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.

Foundation Seeks Proposals for Website Redesign

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation is accepting proposals through December 21 for the redesign of its website.

Plourds Offer $25,000 Challenge Gift to Pinney Library Campaign

Foundation News–The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library is getting a big boost, thanks to a $25,000 challenge gift from loyal library supporters Phil & Rhonda Plourd.

World’s Bestselling Author James Patterson in Madison for Book Festival

WISC-TV Channel 3–World's bestselling author James Patterson joined Channel 3 in studio.

Wisconsin Book Festival: James Patterson

NBC 15–Wisconsin Book Festival Director Conor Moran discussed the upcoming Wisconsin Book Festival — including an event featuring the world's best-selling author, James Patterson — with weekend anchor Amy Carlson on WMTV Channel 15.

New VIP Pre-Party to Precede Ex Libris

Foundation News–Join us at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, for cask-conditioned beer from Working Draft Beer Company, Wisconsin Brewing Company and Karben4 Brewing. Madison College’s School of Professional and Continuing Education will prepare freshly fried beignets made with Capital Brewery beer glaze.

Meadowridge Library Pie Sale November 20

Foundation News–Support Meadowridge Library and treat your Thanksgiving guests to a delicious dessert by purchasing a homemade pie at the Friends of Meadowridge Library’s annual Pie Sale on Tuesday, November 20.

Giving Tuesday to Support Pinney Library

Foundation News–You’re invited to our annual Giving Tuesday celebration from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at the Harmony Bar and Grill, 2201 Atwood Ave.

City Eyes Temporary 2019 Location for Pinney Library

Foundation News–The Madison City Council reviewed a proposal introduced by Ald. David Ahrens, 15th District, at its September 4 meeting that asks the city to begin leasing the former store space in December, when the lease ends for the current Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road.

Former Foundation Board President: Library Programs Will Require Growing Support

Foundation News–Former Madison Public Library Foundation board member Tom DeChant, who is retired from a career in space planning consulting, says he decided to become a Silas Pinney Legacy Society member and leave a gift to the foundation because he believes public libraries will only continue to grow in relevance as a critical community resource.

Foundation Awards $91,000 in Grants to Library

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation selected six Madison Public Library efforts to receive grants, for a funding total of $91,000. The grants are made possible thanks to annual fund gifts secured from businesses, individuals and organizations.

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