Adult Summer Reading Program
June 1 - August 31, 2023
Read books and win prizes! Every five books you read this summer will earn you a raffle ticket to win one of our great prizes - earn up to five raffle tickets (25 books read). Register and track your reading online at cudahyfamilylibrary.beanstack.com, or stop by the library to pick up a reading record to track your reading on paper and let us take care of the computer stuff. Prize drawings will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023.
Thank you to our donors! CFL Endowment Fund, Charleston Café, Chocolate Factory, Cudahy Pancake House, Five Guys, Friends of Cudahy Library, Historic Milwaukee, Jen's Sweet Treats, Jersey Mike's, K Ranch, Kroeger, Kwik Trip, Milwaukee Art Museum, Mister Car Wash, Starbucks, Twisted Plants, and Wehr Nature Center.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Come celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day at the Cudahy Family Library! We will meet on the north side of the library building, in the Ladish Foundation Plaza. Bring your lawn chair (or use ours), a project or two, sunscreen, and a cool beverage. If you're not a knitter, bring some supplies -- knitting needles and yarn -- and ask a knitter to teach you something. Or bring any craft you'd like to work on! If the weather doesn't cooperate, we will knit inside the library.
Outdoor concert: Milwaukee American Legion Band
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 7:00 pm
Pull up your lawn chair and settle in for an inspiring evening of patriotic music! The Milwaukee American Legion Band is a non-profit organization consisting of talented and dedicated musicians from all over Southeastern Wisconsin. An award-winning group with a 100-year history, the Band specializes in traditional and patriotic Concert Band music – music that captures the very heart of American culture.
The Cudahy High School Orchestra Parents will have refreshments available for purchase -- support your local band! Sponsored by the Suzann E. Collins Memorial Fund.
Rain date: Thursday, June 15 @ 7:00 pm
Outdoor Concert: Doo Wop Jukebox
Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 6:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening of classic doo wop and more -- keeping you on the dance floor! Pull up your lawn chair and sing along to old favorites. Be sure to come early for dinner, sold by the Cudahy Lions Club. Event sponsored by the Cudahy Lions Club and Friends of Cudahy Library.
Rain date: Thursday, June 29 @ 6:30 pm
New at the Cudahy Family Library: Kanopy video streaming service
Stream over 30,000 videos, featuring documentaries, foreign films, BBC, A&E, feature films, Great Courses, and Kanopy Kids through your computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, or streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc. Your library card grants you up to 5 credits per month, resetting on the first of each month. You must be a Cudahy resident to use this service. Click here to get started!
Grab and Go! Locker pickup for library materials is now available
1. Set up your library notifications for text or email.
2. Choose "Cudahy Locker" as the pickup location when placing your holds. You'll be notified by email or text message when your items are ready to be picked up. Items will already be checked out to you when they are placed in the locker.
3. At the lockers, scan your QR code or type in your 5-digit code from your email/text, then your locker will pop open.
4. Grab your items, close the locker door, and go!
5. Be sure to pick up your items within 72 hours. Items not picked up will be checked back in.
6. Lockers are located on the west side of the building, next to the book drops.
Get a library card and be entered to win $1500 in prizes!
The Friends of Cudahy Library are celebrating the Cudahy Family Library's 20th anniversary and sponsoring a library card drive. They will be holding 5 drawings throughout the year for gift cards from Cudahy businesses. Drawings will take place on May 20, July 20, September 20, November 20, and December 20, 2023.
All Cudahy residents ages 15 and older can enter 3 different ways:
- Apply for a library card
- Renew a library card
- Bring in another Cudahy resident to get a card
The second prize drawing on July 20 features gift cards from Papa Luigi's, Jeff's Automotive, South Shore Cyclery, Sullivan's Barber Shop, Layton Gyros, Brickyard Pub, and Lala's Place and is valued at $250. If you don't win this drawing, your name will automatically be entered into the next.
Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with DrivingTests.org, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests. 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.