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Close Zablocki Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, September 21, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the Grand Opening of the Mitchell Street Branch at 10 a.m.

Forest Home Branch is now closed. All returns should be brought to the book drop in the rear parking lot of the Mitchell Street location.

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Enter it into the MPL Teen Summer Challenge Book Trailer Competition for a chance to win great prizes.

  • Enter on your own or with up to four friends.
  • Choose any book.
  • Create a trailer for that book. Check out to see examples.
  • Attend a FREE workshop to help you with your trailer. Workshops are led by UWM film students.
  • Earn 15 points for the Library’s Teen Summer Challenge!
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of professional film makers. 


  • Your video must feature a book, and it must be designed to persuade others to read that book.
  • No adult content. Anything with adult content will be disqualified. (G, PG, or PG13 only according to Motion Picture Association of America standards.)
  • Trailer must contain credits. All team members must be credited.
  • Must contain original material created by team. Must respect copyright laws. If you use an image created by someone else, you need to credit them.
  • Trailer Length: 1 to 5 minutes. 
  • To enter the contest, please complete the form below by the end of the day on July 29, 2017.
Submit Your Video Here

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Terms: By submitting this form, you give permission for the Milwaukee Public Library to reproduce creative works resulting from your participation in the Book Trailer Competition. You give your permission with the understanding that no compensation of any kind will be paid to you at this time or in the future for the use of your creative works. This video is an original work.