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The Madison Public Library is dedicated to serving all teens in Madison with access to the diverse collections, community spaces, educational programming, and technology in all 9 library locations (+ the Dream Bus).

The library's programmatic efforts for teenagers outside of the library buildings follows and equitable approach and largely focuses on our young community members with less access to similar resources or those who find themselves in contact with local law enforcement.

Quick Resources

Teen's Choice Awards

Vote for and discuss your favorite books.

Teen Bubbler

Check out local teen voices and learn more about the Bubblers hands-on workshops led by teaching artists.

Great Reads

Not sure what to read? Check out these recommendations.

Teen Book Finder

Looking for an on-the-go teen-focused book recommendations? Check out this app!

Teen Features

Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration

Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration at Madison Public Library

Enjoy a dinner, free film screening and panel discussion on Monday, October 9 at Sequoya Library to honor Dyslexia Awareness Month. This event is hosted in partnership with the Children's Dyslexia Center of Madison

Sep 28, 2023

Transforming Metal Workshops

Transforming Metal Workshop at Madison Public Library with the Wisconsin Metalsmiths

Enjoy a hands-on workshop with the Wisconsin Metalsmiths to transform metal into jewelery or art.

Sep 28, 2023

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM at Madison Public Library

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM is a program hosted at Goodman South Madison Library in partnership with UW-Madison and BadgerBots where participants explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through hands-on projects. 

Sep 27, 2023

Teen Services Librarians

Jesse Vieau

Jesse Vieau is a Teen Services Librarian at Central Library who focuses on connecting teenagers and teen-serving professionals to a wide range of people, resources and meaningful experiences around the community. As the project manager for the Bubbler’s Making Justice and Media Academy initiatives, his larger goal is to work with library staff, teachers, artists and other community stakeholders to continue building platforms for teenagers to engage in hands-on learning and to share their creativity and voices.

Mr. Will Glenn Sr.

Mr. Will Glenn Sr. is a Teen Services Librarian at Goodman South Library. He hails from the inner city of Milwaukee, WI “53206” zip code and has lived in Madison since 2008-09.  “Mr. Will” uses an intentional approach toward incorporating youth voice into the spaces they populate throughout south Madison. As a student at UW-Whitewater and a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., he has always been involved with the uplifting his community, youth development and serving the community. He understands this is a different path than some may have thought for him, but he has learned we have to experience different things to gain different outcomes.