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.

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.

Goodman South Madison Library Remodeling to Begin Soon

Foundation News–Remodeling of Goodman South Madison Library will begin in early fall, and the community is invited to learn about the project in a public meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the library.

World’s No. 1 bestselling author James Patterson coming to Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin State Journal–Book lovers who've had a chance to check out the Wisconsin Book Festival lineup are trying to figure out how to fit in as many as 60 events over four days this fall. At a first-ever launch party Tuesday, Wisconsin Book Festival Director Conor Moran revealed the authors he's bringing to Madison for the 2018 festival held Oct. 11-14 and centered in Madison Public Library’s Central Library.

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.

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