Various departments from the City of West Allis have come together to blog about city news and information. For more information on the City of West Allis, visit their website.
If you've recently visited the West Allis Public Library you may have noticed a variety of improvements and updates. New carpet has been installed on the first floor, fresh paint and more lively colors have been applied, updated signage make it easier for library users to find what they need, and patrons can now checkout their materials themselves and pay fines all at the same self-service counter. Additionally, users can now return their materials 24 hours a day 7 days a week at the library automated return located just off of the parking lot. More improvements are forthcoming later this year including a separate Young Adult section on the first floor, and a complete refurbishment of the Children's Department located on the second floor.
The improvements on the first floor were made possible through funding from the Irv H. Terchak Library Endowment. The updates planned for the Children's Department will be funded solely through the generous donation received from the family of Amelia Heikkinen. All library users and the entire community benefit from the two charitable bequests.
The City of West Allis’ Graffiti Abatement Program is in full swing this spring. We are currently working on a large backlog of cases due to the fact that that we cannot power wash in the winter, and the chemicals that remove tagging do not work in cold temperatures.