Monona Library Class Visits & Tours

Group Tours

The Youth Services Department offers sessions on orientation to and usage of the Monona Public Library. These sessions are designed to encourage the life-long use of the library as an informational, recreational, and educational resource. The purpose of such visits is to:
  • Familiarize classes/groups with library services
  • Encourage library card ownership
  • Assist in book selection
  • Reinforce previous library instruction
  • Provide special programming
Arrangements for sessions with a librarian must be made at least three weeks in advance either in person or by phone 608-222-6127. Due to scheduling and space requirements for such visits, it is best for the library staff to coordinate a session directly with the class teacher/group leader.

If you are interested in having us set aside books on a subject, we request two weeks notice

 Possible group activities include about 30 minutes of staff interaction and may include:
  • Book talks to motivate reading (Grades 1 - 8)
  • Brief orientation to library resources tailored to grade levels (Pre-K - Grade 8)
  • Storytelling sessions or workshops (Pre-K - Grade 4)
  • Other as designed between library staff and the teacher (3 or more weeks notice)

Plan a Visit to the Library

Appointments will be made per consideration of staffing availability. Please call or email the Youth Services Coordinator. Students whose library cards are in good standing may check out 2 books during the visit. We will not issue new library cards during a class visit.

Tours for youth are arranged by Youth Services Staff. Please call 608-222-6127 or send an email.


Special preparations are made for your visit. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call to reschedule. We appreciate your cooperation!

Can't Visit the Library?

Library staff can visit your class to give a presentation. Please contact the Youth Services Department at 608-222-6127 or by email, 7 to 14 days in advance to arrange a time and date.

Subjects for presentations include:

  • Book talks (general or specific)
  • Library services and resources and library card registration
  • Specialized programs and workshops to fit your needs
  • Summer Library Reading & Activity Program