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.,

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.,

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.,

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.

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