Budget Information


The following are 2018 preliminary budget information numbers.  Updates will likely occur throughout the budget process.  This page will be updated as changes occur.   The 2018 preliminary budget was approved by the Bridges Library System board on July 18, 2017.  You can see the preliminary budget here.




The 2017 library system budget was approved by the Bridges Library System board on September 20, 2016.  You can see the 2017 budget here.  The libraries’ county payments are all now final because all 2017 budgets have been adopted.

2017 Payments for Non-Resident Circulation

LibraryWaukesha Co. PaymentJefferson Co. PaymentLakeshores Payment
Big Bend$16,740$0$1,236
Brookfield$292,831$362$134
Butler$5,528$0$0
Delafield$323,870$5,578$221
Eagle$22,504$7,048$7,232
Elm Grove$30,561$0$22
Fort Atkinson$303$227,548N/A
Hartland$230,969$1,678$64
Jefferson$0$107,930N/A
Johnson Creek$335$46,161N/A
Lake Mills$0
$99,532N/A
Menomonee Falls |$25,304$143$979
Mukwonago$400,574$1,397$86,920
Muskego$49,398$419$62,681
New Berlin$25,214$101$3,329
North Lake$66,649$215$0
Oconomowoc$289,621$86,548$305
Palmyra$1,533$39,124N/A
Pewaukee$116,980$1,018$343
Sussex$453,726$608$27
Waterloo$0$30,704N/A
Watertown$2,059$186,406N/A
Waukesha$1,156,561$16,127$9,848
Whitewater$0$73,949N/A

 

2017 Library System Grants to Libraries

LibraryGrantDatabase Credit
Big Bend$897
Brookfield$2,087
Butler$1,024
Delafield$910
Eagle$1,024
Elm Grove$1,027
Fort Atkinson$1,399
Hartland$646
Jefferson$1,168
Johnson Creek$970
Lake Mills$1,168
Menomonee Falls $1,924
Mukwonago$1,358
Muskego$1,592
New Berlin$2,077
North Lake$1,129
Oconomowoc$1,505
Palmyra$934
Pewaukee$1,570
Sussex$1,389
Waterloo$964
Watertown$1,704
Waukesha$4,379
Whitewater$1,340

 

2017 Library System Member Charges

LibraryDatabases Movie Licenses e-Magazines e-Books AdvantageGale CoursesCAFE
Big Bend $313$30$60$209$68$43
$2,343
Brookfield$8,109$768$1,556$5,416$1,761$1,106$33,970
Butler$367$0$70$245$80$50$3,514
Delafield$3,520$335$676$2,351$764$480$14,057
Eagle$1,166$110$224$778$253$159$5,857
Elm Grove$1,190$112$228$794$258$162$10,543
Fort Atkinson $3,678$349$706$2,456$799$502$14,057
Hartland$2,504$237$481
$1,672$544$342$16,400
Jefferson$2,130$202$409$1,422$462$290$14,057
Johnson Creek$807$77$155$539$175$110$3,514
Lake Mills$1,695$161$325$1,132$368$231$9,371
Menomonee Falls $7,203$682$1,382$4,810$1,564$982$28,114
Mukwonago$3,406$323$654$2,275$740$465$19,914
Muskego$4,972$471$954$3,320$1,080$678$19,914
New Berlin$8,073$765$1,549$5,391$1,753$1,101$26,942
North Lake$1,869$177$359$1,248$406$255$9,371
Oconomowoc$4,392$417$843$2,933$954$599$17,571
Palmyra$564$54$108$377$122$77$4,686
Pewaukee$4,828$458$927$3,224$1,048$658$22,257
Sussex$3,616$0$694$2,415$785$493$21,085
Waterloo$761$72$146
$508$165$104$10,543
Watertown$5,729$543$1,099$3,826$1,244$781$18,742
Waukesha$17,007$1,613$3,264$11,358$3,693$2,320$58,570
Whitewater$3,282$311$630$2,192$713$448$17,571

The 2016 budget has been approved.  The budget can be found here.  See below for itemized payment schedules.  The eight libraries of Jefferson County became members of the Bridges Library System on January 1, 2016.

2016 Payments for Non-Resident Circulation

LibraryWaukesha County PaymentJefferson County PaymentLakeshores Payment (for Racine and Walworth Counties)
Big Bend$16,021$0$2,890
Brookfield$293,019$610$178
Butler$4,777$0$35
Delafield$309,221$5,115$147
Eagle$23,688$7,611$8,850
Elm Grove$28,091$0$52
Fort Atkinson$331$232,723N/A
Hartland$232,331$1,741$65
Jefferson$0$116,460N/A
Johnson Creek$185$45,228N/A
Lake Mills$0$86,393N/A
Menomonee Falls$26,636$31$2,525
Mukwonago$386,040$1,764$90,875
Muskego$46,066$194$67,497
New Berlin$23,957$244$3,579
North Lake$70,157$344$0
Oconomowoc$281,657$83,300$249
Palmyra$1,470$45,650N/A
Pewaukee$120,926$742$271
Sussex$439,978$324$277
Waterloo$0$31,570N/A
Watertown$946$172,301N/A
Waukesha$1,149,270$15,353$7,558
Whitewater$0$71,630N/A

 

2016 Library System Grants to Libraries

LibraryYouth Services GrantContinuing Education Grant
Big Bend$500$312.50
Brookfield$2,000$312.50
Butler$500$312.50
Delafield$1,000$312.50
Eagle$500$312.50
Elm Grove$500$312.50
Fort Atkinson$1,000$312.50
Hartland$1,000$312.50
Jefferson$1,000$312.50
Johnson Creek$500$312.50
Lake Mills$500$312.50
Menomonee Falls$2,000$312.50
Mukwonago$1,000$312.50
Muskego$1,500$312.50
New Berlin$2,000$312.50
North Lake$500$312.50
Oconomowoc$1,500$312.50
Palmyra$500$312.50
Pewaukee$1,500$312.50
Sussex$1,000$312.50
Waterloo$500$312.50
Watertown$1,500$312.50
Waukesha$2,000$312.50
Whitewater$1,000$312.50

 

2016 Library System Member Charges

LibraryShared DatabasesMovie Licensese-Magazine Content (revised June 2016)e-Books (paid to WPLC)CAFE (operating)
Big Bend$296$27$45$180$2,390
Brookfield$8,076$751$1,223$4,903$34,658
Butler$376$35$57$229$3,585
Delafield$2,850$266$422$1,728$14,341
Eagle$1,168$109$176$709$5975
Elm Grove$1,218$114$184$740$10,756
Fort Atkinson$3,317$234$499$2,014$10,550
Hartland$2,243$209$348$1,362$16,731
Jefferson$2,012$133$298$1,222$10,550
Johnson Creek$740$15$112$449$2,637
Lake Mills$1,469$67$232$892$7,033
Menomonee Falls$7,292$678$1,113$4,427$28,682
Mukwonago$2,792$261$417$1,694$20,317
Muskego$5,012$466$764$3,043$20,317
New Berlin$8,223$764$1,247$4,992$27,487
North Lake$1,818$169$278$1,103$9,561
Oconomowoc$4,009$373$615$2,434$17,926
Palmyra$519$0$75$315$3,517
Pewaukee$4,671$434$722$2,835$22,707
Sussex$3,232$0$474$1,962$21,512
Waterloo$746$24$112
$453$7,912
Watertown$5,453$420$830$3,310$14,066
Waukesha$16,314$1,517$2,471$9,903$59,755
Whitewater$3,277$218$486$1,989$13,187

Note:  CAFE and Movie License fees were revised on 2/1/16.  Jefferson County libraries received a credit from the vendor which was applied to the libraries’ 2016 fee.