To use in the building
To use in the building
You can pick up materials you have placed on hold without coming into the library. Our drive-up window is located next to the book drop under the covered portico adjacent to the library’s main parking lot. This window is available to use whenever the library building is open. Pull up, ring the doorbell, and collect your materials.
The library has handicapped accessible and regular parking outside the library’s back door. This door is located adjacent to the high school’s tennis courts. This door offers easy access to the part of the library where most of the computers are located. When you come in this door, be sure to admire the new butterfly and reading gardens installed this summer.
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Our library has gallery space where local and regional artists, collectors, groups and photographers can display their work. As part of our cultural mission, Madison Public Library enjoys being a community gathering space that attracts community-wide events and meetings. With the library’s easy accessibility, convenient hours and continuous traffic flow, it is a dynamic place for an art display. Contact the library to reserve the gallery space for your exhibit.
Interactive play space
Sometimes it’s a grocery store. Sometimes it’s a vet clinic. You never know what will be ready for you to check out to play with in our children’s department! Our youngest patrons have a great time using the play sets we provide. Add in some imagination and a few library friends and it’s even better! We rotate what we put in our interactive play space – bakery, construction toys, grocery store, hot dog/ice cream cart and a veterinary clinic. Ask for details at the Public Services Desk.
Our Baby Smash computer lets babies and toddlers play! It is a special computer marked just for them. When babies push keys on the keyboard, colored shapes, letters and numbers appear on the screen. It also has audio, so babies will hear the letter names as they push them. It’s a great way for little ones to use a computer without fear of them breaking anything. It’s made for them! Baby Smash is in our Children’s Department near the Ruth Johnson Room.
You’ve seen it on TV, but have you ever wondered if ABC Mouse lives up to the hype? Try it for free in the library! ABC Mouse is an online tool to help children learn through phonics and teaches lessons in art, math, music, social studies and more. Children can access ABC Mouse on any of the library’s public computers. And, while you’re in the library, you can access it on any of your mobile devices. Stop in and check it out!
AWE Early Literacy Station
Our Children’s Department has two special computers featuring more than 4,000 learning activities! These AWE Early Literacy Stations include art, computer skills, geography, math, music, nature, reading, science and social studies. The stations are touch-screen, brightly colored and super interactive. All children are invited to use them.
We welcome groups large and small to hold their events, gatherings and meetings in our designated spaces. From baby showers and birthday parties to civic forums and study groups, the events the library hosts are diverse. You can reserve a meeting space on our web site or give us a call. There is no fee to use our meeting rooms, but reservations are requested.
When a record you need to access is not yet digitized, our microfilm reader comes in handy. Our microfilm reader also can make prints. It is in our Quiet Room, which also houses our local history collection. Our archives include the Madison Press newspaper, which is on microfilm and organized by date. To access these resources, ask at our Public Services desk.
Quiet Study Rooms
Sometimes you just need a quiet space to study without interruption. Our library has two dedicated study rooms that are perfect for one- or two-person study sessions. We also encourage students to use our dedicated Quiet Room to work in a sound-free environment. To reserve a small study room, contact the library.
Buggies for easy browsing
Baskets for easy browsing
3 phone Charging stations