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.

Meadowridge Library Kitchen a Community Asset

Foundation News–Meadowridge Library's commercial kitchen, part of a shared space between the library and the neighboring Meadowood Neighborhood Center, is an unusual asset for a library, Oakey said: Meadowridge is one of just a couple libraries in the nation equipped with one. It’s proving to be extremely useful for a variety of events that build community, serve library customers’ needs, and educate all ages — especially youth — on how to prepare nutritious snacks and meals.

Lunch for Libraries Tickets on Sale

Foundation News–A limited number of tickets remain and are on sale for Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser at Overture Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 17.

Oakhill Inmates’ Work on Display at Central Library in March

Foundation News–Artists in Absentia, featuring the writing, art, music and dramatic work of inmates from Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon, will be The Bubbler’s Artist-in-Residence program throughout March.

Wisconsin Book Festival Offers Six Free Upcoming Events

Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival will present a half-dozen free author events in the next few months in Central Library’s Community Room. All begin at 7 p.m.

Four Libraries Hosting Job Assistance Specialists

Foundation News–Libraries have long served as a valuable resource for those seeking employment or looking to advance their job skills. Madison Public Library recently began working with a variety of community partners to increase learning opportunities in the areas of computer training, resume writing, general business writing, social media and networking.

Madison Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Foundation News–From the revolutionary Black Panthers to a local author book launch with a theme of love on Valentine’s Day, Black history will be celebrated throughout the month of February at Madison Public Library.

Local Author Celello to Speak at Book Club Café May 3

Foundation News–Local novelist Erin Celello will be the featured author at the Friends of Madison Public Library’s 19th annual Book Club Café fundraiser on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Central Library.

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