Next Chapter will implement a phased installation of building-wide updates that reflect three urgent priorities:
   1. Increase Public Square Footage.
   2. Create Flexible Spaces for New Ways
       of Gathering.
   3. Improve Customer Service Experiences.

The total project cost is $500,000, which includes a $200,000 fundraising goal. Your donations will enable critical improvements throughout the building.

Main Level:
  • An updated entry showcasing new materials and art galleries
  • New multi-generational tech space
  • Combined Help/Circulation service desk
  • Enhanced Friends' Book Store
  • New Children's Play 'n' Learn space
  • New Teen space

Lower Level:
  • Dedicated quiet research room with local history focus
  • New large program room
  • Revamped lower level Reference Desk

  • Flexible shelving configurations
  • Replaced and updated seating
  • Vibrant and welcoming colors
  • New flooring in high-traffic areas
Image result for palaces for the people bookThe modern public library is a shared place for building a strong community. To learn more about the impact of public libraries on society, please check out a copy of sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s newest book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.

Or listen to Klinenberg's interview on a recent episode (#346) of the 99% Invisible podcast:


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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


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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