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Fri., Aug. 29 (Furlough) & Sat., Aug. 30 thru Mon., Sept. 1 for Labor Day.s

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Welcome from Library Director Paula Kiely

Summer is upon us, and for me one of the most exciting features of the Milwaukee Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is being able to drive throughout the city and see the “I’m a Super Reader” yard signs popping up on lawns during the summer. This year we expect to serve more than 20,000 youth through our Summer Reading "Super Reader" program for children and our "Put Your Face in a Book" program for teens.

Research has shown that school-age children who do not read over the summer can lose up to three months of skills learned in the previous year – the summer slide. This loss can be cumulative and can result in a child being academically years behind their peers who read over the summer. Be sure the children in your life are signed up for summer reading at the library. Our summer programs run through August 28.

Don’t forget everything your library offers online as well, including free music and magazine downloads and the CountyCat Mobile App for access to the library from anywhere.

We look forward to see you at the library this summer!


MPL is an anchor institution that helps build healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods – the foundation of a strong Milwaukee.


Inspiration starts here – we help people read, learn, and connect.

Collection Management Plan

MPL's Collection Management Plan (Revised 2012)

Strategic Plan

MPL 2020 Our Plan for the Future