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.

Pinney Library Temporary Location to Open in January

Pinney Library News–While the new Pinney Library is under construction, Madison Public Library is working to make sure east side residents have access to Pinney in an interim space.

World’s No. 1 Author Patterson Kicks off 2018 Book Festival Celebration Week

Book Festival News–The Wisconsin Book Festival headed into its fall celebration week on October 7 with A Conversation with James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, who spoke to both youth and adult audiences at Capitol Theater in Overture Center for the Arts.

Meet the Foundation’s New Board Members

Foundation News–The Madison Public Library Foundation board of directors welcomed four new members in October.

2 Librarians Earn Awards at Mayor’s Conference

Library News–Two Madison Public Library librarians received local awards as part of the City of Madison Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference on November 17.

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.

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