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Bay View
Bay View Branch, located at 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., opened in October 1993. The branch replaced the Llewellyn Library built in 1914 and located at 907 E. Russell.
The building is contemporary with an open, bright environment. Under the Milwaukee Arts Board's Percentage for Art program, artist Peter Flanary created three mosaic maps in the linoleum floor of the lobby, one representing Bay View at the time of settlement in 1832; another from 1900, when a steel mill on the lakefront spurred the community's growth; the third showing the area as it is today.

Bay View Branch features:

  • Accessible (powered) entrance/exit
  • Programming and events for children, teens, and adults
  • Weekly story times for young children 
  • Book club discussion
  • Great graphic novel collection
  • Chromebooks and Hotspots available for checkout (ages 18+)
  • Computer lab featuring desktop computers for public use
  • Laptops for use inside the library
  • Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
  • Public meeting spaces
  • Meeting Room (Accommodates 75)
  • Faxing and scanning self-service
  • Black & White and Color printer
  • Outdoor seating available, including accessible table
  • Curbside service is available. Please call the curbside pickup phone number on-site in the parking lot.

Learn more about the history of the Bay View Branch on the Now@MPL Blog.

Upcoming Events at
Bay View

Apr 22
Discovery Lunches @ Bay View Library
12:30 PM

Inspiration starts here! Discovery Lunches are one-hour programs that let…

Apr 24
Tech-Splanation @ MPL
12:00 PM

You bring it in we'll explain how to use it!…

Apr 24
Yoga for Beginners
2:00 PM

Yoga for Beginners is an introductory class that utilizes a…

Apr 25
Story Time with Play Group
10:30 AM

A 20-minute story time for young children is followed by…

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