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Close The following branches will be closed for Staff Training Days:

Villard Square on Thursday, October 22 and Washington Park on Thursday, October 29.

Thursday, October 22

The Central Library will close early at 3 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


Friends of MPL

Friends of MPL

Advocates for libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning.

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library recognize the value of our great library and celebrate all it has to offer. Friends membership dollars provide financial support to keep the library’s outstanding collections, resources and programs free and accessible for all. 

The Friends of MPL operates the Bookseller Used Book Store and book sales, provides free historic tours of beautiful Central Library, and sponsors programs such as the Spring Literary Luncheon, the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, and the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame, as well as other literary events and author visits.

Join the Friends

You are invited to join the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library. Among the benefits of joining are: The Reader newsletter by mail, special invitations and member discounts to events throughout the year.

Board of Directors

Marsha E. Huff, President
Kevin Duffey, Vice President
Kelly Goodmon, Treasurer
Barbara Franczyk, Secretary

June Davis
Matthew Fortman
Erin Frank
Richard Gustafson
Ellen Irion
Andrea Johnson
Deborah Koconis
Diana Pine
Lorie Rieden
Annie Smith
Judith Steininger

Distinguished Directors
J. Lewis Perlson Esq.
Ron S. San Felippo
Marsha Sehler