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Looking for a 2 a.m. library fix? Milwaukee to debut 24-hour vending

“It’s much bigger than the Redbox at the grocery store, and more educational. Milwaukee is getting an Express Vending Library, a 24-hour machine that will serve the residents of Westlawn and surrounding neighborhoods, perhaps as soon as next month. The unit, to be anchored near the corner of N. 64th St. and W. Silver Spring Drive, will be one of a handful of vending libraries in the country. In addition to Milwaukee, units are scheduled to go up in Oklahoma City, San Diego and Fresno, Calif. While the units are relatively new to the United States, there are thousands of them scattered throughout China, Milwaukee library officials say.” (via Journal Sentinel)

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Milwaukee unveils new $20 million public library project

“Over the next five years, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is hoping to revamp the Milwaukee Public Library system with a $20 million proposal. The most notable project, announced Saturday, September 21st, is the replacement of four libraries — Forest Home, Mill Road, Capitol, and King. During tight financial times, Barrett says the city’s comptroller came up with a way to pay for the project. “By good management of our long-term debt and restructuring and taking advantage of refinancing over the last several years, we are not going to have to make, in this instance, cuts in other areas,” said Mayor Barrett.” (via FOX6Now.com)

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