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.

Join Us at These Upcoming Wisconsin Book Festival Events

Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival has a great lineup for early April! As Wisconsin’s premier literary platform, the festival includes these events and more throughout the year, and will culminate in a four-day event November 2-5.

2017 Rock & Read Fundraiser June 18 at Capital Brewery

Foundation News–Join Madison Public Library Foundation on Sunday, June 18, for Rock & Read, a family-friendly fundraiser for Madison Public Library, in the Capital Brewery Bier Garten in Middleton.

Get Ready for Wisconsin Film Festival at the Library

Foundation News–Join Madison Public Library on Saturday, March 18, at Pinney Library for the fifth annual Pinney Mini Film Festival, a special after-hours library event that will screen five short films from last year’s Wisconsin Film Festival.

Teen Interns Gain Career Skills Through Internships Toward Equity Program

Foundation News–A 2016 Madison Public Library Foundation grant allowed three young community members to participate in immersive internships with Madison Public Library in areas of interest to them.

Dates Set for Spring Library Takeover Program Events

Foundation News–After the first successful Library Takeover event—Access Denied, funded by a Madison Public Library Foundation grant —the program has set dates for the next two events: Share the Word, to take place on May 5, and Namaste, Madison, on May 13.

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