Bay View Branch Library

2566 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207


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Extensive use of glass in the modern building creates an open, bright environment. It is contemporary with a dramatic, canted arched window at the south end; large bands of windows on the west and east walls; and a high, vaulted ceiling. Under the Milwaukee Arts Board's Percentage for Art program, artist Peter Flanary created three mosaic maps in the linoleum floor of the lobby, one representing Bay View at the time of settlement in 1832; another from 1900, when a steel mill on the lakefront spurred the community's growth; the third showing the area as it is today. There is a meeting room which accommodates up to 75 people.

Bay View Library staff takes pride in serving people of all ages. Preschool storytime and adult computer use classes are offered on a regular basis. There is an area designed specifically for teens. The print collection is especially strong in children's picture books and adult fiction. Access to the Internet, computers for personal use (word processing, typing, spreadsheets), and a growing number of electronic databases offering information and access to holdings throughout the world are also available. 

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