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Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

Bay View Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, August 23, 2018. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Welcome from City Librarian Paula Kiely

There's still time to join the Super Reader Squad! The Summer Reading Program, rebooted this year with the  Super Reader Squad, runs through August 25.

We invite children, friends and family to join the Super Reader Squad - Alpha, Dewey, Blink, Fan and Turner - to read, learn and connect at the library, and we're inviting everyone in the community to join as well.

Businesses, community organizations, the many sponsors and partners of the Milwaukee Public Library, are all joining together to be part of the squad. We invite you to join our team because we believe that a strong city is a city that reads.

The Super Reader Squad reading program is for children ages 12 and under. Teens can sign up for the Teen Summer Challenge that includes reading as well as other exciting activities. And adults are encouraged to join the Book by Book adult summer reading program.

Sign up online or in person at your local Milwaukee Public Library. We look forward to seeing you!



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