The Madison Public Library Foundation supports and celebrates Madison’s library facilities, services and programs in an effort to develop and sustain a world-class library system. We provide annual project grants, raise funds for capital projects, host fundraising events, and ensure the libraries’ future through endowment funds. Learn how you can support your libraries today.

If we gave you $20,000 to make Madison Public Library even better, how would you spend it? Tell us what you would do to take our library system from very good to great. 

Want to spend the day with Ruth Reichl?

There are now three opportunities on Tuesday, June 2 -  Lunch for Libraries: Relish with Ruth, Meet the MakeHers cocktail party, and a reading and Book talk from the Wisconsin Book Festival

Date Set for Ex Libris Vol. 5: Beer for Brunch

Love the taste of beer before noon, but not the day-drinking fatigue? We have the answer! Mark your calendars for Ex Libris Vol. 5: Beer for Brunch.

Book Club Corner

A destination for book clubbers and book lovers alike. Enter your book club in our quarterly drawing and win!

Enter your book club

Book Festival Events Deliver Great Conversations

This year's Wisconsin Book Festival was a huge success with 8,274 attendess at 64 programs. See photos of the event here

"I’m thrilled I can help the Madison Public Library Foundation in its vital mission because of what the library system has done for me.  I simply could not do my research into local history without the library’s physical and digital resources."

                                                                                               - Stu Levitan, Donor

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