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.