Madison Public Library Foundation hosts two annual fundraising events: Lunch for Libraries in the spring and Ex Libris in the fall. 

The 13th annual Lunch for Libraries — which will take place April 23, 2024 and feature award-winning author Tommy Orange — includes networking, an author talk and a simple but elegant lunch. Lunch for Libraries proceeds support the Wisconsin Book Festival’s free, year-round author programming as well as Madison Public Library youth literacy efforts.

Ex Libris is a celebration of local craft beverages and culinary creations. Our 2024 event, with the theme “Local Flavor,” will take place on November 8. Ex Libris proceeds go toward Madison Public Library collections, services and programs.

View our Event Sponsorship Opportunities document to learn more about sponsoring one of our fundraising events.