Add Your Name and Support Your Good Hope Branch Neighbors

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.
Make a pledge

2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the historic Central Library

Honoring Sue and Bud Selig for their contributions to literacy and lifelong learning
Purchase Tickets

An Evening with Daniel Goldin on Nov 5

Friends Members are invited to join us for a special evening with Daniel Goldin, Owner of Boswell Book Company, on Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30pm in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room at Central Library.

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.

Read More

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.

Explore our impact

Our Next Event

2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Honoring Sue and Bud Selig

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Central Library
814 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233




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.

Join Friends of MPL

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.

Explore Author Events