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Saturday, July 3 and Monday, July 5 for Independence Day.

Zablocki Parking Lot Closed as of Monday, April 19, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Zablocki Branch will be closed for a construction project. The front entrance on Oklahoma Ave. will remain open and curbside service is available.

Center Street Parking Lot Closed as of Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Center Street Branch will be closed for a construction project.
Street parking is available on 28th Street.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations

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June 1 – August 31, 2021

Explore your city! Celebrate art and culture in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Public Library this summer.

The Teen Summer Challenge is open to ages 13-18


2021 Public Art Scavenger Hunt

Take the Teen Summer Challenge this summer.  Earn a point for every piece of public art you visit.  Mix and match with reading and other fun summer activities to get even more points. Reach 30 points and you’ll be entered in the grand prize drawing to win a DreamBike or a pack of gift cards to some of Milwaukee’s favorite locally owned businesses.  

Join the Hunt


Participants can stop into any branch of the Milwaukee Public Library to get a free book and bus tickets to help you read, get creative, and discover something new this summer! 

Learn more, sign up, and track points online. 

Sample activities:

  • Read for 30 minutes
  • Attend a virtual library event
  • Take a photo of public art that’s not on our list
  • Make a new recipe
  • Take a selfie in front of an important Milwaukee building
  • Complete a coding project
  • Do yoga
  • Explore
  • Do an act of kindness
  • Have a game night
  • Make art using objects from nature
  • Design a gadget to make your life easier
  • Write a blackout poem

Read. Create. Discover. Your adventure starts here.

Questions? Email for assistance.