Madison Public Library Insider
We like to read...we read reviews...we're book insiders! And we've organized the best of our reading and research into newsletters delivered straight to your inbox!
You can subscribe using the box on the right, or by using the boxes on the pages for each individual newsletter. Keep in mind that you may already be subscribed to one or more newsletters. You can unsubscribe from newsletters by following the link in your most recent newsletter or by emailing madtech @ scls.lib.wi.us.
RSS feeds for many newsletters are available on the Blog View below. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Tana Elias or Jon Muzzall at 608-266-4953 or madtech @ scls.lib.wi.us.
African American Culture: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
A monthly listing of new and/or significant books highlighting the African American experience.
The Art of the Picture Book: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Updates on the Art of the Picture Book collection and art-related events for preschool and elementary aged children. Part of the Art of the Picture Book collection at the Sequoya Branch funded by Madison Community Foundation. Published occasionally.
Audiobook Update: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
New audiobooks on CD purchased by the library. Published monthly.
Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction | Hardcover Nonfiction | All Categories
28 different New York Times Best Seller lists are available on our web site and linked to our catalog. Sign up for weekly reminders with links to fiction or nonfiction lists.
Book Festival: Archived Newsletter View
Madison Public Library and Madison Public Library Foundation will host a city-wide book festival in 2013. As ownership of the Wisconsin Book Festival transitions to the library from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, there will be lots of news and announcements. Sign up to learn more about the transition and be notified of upcoming news and events.
Booked for Teens: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Booked for Teens is a newsletter of new teen books and teen events and classes. Published monthly.
Books for Eight Year Olds: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Meet Liz, a Central Librarian, and her eight year old son, who share their favorite books each month.
The Bubbler: Archived Newsletter View
Monthly email updates about Madison Public Library's maker-focused program, The Bubbler. Get updates on innovative lectures, demonstrations, and make-and-take workshops offered by some of the most interesting makers in the area.
Business Resources: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
New business and investing books, as well as library news related to business and investing. Published monthly.
Central Cinema: Archived Newsletter View
Fan of Films? Come to Central Library Thursday nights for our new weekly film series.
Check It Out: Archived Newsletter View
News and updates about Madison Public Library programs and services. Published every two weeks. No RSS feed for this newsletter of highlights from the Check It Out blog; consider the feed for all of Check It Out, instead.
Classroom Connections: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Monthly list of library and other resources for a variety of K-12 subjects or topics. Beginning August 2012.
eBook Update: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Occasional updates of new ebooks added to Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive, as well as news related to eBooks at the library.
Foundation Newsletter: Sign up on the Foundation's web site
Madison Public Library Foundation’s Newsletter is published to thank our supporters and demonstrate how they’ve made a difference in Madison’s libraries. It is published four times each year and mailed to anyone who has made a recent donation to us. View our latest newsletter via PDF or Issuu. You may also browse our archived newsletters.
Graphic Novels and Manga: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Graphic novels, manga, and anime. Part of the Anime collection at the Alicia Ashman Branch funded by Madison Community Foundation.
History: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Titles hand-picked by a librarian. Published every other month.
Library Kids: Archived Newsletter View
Book recommendations and library news & events for families or caregivers of children aged PreK- grade six. Published every two weeks.
MADreads: Blog View
Book reviews by our librarians five days a week.
Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center Updates: Archived Newsletter View
Follow the progress of the Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center expansion project. The new center is expected to open in early 2014. Published occasionally.
Mystery: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Selected new or newer mystery titles in the library's collection. Published every month.
New Book Discussion Kits: About | Archived Newsletter View
The latest kits added to our popular Book Discussion Kit collection. Published occasionally.
New Wisconsin Materials: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
New books about Wisconsin or Madison in the library's collection. Published occasionally.
Read Local: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
New books written by local authors from the Madison/Dane County area in the library's collection. Published occasionally.
Romance: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Selected new or newer romance titles in the library's collection. Published monthly.
Science and Nature: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Selected new or newer science, nature, and sustainability titles in the library's collection. Published monthly.
Science Fiction and Fantasy: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Selected new or newer science fiction and fantasy titles in the library's collection. Published monthly.
Self-Made Style: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
Self-Made Style: What's New in Cooking, Crafts, Decor, and More replaced the Lifestyles newsletter. Published monthly.
Thanks For the Memories: Biographies and Memoirs: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View
New and notable biographies and memoirs. Published every other month.