Holiday Closings at Milwaukee Public Library By Jennifer on Jun 26, 2014 8:40 AM Photo by lkluluft The library will be closed Thursday, July 3rd for a city-wide designated furlough day. Additionally, the library will be closed on July 4th, in honor of Independence Day. Libraries will resume their normal hours on Saturday, July 5th. While we are closed, or digital collections will remain accessible to the public. Our Historic Photo Collection has images of past celebrations for your viewing pleasure. To compliment all the amazing dishes you will no doubt be grilling (more on that in tomorrow's Read@MPL blog), you can also try these Fourth of July dishes from our Historic Recipe Collection. And of course you can always check-out ebooks with your library card through Overdrive. We've even developed handy step-by-step guides to help walk you through the process.