Library Takeover

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What is Library Takeover?

Library Takeover is a program created to encourage the community to TAKE OVER the library! We hope that by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, we'll not only have fun, exciting, events, but we'll also be setting the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.

Madison Public Library’s first Library Takeover was a success! Read more below, and watch this space for more information about our next session.

Library Takeover 2017

Library Takeover is a program designed to help teams of 3-5 community members not affiliated with a non-profit or institution create their own large-scale events.

Three teams were selected out of 39 applications, and the teams attended a six-week event planning bootcamp with local experts to help them plan their events, which were held in the winter and spring of 2017. The program was made possible by generous support from the Madison Public Library Foundation and was based on an original Library Takeover program developed in the UK by Apples & Snakes and Half-Moon Theatre.

Library staff presented about Library Takeover at the Annual American Library Association Conference in Chicago in June 2017. Read a blog post about their presentation here.

Learn more about the events organized through Library Takeover 2017:

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The program is made possible by generous support from the Madison Public Library Foundation.


Contact Laura Damon-Moore at 608-266-6350 or for more information.