Monday, October 3, 2011

Milwaukee Public Library Celebrates Grand Opening of Villard Branch on October 15

Villard Square Grand Opening
Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

From the MPL website:  The public is invied to join in a parade beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the Villard Avenue Library, 3310 W. Villard Ave., which will proceed to the opening at the Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35th St.

The Milwaukee Public Library Villard Square Branch is a mixed-use development that will include a new Milwaukee Public Library branch on the first floor, with 47 apartment homes on three stories above for families where grandparents are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren.

The new library will replace an aging, energy-inefficient building located at 3310 W. Villard Ave. The Villard Square branch will cover 12,770 square feet, and will include 50 desktop and laptop computers for users, community meeting and study rooms, children’s and teen areas, and self-checkout stations. An on-site parking lot for 32 cars is part of the library plan. The library address will be 5190 N. 35th St

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