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.

Foundation Secures $101,500 in Grants

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation recently secured three grants from local organizations that will support the new Pinney Library, Minecraft after-school programming and collections at four neighborhood libraries, and Family Fun Nights at Goodman South Madison Library.

Mallards Game to Raise Funds for New Pinney Library

Foundation News–Madison Public Library, in cooperation with the Madison Mallards, will present Harry Potter Night at the Duck Pond in Warner Park on Sunday, July 31, to benefit the new Pinney Library.

Many Saying ‘I Do’ at Central

Foundation News–Besides being April Fools’ Day, April 1 is the day when I start booking Central Library weddings for the following year — in this case, 2017. This first day of bookings was busy. The first request for a date was an email delivered at 12:01 a.m. The bulk of the rest of the bookings then arrived between 12:01 and 1:20 a.m. So when I arrived at the library, I had 10 weddings to book, as well as two bat mitzvahs. By the time I left Friday afternoon, I had booked three more weddings for a total of 13 for 2017 … and only after one day.

Wick Named Library’s Director of Public Services

Foundation News–Krissy Wick recently became Madison Public Library’s first Director of Public Services. In this new position for the library, Wick oversees the operations of nine libraries, including the work of the library’s Youth Services and Bubbler programs. She is responsible for managing strategic partnerships and expanding the library’s community engagement efforts. She also serves as Acting Director for Library Director Greg Mickells when required.

You’re Invited to Celebrate Madison Public Library Receiving National Medal

Foundation News–Stop by your neighborhood library to hear more about Madison Public Library receiving the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, pick up medal-themed giveaways, have a cookie and share your own library story.

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