Interested in Exhibiting Your Work?

If you are a local artist, consider applying at Cedarburg Public Library.

Applicants can include professional, non-professional, students, and emerging artists. 

2D art should be in good condition, must be wired for hanging and not exceed 20lbs. Art will be hung by cable wire from a hanging rail or on wall hooks in the Community Room.

3D should appropriate in scale for the space by the fireplace. Artists are welcome to create works using our 3D printer.

Take a virtual tour of the library space

For more information or to get an application, please email Laura Beldavs at 

Exhibits are on display for 3 months.

Art Exhibit Policy


Community Weaving Project Summer 2021

Now on permanent display in the Children's Department.

This project was spearheaded by the CPL Art Committee to reconnect with the Cedarburg community after a year of limited engagement due to the COVID pandemic. The mobile loom was constructed by Dean Roseland with the warp strung by local artists Laura Weber and Deb Mortl. Weaving materials were kindly donated by the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, which were used by patrons throughout the summer to weave in different ways onto the loom.

The Community Weaving Project is dedicated to Claudette Lee-Roseland, a local artist who passed away in October 2021. Lee-Roseland was one of several local artists who advocated for original artwork to be exhibited at the library, which is found throughout the building.

Thanks to Laura Weber, Deb Mortl, Dean Roseland, Jamie Messerman, and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.

North Wind

Artist and former Cedarburg Mayor, Merlin G. Rostad, created this sculpture using a CAD system and water-jet process. The sculpture was formed from a 400 pound wedge of alloy aluminum, and stands at six feet tall and four feet wide.

The name North Wind reflects grain sweeping across a field in a northern prairie, a familiar sight from Rostad’s youth in northeastern Montana. This piece was donated to the library by Rostad’s family for the grand opening of the new library building in July 2014. It is the inspiration for the library’s logo.

Hudson’s Voyage

Cedarburg sculptor c.t. whitehouse created this piece and gifted it to the library for the grand opening of the new building in July 2014. It is made out of bronze, and its sleek vessel form suggests a sense of exploration and discovery—exhibiting the idea of carrying knowledge learned through the experiences of the library.

Hudson’s Voyage is named after c.t.’s father who had little access to a library and never went to high school. The artist wonders how Hudson’s voyage may have been different if he had the same opportunities we have here today.

Wall Display

The extensive art collection on display is a gift from the private collection of artist c.t. whitehouse and author Barbara Joosse. Walk around the library to view the pieces specifically selected for their aesthetic value and relevance to the purpose of the library. You may read more about each piece on their corresponding labels and in the art binder by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor.

Book Art Tour

Art from Time’s River: The Voyage of Life in Art and Poetry (a National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. publication) is installed at the end of the bookshelves in our Adult Non-Fiction Collection (2nd floor).

Walk along the shelves, take a moment to reflect at each entry, and witness the age-old story of life unfold—changing hopes and pleasures, loves and losses, struggles, epiphanies, and inner victories.


Adult Non-fiction

New Adult Nonfiction books available at Cedarburg Public Library.

12 Rules for Life

By Jordan B. Peterson


By Mirin Fader

Feels Like Home

By Lauren Liess

In Love

By Amy Bloom


By Anderson Cooper Katherine Howe

Truth about Crypto

By Ric Edelman

James Patterson by James Patterson

By James Patterson

I am glad that my mom dead

By Jennette McCurdy


A selection of science fiction and fantasy books available at Cedarburg Public Library.

A Marvellous Light

By Freya Marske

Winter's Orbit

By Everina Maxwell

The Jasmine Throne

By Tasha Suri

Nettle & Bone

By T. Kingfisher

When Women Were Dragons

By Kelly Regan Barnhill

Black Sun

By Rebecca Roanhorse

Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

By Megan Bannen

New Picture Books

New picture books available in the Youth Services Department.

Creepy Crayon

By Aaron Reynolds Peter Brown

The Smart Cookie

By John Jory

All are welcome

By Alexandra Penfold

Time for School, Little Blue Truck

By Alice Schertle

The Crayons Trick or Treat

By Drew Daywalt

The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!

By Mo Willems

New JV Fiction

It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit

By Justin A. Reynolds

My Own Lightning

By Lauren Wolk

The School of Whatnots

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

The secret battle of Evan Pao

By Wendy Wan Long Shang

Small Town Pride

By Phil Stamper

Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter

By Zoraida Córdova

Friendship Stories (middle grades)

Navigating friendships can be rewarding and also challenging in middle and high school.