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Bay View

Bay View
Bay View Branch, located at 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., opened in October 1993. The branch replaced the Llewellyn Library built in 1914 and located at 907 E. Russell.
The building is contemporary with an open, bright environment. Under the Milwaukee Arts Board's Percentage for Art program, artist Peter Flanary created three mosaic maps in the linoleum floor of the lobby, one representing Bay View at the time of settlement in 1832; another from 1900, when a steel mill on the lakefront spurred the community's growth; the third showing the area as it is today.

Bay View Branch features:

  • Accessible (powered) entrance/exit
  • Programming and events for children, teens, and adults
  • Weekly story times for young children 
  • Book club discussion
  • Great graphic novel collection
  • Chromebooks and Hotspots available for checkout (ages 18+)
  • Computer lab featuring desktop computers for public use
  • Laptops for use inside the library
  • Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
  • Public meeting spaces
  • Meeting Room (Accommodates 75)
  • Faxing and scanning self-service
  • Black & White and Color printer
  • Outdoor seating available, including accessible table
  • Curbside service is available. Please call the curbside pickup phone number on-site in the parking lot.

Learn more about the history of the Bay View Branch on the Now@MPL Blog.

Upcoming Events at
Bay View

Dec 8
Guided Meditation with Meditate Milwaukee
11:00 AM

Join us at the library for one or both of…

Dec 8
Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Info Session
4:00 PM

Stop by the Bay View Branch for an informational presentation…

Dec 9
Ask a Genealogist!
10:00 AM

Have you wanted to learn more about your family history,…

Dec 11
Aging and Disability Resource Table
4:00 PM

Andrew Bethke, an Outreach Social Worker with the Milwaukee County…

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