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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.

M.L. King Branch will be CLOSED, Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28, 2017

M.L. King Branch will be closed due to air conditioning and ventilation system repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Welcome from City Librarian Paula Kiely

There's still time to join the Milwaukee Public Library's Summer Reading Program! The program runs from May 15 to August 27. 

The Super Reader Program is designed to foster a love of reading and children's natural curiosity. Children are more likely to enjoy reading and make reading for pleasure a lifelong habit when they have the opportunity to choose their own materials.

Teen Summer Challenge rewards reading as well, while adding new elements to encourage teens to explore and learn about topics that interest them.

We're also taking the time recognize one of MPL's biggest fans - Browser the Library Lion! Browser will have a special birthday party celebration at Central Library on July 29, and will make additional appearances at several branch libraries as well.

Celebrate summer at your Milwaukee Public Library by reading, attending programs, and enjoying all that your library has to offer.


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