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.

Featured Author: Celeste Ng

Individual tickets and tables of eight are now available for Lunch for Libraries featuring best-selling novelist Celeste Ng at Monona Terrace on May 15.

Thanks for Your Support of Wizards!

Our new fundraiser to benefit Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Program was a huge success! More than 350 people attended. 

Read Our Winter Newsletter

Read our winter newsletter for details about Pinney Library's move to an interim location, 2018 Book Festival highlights, profiles of the foundation's new board members and much more.

Your Gift Enables Digital Learning

Just under 10 percent of Dane County's low-income population lacks access to the internet. Read our winter appeal letter to learn how the library delivers technology to support digital learning.

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!

Leaving a Gift for Endowment

Nancy McGill is leaving a gift upon her death to Madison Public Library Foundation for the library's endowment fund. She hopes it will enhance library services for many years to come. "The concept of a legacy gift living on for a long, long time appeals to me," she says.

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!

"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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