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Atkinson branch located at 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., opened in January 1961 as the first in a 10-year program to provide large regional libraries throughout the City within a two-mile radius of anywhere in the city. The building's unique architecture is highlighted by a beamed, cathedral vaulted ceiling, woodwork and modern stained glass windows. The branch was renovated in 1994.

Branch Manager: Casey Lapworth

Atkinson features:

Computer lab featuring 22 desktop computers for public use
28 laptops for use inside the library
Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
Public meeting spaces

Meeting Room (Accommodates 50)
Study Room (Accommodates 6)

Free Scanner with capability to email or save documents to a flash drive
Color printer
Great Urban Fiction collection
Homework Help after school with Teacher in the Library 
Free computer classes for City residents 
Drop-in job search and resume help

Upcoming Events at Atkinson

Oct 1
Drop-In Job Help!
12:00 PM

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…

Oct 1
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 2
Ballet Story Time
10:30 AM

Staff from the Milwaukee Ballet will share stories and ballet…

Oct 2
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…