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We need you to advocate for us!
Use your voice to help us secure $9.9 million in federal funds to support children's programs at Milwaukee Public Library.
A historic $506 million in federal stimulus is projected for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), and they are considering partnerships to help in facilitating these funds. You can help determine how to spend this once-in-a-generation funding.

By invitation, Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is seeking $9.9 million of the federal funds that MPS must spend or distribute in the next three years.

This support would offset the cost burden of four high-quality educational services that MPL has been providing to MPS students for decades – at no fee.
  1. Ready to Read: provides research-based teaching strategies in low-income childcare centers starting with babies as young as 6 months old. 
  2. Summer Reading: engages over 25,000 school-age children in literacy activities during the summer months. 
  3. Library Now: provides every MPS student (75,000+) with a digital library card and facilitates curriculum support for students in and out of the classroom and throughout the year. 
  4. Teen Connected Learning: includes experiential learning, paid internships, access to maker spaces, and mentor partnerships.
How can you help?

Use your voice! Send an email to school board members to share your support of Milwaukee Public Library's continued partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools. The school district is actively seeking community input and will make their decisions in the next two weeks. Please take action before August 25th!

Click below to send an email now.  A sample message is included - simply add your name at the end of the email.
Thank you in advance for your support.

Ryan E. Daniels
Executive Director
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
814 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233 | 414-286-3784
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