Madison Public Library: your place to learn, share and create.

The Teen Bubbler focuses on serving Madison teenagers under the Bubbler program umbrella. Whether offering the basics of animation, screen printing, music, painting, graphic design or video game design (to name a few), the Bubbler’s hands-on pop-up workshops introduce participants to a variety of local experts who share their talents and physical resources. Our continuous efforts to connect with potential partners is what keeps the experiences current and dynamic, allowing the library to facilitate a wide range of lectures, demonstrations, performances, and make-and-take workshops in all nine libraries and at partner locations around the city.

You won't find many of the Teen Bubbler workshops on the public calendar because library staff are committed to bringing the resources to targeted groups. We are especially interested in connecting to teens who struggle in the traditional classroom or identify as non-learners. The library works with many youth-serving partners around the city to reach teenagers, and our community partner presenters walk them through fun and engaging art and media projects.


The Bubbler Program is currently funded by a National Leadership Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Read the IMLS Grant Application and Press Release for more information.