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Find tons of resources to expand your world.


Find booklists, curriculum guides, storytimes, and many other resources to support your teaching.

Racial Equity Resources

Resources for addressing racial equity and social justice with your family.

Recommended Reads

Get recommendations for great books.


Enjoy an online storytime with MPL staff


Recursos para maestros, proveedores de guardería, padres que educan en el hogar y otros educadores

Back to School

Supports for your family while you return to school online or in-person.

Connect with your Librarian

Our library team is dedicated to providing equitable literacy and enrichment services to kids 0-18 across the city of Madison.

Explore our Youth Services Library Staff Database to find the Youth Services or Teen Services librarian in your area or with the expertise you are looking for.

Join a Madison community-wide celebration of Reading

Browse for Books - virtually.

Get direct access to many of our popular kid's collections - virtually. Find links to jump you right into our catalog so you can find Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Books in Spanish and more.

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Finding Kids + Family Resources on the Madison Public Library Website

Kids Features

Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration

Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration at Madison Public Library

Enjoy a dinner, free film screening and panel discussion on Monday, October 9 at Sequoya Library to honor Dyslexia Awareness Month. This event is hosted in partnership with the Children's Dyslexia Center of Madison

Sep 28, 2023

Children's African Story Hour

Children's African Story Hour at Goodman South Madison Library

Join an interactive story hour at Goodman South Madison Library hosted in partnership with the UW-Madison African Studies department for kids and families. 

Sep 28, 2023

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM at Madison Public Library

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM is a program hosted at Goodman South Madison Library in partnership with UW-Madison and BadgerBots where participants explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through hands-on projects. 

Sep 27, 2023