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Barbara Dimick, Director of Madison Public Library, to Retire

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on Monday, January 23, 2012 in Libraries in the News
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After 35 years with the library, including 15 as director, Barb Dimick will retire on February 24. Susan Lee, library business operations manager, will serve as interim director during the nationwide search for a new director. Read more...Congratulations, Barb!...

Madison Mayor Shares Value of Library, Central Remodel Plans

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on Thursday, December 09, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz blogs his ideas about why libraries are valuable and changing institutions, as he applauds the plans for revamping the Central Library. He says the plans are "less about where to put stacks of books than they are about making the library a vibrant and flexible place to discover and share ideas." He's also touting the current plan as cheaper than previous proposals, which included a complete rebuild on a new site and a mixed use development.Another report: Daily Cardinal ...

New Location for Madison Public Library's South Madison Branch

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on Sunday, October 03, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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The new Goodman South Madison Branch Library is scheduled to reopen on October 11 in its new location at 2222 S. Park Street on the first floor of the new Urban League of Greater Madison’s Center for Economic Development & Workforce Training.  The current location will close to the public on October 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm and is scheduled to reopen at the new location on Monday, October 11. For more information or photos of the new library, see www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/southmadison...