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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.

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

We Read Spring Break

Spend Spring Break at Madison Public Library

Spend Spring Break at Madison Public Library with We Read activities, interactive programs and more!

Feb 29, 2024

Saturday Music Series at Pinney Library

Saturday Music Series at Pinney Library featuring different local musicians performing live at the library on the first Saturday of each month

Pinney Library is inviting local musicians into the library on the first Saturday of each month for their Saturday Music Series

Feb 26, 2024

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 where participants explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through hands-on projects. 

Feb 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.

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