Four Milwaukee Public Libraries extend hours


It’s been said that the Milwaukee Public Library is a place for everyone. But like most agencies that receive state funds, the public library system has been rocked in recent years by budget woes, causing patrons to work around reduced hours at most branch locations.

Tuesday, the Milwaukee Public Library announced extended hours at four branch locations, extending service from five days a week to six days a week.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

The Milwaukee Public Library on Tuesday announced extended hours at four branches this week.

The branches extending hours include:

Atkinson, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.

Capitol, 3969 N. 74th St.

Forest Home, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

Mill Road 6431 N. 76th St.

The Atkinson, Capitol and Forest Home branches will add Fridays to the schedule, expanding service from five days a week to six. The three branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays starting Friday, Aug. 12.

Mill Road will also expand service from five days a week to six, by adding Saturdays. The Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday, Aug.13.

“Expanding our service hours is another way we are able to increase the services we provide to neighborhood residents,” said Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula Kiely in a news release. “We are working hard to improve access and remove barriers in the library so that we can advance our mission to help patrons read, learn and connect.”

For more, visit, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.