Rock & Read 2018
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.
New Readmobile to Visit Underserved Neighborhoods
Foundation News–Madison Public Library will collaborate with Dane County Library Service to bring a new, fully staffed Readmobile filled with library collections to five under-resourced neighborhoods weekly.
Get to Know Foundation Staff
Foundation News–There are two new faces in the Madison Public Library Foundation office this year, and Wisconsin Book Festival Director Conor Moran officially shifted from a consulting role onto the foundation staff. Here’s a quick Q&A with each of them.
Book Festival Event June 23
Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival and A Room of One’s Own will welcome women’s rights and social justice leader Cecile Richards and co-author Lauren Peterson for an in-conversation event and book signing in support of their book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.
June Is Pride Month at Madison Public Library
Foundation News–June is LGBT Pride Month, and Madison Public Library will mark the occasion with inclusive events that provoke thoughtful discussion.
Schmidt Futures Gift to Fund Bubbler Programming in 7 Madison Schools
Foundation News–Madison Public Library and its partners at Madison Metropolitan School District have selected seven schools to benefit from the Bubbler’s maker-based education as part of the Making Spaces program, with funding from a $200,000 Schmidt Futures grant.