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Imagination Center at Reindahl Park
This library is in the planning stages and has no open hours.
Madison Public Library is planning a new library and community facility at Reindahl Park. The proposed “Imagination Center at Reindahl Park” will not be an ordinary library. It will be a transformational space designed and directed by the northeast Madison community.
The Imagination Center at Reindahl Park will be a place for the community to gather and learn. It will be a safe place for social interaction, civic engagement, and cultural expression. The center will focus on holistic health and expanding economic opportunities for library visitors.
Based on extensive community conversations in 2019, an initial scopting study for the Imagination Center is being shared in March 2020.
Imagination Center at Reindahl Park, Scoping Study. March 2020.
About the Project
Reindahl Community Engagement Fact Sheet, August 2019
Presentation to the Library Board, August 1, 2019
Eastside Strategic Plan - Communities Informing Libraries. Madison Public Library, 2016.
Reindahl Imagination Center in the News
From civic space to child care, east side residents envision possibilities for proposed Reindahl Imagination Center. Abigail Becker. The Capital Times. March 4, 2020.
Soil Drilling, Testing to Begin in Reindahl Park. Hannah Mohelnitzky. City of Madison Press Release. November 19, 2019.
Ald. Samba Baldeh: Reindahl Park Library Would Bring Services to Those with Greatest Needs. Samba Baldeh, District 17 Alder. The Cap Times. October 17, 2019.
Snakes and Slides: How Locals are Imagining the Reindahl Imagination Center. Michelle Baik, NBC-15 TV. October 8, 2019.
Reindahl Imagination Center Would Be More Than "A Library in a Park". Abigail Becker, The Cap Times. June 17, 2019.
Madison Considers Building $17M Library, Community Center at Reindahl Park. Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal. August 9, 2017.