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

Lunch for Libraries, which will be in its 13th year in 2024, features networking, an author talk and a simple but elegant lunch. We will announce the 2024 event date later this year. 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 2023 event, with the theme “Local Flavor,” will take place on November 3. 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.