Welcome to Waukesha Reads!

Waukesha Reads provides citizens the opportunity to come together to read, discuss and celebrate a single book and author. Since 2007, the program has been coordinated by the Waukesha Public Library and its many community partners. Waukesha Reads is designed to promote reading and unite our community through great books by:

  • Providing citizens with opportunities to come together and exchange ideas through the discussion of literature.
  • Providing a wide range of programs and events that appeal to members of our diverse community.
  • Engaging our population in learning about the wider world through the eyes of different authors and types of books.
  • Distributing free books and inviting all to share the experience.

Why Should Waukesha Read?

  • Reading introduces us to people, places and ideas from around the world.
  • Reading helps develop our imagination and can open doors to new ideas and opportunities.
  • Reading helps us interpret and understand life’s experiences.
  • Reading make us think!
  • Reading and sharing our individual experiences promotes understanding and brings the community together.


Reader Resources and Recommendations Not sure what to read next? Interested in knowing what others are saying about the book you just read? Check out these review sites or connect with local organizations to help you find books, book clubs or other reader services.   Resources Local Bookstores Barnes & Noble Follett’s Carroll University Book …