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Read about the new library coming to Good Hope Road and how your support will be recognized for a lifetime on the community donor wall.
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Pulitzer Prize Winner and Renowned Presidential Historian on May 9

The 2019 Spring Literary Luncheon will feature Jon Meacham, contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and TIME magazine.
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Whole Foods Milwaukee Supports MPL One Dime At A Time

Find out how shopping with your reusable bag at Whole Foods Milwaukee benefits your library at checkout!
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Do libraries really matter anymore?

Learn how community wide impact is made daily at Milwaukee Public Library. Read "Libraries DO Matter" in the Reader Newsletter.
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Our Mission

The mission of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation is to provide essential support through private contributions for books, materials, programs, and library facilities to ensure the Milwaukee Public Library's continued standing as a great library responsive to community needs.

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Understanding our impact

More than 90% of 6,000 annual library programs are funded entirely through private donor support. You help the library inspire lifelong learning to improve lives and contribute to a strong Milwaukee.

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Our Next Event


2019 Spring Literary Luncheon
Thursday, May 9, The Wisconsin Club
Featuring Author, Jon Meacham
And his book “The Soul of America”

An annual tradition among book clubs and library lovers - Friends members have first pre-sale access and opportunity for best seating to the 2019 Spring Literary Luncheon.

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Friends of MPL

Advocates for libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning. The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library recognize the value of our great library and celebrate all it has to offer. Friends membership dollars provide financial support to keep the library’s outstanding collections, resources and programs free and accessible for all.

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Read into it

Find inspiration at your library! Milwaukee Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library sponsor special literary programs at Milwaukee Public Library such as the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame, the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, fascinating author events and more.

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