Why are libraries important? Because strong libraries build strong communities. Through leadership, collaboration, and support, the Bridges Library System is bringing libraries together and strengthening our communities. We serve and support the 24 public libraries in Jefferson and Waukesha counties, providing a variety of services to every resident.

Public libraries are more essential to their communities than ever before. Our member libraries are passionate about serving Jefferson County residents, where books are just the beginning. Early literacy programs and technology classes for seniors, community gardens and meditation lessons, or job search tools and free Internet…all of these services and more make our communities stronger as they improve the quality of life in Jefferson County. Everyone is welcome at the library.