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.

Reap the Benefits of Book Festival Membership

Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival’s 2018–19 season kicks off August 21 with the event schedule announcement. With a gift of $100 or more, you can become a festival member, which includes an invitation to the exclusive schedule announcement reception!

Endowment Tapped for Adaptive Toys at Lakeview Library

Foundation News–Adaptive toys provide children of varying abilities the opportunity to play and learn both independently and interactively. Using endowment funds in 2017, Lakeview Library received a variety of these toys for its youth community to enjoy.

Family Donates Sales Tax Rebate to Foundation

Foundation News–Tova Sacks & Jeremy Cesarec of Madison recently received an unexpected sales tax rebate, which they decided to generously pass on to Madison Public Library Foundation.

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.

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