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Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Promote Early Literacy
  • Reach Non-Users and Underserved
  • Connect With Schools and Afterschool Sites
  • Attend Special Events
  • Collaborate with Community Groups,
       Businesses, and Other City Departments

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UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS



Thursday June 14   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, and a surprise craft activity (while supplies last). The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park in Lakeview Park in Middleton. Look for us under the large pavilion or near the Splash Pad. (Weather permitting.) Complete schedule of 2018 Splash Pad visits: Thursday, June 14 from 1-3pm; Monday, June 25, July 9, July 16 from 9:30-11:30am; Thursday, July 26 from 1-3pm


Saturday June 16   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at this year's Cops and Bobbers event held at Lakeview Park in Middleton (6300 Mendota Ave). Hosted by the Middleton Optimist Club, this FREE event is fun for the whole family and is a great way to spend time with family over Father’s Day weekend. First 150 kids age 15 and under receive a free fishing rod, reel & bobber or bring your own fishing gear if you have it! Fun contests & prizes including BIG & Little fish contest & more. Free food and beverages too! Visit the library's table to choose a free book, to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, or to just say hi! Weather permitting. Rain Date is June 24th at same time.


Thursday June 21   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library and the Middleton Recreation Department at Parisi Park (2405 Park Street) for the International Day of Yoga Celebration! There will be a FREE yoga class from 1:30-2:15pm and then a FREE parent/child yoga class from 2:30-3pm. Don’t have a mat? That’s okay, bring a towel instead. Learn more about the benefits of yoga, or script your “act of kindness” or personal message of gratitude. There will be lots of books on yoga to borrow too. Don’t forget to bring your library card or get one at the celebration! No registration required. (Street parking only.) Visit the Middleton Recreation Department at www.ci.middleton.wi.us/176/Recreation-Programs for more information about this free event.


Monday June 25   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, and a surprise craft activity (while supplies last). The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park in Lakeview Park in Middleton. Look for us under the large pavilion or near the Splash Pad. (Weather permitting.) Complete schedule of 2018 Splash Pad visits: Thursday, June 14 from 1-3pm; Monday, June 25, July 9, July 16 from 9:30-11:30am; Thursday, July 26 from 1-3pm


Wednesday June 27   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer at Springtree Apartments (located at Maywood Avenue & Amherst Road in Middleton.) See below for directions. Visit the Middleton Public Library Outreach Librarian and Sauk Trail Elementary School Librarian at Springtree Apartments on June 27 and July 18 from 5:30-7pm to choose some free books to keep! All Middleton students in grades K-4 are invited. DIRECTIONS: If coming from Sauk Trail Elementary on Branch Street, at stop sign make a right onto Maywood Avenue from Branch Street and go .2 miles. Look for us at the playground, which is on the left just past Amherst Road and in the middle of a cluster of apartments. If coming from Allen Boulevard, go .1 miles towards 6300 Maywood Avenue and the playground is on the right in the middle of a cluster of apartments. Plenty of street parking available on Maywood Avenue! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday June 28   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday June 28 for the first of five free events in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! The Middleton Public Library will kick off the free Greenway Station Playdate Series on June 28 with a 10am storytime with Miss Lori followed by a craft activity and lots of fun outdoor activities before and after storytime! Also, families can work together to complete the Farmer's Market Passport Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a $20 Greenway Station gift card. Pick up your passport scavenger hunt sheet at the library's table. There will also be books to borrow so don't forget to bring your library card or sign up for one at the event. Feel free to bring your own comfy blanket to sit on during storytime, if you like. Once a month (June through October), the Greenway Station Playdate Series will host different partners who will provide free hands-on activities for kids. After this June 28th kickoff event with the Middleton Public Library, make sure to visit us at Greenway Station again on July 12, August 9, and September 13 from 8-1pm for book checkout, outdoor toys to play with, and simple crafts to try. Other Greenway partners will provide fun free offerings too. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! Weather permitting.


Monday July 9   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, and a surprise craft activity (while supplies last). The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park in Lakeview Park in Middleton. Look for us under the large pavilion or near the Splash Pad. (Weather permitting.) Complete schedule of 2018 Splash Pad visits: Thursday, June 14 from 1-3pm; Monday, June 25, July 9, July 16 from 9:30-11:30am; Thursday, July 26 from 1-3pm


Wednesday July 11   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer! Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park on July 11 and August 8 from 1-2:30pm to choose free books to keep and to play in the park! All Middleton students in grades K-12 are invited! Parkside Heights Park is located at 3201 Northbrook Drive in Middleton, just off Donna Drive, two blocks from Kromrey Middle School. Plenty of street parking available! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday July 12   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series held a the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday July 12 between 8-1pm for the second of five free events in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! Once a month (June through October), the Greenway Station Playdate Series will host different partners who will provide a variety of free activities for kids. Make sure to visit the Middleton Public Library at Greenway Station on July 12 and again on August 9, and September 13 from 8-1pm for book checkout (and some free ones too), outdoor toys to play with, and simple crafts to try. Other Greenway partners will provide lots of fun free offerings too. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! Weather permitting.


Monday July 16   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, and a surprise craft activity (while supplies last). The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park in Lakeview Park in Middleton. Look for us under the large pavilion or near the Splash Pad. (Weather permitting.) Complete schedule of 2018 Splash Pad visits: Thursday, June 14 from 1-3pm; Monday, June 25, July 9, July 16 from 9:30-11:30am; Thursday, July 26 from 1-3pm


Wednesday July 18   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer at Springtree Apartments (located at Maywood Avenue & Amherst Road in Middleton.) See below for directions. Visit the Middleton Public Library Outreach Librarian and Sauk Trail Elementary School Librarian at Springtree Apartments on July 18 from 5:30-7pm to choose some free books to keep! All Middleton students in grades K-4 are invited. DIRECTIONS: If coming from Sauk Trail Elementary on Branch Street, at stop sign make a right onto Maywood Avenue from Branch Street and go .2 miles. Look for us at the playground, which is on the left just past Amherst Road and in the middle of a cluster of apartments. If coming from Allen Boulevard, go .1 miles towards 6300 Maywood Avenue and the playground is on the right in the middle of a cluster of apartments. Plenty of street parking available on Maywood Avenue! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday July 19   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St.) to discuss Zadie Smith's first novel, "White Teeth." Copies of the book are available at the library's reference desk. All adults are welcome! Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence. (Amazon.com)


Thursday July 26   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, and a surprise craft activity (while supplies last). The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park in Lakeview Park in Middleton. Look for us under the large pavilion or near the Splash Pad. (Weather permitting.)


Wednesday August 8   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer! Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park on August 8 from 1-2:30pm to choose free books to keep and to play in the park! All Middleton students in grades K-12 are invited! Parkside Heights Park is located at 3201 Northbrook Drive in Middleton, just off Donna Drive, two blocks from Kromrey Middle School. Plenty of street parking available! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday August 9   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series held a the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 9 between 8-1pm for the third event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! Once a month (June through October), the Greenway Station Playdate Series will host different partners who will provide a variety of free activities for kids. Make sure to visit the Middleton Public Library at Greenway Station on August 9, and again on September 13 from 8-1pm for book checkout (and some free ones too), outdoor toys to play with, and simple crafts to try. Other Greenway partners will provide lots of fun free offerings too. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! Weather permitting.


Thursday August 23   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center (2400 Park Lawn Place in Middleton) for Teen Pool Night! Teens 10-14 years old will have full use of the pool at this annual event hosted by the Middleton Recreation Department. The library will bring lots of free books to choose from (and keep!), plus when you're not splashing around in the pool, enjoy some yummmy food specials, a bean bag tournament, music, plus many more activities! PLEASE NOTE: Admission is $3. This event is ONLY for teens and the pool will be closed to all others. Visit http://www.ci.middleton.wi.us/170/Aquatic-Center for more information about event location, admission fees, and event times.


Thursday September 13   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series held a the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 13 between 8-1pm for the fourth event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! Once a month (June through October), the Greenway Station Playdate Series will host different partners who will provide a variety of free activities for kids. Make sure to visit the Middleton Public Library at Greenway Station on September 13 from 8-1pm for book checkout (and some free ones too), outdoor toys to play with, and simple crafts to try. Other Greenway partners will provide lots of fun free offerings too. Mark your calendar for the final event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series on Thursday, October 4 which will have the Middleton Public Library host a storytime at 10am with a craft activity plus free gourds for each child to decorate beforehand!(while supplies last) For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! Weather permitting.


Thursday September 20   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St.) to discuss Kelly Link's "Get In Trouble: Stories." Copies of the book are available at the library's reference desk. All adults are welcome! She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In “The Summer People,” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In “I Can See Right Through You,” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost- hunting reality show. In “The New Boyfriend,” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life- size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty— and the hidden strengths—of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. (Amazon.com)


Thursday October 4   
 
The Middleton Public Library is excited to return to the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, October 5 from 8-1pm for the final event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! You won’t want to miss the craft activities, storytime, Library Princess meet and greet, outdoor games, children’s books to borrow, the majestic pumpkin tower, plus all of the yummy things the farmers are selling at the market. This final Greenway Station Playdate starts at 8am and the first 400 kids to attend will receive a free cookie and mini gourd to decorate at the library’s booth area. We’ll have lots of stickers and markers kids can use to create their own unique gourd. We can’t wait to see your creations! We’ll also bring hula hoops, zoom sliders, hopscotch, stacking cones, and other outdoor games for kids to explore. Then at 10am, Miss Lori will lead an interactive story storytime followed by a craft activity! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on during storytime. Stick around until 11am to meet our Library Princess. Take a photo with her if you like or tell her about your favorite book. We’ll even have some princess and fall themed books available for checkout…don’t forget to bring your library card! Library staff, volunteers, and the Library Princess can’t wait to attend the final Greenway Station Playdate on Thursday October 5th from 8-1pm. We hope to see you there! This event takes place outdoors. Event will be cancelled for severe weather. Plenty of free onsite parking available. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com.