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

Outreach - YMCA Northside Elementary Visit

Outreach - Ukelele Singalong,Voss Haus Apartments

Outreach - Ukelele Singalong,Voss Haus Apartments

Outreach - Ukelele Singalong,Voss Haus Apartments

Outreach - Ukelele Singalong,Voss Haus Apartments

Outreach - Youth Center

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach - Fire Station Storytime 2019

Outreach-Rinse & Read @ Allen Blvd Laundry

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Greenway Station Playdate at Farmers Market

Outreach - October 2019 Greenway Station Playdate

Outreach - October 2019 Greenway Station Playdate

Outreach-Rinse & Read @ Magic Wash

Outreach-Rinse & Read @ Magic Wash

Outreach-2019 Kromrey Info Day

Outreach - July Greenway Station Playdate

Outreach - July Greenway Station Playdate

Outreach - July Greenway Station Playdate

Outreach - 2019 Splash Pad

Outreach - 2019 Splash Pad

Outreach - 2019 Summer Youth Center

Outreach - 2019 Summer Youth Center

Outreach - 2019 Intl Day of Yoga

Outreach - Cops Bobbers 2019

Outreach - Cops Bobbers 2019

Outreach - SwimWest Safety Day

Outreach - SwimWest Safety Day

Outreach - SwimWest Safety Day

Outreach 2019 Nanny Training Day

Outreach @ KEVA 2019 Spring Into Stories

Outreach @ KEVA 2019 Spring Into Stories

Outreach @ KEVA 2019 Spring Into Stories

Outreach @ KEVA 2019 Spring Into Stories

Outreach @ Northside Elementary School

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series August

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series August

Summer Youth Center 2018

National Night Out

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach: Slide Into a Good Book Springtree

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach-Kids' Day Event 2016

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach-Splash Pad

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 City Departments
    
      Have a collaboration idea?  Click here for information on how to collaborate with the library.

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UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS



Monday April 13   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join in the fun at KEVA Sports Center for this annual Spring Into Stories Storytime Event! Storytime starts at 10:30am on the basketball court and is followed by open play on one of KEVA's indoor soccer fields. KEVA Sports Center is located at 8312 Forsythia St. in Middleton, www.kevasports.com. A KEVA membership is not required to attend this storytime or the open play. A signed waiver is required – pick one up at the event or at the Main Level Service Desk at the Middleton Public Library. Registration is required, but space is NOT limited! There will be books to checkout too. Don't forget to bring your library card!


Saturday May 9   
 
Swim West Safety Day Saturday, May 9, 12:30-3:30pm Join the Middleton Public Library at Swim West’s annual Safety Day. Enjoy safety stations, open swim, outdoor toys, and books to borrow! Swim West is located at 1001 Deming Way in Madison – www.swimwest.com. This event is free. No registration required.


Monday May 11   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join us at Grape Water Wine Bar (7466 Hubbard Ave) to discuss Ocean Vuong's book "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous." A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library's reference desk. Please RSVP if you plan to join the discussion. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.


Wednesday June 17   
 
Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library and Sauk Trail Elementary School on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, July 16 from 10-11:30am to choose free books to keep! All MCPASD students are invited! Elm Lawn Elementary School is located at 2205 Branch Street in Middleton. Find us at the green space right in front of the school by the main entrance. For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Saturday June 20   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at this annual Cops & 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. Enjoy fishing, fun contests & prizes. Free food and beverages too! Visit the library's table to choose a free book, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and to play with a variety of outdoor toys. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during Lakeview Park pavilion renovation.


Monday June 22   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Thursday June 25   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Monday June 29   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Wednesday July 1   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors even more this summer! Join in the fun at Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Parkway, Middleton) and Orchid Heights Park (3960 Valley Ridge Road, Middleton) to choose a free book, sign up for Summer Reading, and to work on a craft activity (while supplies last)! Look for the library under at a table under the pavilion. SCHEDULE: Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park: Thursdays, 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23 from 10-11am Orchid Heights Park: Wednesdays, 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29


Wednesday July 1   
 
Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park on July 1 and August 5 from 1-2:30pm to choose free books to keep and to play in the park! All MCPASD 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! No services available in park. For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday July 9   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Monday July 13   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Wednesday July 15   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors even more this summer! Join in the fun at Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Parkway, Middleton) and Orchid Heights Park (3960 Valley Ridge Road, Middleton) to choose a free book, sign up for Summer Reading, and to work on a craft activity (while supplies last)! Look for the library under at a table under the pavilion. SCHEDULE: Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park: Thursdays, 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23 from 10-11am Orchid Heights Park: Wednesdays, 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29


Thursday July 16   
 
Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library and Sauk Trail Elementary School on Thursday, July 16 from 10-11:30am to choose free books to keep! All MCPASD students are invited! Elm Lawn Elementary School is located at 2205 Branch Street in Middleton. Find us at the green space right in front of the school by the main entrance. For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Monday July 20   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Thursday July 23   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Saturday July 25   Sign-up Required
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at Common Ground Coffee for this free storytime and craft event!  After storytime, chat with the Friends of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy to learn more about the park. Then explore the conservancy on your own. Pick up a kid’s nature-walk guide at the event to take on your next outdoor adventure! There will be a variety of yummy offerings for sale at Common Ground Coffee plus many nature themed books to borrow. Registration required to ensure craft supplies. Visit www.midlibrary.org/Events or call 827-7402 to sign up.  PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place upstairs at Common Ground Coffee and is not stroller or handicapped accessible. 


Monday July 27   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Wednesday July 29   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors even more this summer! Join in the fun at Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Parkway, Middleton) and Orchid Heights Park (3960 Valley Ridge Road, Middleton) to choose a free book, sign up for Summer Reading, and to work on a craft activity (while supplies last)! Look for the library under at a table under the pavilion. SCHEDULE: Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park: Thursdays, 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23 from 10-11am Orchid Heights Park: Wednesdays, 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29


Saturday August 1   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at KEVA Sports Center on Saturday, August 1 from 11-3pm for KEVA's fourth annual Open House/Member Day. The library will offer a kids craft activity and books for checkout. There will also be inflatables, cookie decorating, bean bags, open play sports, music, and food and drink provided by KEVA! KEVA is south central Wisconsin’s best indoor recreational facility, offering state-of-the-art turf fields (both indoors and out), as well as top-quality courts for volleyball, basketball and more. No registration required. KEVA is located at 8312 Forsythia Street in Middleton.


Monday August 3   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going outdoors this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview Park, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Park, and Orchid Heights Park. All visits will offer free books and Summer Reading sign up. See below for extra fun at each location! Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, June 22 through August 3, (no visit July 6). We’ll bring a variety of outdoor toys to enjoy. Look for the library between the Splash Pad and playground. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor (5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on June 25, July 9, July 23: Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29 Enjoy a craft activity, while supplies last. Look for the library under the pavilion.


Wednesday August 5   
 
Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park on August 5 from 1-2:30pm to choose free books to keep and to play in the park! All MCPASD 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! No services available in park. For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday August 6   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the annual National Night Out event held this year at Firefighter's Memorial Park from 5:30-7:30pm. Firefighters Memorial Park is located at 3201 Pleasant View Road, just off Airport Road. We'll bring fun activities for kids to enjoy, plus books to borrow about emergency vehicles, police officers, firefighters, first responders, and paramedics to borrow! Don't forget to bring your library card...or ask us how you can get a library card at the event if you don't have one yet! Other activities include: • Free Food and Beverages! • Police Cars • Med Flight and DEA Helicopters • Police K-9 • Madison PD Mounted Patrol • Police Motorcycle • Middleton Fire Department • Middleton EMS See you there!


Thursday August 20   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center for Middle School Night at the Pool. Students in 5-8th grade 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!). When you're not splashing around in the pool, enjoy some yummmy food specials, fun contests, plus many more activities! This annual event is hosted by the Middleton Recreation Department and benefits the Middleton Youth Center. PLEASE NOTE: this event requires a $3 per person admission fee. This event is ONLY for 5-8th graders 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.


Saturday August 29   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Good Neighbor Fest on Saturday, August 29! There will be free books for babies to adults and outdoor toys to enjoy! Learn more about the Next Chapter! Get a library card! The Good Neighbor Fest is located at Fireman's Park, 7400 Lee Street, adjacent to Middleton High School.