Book lovers rejoice! Starting today, the Madison Public Library branches are now open for expanded in-person services for the first time in over a year. Since this morning, patrons have been flocking to their local branches to use library resources and check out piles of books. “It’s like a party,” says Rebecca Millerjohn, youth services […]
The Madison Public Libraries reopened today across Madison. The buildings have been closed to the public for more than a year, offering only curbside pickup during the pandemic. Earlier this month, the Madison Board approved a reopening plan, choosing today’s date as the official reopening to give staff two weeks’ notice about the reopening. […]
As part of sweeping cutbacks to the Madison Library System’s operations, the Library Board voted on Thursday to shut down the Monroe Street branch for all of 2021. In a 5-4 vote, board members recommended a budget that would cut five percent, or about one million dollars, from the system’s 2021 budget. The tight decision […]
What new services are provided from the Madison Public Libraries? How are they benefitting the community? Today Patty Peltekos talks with Martha Van Pelt, director of the South Central Library System, and Tana Elias, Digital Services & Marketing Manager on public libraries and their services.