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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.

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.

Second Annual Rock & Read Fundraiser to Benefit Library’s Summer Reading Clubs

Press Release–Madison Public Library Foundation invites library enthusiasts of all ages to its second annual Rock & Read on Sunday, June 21, from 3-6 p.m. at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton. The event, which this year will benefit Madison Public Library’s Summer Reading Clubs, is an opportunity for the community to unite in celebration of literacy and the city’s nine public libraries.

Food Journalist & Author Ruth Reichl to Headline Library Fundraiser June 2

Press Release–Madison Public Library Foundation has booked acclaimed chef, food writer and six-time James Beard Award winner Ruth Reichl to speak at the organization’s annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Tuesday, June 2, with Reichl leading a free public program later that day.

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