In the News

Just as countless inspiring works fill the shelves of our libraries, there are many stories to tell about the ways the foundation supports the libraries’ facilities, services and programs. Read or view recent news coverage below. For media inquiries, visit our For the Press page.

Madison’s Library Takeover

American Libraries–Just a few years ago the Madison Public Library was collection-focused, with high circulation but a low capacity for making connections with its community.

Key financing for Royster Corners, Pinney Library passes Madison City Council

Wisconsin State Journal–The City Council on Tuesday approved key pieces of a deal to move forward on the next $21.1 million phase of the Royster Corners redevelopment on the East Side, including a new home for the Pinney Library.

Madison Public Library’s ‘Rock & Read’ to Focus on Students Who Need Most Help

WKOW Ch. 27–A fundraiser this weekend will help children who aren't reading at their grade level. Madison Public Library Foundation says there are hundreds of students in the Madison Metropolitan School District who are in that situation.

Madison Pinney Library negotiations moving forward

The Cap Times–Pinney Library on Madison’s east side is inching toward moving into a new home as part of the Royster Corners project on Cottage Grove Road.

Summer Heats Up Wisconsin Book Festival Lineup

Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival has three summer author events on the schedule that are sure to draw big crowds.

Summer Clubs Motivate Kids to Keep Reading

Foundation News–When children don’t read over the summer, they lose some of the hard-earned skills they acquired during the school year. The average student will lose up to one month, with disadvantaged students losing closer to two months

2016 Annual Report Available

Foundation News–Visit the foundation website to view Madison Public Library and Madison Public Library Foundation’s joint annual report, which highlights news and notable moments from 2016.

Foundation Earns Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates nonprofits’ financial health, accountability and transparency to educate potential donors and help them gain confidence with their contributions.

Foundation-Funded Library Takeover Events a Success

Foundation News–Two May events funded by a Madison Public Library Foundation grant as part of the Library Takeover initiative raised awareness of local writers, as well as the Indian-American community in Madison.

American Transmission Co. Partners With Kitchen Program

Foundation News–American Transmission Co. signed on as a corporate partner of the Meadowridge Library kitchen program, committing a $5,000 gift to Madison Public Library Foundation that will be used to help a neighborhood experiencing homelessness, unemployment and food insecurity.

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