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Close Atkinson Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, August 24, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Closed...

Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

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About MPL


Welcome from City Librarian Paula Kiely

We are excited to see the new Mitchell Street Branch beginning to take shape at 906 W. Historic Mitchell Street. This will replace the Forest  Home Branch which closes on September 16.  The new Mitchell Street Branch will become our largest neighborhood library.

You can read more about the new branch and see some early architectural renderings of the space on our Library Development page for Forest Home.

Plans are currently underway for a grand opening celebration to be held on Saturday, September 30. Be sure to save the date! We'll have entertainment, crafts, tours of the building, a raffle drawing, and of course, what MPL event would be complete without a visit from Browser the Library Lion!

Watch our webpage for more details as we approach the grand opening and make plans to join us.


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