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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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Washington Park

The Washington Park Library replaced Finney Library (4243 W. North Ave.) which was built in 1953. Washington Park Library officially opened Saturday, April 12, 2003. The new library, at 20,000-square-feet, is the City of Milwaukee's largest neighborhood library. Named for the park it borders, the library offers improved service to its customers, including additional computers for public use and a computer lab; excellent community meeting space (meeting rooms); a larger area for children and young adults; an expanded collection of books, videos, CDs and DVDs; and allows the library to expand its outstanding adult tutoring program.

The bronze statue of Baron Frederick von Steuben which stands outside the library was commissioned in 1921 by the Steuben Society to commemorate the German hero of the American Revolutionary War. Over the years the statue, sculpted by Swiss-born artist J. Otto Schweizer, has become a Washington Park landmark.


Upcoming Events at Washington Park

Jul 28
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint
10:00 AM

Learn how to create a simple presentation, create and edit slides,…

Jul 29
Play & Learn
10:30 AM

Join us each Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the…

Aug 1
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo
12:30 PM

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

Aug 1
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo
1:45 PM

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.