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Teens

The Madison Public Library is dedicated to serving all teens in Madison with access to diverse collections, community spaces, and technology. Our programmatic efforts for teenagers are focused on building relationships with teens and teen-serving professionals, that work toward bridging the opportunity gap in Dane County through targeted, skill-based programs designed for traditionally underserved teens.

Quick Resources

Teen's Choice Awards

Vote for and discuss your favorite books.

Teen Bubbler

Check out teen creations, find resources, and learn about Bubbler pop-up workshops and programs.

Great Reads

Not sure what to read? Check out these recommendations.

Local Music

Listen to and download music from Madison artists.

Media Lab @ Central

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to learn and use the following:

  • Stop motion animation with iPad stations
  • 3D game design with Maya & Unreal
  • Film editing with Premiere Pro
  • Green screen video with iMovie
  • Audio design with Pro Tools
  • Graphic design with Photoshop

See the open hours and a full listing of hardware and software on the Media Lab webpage.

Teen Book Finder

The Teen Book Finder from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists.

It is currently only available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.

Visit YALSA's site to try it out.

Teen Features

Important Update on Checked Out Materials

Flipster online portal for magazines

While our libraries are temporarily closed, please be advised that book drops are also closed. Please keep library materials until libraries reopen. Due dates of checked out materials will be extended to accommodate the closure, and holds will be retained at libraries until libraries reopen. 

Mar 18, 2020

Teen Services Librarians

Headshot photo of Jesse Vieau.

Jesse Vieau is a Teen Services Librarian focused on connecting teenagers and teen-serving professionals to a wide range of people, resources and meaningful experiences in 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 voices, especially those who are at-risk or court-involved.

Robin Amado

Robin Amado is a Teen Services Librarian serving the Northside at Lakeview Library. A former high school librarian in the city, she works to create partnerships between the public library and local schools. In the library, you can find her coordinating teen events around literacy, video and tabletop gaming, and technology. Robin is interested in how we can create community conversations, educate ourselves, and invoke change by reading books with a social justice focus. ​

Kelly Grandon

Kelly Grandon is a Teen Services Librarian serving the Southwest side of Madison at Meadowridge Public Library. She’s incredibly proud to serve Meadowood Neighborhood’s kids and teens, and works diligently to help connect young ones with resources and find creative solutions to meet needs. In the library, you’ll find her running to answer the latest call of, “MISS KELLY!,” setting up a hands-on, creative program, or sharing a story with her favorite kids in the world.

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