Friends of the Library

Organized in 1984, the Friends of the West Allis Public Library is a non-profit group that supports and enriches the library through fundraising, volunteer efforts, and library advocacy. Many programs and services offered by the library would not be possible without help from the Friends who generously offer their time and talents. Meetings are held four times a year and feature a variety of entertaining programs and speakers. Book Sales are held monthly. See the Library Calendar for upcoming meeting and sale dates.

Officers & Directors

The Friends are governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Karen Zahn, President
Kurt Kopplin, Vice President
Bill Zahn, Treasurer
Carol Mitchell, Secretary
Robert O'Donnell, Director
Ed Struebing, Director
Leane Trovitch, Director

To contact the Friends of the West Allis Public Library, please call the library at 302-8503.

Book Sales

Monthly book sales are held the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library's Constitution Room.
Sale dates for 2019:

Saturday, January 12
Saturday, February 9
Saturday, March 9
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, October 12
Saturday, November 9
Saturday, December 14

Friends of the Library Book Discussion Groups

The Friends of the Library offer a book discussion group. They meet each month's 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room, with the exception of July and August. For more information please contact Emily at 414-302-8500.

Please check the Calendar for upcoming selections.


Become part of an association of people interested in working together to promote and expand library services. Dues and donations may be tax deductible. Every membership includes a subscription to the Friends' Newsletter. Individual annual memberships are available for as little as $5. Membership applications are available at the library.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Join the Friends
  • Donate books or other materials for the used book sales
  • Volunteer for special events and fundraising efforts
  • Donate Campbell's labels
  • Be an advocate for your library