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East Branch will return to regular service Wednesday, October 31 from 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

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Friends of the
Milwaukee Public Library
Annual Membership
Levels and Benefits

Bookworm membership - $40 individuals
  • Your gift provides early childhood literacy tools that teach families of preschoolers the importance of MPL’s “Daily High Five” practices that include talking, singing, reading, playing and writing.
  • Receive the Reader newsletter by mail; special member invitations and discounts; early entry to book sales and a coupon for the Bookseller used book store.
Novel membership - $70 couples
  • Your gift provides an afternoon of homework help with a Teacher in the Library to reinforce learning outside of the classroom for school age children.
  • Receive a membership gift and Bookworm member benefits.
Bestseller membership - $150
  • Your gift provides a library book club kit with ten copies of books to share, plus a librarian suggested discussion guide with questions and author information.
  • Receive a Friends of MPL book bag and Novel member benefits.
Classic membership - $250
  • Your gift supports a variety of library programs for all ages and interests to encourage lifelong learning.
  • Receive all member benefits.
Masterpiece membership - $500
  • Your gift supports one of the most popular programs for children and young families—provide children’s books, puppets and educational toys for story times.
  • Receive all member benefits.
Epic membership - $1,000 and above
  • Your gift supports the only city-wide effort designed to keep children reading over the summer months in the Super Reader Summer Reading Program.
  • Help 25,000 children avoid summer learning loss.
  • Receive all member benefits.