with the City of Cudahy and our Health Department regarding the coronavirus.  We are following their guidelines and recommendations so we can continue serving the public in the safest way possible. 

 The Library is addressing concerns by:
           Implementing additional cleaning and sanitizing measures in the building
           Providing hand gel sanitizers available for patrons and staff
           Requiring staff to follow proper hygiene etiquette
          Continuing to require staff to stay home if they are ill

The Library is Asking YOU for your help too!  Please be aware that even with cleaning we cannot guarantee a germ free environment, and you must decide what is best for you and your family regarding visits to the Library.  If you do decide to visit the Library during this health crisis, please read and follow the procedures on the postings Stop the Spread of Germs,

In addition to being a trusted source for factual information, our library also serves as a safe haven for many individuals and has been designated as a community command center for times of emergencies.  We will do our best to remain open during this health crisis but will also follow the advice of our City’s administration and Health Department. If we have to close the facility we will follow our Emergencies Policy with notification being sent out to the media, posted on our website and on our telephone message.

Thank You.
Cudahy Family Library Board
March 14, 2020

For more information:
City of Cudahy COVID-19 Update
City of Cudahy Health Department website
City of Cudahy Facebook site
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
World Health Organization website


We are renovating our south entrance this spring and summer, thanks to the generosity of Michael and Lisa Cudahy. The area will be 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!

THE SOUTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED; PLEASE USE THE NORTH DOORS TO ACCESS THE LIBRARY. Please keep in mind that additional library parking is available on the street on Barnard Avenue, in marked stalls in the Landmark Credit Union parking lot, and in the municipal lot behind Papa Luigi's. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Follow the progress of the project by clicking here.

Now available: remote printing!
See our Digital Services page for more information.

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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. 

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Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Tea Party
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate spring and the running of the Kentucky Derby with a tea party! Nibble on some delectable goodies while sipping tea from beautiful cups. For extra fun, you can wear your favorite spring hat, bid on lovely silent auction items, and browse nifty items for sale. Tickets are $20 each. Please stop by the library or call 414-769-2244 to reserve your place. 

This program has been cancelled.



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AARP Income Tax Assistance - offering free tax preparation

February 5 - April 15, 2020
AARP has suspended the tax assistance program until further notice.


Needles & More
A bring-your-own craft group that meets and crafts for fun and companionship. Open to all ages and skill levels!
Sundays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
March 1, 15, & 29, 2020; April 19, 2020; May 3, 17 & 31, 2020; June 14 & 28, 2020; July 12 & 26, 2020; August 9 & 23, 2020; September 6 & 20, 2020; October 4 & 18, 2020; November 1, 15 & 29, 2020; December 6 & 20, 2020
This program has been cancelled until the library reopens.

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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:  

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Historical Films Digitized

The Cudahy Family Library is digitizing our collection of historic films and videotapes.

South Entrance Renovation

Access to the south entrance will be restricted...

MCFLS Summary of Services

Check out these interesting FAQs about MCFLS, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System!