By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jul 18, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Due to the extreme heat forecasted for the greater Milwaukee area this week, and under the direction of Mayor Tom Barrett, all Milwaukee Public Library locations will extend their hours of operation from Tuesday through Friday.

MPL is already designated as a city "Cool Spot," where people trying to cope with the excessive heat can visit to cool off and relax.

The only exception is Tippecanoe branch library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., which is closed until further notice because of a broken air-conditioning unit.

Extended hours for all 13 MPL locations include:

  • Central Library Downtown: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, July 19-22
  • All MPL neighborhood branches: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, July 19-22