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

Friends Annual Membership Levels and Benefits

Bookworm membership - $40 individuals
  • Your gift provides early childhood literacy tools that teach Five Basic Practices – talk, sing, read, play and write.
  • Receive the Reader by mail; special member invitations and discounts; early entry to book sales; free book coupon at the Bookseller.
Novel membership- $70 (Couples)
  • Your gift provides an afternoon of homework help with a Teacher in the Library to reinforce learning outside of the classroom for school age children.
  • Receive a membership gift and Bookworm member benefits.
Bestseller membership- $150
  • Your gift provides a library book club kit with ten copies of books to share, plus a librarian suggested discussion guide with questions and author information.
  • Receive a Friends of MPL book bag and Novel member benefits.
Classic membership- $250
  • Your gift supports programs for all ages and interests - help underwrite a new branch program to encourage lifelong learning.
  • Receive all member benefits.
Masterpiece membership- $500
  • Your gift supports one of the most popular programs for children and young families—provide children’s books, puppets and educational toys for story times.
  • Receive all member benefits.
Epic membership - $1,000 and above
  • Your gift supports the only city-wide effort designed to keep children reading over the summer months in the Super Reader Summer Reading Program.
  • Help 20,000 children avoid summer learning loss.
  • Receive all member benefits.

Members receive all benefits up to and including their donation level.