Giving Tuesday, a day to celebrate generosity and charity, was November 28. This year, a family with a passion for audiobooks provided the foundation with a $15,000 matching gift to encourage donations to the library’s digital collection. With the support of our generous donors, we reached and even exceeded our goal of raising $30,000 in total! 

The library’s digital collection includes:

  • eBooks and audiobooks that are part of Wisconsin’s Digital Library (Madison Public Library is a top contributor of titles)
  • online newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Kanopy video streaming service 

The digital collection is critical for providing equitable access to library materials, especially for people who face barriers to visiting the library in person. But digital library materials are more costly than print materials, making wait times much longer for library users. 

Thanks to the match gift and to the other generous Giving Tuesday donors, the library will be able to bolster and renew its digital resources, helping it facilitate literacy and lifelong learning. 

Visit to access the library’s digital resources.