2011 Madison Bus Tour

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Madison Bus Tour, September 13, 2011

Join the Youth Services Section of WLA as we tour everal libraries in the greater Madison area. This tours will have a special focus on early learning activities and environments and teen areas, but the tours will include all areas of the library. These tours will be of interest to children’s services and teen librarians, directors, Friends, and trustees who may be considering a new building project or remodeling project, and library school students. A description and itinerary is listed below.

The cost of the Madison tour will be $20 with an optional $9 for lunch (or bring your own). Space is limited so register early. Confirmations will be sent.

Traveling by bus is an efficient and cost effective way to see these libraries, rather than visiting them independently. The staff at the libraries will be available for the tours and to answer questions. The bus trips help people avoid the hassles of traffic, parking, and getting around in unfamiliar cities. Visiting with other librarians is not only fun and but others often spot interesting things you might miss on your own. It’s a chance to see 4-5 different libraries in one day.

Car pooling to the starting location will be facilitated by the Youth Services Section. Registration deadline for the Madison tour is August 31st.

For more information visit the registration site or contact Barb Huntington at 608-831-5418 barbhunting@gmail.com or Jill Lininger at 262-636-9255 or jill.lininger@racinelibrary.info Jill Lininger.

Greater Madison Area Trip, Tuesday, September 13th

Tour Itinerary
8:45 am Meet at the Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
9:00 – 10:00 Tour Library
10:00 – 10:20 Travel to the Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S. Park Street, Madison
10:20 – 11:15 Tour Library
11:15 – 11:30 Travel to the Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison
11:30 – 12:30 Tour Library
12:30 – 12:45 Travel to the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Street, Middleton
12:45 – 1:30 Box lunch (or bring your own) at the Middleton Public Library
1:30 – 2:30 Tour Library
2:30 – 2:50 Travel to the Verona Public Library, 500 Silent Street, Verona
2:50 – 4:00 Tour Library
4:00 – 4:20 Travel back to the Fitchburg Library

Madison Area Library Handouts

Fitchburg Library

Goodman South Madison Branch Library on Park Street

  • Library Fast Facts (.pdf)
  • This new library opened near its old location, but in a new building, in 2010. The activity room is used by teens at set program times and includes a huge wall mounted tv for gaming.

Sequoya Branch Library on Tokay Blvd.

  • Library Fast Facts (.pdf)
    Sequoya Floor Plan (.jpg)
  • The new building opened in 2008. The library has many “green” building features and has an urban feel throughout. A recent addition to the library was a set of wall-mounted early literacy learning materials. The library has a teen area.

Middleton Public Library

  • Library Fast Facts (.pdf)
  • The tour will stop for a box lunch at the Middleton Public Library and then tour the building that was remodeled in 2004. The youth area renovation included innovative seating and a re-designed story room. The teen area includes features such as booths, neon lights and a bearded dragon lizard.

Verona Public Library