Friends' Leadership

Galvanizing Great Volunteers

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library is a separate and distinct volunteer group with the goal of advocating and improving library services through private donations, used book sales, and fundraising events. Affectionately known as “The Friends,” the group oversees and operates the very popular Bookseller used book store, hosts quarterly book sales throughout the community, and leads free historic tours of the beautiful Central Library. Additionally, The Friends sponsors programs such as the Spring Literary Luncheon, the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame, and other literary events and author visits.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Milwaukee-Public-Library-Foundation-Shannon-Sweek

Shannon Sweek

President
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation Friends Jess Ripp

Jess Ripp

Vice President
Milwaukee-Public-Library-Foundation-Adam-Updike-Treasurer

Adam Updike

Treasurer
Milwaukee-Public-Library-Foundation-Louisa-Siefert

Louisa Seifert

Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS

Molly Allen

Jenna Green Azab

Meghan Engsberg Cunningham

Dr. Tyler Farrell

Nancy Flood

Caitlin Heirbaut

Barbara Hofstetter

Ellen Irion

Daria Kempka

Will Koebel

Catherine Lee

Kristen Nelson

Diana Pine

Katherine Rovertoni

Matthew Sullivan

David Westrup

Emilie Williamson

Alejandro Zamora, Jr.

DISTINGUISHED DIRECTORS

Marsha Huff

J. Lewis Perlson Esq.

Ron S. San Felippo

Marsha Sehler

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