The Local History collection includes books, plat maps, cemetery records, local family history records, photo collections, videos, and vertical files with local news. Search digitized collections at the link below.
Cedarburg Public Library holds microfilm for News Graphic (1883-2011), the 1850 U.S. Census, Wisconsin County Histories, National Geographic (1972-1973), and microfiche for Time Magazine (1965-2009). A microfiche and microfilm reader is available at the library. Interlibrary Loan requests may be made for microfilm material not held at the library.
Print copies of local newspapers such as the Ozaukee Press, News Graphic, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are available for reading in the library. All newspapers are located on the 2nd floor of the library.
Cedariel Yearbooks 1950-2020
Digitized copies of the Cedariel Yearbook are available to view online. Find your old classmates or family members by clicking at the link below. After clicking on the PDF, scroll down to view the pages.
The Cedarburg Woman’s Club initiated plans for a public library in 1911. Books were acquired through donations and were organized in the State Bank building. The collection found a more permanent home in the 1908 City firehouse building, occupying 2,182 square feet of space.
The library was open to the public two days each week starting in 1912. Librarian, Miss Adele Kroehnke, and three assistants were hired to manage the collection and services. Approximately 243 library cards had been issued and 200 books donated.
City growth led to the building of a new 10,812 square foot library in 1971. This building, located on Hanover Avenue, was designed to hold 60,000 books and seat 70 people.
Cedarburg Public Library automated its catalog and circulation systems in 1995. Two years later a survey found that citizens wanted the library to also improve technology and collections, include a meeting room, provide a larger more modern space, and expand hours. This led to a capital improvement plan for library renovation and expansion.
In 1997 a City and Town Joint Library Board studied the library needs of the Cedarburg community through a series of forums and focus groups. Planning for a new library ensued for the next 17 years. Planning included a capital campaign to raise $730,000 for furnishing the library. The building itself totaled 6.2 million.
July 12, 2014 the new 25,500 square foot library building opened. It is home to approximately 72,000 items including books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, magazines and newspapers. In addition to the physical collection the library offers online research databases: electronic books, audiobooks, and magazines; and microfilm and microfiche. The library provides computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office software, Adobe Creative Suite, and print capability. Study rooms and a Community Room are available by reservation.
Popular Young Adult books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
The first of William Gibson's 'Sprawl' trilogy, Neuromancer is the classic cyberpunk novel. More information on the [novel's official page]. : http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/neuromancer.asp
Salt to the Sea is a 2016 historical fiction young adult novel by Ruta Sepetys. It tells the story of four individuals in World War II who make their way to the ill-fated MV Wilhelm Gustloff. The story also touches on the disappearance of the Amber Room, a world-famous, ornately decorated chamber stolen by the Nazis that has never been recovered. Sepetys was awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious children's book award, for Salt to the Sea.
Salt to the Sea
New Adult Nonfiction books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
A selection of science fiction and fantasy books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
"The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead."
Gideon the Ninth
New picture books available in the Youth Services Department.
The Crayons Trick or Treat
The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Navigating friendships can be rewarding and also challenging in middle and high school.
The twelve kids in the seventh grade at Fawn Creek K-12 have been together all their lives so when graceful Orchid Mason arrives, with exotic clothes and glorious hair, the other seventh graders do not know what to think.
Those Kids from Fawn Creek
There's nothing like seventh grade to test the bonds of friendship. Thirteen-year-olds Fonda, Drew, and Ruthie must develop a friendship strong enough to tackle whatever middle school--and puberty--throws at them next.
Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp, and the five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--are not your average campers!
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
If Austin picked a color to describe his life, it would be tumbleweed brown. He moves a lot, there's no hiding his size, and he has a secret that he's become an expert at hiding. Then Austin meets Bertie, who is razzmatazz. As Austin learns to speak up, he finds that he may not be so different after all.
When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world.