Special Summer Events

Every summer, the Madison Public Library celebrates the Summer Reading Club with several large family events.  Join us for some free family fun!

Pop-up Puppet Theatre

Head to the Library for silly stories and puppet fun!



Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Monday, July 31, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Central Library Children's Room

Drop in and celebrate Harry Potter’'s birthday at our 4th annual Potter Party! Make wands, join us for Quidditch tryouts, test your spell- and other trivia knowledge and more! Costumes are encouraged but -- unlike attendance in Professor Snape's class -- not mandatory. No registration required.



Build a Better World: Read! Concert & Picnic

Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)

Pack a picnic supper and head to the Gardens for a fun-filled family concert! Come, rain or shine, at 6:00 p.m. to play with bubbles and make a project with Olbrich Gardens staff. Then, at 7:00 p.m., Ken Lonnquist will get your toes tapping while you munch! Sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda.