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IMG_1383.JPGSpring is finally arriving and we hope that everyone is taking some time, like Olivia, to smell the newly sprung flowers.

Story Time: This week Mrs. Millie will be filling in. She will have some great stories, songs and rhymes to share.  Story time takes place every Thursday at 10:30. Ages 2-4.

This Tuesday's Kids Club: This week is week three of our four week series featuring Artists Working in Education. A.W.E. does a great job of using children's books to illustrate art techniques and then helping kids create their own works of art. Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29. 6-7:30 p.m. Grades K5- 5th.

Many Milwaukee Public Libraries have A.W.E. workshops:

Teacher in the Library:  Mrs. Karen is back from her spring break and will be available to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help, academic support and encouragement. Mondays -Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m (when M.P.S. is in session).

We haiku, do you? @ the Bay View Library

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haiku.jpgIn honor of April being National Poetry Month and National Library Week being right around the corner (April 13-19), the staff at the Bay View Library has been inspired to write our own library themed haikus. Haiku poems are a type of Japanese poetry that has 17 syllables arranged in three consecutive lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.  Try it, it's fun!

Story Time by Lisa S

Library shh shh

Story time kids rushing in



Da Bomb by Fran G

Think books are da bomb?

The library has them all.

Come see us today!


Read by LaToya P

Read Read Read Read Read 

Reading can be lots of fun

Grab a book and read


Library Card by Abby O

new library card

ticket to a different world

what a joy it holds


Oh No! by Abby O

self check out too fast

the gate sounds loudly, "oh no!"

sigh, now you must wait


Warmth by Jackie R

When it is cold out

I snuggle with a good book,

Imagination's warm


Summer Program by Jackie R

Plenty of good books.

Plenty to learn, plenty of

good prizes to earn.


Bay View by Alison Z

Bay View Library

The stories this building tells!

What awaits me there?


Boss by Chris G

Some days at Bay View,

Others at Tippecanoe,

I'm a roving boss!


IMG_1374.JPGWe reported a couple of weeks ago that the Bay View Library staff was pulling out all of the children's books from our integrated non-fiction collection so that we could create a special section near the children's area for our children's non-fiction, making it easier for kids to locate factual books written for them. 

We are pleased to report that the project is going well.  Almost all the children's non-fiction has been placed on the empty book trucks, waiting for the shifting of the adult books to be finished so we can start to physically move some shelving units. Lisa, our Library Circulation Supervisor, has been working nonstop to shift the adult books as the children's books are pulled so you may have noticed that a lot of our shelving units are empty and that signs on the ends of the shelving units no longer reflect what books are actually located on those shelves. Once the adult non-fiction is completely moved, we will be shifting the fiction to make room for the new children's non-fiction area.Thumbnail image for IMG_1375.JPG

We appreciate everyone's patience while we undergo this process.  At the end we know that our library will be better organized and more user friendly for all our patrons.  If you are having trouble locating a book please remember to stop at the Information Desk to ask for help.

All Milwaukee libraries with integrated collections will be undergoing this process in the near future.



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Story Time: For story time this week we are very excited to have special visitors from the Milwaukee Ballet.  Dancers will read stories about ballet while teaching basic ballet moves. The program will be followed by a ballet inspired craft. This is a great program enjoyed by girls and boys alike.  Story time takes place every Thursday at 10:30. Ages 2-4.

 Many Milwaukee Public Libraries will have a Ballet Story Time this spring:

This Tuesday's Kids Club: Even more Dr. Seuss fun! Mrs. Millie will be sharing activies built around the story Green Eggs and Ham. Time: 4:00- 5:30.

Teacher in the Library:  A teacher is available to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help, academic support and encouragement. Mondays -Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m (when M.P.S. is in session).




Bay View Library's Amazing Teacher in the Library!

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mrs karen.jpgThe Bay View Library is one of many Milwaukee Public Library branches that is home to a program called Teacher in the Library.  Teacher in the Library makes teachers available for homework help at the library after school. What makes Bay View's Teacher in the Library program extra special is our teacher, Mrs. Karen.  As you can see from the photo above Karen will do almost anything to make learning fun. No she doesn't dress like a bunny every day (this picture was taken on Halloween).   Most days she can be found working with kids from K to 8th grade. Karen likes to refer to the children's area as her one room school house.  Kids  flock to Bay View to get help with their homework, reading recommendations or to just sit and play educational games with Mrs. Karen. 

Teacher in the Library is available at the Atkinson, Bay View, Capitol, Center Street, Forest Home, King, Mill Road, and Washington Park branches. Hours are: Mondays-Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m on any day MPS is open.

Visit Bay View Staff @ the Bay View Winter Blast

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blast visorStaff from the Bay View Library will be on hand at this year's Bay View Winter Blast. The Blast takes place Sunday, February 16 from 12-4 at the South Shore Park Pavilion.  Come visit us at our booth and make your own luau visor to help chase away the cold. While you are there, you can also pick up information about all the happenings at your local libraries.

The Winter Blast is a great way to catch up with your neighbors in the middle of winter. The luau-themed festivities are awesome, too: a Hawaiian shirt contest, hula hoop and limbo contests, spam carving and face-painting. A tiki photo booth will be available for you and your friends and family to take memorable tiki-themed photos.  Live music, delicious food from local restaurants, face-painting, contests, and booths from numerous community and neighborhood groups are just a part of what to expect at Winter Blast. See you there!


Count the Gargoyles at the Bay View Library!

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Welcome to Bay View Library's first entry on the @ Your MPL Branch blog.  If you have been to Bay View, you may have noticed our collection of gargoyles located throughout the library.  The gargoyles first began to take up residence at the library's opening twenty years ago.  One of the staff at that time, inspired by the library's soaring ceilings, began to bring in small gargoyles to place in the nooks and crannies of the library.  Throughout the years, the library collection has grown.  To reward those of you who have found your way to our blog, we are having a contest.  The first five readers who come to the Information Desk at Bay View Library and tell the reference staff exactly how many gargoyles we have will receive a prize.  Only one prize will be awarded per family.  Hope you enjoy our blog and see you soon at the Bay View Library.  Happy gargoyle hunting!

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