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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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Outreach 2019 Nanny Training 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 @ KEVA 2019 Spring Into Stories

Outreach @ KEVA 2019 Spring Into Stories

Outreach @ Northside Elementary School

Outreach @ Northside Elementary School

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

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 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

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Summer Youth Center 2018

National Night Out

National Night Out

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Outreach-Slide @ Springtree 2018

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

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Read With a Cop at YMCA Sauk Trail

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-Summer Youth Center

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Slide Into a Good Book Springtree

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach-Kids' Day Event 2016

Outreach: Day of Caring

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

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UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS



Thursday May 16   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 16 between 9-10:30am for this free, family-friendly event! Each month from May through October, there will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for the first event on May 16th is "Bring May Flowers" and the Madison Moms Blog has a great selection of activities lined up such as A Planting Station, Blooming Flower Yoga with The Well, and a 3D Springy Craft with The Well! The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to explore and play with. 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! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market that morning with more info.


Thursday May 30   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss Carmen Maria Machado's book of short stories, "Her Body and Other Parties." All adults are welcome to join the discussion! A limited number of copies will be available for checkout at the library's reference desk. Registration for this event is appreciated. In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. (Amazon.com)


Saturday June 15   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at this year's Cops and Bobbers event held at Lakeview Park in Middleton (6300 Mendota Ave) on June 15 from 8-12pm. 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!


Monday June 17   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Sunday June 23   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at the Bock Community Garden (5606 Highland Way in Middleton) on Sunday, June 23 from 6-7pm for their Summer Learning Series! These classes are FREE and open to the public. ORGANIC WEED & PEST CONTROL (teens & adults) Growing healthy organic produce can prove to be a difficult task! In this class, Educational Coordinator, Kathleen, will go over efficiently managing common weeds and pests we find in the Bock Community Garden. Bring your questions and your own knowledge of organic gardening as we discuss how to overcome these challenges. This class is designed for adult and teen gardeners of all skill levels and welcomes members and non-members. The library will bring a variety of books on gardening, pollinators, flowers, vegetables, etc., so don't forget to bring your library card! The Bock Community Garden is located at 5606 Highland Way in Middleton. PLEASE NOTE: The Bock Community Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, however trails within garden are unpaved. Bike rack available at one of the garden entrances. Dogs are not permitted. Parental supervision of children is required at all times. No bathroom facilities on site. Street parking only. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Sunday June 23   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at the Bock Community Garden (5606 Highland Way in Middleton) on Sunday, June 23 from 6-7pm for their Summer Learning Series! These classes are FREE and open to the public. BUGS IN THE GARDEN (ages 4-12) Show appreciation for the diversity of insects found in the garden! Special guest, Jacki Whisenent, will help us observe, classify and illustrate insects found inside the Bock Community Children’s Garden! Jacki holds a Master’s certificate in Science Illustration from the University of California - Monterey Bay and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Entomology at UW-Madison. Join us in the garden as we’re introduced to new insects! The library will bring a variety of books on gardening, pollinators, flowers, insects, vegetables, etc., so don't forget to bring your library card! The Bock Community Garden is located at 5606 Highland Way in Middleton. PLEASE NOTE: The Bock Community Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, however trails within garden are unpaved. Bike rack available at one of the garden entrances. Dogs are not permitted. Parental supervision of children is required at all times. No bathroom facilities on site. Street parking only. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Monday June 24   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Tuesday June 25   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on June 25, July 2, July 16, July 23, and July 30.


Monday July 1   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Tuesday July 2   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on July 2, July 16, July 23, and July 30.


Monday July 8   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Tuesday July 9   
 
Outside the Library

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 9 and August 13 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.


Monday July 15   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Tuesday July 16   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on July 16, July 23, and July 30.


Thursday July 18   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, July 18 between 9-10:30am for this free, family-friendly event! There will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for July is "Summer Days" and the Madison Moms Blog has a great selection of activities lined up such as Sassy Cow Creamery Ice Cream and a Summer Sun Craft. The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to play with. 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! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market that morning with more info.


Sunday July 21   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at the children's garden at the Bock Community Garden on Sunday, July 21 from 6-7pm for their Summer Learning Series! These classes are FREE and open to the public. Classes are recommended for young gardeners, ages 4-12. Explore the elements found inside a garden! A fun scavenger hunt will guide young gardner’s in their discovery! Gardens can be created almost anywhere! Plant a seed and take it home and you’re well on your way to becoming a Master Gardener! You can start a garden in your backyard or on a windowsill as long as you have sunlight, water, and room to grow! The Middleton Public Library will bring a variety of books on gardening, pollinators, flowers, vegetables, etc., so don't forget to bring your library card! The Bock Community Garden is located at 5606 Highland Way in Middleton. PLEASE NOTE: The Bock Community Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers and there is a bike rack at one of the garden entrances. Dogs are not permitted. Parental supervision is required at all times. No bathroom facilities on site. Street parking only. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Monday July 22   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Tuesday July 23   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on July 23, and July 30.


Monday July 29   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Tuesday July 30   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm.


Monday August 5   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) All visits will take place on Mondays, June 17 through August 5, from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring a variety of outdoor toys 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 at the picnic tables under the large pavilion.


Wednesday August 7   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the annual National Night Out event held at Lakeview Park from 5:30-7:30pm. We'll bring fun activities for kids to enjoy, plus lots of books to borrow about first responders, emergency vehicles, police officers, firefighters, 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! Lakeview Park is located at 6300 Mendota Avenue in Middleton.


Tuesday August 13   
 
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 9 and August 13 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.


Sunday August 18   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at the children's garden at the Bock Community Garden onon Sunday, August 18 from 6-7pm for their Summer Learning Series! These classes are FREE and open to the public. Classes are recommended for young gardeners, ages 4-12. Learn why pollinators are crucial to growing healthy gardens, learn the basic anatomy of a flower, how a plant is pollinated, and what occurs after pollination. Special guest, Jacki Whisenent will help us identify some pollinators inside the Bock Children’s Garden. Learn what you can do in your own yard or community to encourage healthy, happy pollinators! The Middleton Public Library will bring a variety of books on gardening, pollinators, flowers, vegetables, etc., so don't forget to bring your library card! The Bock Community Garden is located at 5606 Highland Way in Middleton. PLEASE NOTE: The Bock Community Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, however trails within garden are unpaved. Bike rack available at one of the garden entrances. Dogs are not permitted. Parental supervision is required at all times. No bathroom facilities on site. Street parking only. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Thursday August 22   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 22 between 9-10:30am for this free, family-friendly event! There will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for August is “Out of this World Playdate" and the Madison Moms Blog has a great selection of activities lined up such as Outerspace Story with Engineering for Kids, Rocket Launch with Engineering for Kids, and a Reach for the Stars Craft. The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to play with. 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! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market.


Thursday August 22   
 
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.


Thursday September 19   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 19 between 9-10:30am for this free, family-friendly event! There will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for September is “Back to School” and the Madison Moms Blog has a great selection of activities lined up such as a Book Worm Story Time and a School Craft. The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to play with. 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! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market.