The Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 S. 68th Street
Franklin, WI 53132
The Polish Center of Wisconsin is conveniently
located on S. 68th Street, between Rawson Avenue and Loomis Road, in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00
pm, Monday through Friday or by appointment.
The Polanki Library, located on the second floor of The Polish Center, is open on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The library's collection is primarily books but also includes magazines and newspapers, videos, records, tapes, CDs, and other items that support research and reading about Poland and Polish Americans. There are materials about Poland, as well as Polish Americans, in both Polish and English. The library also includes a small reference collection and genealogical materials.
The general public is welcome to enjoy the library at no charge. However, in order to borrow materials, an application needs to be completed. The cost is $15.00 a year for the general public and free to current paid members of Polanki or the Polish Heritage Alliance.
The library can be reached at 414-858-9357.
There is a small gift shop in The Polish Center, operated by Polanki, the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee. The gift shop carries items such as amber jewelry, Bolesławiec pottery, Polish Christmas cards, CDs of Polish music, Christmas ornaments and more. The gift shop is open during normal business hours M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Polish Center events, such as Friday fish fries during Lent, and by appointment. To arrange a time to visit the gift shop, please call The Polish Center at 414-529-2140.