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We haiku, do you? @ the Bay View Library

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haiku.jpgIn honor of April being National Poetry Month and National Library Week being right around the corner (April 13-19), the staff at the Bay View Library has been inspired to write our own library themed haikus. Haiku poems are a type of Japanese poetry that has 17 syllables arranged in three consecutive lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.  Try it, it's fun!

Story Time by Lisa S

Library shh shh

Story time kids rushing in



Da Bomb by Fran G

Think books are da bomb?

The library has them all.

Come see us today!


Read by LaToya P

Read Read Read Read Read 

Reading can be lots of fun

Grab a book and read


Library Card by Abby O

new library card

ticket to a different world

what a joy it holds


Oh No! by Abby O

self check out too fast

the gate sounds loudly, "oh no!"

sigh, now you must wait


Warmth by Jackie R

When it is cold out

I snuggle with a good book,

Imagination's warm


Summer Program by Jackie R

Plenty of good books.

Plenty to learn, plenty of

good prizes to earn.


Bay View by Alison Z

Bay View Library

The stories this building tells!

What awaits me there?


Boss by Chris G

Some days at Bay View,

Others at Tippecanoe,

I'm a roving boss!


IMG_1374.JPGWe reported a couple of weeks ago that the Bay View Library staff was pulling out all of the children's books from our integrated non-fiction collection so that we could create a special section near the children's area for our children's non-fiction, making it easier for kids to locate factual books written for them. 

We are pleased to report that the project is going well.  Almost all the children's non-fiction has been placed on the empty book trucks, waiting for the shifting of the adult books to be finished so we can start to physically move some shelving units. Lisa, our Library Circulation Supervisor, has been working nonstop to shift the adult books as the children's books are pulled so you may have noticed that a lot of our shelving units are empty and that signs on the ends of the shelving units no longer reflect what books are actually located on those shelves. Once the adult non-fiction is completely moved, we will be shifting the fiction to make room for the new children's non-fiction area.Thumbnail image for IMG_1375.JPG

We appreciate everyone's patience while we undergo this process.  At the end we know that our library will be better organized and more user friendly for all our patrons.  If you are having trouble locating a book please remember to stop at the Information Desk to ask for help.

All Milwaukee libraries with integrated collections will be undergoing this process in the near future.



Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher by Paul Hoffman will be discussed  on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Bay View Library.  The Bay View Library Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 PM.  Frequently the members choose stories that are historical and appeal to local interest.   Books are held in advance for participants at the circulation desk at Bay View Library.  New members are welcome!

This could be your Lucky Day at Bay View Library!

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The Invention of Wings.jpgYour favorite author's brand new book may be waiting for you on Bay View Library's bookshelves! 

Referred to as a "Lucky Day Collection" by some libraries, popular, high-demand adult and young adult books are being cataloged as "Not Holdable", which means that these copies can only be checked out by the lucky patrons who visit the library and find them on our shelves. 

So come visit us at the Bay View Library, and see if luck is on your side today.

As luck would have it, Sue Monk Kidd will be speaking at Centennial Hall on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  Just don't have her sign our library copy! (wink)

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