LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Best Western Premier Park Hotel

(22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. Please call 608-245-3640 with questions. 

 

Join us in Madison for a day of advocating for Wisconsin libraries!  This year's event will kick off with a briefing and breakfast in the Hall of Wisconsin at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel (22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703), followed by visits with legislators at the Wisconsin State Capitol.  

Registration

$45.00 per person for library staff, trustees, and friends of libraries; $25.00 for full-time students (enrolled in library science graduate studies; students are asked to show proof of enrollment).  Registration for this event is now closed.  Please call 608-245-3640 with questions. No refunds after January 19, 2024. 

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - Registration, networking, continental breakfast* (please be seated by 8:45 a.m. in the Hall of Wisconsin, 2nd floor)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  - Briefing program

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Visits with legislators, lunch on your own. 

*Coffee, hot tea oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins, yogurt with granola, seasonal fruit salad, chilled hard-boiled eggs, and muffins.

For First-Time Attendees

Once you register for this event, Library Legislative Day committee members will make appointments with legislators and develop the day's schedule for you.  The schedule will be shared with attendees a few days in advance of the event.  For more information and best practices on participating in meetings with legislators, click here.

Tips for Library Legislative Day & Capitol Map

Before You Leave Town

This year, we want to encourage you to invite the legislators you meet with to visit your library.  Please download the invitation letter template below, fill in the details, and print it on your library's letterhead to share at your meetings.  Be sure to print enough copies for each visit (if you are meeting with four legislators, print four copies, etc.). 

Customizable Invitation to Visit Your Library 

We also recommend reviewing the Library Legislative Day Instructions and the Capitol Maps in advance.  Click here.

 


 

Handouts

For Legislator Packets

For Attendees 

     Schedules

 


Resources

2023-2024 WI Legislature by Library System

Members of 2023-2024 Wisconsin Legislature Joint Finance Committee 


Parking Downtown Madison

Attendees are welcome to park their vehicles with the Park Hotel valet while they’re attending meetings on-property.  The Park hotel offers hourly valet parking for $4/hour for meeting attendees. 

Downtown Madison parking information:  Park Downtown Madison (visitdowntownmadison.com) 


Lodging

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel.  Special group rates for the WI Library Association lodging accommodations on February 5th at the Park Hotel are:

  • $149.00 for traditional rooms with one or two beds
  • $159.00 for deluxe rooms with one or two beds
  • $199.00 for king suites.
 Room rates are currently subject to 5.5% state tax and 10% city tax. Cutoff date for room reservations is January 15, 2024. 
WLA 2024 Legislative Day Room Block

 Looking for other lodging options?  The Destination Madison website has information about area hotels, including a central accommodations map to view hotel locations at a glance.