Library Locations and Hours
 
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Kenosha Public Library offers four branches and the Bookmobile for your library needs.
 
Southwest Library • Northside Library • Simmons Library
  
Southwest Library
7979 - 38th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53142
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Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday (Sept. - May)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Southwest Library is a one-story brick and stone structure. Originally constructed in 1981, Southwest was expanded and renovated in 2004 to encompass 42,300 square feet. It is used as the headquarters for the delivery of major KPL services to the public.
  
Northside Library
1500 27th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
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Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday (Sept. - May)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
 
Northside Library is a one-story brick and stone structure built in 1993 with total square footage of 24,600 square feet. It is used for general library services, Bookmobile and Outreach Services. 
  

Simmons Library  
Simmons Library
711 - 59th Place
Kenosha, WI 53140
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Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
 
Simmons Library was the first permanent location of the Kenosha Public Library. It was donated by Zalmon Simmons to honor his son, Gilbert M. Simmons. Architect Daniel J. Burnham, the leader of design for the World's Columbian Exposition of Chicago in 1893, designed the 9,045 square foot, neoclassical revival building.
 
See the video produced by Kenosha Media Channel: Simmons Library: A Celebration on YouTube.
 
The Simmons Library opened on Memorial Day, 1900. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today the library provides 5,300 square feet of usable public space. The Hannah C. Stocker Children’s Reading Room, located on the lower level of Simmons Library, was built in 2005 through a bequest by the Kenosha Public Library Foundation.
 
The cost of providing handicapped accessibility to the Simmons Library would pose an unreasonable burden on KPL. Services provided by the Simmons Library are also provided by the Kenosha Public Library at other city locations, which are handicapped accessible. Click here for the KPL ADA Policy.
 
Uptown Library
2419 - 63rd Street
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  
Uptown Library is a one story Flemish-style structure compatible with the residential area in which it is located. Built in 1925, the Uptown Library is used for general library services to adults and children and as the headquarters for the Kenosha Literacy Council. Total building square footage is 4,073.
 
Kenosha Public Library Bookmobile
KPL Bookmobile
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The Bookmobile is a mini-library on wheels, offering popular books, audio-books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs for residents of all ages at locations throughout Kenosha and Kenosha County.
 
Items not housed on the Bookmobile may be requested through regular reserve procedures for pickup on the Bookmobile. Most library services are available on the Bookmobile, including registering for library cards, placing reserves, and paying fines. Items borrowed from the bookmobile may be returned to any KPL or Community Library location, and vice-versa.
 
The Bookmobile is headquartered at Northside Library. The latest Bookmobile is a 40 foot rear engine type vehicle and was acquired in 2004.
 
Bookmobile stops may be cancelled without prior notice in the event of severe weather or mechanical difficulties. Contact the Bookmobile office at (262) 564-6190 for questions related to service. Library employees and customers may not smoke within 25 feet of a Library vehicle. Click here for the Smoke Free Policy.
Kenosha Public Library - PO Box 1414 - Kenosha, WI 53141-1414 - (262) 564-6100