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.

Pop! Challenge Winners to Be Announced Soon

Foundation News–As part of National Library Week in April and its theme of "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library," we kicked off the Pop! Challenge, which asked you to submit your favorite idea to make Madison Public Library even better. We received more than 80 ideas from library users of all ages. Foundation and library staff worked together to narrow down the ideas to five that have the best chance of success; these were put to a public vote, and now staff are reviewing the top vote-getters with plans to announce the winners soon.

Summer Reading Clubs for All Ages Keep Minds Sharp

Foundation News–Signup for Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Clubs is under way, and readers of any age can start tracking their reading to earn prizes.

Foundation, Friends Team Up With Mallards for Pinney Library Fundraiser

Foundation News–Are libraries and all-American baseball a hit with you? Head out to the Duck Pond, home of the Madison Mallards, on Monday, August 3, as Madison Public Library Foundation and the Friends of Pinney Library present Pitching for Pinney.

Meadowridge Open House Showcases Joint Programming Space, Community Kitchen

Foundation News–Approximately 150 southwest side residents and city leaders came together on June 24 at a Community Open House to celebrate the completion of the final stage of the Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center project.

July 10 Night Light Goes Dark With Camp Bubbler

Foundation News–Library-goers will be chilled to the bone with a goosebumps-filled night of wicked fun and crafts at Central Library on Friday, July 10, when the Bubbler presents Night Light: Camp Bubbler.

June Events Raise $40,000 for Summer Reading, Book Festival

Foundation News–Two Madison Public Library Foundation events featuring acclaimed food writer Ruth Reichl and Rock & Read, an outdoor celebration for families, raised more than $40,000 for the Wisconsin Book Festival and Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Clubs last month.

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