Library Love

By Laura Anne Bird  |  Photo courtesy Verona Public Library

The area caters to library-users of all kinds.

If you’re in the mood for …

A Peaceful Vibe

With enormous windows overlooking Badger Prairie County Park, a cozy fireplace in the Quiet Reading Room, and soothing arts and museum exhibits, the Verona Public Library offers a dose of Zen.

500 Silent St., veronapubliclibrary.org

A Modern Marvel

The Waunakee Public Library is a gorgeously-appointed building with amenities to boot: a large childrenʼs area, teen spaces, outdoor “book walk,” adult book clubs and plenty of reservable spaces.

201 N. Madison St., waunakeepubliclibary.org

A Contemporary Feel

Serving as the hub of Madison Public Library’s nine-library system, as well as the Wisconsin Book Festival, Central Library features solar panels, a green roof, permanent art installations and sprawling spaces that are perfect for an outing downtown.

201 W. Mifflin St., madisonpubliclibrary.org/locations/central-library

Coming Soon to Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is the largest community in Dane County without a library of its own. Friends of the Cottage Grove Library, a volunteer group, is advocating for a library to be operational around 2026, pending funding.

libraryfriendscgwi.org

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