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Ben Franklin Award

On behalf of the Milwaukee Public Library and the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, we would like to extend our gratitude to the guests that attended or supported the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award Celebration in October. This heartwarming, annual event enables us to highlight the work of our exceptional staff, exciting programs, new services and most importantly – an opportunity to thank our supporters.

This year, Dr. Mary Kellner and the Faye McBeath Foundation were the well-deserved recipients of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award.  Dr. Kellner’s passionate dedication to children and literacy has been highlighted by her commitment to improving reading, vocabulary and critical thinking skills for Milwaukee area youth.  The Faye McBeath Foundation received the prestigious award in deep appreciation of its ongoing support of Milwaukee Public Library’s summer reading programs and literacy in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Public Library is an anchor institution that helps build healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods – the foundation of a strong Milwaukee.  Lifelong learning is vital to the future of our community, neighborhoods, schools and business community and the support of our mission is truly appreciated.

Ryan Daniels
MPL Foundation