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.

New Pinney Library Branch Construction Kicks Off Wednesday

The Capital Times –Construction of the new east-side Pinney Library branch officially kicks off Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony in the Royster Corners development on Cottage Grove Road.

Foundation Reaches GuideStar Platinum Level

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation recently reached GuideStar’s platinum level charity rating, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to nonprofit transparency.

Toss a Buck for Charity Program to Support Pinney Campaign

Foundation News–One Barrel Brewing Company has chosen to support The Capital Campaign for a new Pinney Library for it’s 2018 Toss a Buck for Charity program.

Moon Proctor Scholarship Goes to Majeska

Foundation News–Central Library Page Hannah Majeska is the 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth Moon Proctor Scholarship.

Thank You for Helping Us Exceed Our 2017 Annual Fund Goal!

Foundation News–Thanks to its generous donor base, Madison Public Library Foundation exceeded its challenge of raising $50,000 in December so it could receive an anonymous $50,000 matching gift to the organization's annual fund.

Madison Public Library Foundation Receives $10K in Am Fam Insurance Championship Proceeds

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation recently received a $10,000 gift that was part of the 2017 American Family Insurance Championship proceeds. The money will be used to support Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

Ways to Give at the Most Giving Time of the Year

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation often receives calls or emails, asking about the best ways to give in support of the library. We asked some of our donors to share their stories about how they give.

Foundation Welcomes Six New Board Members

Foundation News–Six new members recently joined the Madison Public Library Foundation Board of Directors.

$10K Alicia Ashman Estate Gift Bolsters Book Collections

Foundation News–The Alicia Ashman Library received a $10,000 donation from the estate of Alicia Ashman, the woman whose name the west side branch honors.

Daniel Pink to Speak at Lunch for Libraries

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation’s seventh annual Lunch for Libraries will feature Daniel Pink, whose nonfiction books about business, work and behavior have made him a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author.

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