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Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations Close

Summer Reading

Summer Kickoff

Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Milwaukee Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Gather the whole family for a summer reading and learning kickoff featuring hands-on activities for kids and teens and special exhibits.

Sign up for MPL summer reading challenges, learn about programs, and set the stage for a summer filled with reading and adventure!

Pick up a book to take home and jumpstart your summer of learning!

Say hello to Browser the Library Lion and have your picture taken with him!

Experience hands-on fun with:
Enjoy activities throughout Central Library:
  • Get a Free Book
  • Visit Browser
  • View Rare Collections
  • Tour the Green Roof
  • Browse Historic Recipes


June 1-August 30, 2024



Ages Birth – 12
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Ages 13-18