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Check out our most recent press releases and download the foundation’s media kit below. For additional media inquiries, please email or call 608.266.6318. If your request is time-sensitive, include your deadline in your message.

Foundation to Launch Pinney Library Capital Campaign on Giving Tuesday

Press Release–MADISON, Wis. (Tuesday, November 24, 2015) —Madison Public Library Foundation will launch its $2.5 million Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library on Giving Tuesday, December 1, with a day-long fund drive and a family-friendly Kickoff Party at the Harmony Bar from 4–6 p.m. A $50,000 challenge grant from Lau & Bea Christensen and MGE Foundation will allow donations to be matched dollar for dollar.

Historical Fiction Writer Paula McLain Booked for Lunch for Libraries Fundraiser March 17

Press Release–New York Times and international best-selling historical fiction writer Paula McLain will headline Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Overture Center for the Arts.

Brunch, Beer Share the Spotlight for Ex Libris Volume V Fundraiser Nov. 13

Press Release–Madison Public Library Foundation will present its annual fall fundraiser, Ex Libris Volume V: Beer for Brunch, from 7–10 p.m. Friday, November 13, at Central Library. Tickets are on sale on the foundation’s website,

Foundation to Announce $76,000 in Grants at Library’s Summer Picnic Aug. 4

Press Release–Madison Public Library Foundation will announce how it will spend more than $76,000 to fund new and existing programs, collections and events – some proposed by community members — from 6–8 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, at Madison Public Library’s Every Hero Has a Story Concert & Picnic at Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave.

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