28 Libraries
28 New Collections

The Madison Community Foundation has initiated a county-wide collections project, awarding each of the 28 libraries and branches $27,500 each to build specific collections that serve their own community and the entire South Central Library System.

The intiative encompasses all 17 county libraries, nine Madison Public Library branches, and the Dane County Bookmobile.

Goals of the Project

Enhance Libraries as a Destination – Building each individual library's collection around a niche topic creates destinations for specific, exclusive resources.

Support Unique Communities in Dane County – Niche collections in each library underscore the value, quality and character of each community in Dane County.

Enrich Programming – Linking programming activities to each collection's subject area expands opportunities to partner with local organizations and businesses.

Build South Central Library System Capacity – Ensuring diversity between collections provides greater depth in the resources available to all residents within the county through the South Central Library System.

How can I contribute to this program?

Please contact your local Library Director to:

  • Suggest complementary programming
  • Volunteer to coordinate fundraising
  • Start a book club about your favorite subject
  • Ask about donating relevant materials
  • Refer a speaker on a relevant subject
  • Contribute funds to the library's collection fund
Black Earth Public Library: Literacy Enhancement Belleville Public Library: Performing Arts Cambridge Community Library: Agriculture Rosemary Garfoot Public Library: Ecology Dane County Bookmobile: Large Print Books DeForest Area Public Library: MP3 & Gaming Deerfield Public Library: Sports & Fitness Hawthorne Branch Library: Pop Culture Alicia Ashman Branch Library: Comics & Anime Lakeview Branch Library: Film & Film History Madison Public Library Central Branch: Small Business Marshall Community Library: Music Mazomanie Free Library: Home & Garden E.D. Locke Public Library: Crafts & Hobbies Meadowridge Branch Library: Strong Families Middleton Public Library: Foreign Languages Monona Public Library: Health & Wellness Monroe Street Branch Library: Audio Books Mount Horeb Public Library: Popular Science Oregon Public Library: Food & Nutrition Pinney Branch Library: Sustainable Living Sequoya Branch Library: Art of the Picture Book South Madison Branch Library: Education & Employment Stoughton Public Library: Life Transitions Sun Prairie Public Library: World Cultures Verona Public Library: Arts & Architecture Waunakee Public Library: Wisconsin Fitchburg Public Library: North American History

28 Library Collections Throughout Dane County

Click on each library to learn more about their collection.

Libraries Themes Madison Branches Themes
Belleville Performing Arts Madison Central Small Business
Black Earth Literacy Enhancement Hawthorne Branch Pop Culture
Cambridge Agriculture Alicia Ashman Graphic Novels & Anime
Dane County Bookmobile Large Print Books Lakeview Branch Film & Film History
Deerfield Sports and Fitness Meadowridge Branch Strong Families
DeForest Gaming Monroe Street Branch Audio Books
E.D. Locke Crafts & Hobbies Pinney Branch Sustainable Living
Fitchburg North American History Sequoya Branch Art of the Picture Book
Marshall Music South Madison Education & Employment
Mazomanie Home & Garden    
Middleton Foreign Language    
Monona Health & Wellness   Materials Include:
Mount Horeb Popular Science   Books
Oregon Food & Nutrition   DVDs
Rosemary Garfoot Ecology   Audio Books
Stoughton Life Transitions   Periodicals
Sun Prairie World Cultures   Children's Materials
Verona Art & Architecture   Reference Resources
Waunakee Wisconsin   ...and more