At Madison Public Library Foundation, we're building better libraries every day. We support and celebrate the city's library facilities, services and programs in an effort to develop and sustain a world-class library system. We provide annual project grants, raise funds for capital projects, host fundraising events, and ensure the libraries’ future through endowment funds. Learn how you can support your libraries today.

Read Our 2016 Annual Report

View the library and foundation's joint Annual Report for a snapshot of 2016.

Support Our Annual Fund

Read our spring appeal to learn how you can help introduce the library to more Madisonians.

Honor a Loved One

As we approach the holiday season, consider giving a gift to honor a teacher, coach, friend or loved one. Simply click on our Donate Now tool at the left sidebar and complete the "Honor a Loved One" form before submitting your donation. 

Amazon Smile Purchases Benefit Foundation

Did you know your Amazon purchases can benefit our libraries? Next time you shop, use Amazon Smile. Select Madison Public Library Foundation as your designated charity, and we'll get a portion of your sales!

Lunch for Libraries a Success

Our annual Lunch for Libraries, a community fundraiser to support and celebrate Madison Public Library, was April 18. This year's featured guest was Pultizer Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo

"I’m thrilled I can help Madison Public Library Foundation in its vital mission because of what the library system has done for me. I simply could not do my research into local history without the library’s physical and digital resources."

                                                                                               - Stu Levitan, Donor

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