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Summer Reading

We Read Nosotros Leemos

What is We Read?

We Read is a Madison-wide community celebration of reading - everyone is invited to participate no matter what kind of reading you’re doing! There is no registration to participate, no right or wrong way to read, no pressures or expectations. Instead, we invite you to do whatever reading brings you joy. To be a part of We Read, find something to read that you love, share it with a friend or share it on social media and join in the conversation about your favorite ways to read. 

How Can I Participate?

We want to celebrate your reading and perhaps connect you with other folks across the city who are readers just like you and want to share their favorites, too!  

  • Recommend your favorite book with a photo or video
  • Take a photo/video of yourself reading 
  • Make a video showing how or where you read
  • Tell us about your reading through lyrics, poetry, art, or however else you feel comfortable

Be sure to follow @MadisonPublicLibrary on Instagram and use the hashtag #WeReadMadison so we can share your creativity!


2020 We Read Chapters and Partners

We partnered with local entities to help us introduce each new chapter. Check out the videos to learn more about each chapter of We Read.

Apply for a Library Card

While you're practicing social-distancing by remaining at home and avoiding crowds, you can still access many of Madison Public Library's digital resources with your library card. If you don't already have a valid library card, you can apply for one online. There are two card options: Virtual and Full Use.

Get a Virtual Card

Access ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and online databases

Get a Full Use Card

Access all digital and physical materials, including books via curbside pickup, and DVD and vinyl collections

Social Media

Like/Follow/Tag @madisonpubliclibrary

Use #WeReadMadison if you’d like to participate. We’ll feature your photos/videos on our page and in our stories!

Access our Media Kit for graphics, press release and an email template for easy sharing.

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