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Bay View

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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:
  • Weekly Story Times for young children 
  • Monthly Book Club discussion
  • Monthly knitting group 
  • Computer lab featuring 22 desktop computers for public use
  • 18 laptops for use inside the library
  • Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
  • Homework Help after school with Teacher in the Library
  • Free computer classes for City residents
  • Drop-in job search and resume help 
  • Public meeting spaces
  • Meeting Room (Accommodates 75)
  • Free Scanner with capability to email or save documents to a flash drive
  • Color printer

Upcoming Events at
Bay View

Jul 7
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: R.E.T.C. (Reptile Education Through Contact)
2:00 PM

R.E.T.C. (Reptile Education Through Contact) Experience the beauty and wonder of…

Jul 7
School Privacy Rights Workshop
5:30 PM

Do students or parents have rights in school? We'll explore issues…

Jul 8
Tippecanoe Library Book Club for Adults
6:00 PM

Tippecanoe Library's Book Club for Adults will meet at Bay…

Jul 13
Where the Wild Things Are Reader's Theater
6:00 PM

Maurice Sendak Exhibit Event Make your own monster mask, then set…