In the News

Just as countless inspiring works fill the shelves of our libraries, there are many stories to tell about the ways the foundation supports the libraries’ facilities, services and programs. Read or view recent news coverage below. For media inquiries, visit our For the Press page.

Rock & Read 2018

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Annual Fund Donations Allow Foundation to Give $86,000 to Library

Foundation News–Thanks to our donors’ annual fund contributions, Madison Public Library Foundation will give $86,000 in grants to Madison Public Library for the following purposes in 2018.

Get to Know Foundation Staff

Foundation News–There are two new faces in the Madison Public Library Foundation office this year, and Wisconsin Book Festival Director Conor Moran officially shifted from a consulting role onto the foundation staff. Here’s a quick Q&A with each of them.

Book Festival Event June 23

Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival and A Room of One’s Own will welcome women’s rights and social justice leader Cecile Richards and co-author Lauren Peterson for an in-conversation event and book signing in support of their book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.

June Is Pride Month at Madison Public Library

Foundation News–June is LGBT Pride Month, and Madison Public Library will mark the occasion with inclusive events that provoke thoughtful discussion.

Schmidt Futures Gift to Fund Bubbler Programming in 7 Madison Schools

Foundation News–Madison Public Library and its partners at Madison Metropolitan School District have selected seven schools to benefit from the Bubbler’s maker-based education as part of the Making Spaces program, with funding from a $200,000 Schmidt Futures grant.

Ground Broken on Pinney Library

Eastside News–Ground was broken for the new Pinney Library in Royster Corners on April 4.

IB Gallery: Construction Kickoff for Pinney Library

In Business magazine–Approximately 80 donors and library supporters braved the unseasonable weather on April 4 to watch the Madison Public Library and Madison Public Library Foundation break ground on the new Pinney Library.

Mayor Soglin’s Blog: Pinney Library Groundbreaking

City of Madison Mayor's Blog–Nearly 100 people braved the April snow to attend the Pinney Library's official groundbreaking on the morning of April 4, 2018.

Pinney Library Groundbreaking

NBC 15–Construction kicked off for the new Pinney Library in the Royster Corners development on Cottage Grove Road.

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