Become a Book Fest Benefactor
Foundation News–Is the Wisconsin Book Festival one of your favorite Madison events? Individuals and families are invited to give at our Book Fest Benefactor donor level.
Are You Ready for the Wisconsin Book Festival?
Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival is just two weeks away! The festival, which runs Oct. 16-19, will feature more than 60 free events at Central Library as well as throughout the downtown and campus areas. This year’s events include a children’s series, numerous author appearances, a supper club sampling event, a beermaking event, and so much more.
Ex Libris Tickets Sell Out in Record Time
Foundation News–Our annual Ex Libris fundraiser proved its popularity when tickets sold out just a few weeks after they went on sale. Approximately 550 people will fill Central Library on November 7 to sample a variety of craft beers and culinary creations from more than two dozen of the area’s finest breweries and kitchens.
New Meadowridge Library Opens
Foundation News–The new Meadowridge Library on the city’s southwest side opened its doors to the community on September 15. Meadowridge capital campaign donors got the first look at the new library on September 12 with a special reception.
Campbell Chosen to Receive Elizabeth Moon Proctor Scholarship
Foundation News–Thomas Campbell is the 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth Moon Proctor Scholarship, given annually to a Madison Public Library staff member interested in pursuing library and information science studies. Campbell, a longtime Madison Public Library employee, is a program assistant and enrolled in the library studies graduate school program at UW-Milwaukee.
2016 Year-End Gifts Surpass Fundraising Goal by $50,000
Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation exceeded the 2016 fundraising goal for its annual fund by $50,000, thanks to an anonymous $50,000 matching gift that encouraged a flurry of year-end donations.