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.

Foundation to Kick off Pinney Library Capital Campaign December 1

Foundation News–On December 1, Madison Public Library Foundation will continue its vision of building world-class libraries when it launches the $2.5 million Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library, with plans to begin building the facility in 2016 and to complete it in 2017.

Historical Fiction Writer McLain to Headline Lunch for Libraries March 17

Foundation News–New York Times and international bestselling historical fiction writer Paula McLain will headline Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Thursday, March 17, at Overture Center for the Arts.

Black Story Hour Builds Connections Among Participants

Foundation News–Fourteen parents and community members took part in a three-day Black Story Hour workshop at Goodman South Madison Library August 19–21.

Meadowridge Pie Sale Nov. 24

Foundation News–If baking’s not your thing, let the Friends of the Meadowridge Library help by providing you with a pie for your Thanksgiving table. The library will be hosting the Friends’ annual Pie Sale on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at 10 a.m.

Book Festival Crowds Break Attendance Records

Foundation News–The highly successful 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, presented by Madison Public Library in partnership with Madison Public Library Foundation, drew more book lovers to Central Library and other sites October 22–25 than in any previous year.

Bicycle Bookmobile Debuts

Foundation News–Madison Public Library has a new mini-library on wheels that's available to bring library materials to residents citywide.

Long Joins Foundation Staff

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation welcomes Dayna Long, its new Donor Relations Manager, to the office.

Three New Foundation Board Members Begin Terms

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation welcomed three new members — Gail Ambrosius, Susie Younkle and Barb Karlen — to its Board of Directors in October.

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