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.

Community’s voice to be heard in Meadowridge design and art piece

Foundation News–Architects presented final plans for the expansion of Meadowridge Library to the community on October 10. The design incorporates public feedback gathered from three previous meetings and features shared spaces with the adjoining Meadowood Neighborhood Center. Highlights include a community kitchen, a fireplace, and solar tubing to bring natural light from the outside.

Meet Media Lab Coordinator Nate Clark

Foundation News–You might not guess that Nate Clark, credited film and video game animator and recently hired media lab coordinator, holds a law degree. He only got into animation in his mid-20s after realizing that he wanted to “do something he actually enjoyed.” After abandoning the lawyerly life in Dayton, Ohio, Nate began taking classes at Madison Media Institute (MMI) and soon fell in love with the city and a particular Madisonian who later became his wife.

Plans for reconstruction, expansion of Meadowridge Library revealed

The Cap Times–The project will combine the library with the Meadowood Neighborhood Center and make use of space formerly occupied by Ace Hardware.

Central Library reveals sculpture meant to spark questions

WISC-TV–A giant question mark sculpture in the new Madison Central Library was unveiled to grand pomp and circumstance on Thursday night.

New library aims to help adults learn job skills

WKOW–Madison's new Central Library aims to help adults retool job skills and help people become more attractive to potential employers. because some people have given up looking for work.

Central Library photos, ‘Capitol Bucky’ and Soglin’s salvo lead most-viewed list

The Cap Times–The re-opening of the Central Library was a huge event in downtown Madison this weekend and readers were eager to get a sneak preview judging by the response to a photo gallery of a Thursday night fundraiser called “Stacked” that took place in the refurbished space.

There’s wireless, coffee and — oh yes, books — at the new Central Library

Wisconsin State Journal–After it opens to the public on Saturday, visitors to the new Central Library, located at 201 W. Mifflin St., will be able to borrow an iPad or sign up for a class in audio engineering. They can lounge with a coffee bought at the library’s cafe, or dine on food brought in from a Downtown restaurant.

Public flocks to Central Library opening

The Cap Times–From the lower level to the roof — and from infant to adult — Madison's Central Library was packed and buzzing with activity on Saturday.

A ‘new, hip place’: Renovated Central Library makes a splashy debut

The Cap Times–Madison’s hottest ticket on Thursday night was the library. Eager to explore the three floors of the renovated Central Library, a long line of people, many dressed for a night out on the town, snaked down the side of the building.

Local History Comes Alive in Special Room at the New Central Library

Foundation News–As the library looks forward to exciting new programs, events and partnerships, a special space in Central Library is reserved for preserving the past – both of Madison Public Library and the City of Madison.

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