Literacy, Community, Opportunity, Inspiration

MPL Foundation Funded Programs

Children’s Literacy

Award-winning early literacy programs, interactive summer reading resources, and teen-focused skill-building.

Adult Literacy

A continuum of learning for adults to achieve goals, develop knowledge, and participate in their community.

Technology and Makerspaces

Free access to opportunity and enrichment through Hotspot Lending Programs and creative Makerspaces.

Arts and Culture

Diverse arts programming for all ages, cultural celebrations, lectures, and more to enrich our community.

Workforce Development

Programs, services, and co-working spaces that support job seekers, entrepreneurs, and businesses.

Environmental Initiatives

Green infrastructure renovations and environmental programming that fosters an eco-friendly future.

Understanding Our Impact

The generosity of our donors can be felt across all 13 Milwaukee Public Library locations and at hundreds of community partner sites. These partners value the tremendous impact made by the Milwaukee Public Library, a trusted institution that is instrumental in inspiring lifelong learning—from instilling an early love of reading for children and providing assistance for job seekers, to matching older adults with the right reading materials in large print, audiobook downloads, and so much more.


Your Support Matters

Milwaukee Public Library is a source of knowledge, empowerment, and enrichment offered to every citizen walking through its doors. Your support is the reason why.