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.

Get More From Your Library Through 30 Email Subscriber Lists

Foundation News–Did you know that Madison Public Library offers 30 email newsletters full of book suggestions, book reviews by librarians, library news and library event listings? The Madison Public Library Insider service includes monthly, bi-monthly and occasional newsletters. Book suggestions include new titles in categories such as books for children and teens, fiction and nonfiction “bests”, business titles, mysteries, romances, history titles and books written by state or local authors.

Meadowridge Library Project Enters Final Phase

Foundation News–Demolition has begun on the shared programming space that will sit between the Meadowridge Library and the new Meadowood Neighborhood Center, located in the Meadowood Shopping Center.

Branch Spotlight: Goodman South Madison Library

Foundation News–Goodman South Madison Library gets a new Library Supervisor, Janetta Pegues. Pegues has big plans for community collaborations and raising the profile of Black History Month.

New Foundation Grant Program Kicks Off During National Library Week, April 12–18

Foundation News–The Foundation wants to give you, the community, a voice in supporting your libraries.

Schumacher to Speak at Friends’ Book Club Café Event May 19

Foundation News–Julie Schumacher's Dear Committee Members, will be featured at this year's Book Club Cafe. Dear Committee Members is one of NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan's top picks for 2014.

Goodman Foundation Grant Aims to Improve Teens’ Digital Literacy

Foundation News–Improving digital literacy among youth has become an increasingly important goal for libraries.

SCALE Program Helps Participants Gain Confidence, Employment

Foundation News–A Literacy Network program that began at Hawthorne and Good-man South Madison libraries in the fall is helping participants gain literacy and computer skills and, ultimately, satisfying jobs.

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