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.

Friends Groups Busy Hosting Fundraisers

Foundation News–The Friends of Madison Public Library held its annual Book Club Café event on May 10 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. This year’s featured author was renowned animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell, who talked about her recent book, The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog. All proceeds will benefit the libraries.

Movie fans making good use of Madison Public Library’s extensive collection

Wisconsin State Journal–With few brick and mortar movie rental businesses still operating around Madison, the public library remains a viable alternative for people who enjoy browsing aisles of films.

Great Dane Supports Wisconsin Book Festival for Kids

Foundation News–Beer and brewing aren’t the only things the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company is keeping up on: The restaurant and brewery is also busy ensuring bright futures for local kids. As a longstanding supporter of the Wisconsin Book Festival, Great Dane President Eliot Butler said the programming reflects his business’s philanthropic philosophy and is vital for the Madison community.

Join Us at These Upcoming Wisconsin Book Festival Events

Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival has a great lineup for early April! As Wisconsin’s premier literary platform, the festival includes these events and more throughout the year, and will culminate in a four-day event November 2-5.

2017 Rock & Read Fundraiser June 18 at Capital Brewery

Foundation News–Join Madison Public Library Foundation on Sunday, June 18, for Rock & Read, a family-friendly fundraiser for Madison Public Library, in the Capital Brewery Bier Garten in Middleton.

Get Ready for Wisconsin Film Festival at the Library

Foundation News–Join Madison Public Library on Saturday, March 18, at Pinney Library for the fifth annual Pinney Mini Film Festival, a special after-hours library event that will screen five short films from last year’s Wisconsin Film Festival.

Teen Interns Gain Career Skills Through Internships Toward Equity Program

Foundation News–A 2016 Madison Public Library Foundation grant allowed three young community members to participate in immersive internships with Madison Public Library in areas of interest to them.

Dates Set for Spring Library Takeover Program Events

Foundation News–After the first successful Library Takeover event—Access Denied, funded by a Madison Public Library Foundation grant —the program has set dates for the next two events: Share the Word, to take place on May 5, and Namaste, Madison, on May 13.

Foundation-Funded One Book at a Time Program Delivers Books to Hundreds of Local Kids

Foundation News–Hundreds of children and teens throughout Madison received free books in 2016 through Madison Public Library’s One Book at a Time program, funded by a Madison Public Library Foundation grant.

Madisonians Engage Marginalized Community With Access Denied Nightlife Accessibility Event

Foundation News–With the goal of combating inaccessible nightlife in Madison, Access Denied — funded by a Library Takeover grant from Madison Public Library Foundation — is taking on the issue with a panel of local experts and a dance party Friday, February 10, at Madison Public Library’s Central Library.

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