Lakeview, Hawthorne Undergo Library Remodeling

Lakeview, Hawthorne Undergo Library Remodeling

When you’re able to safely return to your neighborhood library, things may look a little different. With the temporary absence of patrons in the buildings, the library’s maintenance and facilities team saw an opportunity to update and improve many areas at...
Friends Volunteers Remember Ann Falconer

Friends Volunteers Remember Ann Falconer

Ann Falconer, a longtime member of the Friends of Madison Public Library board and pictured above at left, died December 21 at age 91. Several fellow Friends members shared memories of Falconer with us recently.  “Ann took over chairpersonship of the committee...
Catching Up: Foundation Operations Manager Kate Herron

Catching Up: Foundation Operations Manager Kate Herron

We’re continuing our series of updates from staff members since they began working from home last spring. This month, get to know foundation Operations Manager Kate Herron.  2020 was a challenging year for all of us. My partner Brian and I tried to make the best...
Four New Members Join Foundation Board

Four New Members Join Foundation Board

Madison Public Library Foundation’s board of directors has four new members whose terms began in October. The foundation thanks departing board members Melissa Selinger, John Icke and Gail Ambrosius for their service. Nathan Houdek (pictured above, bottom...
Madison Public Library Adjusts Operations

Madison Public Library Adjusts Operations

With Madison Public Library’s services often changing based on the current public health orders, here is a breakdown of what’s available as of early December. New Service Hours New operating hours at all locations are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mondays–Fridays, with Saturday...
Pinney Library Attains LEED Gold Status

Pinney Library Attains LEED Gold Status

The U.S. Green Building Council announced last month that City of Madison Engineering achieved LEED Gold certification for the new Pinney Library. USGBC created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable...
Dream Bus Adapts Winter Service

Dream Bus Adapts Winter Service

The Dream Bus is partnering with Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR) sites and community centers to make bimonthly book drops at 23 locations throughout the City of Madison this winter. MSCR school sites will make books available to its students enrolled in...
Libraries Play Important Role in Election

Libraries Play Important Role in Election

Madison Public Library played a valuable role in the general election. It assisted the City of Madison Clerk’s Office by providing many of its locations for voter registration, early voting, absentee ballot dropoff and polling places. The Dream Bus mobile library also...