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Close The following branches will be closed for Staff Training Days:

Villard Square on Thursday, October 22 and Washington Park on Thursday, October 29.

Thursday, October 22

The Central Library will close early at 3 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

One-time Opportunities

Doors Open Milwaukee
Central Library-814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Volunteers will serve as greeters and tour guides
Saturday, September 19th, 9am-5pm
Need: 10 volunteers
[online application]

Visitors to the Central Library may take a variety of ten minute tours of areas normally unavailable to the public. Tours will be provided every quarter hour for the rotunda Dome, the Old Board Room, the third basement below grade (including the Drive-up Window) and the automated book handling process. Tours will be provided every half hour for the 4th floor offices and workrooms that formerly served the Museum and the Green Roof. In addition, self-guided tours will be available for the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room, the Chinese Room, and the Betty Brinn Children’s Room.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Celebrate with music, stories, games and crafts for the whole family.
Forest Home Library- 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.
Saturday, September 26, 1-3pm
Need: 3 volunteers
[online application]


Harvest Fest! Pumpkin Cleaning
Help clean pumpkins for the children’s Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 3.
Central Library- 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Monday, September 28-Friday, October 2
Time: during Central Library’s open hours
Need: 20 volunteers
[online application]


Harvest Fest!
Celebrate the turning of the season at the library with music, pumpkins, cookies and stories. Meet Browser, the Library Lion and Penworthy bear.
Central Library-814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Saturday, October 3, 9am-1pm
Volunteers needed: 20
[online application]

Face painting, cookie decorating, story nook, Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals, fresh apple sauce tasting, and pumpkin decorating


Neighborhood Library Harvest Fest Celebrations
Kick up your heels with the fun and lively music of local group Fox & Branch.
Washington Park-2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
Wednesday, October 7, 6-7pm
Volunteers: 2
[online application]


Ongoing Opportunities

Central Greeter [online application]

Central Library World War I project [online application]

Central Library Historic Poster Collection [online application]

Computer Assistant [online application]

Drop-in Adult Tutor [online application]

East Play Group Assistant [online application]

MPL Express Trainer (May 11 through Mid-August) [online application]

Outreach Events Assistant (Summer Reading Program and Library Card Campaign) [online application]