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Dream Bus

Dream Bus Summer

Visitors to the Dream Bus can apply for a library card, browse books outdoors and check out or return books, place holds or pick up holds at the Dream Bus.

All Madison Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth. See what resources are available while our buildings are closed.

Learn more about the Dream​ Bus, the community response, and the artist. You can also check out our Dream Bus Media Kit, photos, and graphics​.

Summer Schedule

*The Dream Bus will be off the road on Wednesday, June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth holiday and on Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

Monday

Allied Drive Learning Center
2237 Allied Dr.
1:30-2:30PM
Lussier Community Education Center
55 S Gammon Rd
3:00-4:00PM

Tuesdays

Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Rd
9-10AM
7 Oaks Apartments
1108 Moorland Rd
10:30-11:15AM
Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center
1409 Theresa Terrace
12-12:45PM
Elver Park Neighborhood Center
1201 McKenna Blvd
1-1:45PM
Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
2:30-3:15PM

Wednesdays

Camden Court Apartments
2601 Old Camden Square
12:30-1:15PM
The Meadowlands Apartments
6834 Milwaukee St
1:30-2:15PM
Harmony Apartments
116 Milky Way
2:30-3:30PM

Thursdays

East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Ct
12:30-1:30PM
Vera Court Neighborhood Center
614 Vera Ct
2-3PM
Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
3:30-4:30PM

Fridays

The Playing Field Apartments
3910 Mineral Point Rd
9:30-10:30AM
Wildwood Apartments
150 Schneider Rd, Sun Prairie
11-11:45AM
The Element on Main Apartments
102 Park Cir, Sun Prairie
12:15-1PM
Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St, Sun Prairie
1:15-2PM
Uplands Park
260 Sweet Grass Dr, Sun Prairie
2:15-3PM

You can also learn more about existing Bookmobile and Readmobile service from the Dane County Library Service. 

Visit the Dream Bus at Community Events

Come get a library card, browse books, or pick up WE READ materials when you see the Dream Bus at these community events this summer!

Parks Alive

Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music and free food. Events are held in parks across the city from June-August 2024. Connect with your neighbors and engage with your community at a Parks Alive event near you! Park locations include Allied Park, Aldo Leopold Park, Elver Park, Hammersley Park, Meadowood Park, Owl Creek Park, Penn Park and Worthington Park. SEE ALL EVENTS

Mobile Madison

Join the Dream Bus and other Mobile Madison partners for an evening of fun. Enjoy free snacks, books, art activities, fishing games, fitness, and more. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the movie in the park! There are two Mobile Madison events for Summer 2024, and both take place in June as a kick-off for summer. Mobile Madison is a partner collaboration bringing free, fun activities to Madison neighborhoods.

See the full list of participatingorganization

Juneteenth

June 15, 1-4pm | Penn Park

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-3pm, right after the Juneteenth parade.  

We can't wait to see you in Penn Park!  And remember, Juneteenth is now an official City of Madison holiday, so all Madison Public Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 19.

Think Like A DJ

August 8, 4-6:30pm | Harmony Apartments

The THINK LIKE A DJ: Varsity Program uses the four core elements of Hip-Hop culture (DJing, MCing, Breakdancing, Graffiti) to teach financial literacy, artistic independence and entrepreneurship to youth. In one hour kids will be inspired and empowered to use their artistic gifts to achieve their dreams. Join us for DJing, a rap game and a graffiti contest! Contest winners will earn prizes and all participants will receive a copy of the Think Like A DJ coloring book

West Fest

August 10, 12-2pm | Elver Park

More info coming soon!

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Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Madison Public Libraries closed for Memorial Day May 26 and May 27 2024

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

May 13, 2024

Supported By

Presenting support from

Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation

Continued support from

Dane County Library Service

Madison Public Library foundation

Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

Additional support provided by
Alliant Energy Foundation
Green Bay Packers Foundation
TASC