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.

Daniel Pink to Speak at Lunch for Libraries

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation’s seventh annual Lunch for Libraries will feature Daniel Pink, whose nonfiction books about business, work and behavior have made him a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author.

Citywide Friends Consider Online Book Sales

Foundation News–The new Madison Public Library support facility on Badger Road will be ready soon, and in it will be space for Friends of Madison Public Library groups to sort and store book donations as they prepare for their fundraising book sales.

Community Shaping New Pinney Library Design

Foundation News–This fall, community members had a chance to share their hopes and dreams for a new Pinney Library at a number of sessions.

Donations Make Outreach to Non-English-Speaking Communities Possible

Foundation News–Storytimes that are part of the Community Liaisons project aim to break down language barriers for Hispanic, Hmong and other non-English-speaking communities.

Madison Community Foundation Funds Bubbler Expansion

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation recently secured $55,000 from Madison Community Foundation to bring Madison Public Library’s popular Bubbler makerspace program to 13 community centers throughout the city.

Foundation Announces $10,000 Matching Gift for New Pinney Library

Foundation News–Jill Ball, a Madison east sider and longtime library supporter, has challenged Madison Public Library Foundation donors to stand behind the new Pinney Library project on Giving Tuesday by committing to a matching gift of up to $10,000.

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