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.

Ways to Give at the Most Giving Time of the Year

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation often receives calls or emails, asking about the best ways to give in support of the library. We asked some of our donors to share their stories about how they give.

Foundation Welcomes Six New Board Members

Foundation News–Six new members recently joined the Madison Public Library Foundation Board of Directors.

$10K Alicia Ashman Estate Gift Bolsters Book Collections

Foundation News–The Alicia Ashman Library received a $10,000 donation from the estate of Alicia Ashman, the woman whose name the west side branch honors.

Daniel Pink to Speak at Lunch for Libraries

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation’s seventh annual Lunch for Libraries will feature Daniel Pink, whose nonfiction books about business, work and behavior have made him a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author.

Citywide Friends Consider Online Book Sales

Foundation News–The new Madison Public Library support facility on Badger Road will be ready soon, and in it will be space for Friends of Madison Public Library groups to sort and store book donations as they prepare for their fundraising book sales.

Community Shaping New Pinney Library Design

Foundation News–This fall, community members had a chance to share their hopes and dreams for a new Pinney Library at a number of sessions.

Donations Make Outreach to Non-English-Speaking Communities Possible

Foundation News–Storytimes that are part of the Community Liaisons project aim to break down language barriers for Hispanic, Hmong and other non-English-speaking communities.

Foundation Announces $10,000 Matching Gift for New Pinney Library

Foundation News–Jill Ball, a Madison east sider and longtime library supporter, has challenged Madison Public Library Foundation donors to stand behind the new Pinney Library project on Giving Tuesday by committing to a matching gift of up to $10,000.

Giving Later Profile: Dick Goldberg

Foundation News–Longtime Madison resident Dick Goldberg understands the vital role that public libraries play within the local community. As a social worker and real estate developer by trade, he saw first-hand how physical spaces like libraries can have a part in strengthening bonds among people.

Wisconsin Book Festival Gifts to Be Matched Up to $5,000 Through Nov. 5

Foundation News–From now through November 5, Dr. Nancy Pandhi and Dr. Alex Young will generously match every dollar donated up to $5,000!

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