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I first went to this location of the Milwaukee Public Library system as a nearby college student. The first time you enter can cause audible gasps when you enter from the main entrance. The building's lobby has a marble interior, which they have continued to...More
If it's true "a city with a great library is a great city," you need go no further than the downtown Milwaukee Public Library to declare Milwaukee a great city. With its stunning architecture, historical artifacts, artwork, and second-to-none children's department, it's truly something to...More
The used bookstore is a hidden gem! We stopped by on a Saturday and walked away with over $80 in books. Hardcovers are $1 ($2 for most recent popular books) and 50 cents for paperback. The shelves are well organized and easy to access (I...More
This library is good, but could be GREAT if the librarians would enforce some common rules for the myriad unaccompanied children that are allowed to run wild. The adult areas are well-kept, and the staffers in all areas were friendly and helpful!
The building is...More
This library has every possible service available a library should have, and a little park to sit outside for a picnic. They even have a statue of one of MY homeboys, Ben Franklin, to welcome you. Had I been in town on 2/5/18, I wouldve...More
I grew up here and have to admit I never once visited. Now being back here visiting I decided to take the kids and we spent four hours reading books and exploring the children's area. We happened upon a story hour and activity session and...More
Note that I am writing this from a tourist perspective, not using the library as an information source.
It is your standard big city library. It does have boat models, which encompass a small portion of the library. The employees were very cordial, helpful in...More