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.

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.

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.

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