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.

Central Library Celebrates its Grand Reopening!

Foundation News–The new Central Library opened with great fanfare on September 21, to a crowd of over 250 onlookers outside the library entrance at Mifflin and Fairchild Streets.

Chocolaterian Café Brings Sweets, Fun to Central Library

Foundation News–Chocolaterian Café has come to stay in Central Library, bringing sweets, of course, but also soups, sandwiches, and other savory items. Thanks to a policy change last year, library patrons can take these snacks and drinks outside of the first floor café area and anywhere in the library.

Weekly Top 5: Winter Art Fair, Dinosaur Train LIVE!, Hunger Games party, holiday dance

77 Square–One week before the Big Screen release of "Catching Fire," families are encouraged to enjoy a movie night on Friday at the Pinney Branch Public Library.

Kids Fund helps Goodman South Madison Branch library program succeed

The Cap Times–The Madison Public Library Foundation was awarded a $2,000 grant by the Kids Fund earlier this year for a program that, according to the staff at the Goodman South Madison Branch library, has been an unmitigated success.

Kids Fund helps Goodman South Madison Branch library program succeed

Cap Times–The Madison Public Library Foundation was awarded a $2,000 grant by the Kids Fund earlier this year for a program that, according to the staff at the Goodman South Madison Branch library, has been an unmitigated success.

What’s That Wednesday: Savory Quiche from Chocolaterian’s Central Library Café

Madison Magazine–A delicious review of a very un-book-like offering at Central Library.

Thanksgiving Pies for Meadowridge

Foundation News–Make your Thanksgiving a little bit easier while supporting Meadowridge Library. As part of their annual pie sale, about 20 volunteers with the Friends of Meadowridge Library will have cooked up more than 100 pies. That may sound like a lot, but they go fast. Stop by Meadowridge on Tuesday, November 26 after 10 am to get yours for just $10 each.

Laura Schmiedicke Wins 2013 Proctor Scholarship

Foundation News–On October 26, the Madison Public Library Foundation awarded Laura Schmiedicke the 2013 Proctor Scholarship. Laura’s family, friends, library staff and the family of Elizabeth Proctor gathered for their annual reception at the Lakeview Branch to celebrate Laura and remember Betsy, a library employee from 1967 until her retirement in 1998.

Pre-opening Events Foreword and Stacked Raise $134,000 for Central

Foundation News–Before Central Library opened to the public, the library foundation hosted two fundraising events, offering ticket-buyers a preview of the building while supporting the campaign.

Chris Rickert: ‘Upcycling’ the Meadowood neighborhood part of a golden opportunity

Wisconsin State Journal–Chris Rickert discusses the upcoming improvements to the Meadowood neighborhood, including the revamp of the Meadowridge Library.

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