Rethinking Libraries for the 21st Century
What does this mean?
With declining resources, increasing use, and
changing needs, the library is looking for new ways to serve you.
The Milwaukee Public Library is faced with making
choices: Maintaining the current system of Central
and neighborhood libraries will require a reduction in
services and hours.
Library administration and the Library Board of
Trustees have explored new long-term options that
are affordable and sustainable.
The following four options are less expensive to
operate while still providing excellent library service.
These options transform the neighborhood library
system into one the taxpayers can afford.
All of these options assume the continued operation
of the Central Library as well the Center Street
Library, which is currently funded by Community
Development Block Grants.