Special Collections

Besides our regular fiction and nonfiction collections (along with DVDs, music CDs, and magazines), the library also has special collections that are available for checkout for people of all ages. 

EDU Collection 

Special for teachers and homeschooling families, our EDU Collection is a resource of education materials that can be checked out. These materials are available to aid in curriculum planning and educating of children. Also included in this area are such items as classroom activity ideas, science activity ideas, bulletin board ideas, homeschooling materials, and art project ideas for use by both parents and teachers. The collection is located on the second floor near our Reference Collection. Email dtrapp@westbendlibrary.org with any questions. Also, visit the Kids and Educators section of our website for more information.

Spanish Collection

We have a collection of Spanish fiction and nonfiction materials for Spanish-speaking patrons. These are kept on the second floor of the Library. If you have any questions about Spanish language materials, contact Darci at dtrapp@westbendlibrary.org.

We also have a collection of children's Spanish language materials in our children's area on the first floor of the library.

Study Guides 

Are you looking to check out books to enhance your studying? Take a look at our Study Guides. We have many things that can supplement your understanding of what you are reading in English class, such as CliffsNotes, literary criticism, and more! 

Dementia Resource Center

The Dementia Resource Center was created to meet the needs of an ever-growing population in our community. This specialized collection is comprised of a variety of multi-media educational, entertainment and activity resources. Materials in the Dementia Resource Center were collected to help those experiencing dementia, their caregivers, dementia care professionals as well as children.

The second purpose of The Dementia Resource Center is to serve as an access point to local social service agency resources. Our primary partners, the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and the Alzheimer’s Association has wealth of educational materials. This is also a location to check for upcoming Dementia programs and presentation information.

The Dementia Resource Collection is located on the south wall of the first-floor adult reading area and all materials are available to be checked out.

Wisconsin Reference Collection 

Looking to do genealogy or do research on the history of West Bend? Visit the Wisconsin Reference Collection located at the end of our nonfiction section on the second floor. We have many types of resources such as old City Directories, church histories, family histories, local cemetery records, and much more! 


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