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Read Play Learn

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

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.

Email Newsletters

Have lists of new books and more sent directly to you!

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Finding Kids + Family Resources on the Madison Public Library Website

Kids Features

Arts After Overture

Arts After Overture at Central Library

Fun art projects and activities at Central Library inspired by Kids in the Rotunda Performances at Overture Center

Sep 27, 2022

Think Tank Thursdays

Think Tank Thursday at Meadowridge Library teaches life readiness skills for tweens and teens

Think Tank Thursdays at Meadowridge Library is a program focusing on helping teens & tweens build life skills

Sep 23, 2022