Express Library Opens In Milwaukee

I love seeing libraries available to everyone! This new kiosk is right at the corner of 64th and Silver Spring and works just like a vending machine. And if they don’t have the book you want? You can request it and it will be delivered to the site–way to go, Milwaukee Public Library!

From MetroParent:

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The self-service technology seen in Redbox DVD rental spots is now being used for a 24-hour, book-dispensing kiosk in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens.

The MPL Express at Silver Spring, which holds about 400 items, opened to the public Thursday on the corner of N. 64th Street and Silver Spring Drive.

It allows patrons to check out or return books and request CDs and DVDs for pick up. You need a Milwaukee Public Library card and a personal identification numberExpress library to use the kiosk.

Metroparent blogger Raina Johnson returned books there this morning. She says the 24/7 convenience is ideal for busy moms.

See more photos of the new library from our friends at the Journal Sentinel: MPL Express

Read more about how Milwaukee Public Library is changing to meet the needs of these digital times and changing communities in November’s metroparent.

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Ahoy there, Matey! Ingrid has become our newest Hidden Treasure reader! She read Please Don’t Eat My Cabin by Jean Merrill. This charming book tells the story of a boy who befriended many wild animals-especially Q, the porcupine, and what happens when he tames them for his lonely friend, Tesse. Become a Hidden Treasure reader by finding a book in our library with a gold star on the spine. These books are “treasures” that haven’t been read much in recent years or a classic of children’s literature. Read one of these, take a short quiz and you could win a small prize, get your name in Go For the Gold and your photo in this blog. See below :) Congratulations, Ingrid!


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Big excitement in the St. Eugene Library! We recently added some great new books from the Badger Biography Series about people from Wisconsin. We have books on Curley Lambeau (Packers, anyone?), Les Paul (the legendary musician), Harley and the Davidsons (motorcycle legends), Ole Evenrude (outboard motors!), Dr. Kate Pelham (in 1913 she was the only doctor in the wilderness of northern Wisconsin and who also inspired children to collect enough pennies to build a hospital), and Mountain Wolf Woman ( a girl from the Ho-Chunk tribe). Come and check them out!

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Jake and the Birthday Book Club!

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Another birthday book for the library! So happy that Jake donated The Haunted Library, by Edgar Award winning author Dori Hillestad Butler. When Kaz, the ghost, gets blown away into a distant library, he is afraid he’ll never be reunited with his family-until he meets Claire. Together, they will look for his family and solve a few mysteries along the way. Be sure to check this one out!

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Readers of the Week!

I caught fifth graders Inge and Katie diligently reading during their library class today. Katie is reading a popular mystery that came out last year called, The Wig in the Window by Kristin Kittschner and Inge is reading one of our Hidden Treasure books, Snow Dog by Jim Kjelgaard. Not sure what a Hidden Treasure book is? Come in and ask me!

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Day Brighteners!

Every once in a while I get a note or a drawing from a student and I love it! I always hang them up on the bulletin board, but thought I’d post this one just for fun. I don’t even think this student was in trouble-(though she may have wanted one of my infamous Jolly Ranchers….).

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Here is Joella, who is celebrating her birthday with a donation to the Birthday Book Club at the St. Eugene library! Joella’s mom came in and read to the class and everyone really enjoyed the stories. JoellaWe are always so grateful for the birthday contributions to our library. See Mrs. Boyle for information on how you can help, too!

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