Built for the future: Milwaukee Public Library unveils new branch

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Public Library is unveiling its new branch that's built for the future.

The library is designed with 21st century architecture and resources inside.

It's at the corner of Cramer and North on Milwaukee's east side. It includes access to a living room with a fire place, laptops for use all over the library, and even self-checkout and check-in technology.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was Saturday, November 22nd -- organizers have big hopes for the new library.

"It's a really incredible space that I think people are going to want to spend time in, whether they are reading, or using the computer or bringing their own in -- I think this is the place the people on the east side want to come to when they're not at work and not at home," said Paula Kiely, Milwaukee Public Library Director.

The library is already open to the public. Here are their hours:

Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: NOON - 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.