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Libraries Closed for Juneteenth

Jun 10, 2024
Madison Public Libraries Closed for Juneteenth

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in recognition of the Juneteenth holiday. Libraries will reopen with normal hours on Thursday, June 20.

While our physical spaces are closed, you can continue to access LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. You can also check out our always-accessible online collections, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital LibraryKanopy streaming videoFlipster magazines, and other online collections. Book returns will remain open for 24/7 service and Pinney Library has a drive-through book drop for your convenience. If you are in need of help while the library is closed, please use 211 Wisconsin to help connect with food, shelter, safety, or other community resources. See all City of Madison holiday closures.

The library is thrilled to be included in the Kujichagulia Center for Self-Determination's Juneteenth In the Park celebration again this year! Library staff will be at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St) on Saturday, June 15 from noon-4pm, right after the Juneteenth parade. The Dream Bus will be registering people for library cards and checking out books from 12pm-4pm, The Bubbler will be hosting two special projects with Lashay the Artist, our Summer 2024 Artist in Residence at the Meadowridge library from 12pm to 3pm and library staff will be sharing resources and hanging out fun WE READ swag from 12pm-4pm.Learn more about Juneteenth, Black history, and other related resources on our Black History Month webpage.