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Great Staff, But Children's Room Overrun with Unruly Kids

This library is good, but could be GREAT if the librarians would enforce some common rules for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tucson, Arizona
FINALLY!!! A public library not overrun by people not using it for its intended purpose!

This library has every possible service available a library should have, and a little park to sit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timothy L. S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank TheRoamingGnomette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This lives was built when Milwaukee was very rich and it shows. The inside is incredibly opulent and if you're in the area it's well worth a visit at least to the entrance hall.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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

Thank Dan I
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This historic building houses everything your family will ever need from a library, including a very expansive children's section: being there makes the children appreciate the idea of a library itself. Just around the corner from the Milwaukee Public Museum (a real treat of an...More

Thank GnomiHaus
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I have been taking my grandson here since he was 2. He is now 5 and still loves to visit the wonderful children's library section. It is truly made just for kids and on Saturday mornings it offers a special play and/or story time. One...More

Thank SweetgrandT
Reviewed 23 January 2018

There is nothing better than taking a walk through this library and just picking up a random book. The shelves are filled with opportunities to learn about a new subject. I love the kids area and their story times are top notch for little kids.

Thank Turtlesue66
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The lobby itself is stunning. Everything is clean and neat. Childrens Area is very welcoming. Has a puppet center and charming lighthouse that you can climb inside to the top. There is an area for microfilms and it is all organized and filed. Finding things...More

Thank Sissy2807
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Just happened upon this lovely library; the entryway is grand, old-style. Didn't go into the main part of the library, but checked out the cafe/book sale area. Friendly, helpful ladies, and it was warm (on a very cold walk in downtown Milwaukee)!

Thank brinlois
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