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Milwaukee Public Library Wins Landmark Library Award

Milwaukee Public Library’s Mitchel Street Branch wins 2019 Landmark Library award.

Mitchell Street Library exterior

The award from Library Journal is given to, “paradigm-shifting public libraries designed around their communities’ changing needs.”  Sharing that a landmark library features persistent, creative, and inclusive design practices.

The library took over a historic building built in 1919 that once housed a department store. The space is an architectural gem with details like decorative columns, ornate railings, and terrazzo floors that have come to life again, combined with 21st century function. From a teen tech zone to a 3D printer and from a recording studio to spaces to read and relax, the Mitchell Street Branch has become a destination for the community.

You can learn more about Landmark Libraries of 2019 on Library Journal’s website and see more about the Mitchell Street Branch.