The Zablocki Branch Library, a publicly funded and managed library and an affiliate library of the Madison Public Library (MPL), serves almost 600,000 residents in Milwaukee, a city in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan's western shore. Founded in 1963 as Oklahoma Avenue Library, however, in 1984 renamed as Zablocki Library in response to a request from the community to honor the late Congressman Clement J. Zablocki for his service of more than three decades from 1948 to 1983. A major remodeling in 1994 added a courtyard entrance and updated the 14,739 square foot building for technology. Curbside service is available. In addition to a sizable collection of well-liked literature and educational tools, Zablocki offers a wide range of programs, such as family gatherings, story hours for preschoolers, and public computer use. Public use of a communal room is permitted with reservations. Zablocki is only one of the eight branches, plus the central library – MPL, plus the Dream Bus, with a total aggregated visits of more than 2.1 million and more than 163,000 registered borrowers, while the overall collection and services of MPL, which maintains almost 800,000 volumes and circulates almost four million items per year.

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Physical Address:
3501 West Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215-4195


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