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Friends of MPL

Advocates for libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning.

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library is a non-profit volunteer group of library advocates who are committed to supporting the ongoing needs of our library. The Friends of MPL operates used book sales, offers free historic tours of beautiful Central Library, and sponsors programs such as the Spring Literary Luncheon, the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, and the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame, as well as other literary events and author visits.

Join the Friends

You are invited to join the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library. Among the benefits of joining are: The Reader newsletter by mail, special invitations and member discounts to events throughout the year.

Become a Docent

If you are a library enthusiast looking for a new venture, consider becoming a docent at Milwaukee's historic Central Library. Read more about docent responsibilities and print out an application.


Board of Directors

Marsha E. Huff, President
Kevin Duffey, Vice President
Kelly Goodmon, Treasurer
Barbara Franczyk, Secretary

June Davis
Karen Ehrle
Matthew Fortman
Erin Frank
Richard Gustafson
Ellen Irion
Andrea Johnson
Deborah Koconis
Diana Pine
Lorie Rieden
Anne Steinhilb
Judith Steininger

Distinguished Directors
J. Lewis Perlson Esq.
Ron S. San Felippo
Marsha Sehler