Milwaukee Public Library Archives

Milwaukee Public Library opens state-of-the-art Good Hope branch

August 6, 2020

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 the Milwaukee Public Library‚Äôs (MPL) Good Hope Branch, 7717 W. Good Hope Road, hosted its grand opening. This state-of-the-art, mixed-use development has been in the works for several years. The Good Hope Branch is the first library to reopen amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The new branch features meeting spaces,… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett appoints Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian

July 30, 2020

Mayor Tom Barrett announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the appointment of Joan R. Johnson to serve as Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian. Johnson is currently Deputy Director of the system, and has been since March 2009. If confirmed, Johnson will succeed Paula Kiely, who is retiring on August 28, 2020, and take… [Read More]