THE 21ST CENTURY LIBRARY


 A combined service desk, mobile shelving, and art galleries offer a new entry experience.

The modern library is far more than a warehouse for books. Today, more than ever, it is an essential place for community connection.

The Middleton Public Library, founded in 1927, has undergone seven major evolutions. Since its last update in 2004, total programming attendance has grown a staggering 688%. Technology use at the library continues to surge, with on-site Wi-Fi use increasing 325% over the last three years. At the same time, the library has maintained its position as a national leader in circulation for a city of its population.

In order to maintain the same high standard of service now and into the future, the Middleton Public Library is embarking on its Next Chapter project in 2019.

A 2015 building study determined that to meet service demands, the library requires three times its existing square footage. To make the most of the current facility, Next Chapter will focus on renewing and maximizing interior spaces of the beloved downtown location. To address long- term needs such as increased square footage, the library is collaborating with the Middleton City Planning Department on a Community Campus Plan for the future.

 Expanded youth areas surround a new Friends' Book Store.
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Madison Community Foundation
The Middleton Public Library Board of Trustees has established a pass-through fund agreement with the Madison Community Foundation to accept contributions for this campaign

 

 THANK YOU!
As a thank you for gifts of $100 and above, please pick up a "Library Champion" yard sign at the main level desk.



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