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Lion image copyright 2005 by  Lois EhlertLibrary Field Trips
Don't forget the library when planning visits to places that help expand your students' enthusiasm for learning. Each location has an experienced children's librarian ready to serve you and your classroom needs.
To have a Field Day @ the Library, follow these three simple planning steps:
Choose a Field Day Adventure | Choose a Library Location | Schedule a Visit

Choose the Field Day Adventure that suits you best

Tour the Children's Area
One hour. Grade 3 and up. All locations.
Your group will be greeted by the librarian, given a tour of the children's area and learn about basic book-browsing skills. Students will have time to explore on their own. An optional library scavenger hunt can be included.

Book Talk
One hour. Grade 3 and up. All locations.
Introduce your students to some of the best books at Milwaukee Public Library. A librarian will talk about great books such as mysteries, award winners, or a topic you are currently studying. Students then will have time to look at the books and many others.

Techno Time
One hour. Grade 3 and up. Central Library Betty Brinn Children's Room and select neighborhood libraries.
Milwaukee Public Library is the place to connect with computers. The visit begins with a 20-minute presentation followed by hands-on use of the computers. Choose from one of these programs: "How to use and search the library catalog" or "How to search the Internet efficiently"

Lunch at the Library
Central Library Betty Brinn Children's Room only.
A private eating area adjoining the children's room in the Central Library can be reserved for groups wishing to bring lunch.

Stories and Fun
One hour. Kindergarten through grade 2. All locations.
A librarian will present a 30-minute interactive story time. Students also will have time to explore the children's areas. Computer use is available at some locations.

Choose a library location in your neighborhood

Atkinson Library
1960 W. Atkinson Ave.

Bay View Library
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Capitol Library
3969 N. 74th St.

Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

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Central Library Betty Brinn Children's Room
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

East Library
1910 E. North Ave.

Forest Home Library
1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

M.L. King Library
310 W. Locust St.

 

Mill Road Library
6431 N. 76th St.

Tippecanoe Library
3912 S. Howell Ave.

Villard Square Branch
5190 N. 35th St.

Washington Park Library
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Zablocki Library
3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Schedule a Visit
Schedule your visit at least 4 weeks in advance at Central; neighborhood libraries may accommodate shorter time.
Be prepared when you call to tell the librarian:

Name and address of school
Date/time of visit (first choice and an alternate)
Adventure choice
Number of students
Number of chaperones (1 adult per 8 students recommended)
Lunch space needed (Central Library visits only)
Contact person at school and phone number

checkmarkSchedule your visit early. Staff and space availability limited. checkmarkDo you want children in your class to receive a library card as part of the field trip? If so, ask the librarian how this can be arranged.
Teacher Card
Milwaukee Public Library offers a special teacher card for educators who work in City of Milwaukee schools and want to use library resources for the classroom. At the discretion of the school principal, each teacher in the school can be authorized for their very own card.
Ask your librarian for more information.
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