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Teens

The Madison Public Library is dedicated to serving all teens in Madison with access to the diverse collectionsmeeting spaces, internet & computersprogramming and online resources in all 9 library locations (+ the Dream Bus).

The library connects to teenagers outside of the library buildings by following an equitable approach and largely focuses on resourcing the requests from community partner organizations that work directly with at-risk teens or within the juvenile court system through the Bubbler's Making Justice program.

Teen's Choice Awards voting open!

For over 20 years teens in Madison have been reading and voting and telling us what's good. The Teen's Choice Awards is a great way to learn about new books and authors and let Madison know what you think. You can cast one vote per day, and you don't have to vote for the same book each time.

Quick Resources

Great Reads

Not sure what to read? Check out these recommendations.

Teen Bubbler

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

Life Skills: Making Money

List of resources for teens seeking jobs or managing money

Teen's Choice Awards

Vote for and discuss your favorite books of the summer!

Teen Features

Gaming at the Library

Gaming at Madison Public Library

Come to the library for an old fashioned board game night or play Minecraft, try the Nintendo Switch or join a Dungeons & Dragons group! 

May 24, 2024

Cooking Classes For Kids + Teens

Chef Lily teaching a cooking class

This summer, Chef Lily is hosting a variety of cooking classes at the Lakeview Library. 

May 23, 2024

Library Takeover: Full Circle Food Usage

Full Circle Food Usage Website Library Takeover 2024

Full circle food usage team for Library Takeover 2024 hosts an event at Meadowridge Library on June 8, 2024 focused on healthy, affordable food

May 13, 2024

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.

Ros Faulkner

Ros Faulkner is a Teen Services Librarian serving Madison's Southwest side at Meadowridge Library. Ros works to connect teens with the resources they want and need, bring Meadowood community members in to program at the library, and generally incorporate youth voices into library goings-on. You'll often find her running or supporting programs that Meadowridge teens requested or dreamt up themselves.

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