Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org
THE MIDDLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY FACILITY IS OPEN
WITH REDUCED HOURS AND INCREASED SAFETY MEASURES.

CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICES, VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING, AND OUTREACH CONTINUE!
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The Library facility is re-opening in alignment with the Madison Dane County Public Health Department, the Department of Public Instruction, and the South Central Library System while following best practices and procedures that prioritize the health and safety of library staff and patrons.  Thank you for your patience and for using your library!

Hours of Operation Effective April 29th:

Monday Curbside Only 12-6PM
Tuesday Curbside Only 12-8PM
Wednesday Curbside Only 12-6PM
Thursday Library Open 9AM-8PM
Friday Library Open 9AM-6PM
Saturday Library Open 9AM-5PM
Sunday Currently Closed
 
 
 
 
Yes, these services are available when Library Open:

  • Browsing physical collections in upper level.
  • Self-check holds pick-up
  • Upper Level Computers, Printing, Faxing, 
       Scanning, WIFI
 • Restrooms
No, these services are not yet available:

  • All in-person events
  • All room reservations
  • Eating and drinking
  • Seating
  • Access to lower level
  • Book donations and Friends Book Shop
  • No cash payments

 
Returns: The outside book drop is open 24/7 and the inside book drop is open during Library Open hours.  The Middleton Public Library remains a fine-free library.
Curbside Pickup:

  1. Please visit https://mid.linkcat.info to search and place holds, or call (608) 827-7401 during curbside hours.
    Monday               Curbside 12-6PM
    Tuesday               Curbside 12-8PM
    Wednesday        Curbside 12-6PM

     
  2. Please wait until you receive a ‘Holds Available’ notice before reserving a pick up time to ensure that your hold is processed and ready for you. 
  1.  The schedule opens daily for same day pick up.  Schedule your reservation at midlibrary.org/pickup or call (608) 827-7401.
     
Guidelines for In-Person Visits:
 
Leave food and drinks at home: Eating and drinking not allowed at this time.

Face masks are recommended and encouraged: Face masks are optional for the fully vaccinated.

Sanitize your hands when you enter: There are sanitizing stations with ethanol-based sanitizer at the entrance and throughout the Library.  Restrooms are also available.
Browse the display tables for your next read: Library staff have filled the tables throughout the main level with new great titles in adult fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and kids’ books. Enjoy browsing!
 

 

More Library Services!

What to read next: Visit https://www.midlibrary.org/Databases and check out everything from magazines and newspapers, to children’s books and reading recommendations.  Access is free with your library card.  Fill out a Librarian’s Choice form on midlibrary.org for hand selected materials for all ages.

Library Programs: Library staff are offering online content and hosting programs virtually.  See our online events calendar, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on offerings. New offerings are added each week and recorded programs are accessible from midlibrary.org

Free WIFI Access: Anyone is welcome to use the WIFI.  The WIFI radios have been moved to external windows in all directions, for a gigabit fiber connection to the Internet.  Park along Hubbard Ave. or in the lots next to or even behind the building.  Look for “Middleton Public Library Free Internet” on your device.  Printing and copying services are available by appointment at (608) 827-7403. 

Need a Library Card?: Residents of the South Central Library System service area who do not have a library card can apply for a card online.

What is Zoom!?: Zoom is a FREE video conferencing product that works on most devices that have a microphone and front facing camera—laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets. The library is using Zoom’s video capabilities so you can see the presenter in real time, from the comfort of your own home, while the library is closed. Visit www.zoom.us to download Zoom on your computer or install the Zoom app on your device to create an account.

About Facebook Live!: Storytimes and other programs for all ages are shared using Facebook Live! You do not need a Facebook account to watch, just search for the Middleton Public Library.  Access live and recorded programs at midlibrary.org 

 

Contact Us:  
Phone: (608) 827-7401
Email: info@midlibrary.org
www.midlibrary.org

Library Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30PM.
All meetings are open to the public.

 

   

 
 IN HONOR OF JUNETEENTH : A STATEMENT FROM THE MIDDLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dear Neighbors,
 
This Juneteenth, the national conversation about race is alive in our community.  Across the nation, including Middleton, small and mid-sized communities are playing an important role as they step up to be part of the dialogue about anti-racism and inequity.  Middleton Public Library pledges itself to join the efforts of all who share in the mission of building a community free of racism, hatred, and intolerance.  Black Lives Matter.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and now others, have demonstrated once again, that the battle against racism and intolerance is not over.  That racism is not only individual subtle and violent acts, but invisible systems conferring dominance on a group.  Middleton Public Library will look inward to examine our organizational practices, policies, procedures, and identify where and how we can do better, and be better.  Together, let’s challenge ourselves and each other to meet the moral imperative of confronting and dismantling systemic racism.

Middleton Public Library stands with those in Dane County, the state of Wisconsin, and throughout our country who are exercising their Constitutional rights to protest against systemic racism, inequity, and violence against the Black community. As a public library, we stand for the innate equality of all we serve.  Libraries are for everyone.  We pledge to do our part to help our community recognize and celebrate that diversity, inclusivity, and equity are pillars of a strong and thriving community.

Intellectual freedom is the cornerstone of democracy and public library service.  Public libraries have a long history of being agents of social change, and Middleton Public Library is committed to continuing that work. We believe in enlightenment through education and value lifelong learning. Through our inclusive resources, programs and staff, we will continue to grow and share collections and connections with the community that inspire conversations about timely topics.  We are listening and learning.  Love, justice, hate, equality, friendship, prejudice, peace, anger, fear, humor…through the power of reading we can learn about and understand these topics, make sense of our own lives, and build stronger relationships with our families, neighbors, community, and the world.  Libraries grow and transform with their communities. We hope you’ll join us in exploring how your public library can contribute to justice and equity.


In solidarity,
Jocelyne Sansing, Middleton Public Library Director
Middleton Public Library Board of Trustees: Robert Burk, Courtney Ward-Reichard, Roshelle Ritzenthaler, MaryBeth Paulisse, Christopher Morris, Rose Sime, Thomas Yost, Cynthia Zellers, and Rob Seltzer