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Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Spoke-N-Words at Reindahl Park

This library is in the planning stages and has no open hours.


Wild Rumpus at Reindahl Park

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.  


Scoping Study

Imagination Center at Reindahl Park, Scoping Study. March 2020.


About the Project

Presentation to joint meeting of the Library Board and Board of Parks Commission, March 11, 2020

Reindahl Community Engagement Fact Sheet, August 2019

Presentation to the Library Board, August 1, 2019


Quarterly Updates

October 2019 - English   -   octubre de 2019 español
June 2019  - English   -   junio de 2019 español​
April  2019  - English   -   abril de 2019  español​​
January 2019  -  English   -   enero de 2019 español


Planning Documents

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.

Fire Department Visit to Reindahl Park

Articles featuring Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Kids receive their first library cards at Monroe Street Library. Library Card Sign-Up Month

Madison Public Library celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month with events in the community

Sep 8, 2021