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Special Library Hours at M.L. King Branch

M.L. King Branch will be open on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no access to the parking lot or surrounding streets due to the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

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The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) will conduct a high impact paving project on West Wisconsin Avenue from North Water to North 10th streets beginning Monday, June 10, 2019. Learn More

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Martin Luther King

In December of 2016, the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees selected Young Development to lead a new mixed-use project to replace the current Martin Luther King Branch at 310 W. Locust Street.

The timeline and plans for this project are still under development. Young Development has added the Haywood Group to the team and together they are working to develop a new plan and financing package for the project. The team hopes to secure financing in 2019. If a new plan comes together, MPL will:

  • Present the new plans to the community for public input
  • Work to sign a development agreement with Young Development and the Haywood Group
  • Hire an architect for the library portion of the project
  • Initiate a design process that engages the public in a series of sessions for library patrons to provide input on the design and amenities of the new Martin Luther King Branch