Summer Reading Club

Read like a Badger -- on your mark, get set, read!

Come to any Madison Public Library location or register online to join the Summer Reading Club. Every book or hour read (or read to) counts. Earn great prizes, including free event tickets or free pizza, a science kit, a puzzle challenge sheet and a free book! Learn more over on the Summer Reading Club page.

Fall Kidspages

Check out the library activities for children and families this fall with the online version of Kidspages! Print copies are coming soon to a library near you, or, download a copy from our website (grap it in English, and the Spanish version is coming soon). You can also check out the library's Spanish Facebook page, Biblioteca Pública de Madison, for upcoming Spanish and Bilingual programs. Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others.


Mae Mitchell Collection Mae Mitchell Multicultural Book Collection Anna Mae Mitchell, or Mae, as she was known, was a life-long resident of Madison, Wisconsin and an early leader in Madison's African American community. In 1988, a year after Mae more

Posted by Beth on
August 24, 2016
Fall Kidspages are now available online and at your library Fall Kidspages Have Arrived! Check out the harvest of free library activities for children and families this fall with the online version of Kidspages! Print copies are already available at a library near you more

Posted by Abby on
August 15, 2016
Overdrive now has an ebook page just for kids! Whether you're in Florida, France or just on... Suddenly run out of reading material with a week of family vacation left? Never fear, Madison Public Library has got your back with eBooks you can borrow all the time! With more

Posted by Abby on
August 12, 2016

Library Makers

text graphic reading "hands-on learning for all ages "

Check out Library Makers, a blog by Alicia Ashman children's librarian Carissa Christner, showcasing a few somewhat non-traditional library programs she's created to take advantage of the one-on-one opportunities offered at the library.

1000 Books

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun and free program that challenges your family to read and can help you celebrate early learning. The program is currently available to Pinney patrons only. Find out more.

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