Madison Area Library Roundup

Ready or not, the cold and dark days of winter are approaching. This is the time of year when I keep an ongoing list of places to take the kids when it is too miserable to be outside. What is on the top of that list? The library!

Where else can you find arts & crafts, movies, science, games, free-play, dancing, and books all for free? While we love going to our local library, my family and I also enjoy visiting other local branches. The South Central Library System has an impressive number of locations and each one is worth checking out.

I have put together a roundup of library branches in Madison and the surrounding areas. If you would like a complete list of all of the libraries in the South Central System, you can find that here. While all of the library websites will have their own events calendar, you can find a fairly comprehensive list for many local libraries here. Enjoy!

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Madison Central Library
201 W. Mifflin St., Madison
Hours: M-Thu 9 am-9 pm; F: 9-6; S: 9-5; Sun: 1-5 (Oct.-April)

Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Rd., Madison
Hours: M-F: 9-9; S: 9-5

Goodman South Madison Library
2222 S. Park St., Madison
Hours: M -F: 10-8; S: 9-5

Hawthorne Branch
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison
Hours: M-F: 10-8; S: 9-5

Lakeview Branch
2845 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
Hours: M-F: 10-8; S: 9-5

Meadowridge Branch
5726 Raymond Rd., Madison
Hours: M-F: 10-8; S: 9-5

Monroe Street Branch
1705 Monroe St., Madison
Hours: M,W,F: 1-9; T: 10-6; Thu: 12-6; S: 9:30-5

Pinney Branch
204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison
Hours: M-F: 9-9; S: 9-5; Sun: 1-5 (Sept.-May)

Sequoya Branch
4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison
Hours: M-F: 9-9 S: 9-5 Sun: 1-5 (Oct.-April)

Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St., Cross Plains
Hours: M, W, Thu: 9-8; T, F: 9-5; S: 10-2

Fitchburg Public Library
5530 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
Hours: M-Thu: 9-9; F-Sat: 10-6; Sun: 1-5 (school year only)

McFarland Public Library
920 Milwaukee St., McFarland
Hours: M-Thu: 9:30-8; F-S: 9:30-5:30; Sun. 12-3

Middleton Public Library
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton
Hours: M-Thu: 9-9; F: 9-6; S: 9-5; Sun.: 1-5 (Sept.-May)

Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Rd., Monona
M-W: 9-8; Thu-F: 9-6; S: 9-5; Sun.: 1-5 (Sept.-May)

Stoughton Public Library
304 S. 4th St., Stoughton
Hours: M-Thu: 9-9; F-S: 9-5

Sun Prairie Public Library
1350 Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie
Hours: M-Thu: 9-9; F-S: 9-5; Sun.: 1-5 (Sep.-May)

Verona Public Library
500 Silent St., Verona
Hours: M–Thu: 9–9; F: 9-5; S: 9-4

Waunakee Public Library
710 South St., Waunakee
Hours: M-Thu: 9-9; F: 9-5; S: 10-5

2 Responses to Madison Area Library Roundup

  1. Katie November 5, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    Please add Waunakee–they have wonderful storytimes. 710 South Street. Mon-Thurs 9-9, Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5

  2. Jessica November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Thank you for the heads up, Katie! I will add that one to the list.

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