Our Vision for the Future
The Madison Public Library will excel in enriching Madison community life by providing access to the ideas and information of the world.
The Madison Public Library is the community’s center for ideas, information, learning, and connections. The Library is the bridge which links Madison’s past, present, and future.
To support our vision and mission, the Madison Public Library will:
Assist residents and all Library customers to learn and grow.
The library’s public programs, ever changing content, and responsive and friendly services will help community members (1) recognize their own – and the library’s – potential at all ages of life, (2) explore all that the Library has to offer, and (3) realize that the Library is their lifelong partner in learning.
Build community and social engagement.
Today’s world is complicated, and it changes quickly. The Library serves to bring people together in a safe and welcoming environment so they can explore ideas, discuss issues, and encourage civic engagement. Madison is a better place when it has an informed and engaged community. The Library helps the community understand and participate in Madison’s rich past, its exciting present, and its hopes for a better future.
Help make Madison a better place to live.
The Library is an essential part of the life of Madison, the place the community turns to in its need for information to make a decision, for something to read, or for a place for quiet reflection. The Madison Public Library is a sanctuary that is safe and welcoming to all.