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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.


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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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Kids Features

Free Homeownership Classes


Join the Community Development Division (CDD) in celebrating National Homeownership month by attending any of their free workshops for both homeowners and homebuyers. 

Jun 7, 2023

Make Music Day at the Library

Make Music Madison

Five Madison Public Libraries - Alicia Ashman, Hawthorne, Lakeview, Pinney, and Sequoya - will host free live music on June 21 as part of Make Music Day.

Jun 1, 2023

Bubbler Artists in the Neighborhood

Bubbler Artist in the Neighborhood 2023

Bubbler artists have been selected to work with librarians and the community in each of Madison Public Library's nine neighborhood libraries throughout summer 2023.

May 23, 2023