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Washington Park

The Washington Park Library replaced Finney Library (4243 W. North Ave.) which was built in 1953. Washington Park Library officially opened Saturday, April 12, 2003. The new library, at 20,000-square-feet, is the City of Milwaukee's largest neighborhood library. Named for the park it borders, the library offers improved service to its customers, including additional computers for public use and a computer lab; excellent community meeting space (meeting rooms); a larger area for children and young adults; an expanded collection of books, videos, CDs and DVDs; and allows the library to expand its outstanding adult tutoring program.

The bronze statue of Baron Frederick von Steuben which stands outside the library was commissioned in 1921 by the Steuben Society to commemorate the German hero of the American Revolutionary War. Over the years the statue, sculpted by Swiss-born artist J. Otto Schweizer, has become a Washington Park landmark.


Upcoming Events at Washington Park

Jul 29
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint
2:00 PM

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

Jul 30
Play & Learn
10:30 AM

Join us each Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 am in the…

Aug 1
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise
12:30 PM

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

Aug 1
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise
1:45 PM

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…