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 Library Stories, Share Yours

We've built a page just for telling stories about all the people who use Madison Public Library. Read their personal accounts and share your own!

Your Gift Helps the Library Prioritize Equity

Read our fall appeal letter to learn about how the library addresses and achieves equity.

Smart Strategies for Giving Later

Making a donation from an IRA's required minimum distribution (RMD) maximizes library support and brings tax savings for retirees. Learn more about efficient ways to give in our newsletter story.

Honor a Loved One

Consider giving in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Simply click on our Donate Now button on the left sidebar and complete the "Honor a Loved One" form before submitting your donation. 

Amazon Smile Purchases Benefit Foundation

Doing some shopping on Amazon? Next time you shop, use Amazon Smile. Select Madison Public Library Foundation as your designated charity, and we'll get a small portion of your sales!

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

Join us Tuesday November 27, at The Harmony Bar & Grill from 5-7 p.m. to support The Capital Campaign for a new Pinney Library. This is a family-friendly event with live music from Back2Back. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. 

"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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