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Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the Grand Opening of the Mitchell Street Branch at 10 a.m.

Forest Home Branch is now closed. All returns should be brought to the book drop in the rear parking lot of the Mitchell Street location.

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Friends of MPL

Friends of MPL

Advocates for libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning.

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library recognize the value of our great library and celebrate all it has to offer. Friends membership dollars provide financial support to keep the library’s outstanding collections, resources and programs free and accessible for all. 

The Friends of MPL operates the Bookseller Used Book Store and book sales, provides 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.

Board of Directors

Barbara Franczyk, President
Kevin Duffey, Vice President
Barbara Hofstetter, Treasurer
Erin Frank, Secretary
Marsha Huff, Past President

June Davis
Meaghan Engsberg
Matthew Fortman
Kelly Goodmon
Richard Gustafson
Ellen Irion
Deborah Koconis
Matthew Lueder
Joel Peterson
Diana Pine
Lorie Rieden
Jess Ripp
Angela Romersi
Annie Smith
Judith Steininger
Shannon Sweek
Louisa Walker

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