Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Library of the Month: Cedarburg Public Library

The Library of the Month is a celebration of Wisconsin libraries compiled by the BadgerLink team.



The Cedarburg Public Library re-opened July 12, 2014 with a long awaited new building. The 25,000 square foot facility more than doubled the size of the previous library building. With this large, modern facility CPL mixes new and old; providing traditional library services while finding inventive ways to serve the community.  


Technology is a priority. Staff are trained on how to use technology and are available to assist library users with their devices. The Cedarburg Friends of the Library generously donated a 3D printer for public use and continue to provide filament. Members of the community can download the Thingaverse, design projects, and “print” their designs freely at CPL. The 3D printer has attracted new users and continues to draw a crowd when a project is printed.


This library is a destination. The library is a place to create, learn, and explore and learners of all ages are welcome. For kids, the Children’s Room is filled with books for all ages with interactive literacy and learning tools, and technology for children and their caregivers. Teens and adults can venture to the 2nd floor, wander the collection or reserve a quiet study room for independent work, tutoring, or small meetings. For everyone, there is a MediaScape room with technology equipment to create and share digital information.


Modern facilities make connecting easier. The new building has a large community room that holds up to 100 people and has a built-in hearing loop to aid those who are hard of hearing. The room is equipped with a projector with surround sound and screen/white board are available for meetings and events. Since opening the community room has been used by individuals, local community groups, and schools for events such as book discussions, birthday parties, and lectures.

See what the library has for you! Stop in and check CPL out.


Written by:
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning