Fun in the library with balloon animals, parents and UW Badger football players. Photo by Amanda Meloy.

By Amanda Meloy
Lindbergh Elementary School

The 2017 Summer Reading and Makerspace at Lindbergh Elementary library was a success, with an average of 40 people each week participating in a variety of activities.

Bean planting with Ms. Rebecca and America’s Best Flower. Photo by Amanda Meloy.

The Lindbergh Elementary library was open on Wednesdays from 4 pm‒8 pm, offering book checkout, craft making, free books, vegetables from the garden and community programs. Activities included drum circles, planting with America’s Best Flower, stop motion animation from Madison Public Library, sewing, watermelon carving, nature activities from Aldo Leopold Nature Center and an obstacle course run by UW Badger football players. Lindbergh staff, families and UW players were featured on the Channel 15 news. You can find the story at

Lindbergh Elementary library was a friendly place for families to gather, meet new people, join in story time, check out books, create with makerspace and explore new technology. Lindbergh partnered with the Lakeview Library, who had librarians attend every week. Additionally, the community was able to participate in the Madison Public Library Summer Reading Program. 

Stop motion animation with Madison Public Library. Photo by Amanda Meloy.

Thank you to the following: Lindbergh families, students, PTA and community members; Madison Metropolitan School District families and community members; Madison Public Library, Madeleine Kain, Lesley Kircher, and Jesse Vieau; the Northside Early Childhood Zone; all Lindbergh staff, Principal Lindsay Maglio, Nicole Quandt, Rebecca Frey, Ken Stancer, Lisa Duernberger and Amanda Meloy; and Anne Farkas.