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Stories from Madison Public Library

This My Life. This My Art.

5 young men in 16 weeks of Immersive Art Creation

Making & Learning Resource Libraries

Resources help educators & parents bring maker education to young folks in Madison & beyond.

Rumpus Report

Encouraging parents to step back and kids to take risks.

Making Spaces: Year 2

Supporting creative making & learning in traditional school settings.

Artist-in-Residence Convening

A powerhouse of the Madison arts world all in one room.


"Every idea is a good idea."

Meadowridge Teen Author Visits

Hearing an author speak can be a transformative experience.

Parents as First Teachers

MPL collaborates with Public Health on Early Literacy

Shelter from the Storm

Alicia Ashman Library becomes an island of refuge.

New Community Members Make the Most of Library's Resources

First they get welcomed and then get all the help they need.

Young African Leaders' Initiative

Making Justice hosts five young adults from five African nations.

Rock the Library!

Summer reading ain't like it used to be.

Summer of Learning

Who says that teachers take their summers off?