For the Press

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

Fiction Author Richard Russo to Speak at Lunch for Libraries April 18

Press Release–Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will be the speaker at Madison Public Library Foundation’s sixth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Tuesday, April 18, at Overture Center for the Arts.

Brunch, Beer Reconnect for Ex Libris Volume VI Fundraiser on November 4

Press Release–Join Madison Public Library Foundation in celebrating fall with Wisconsin’s best craft breweries and the region’s finest culinary artisans at its annual fundraiser, Ex Libris Volume VI: Beer for Brunch, from 7–10 p.m. Friday, November 4, at Central Library.

Pinney Library Benefit Concert on Sept. 30 to Showcase Vietnam Era Music, Readings

Press Release–Tickets are on sale now for “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” a Madison Public Library Foundation benefit concert for Pinney Library that will relive the soundtrack of the Vietnam War through readings and live music. The event will be Friday, September 30, at 8 p.m. at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave.

Greg Gard, Badger Theme to Give Youth Literacy a Boost at Rock & Read June 19

Press Release–Greg Gard and UW Athletics are providing an assist to Madison Public Library Foundation as it builds excitement for summer reading with its third annual Rock & Read fundraiser on Sunday, June 19, from 3-6 p.m. in the Bier Garten at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton.

Tickets on Sale for Lunch for Libraries With Paula McLain March 17

Press Release–Tickets are on sale now for Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries on Thursday, March 17, featuring New York Times and international best-selling historical fiction writer Paula McLain. The event will move across the street from Central Library, where it has traditionally been held, to Overture Center for the Arts to allow for more guests.

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, mplfoundation.org.

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.

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