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.

Voting for the Best Ideas Begins June 1

If we gave you $20,000 to make Madison Public Library even better, how would you spend it? Visit our website on June 1 to start voting on the best ideas. 

Support Our Annual Fund This Spring

Read a message from Executive Director Jenni Collins and learn about all the ways your gift can make our libraries even better.

Want to Spend a Day With Ruth Reichl?

There are three opportunities to hear from the award-winning food writer on June 2: Lunch for Libraries: Relish with Ruth, Meet the Make-Hers cocktail party, and a Wisconsin Book Festival reading & book talk. 

Book Festival Events Pack June

We've got dozens of events lined up for Wisconsin Book Festival weekend on October 22-25, but in the meantime, five upcoming events will keep you satisfied over the summer.

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

Love the taste of beer with breakfast, but not a fan of day drinking? 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

"I’m thrilled I can help 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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