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.

Around Town: Sale Brings Out Book Lovers, Attracts Fest-Goers

Wisconsin State Journal–A framed sign on a shelf in the bookstore at Madison’s Central Library quotes Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” The glassed-in bookstore is tucked in the back of the library’s first floor, and volunteers Sunday were busily loading up books to bring to the front of the Downtown Library to support the Friends of the Madison Public Library’s annual Fall Book Sale, which took place for four days over the weekend.

Will Pinney Library Last Another Year?

Madison Commons–While more than a few inches of rain can flood this east-side library branch, the Mayor’s budget does not include relocating Pinney Library.

Literary Feast: Wisconsin Book Festival Thrives Under Library’s Umbrella

Isthmus–On a mid-October evening in 2014, two preeminent authors — literary journalist Gail Sheehy and acclaimed historian David Maraniss — discussed the significance of Monica Lewinsky in front of a packed audience at the Central Library’s Community Room. “Those are the moments when, if you’re not in the room and you hear about it later, you feel like you missed something,” says Conor Moran, director of the Wisconsin Book Festival, who was there that night. “We always want events where a lot of people get together and create some energy.”

Donor Profile: Pam Woodman

Foundation News–We're starting a new quarterly story in our seasonal e-news called Donor Profile, which will feature an individual, business or organization that is an active supporter of Madison Public Library Foundation. This issue, we're featuring Pam Woodman, donations director at Woodman's Markets.

Donate, Volunteer to Support Wisconsin Book Festival

Foundation News–Getting excited for the Wisconsin Book Festival? We know we are! The fall festival weekend, which this year is October 22-25, brings thousands of people to Madison for four days of delightful book programming. But your festival presenters — Madison Public Library, in partnership with Madison Public Library Foundation — can't do it alone. We need YOU to help us make it possible by making a contribution or donating your time.

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