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 Dollars Support Staff Training & Enrichment

Foundation News–One of the highlights of the year for staff is the library’s Staff Day

GoChip Devices Allow Patrons to Watch TV Shows, Movies via Wi-Fi

Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation regularly invests in new technology for Madison Public Library each year.

Short Story: Meet Pinney Library Page David Spies

Short Story–Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Marion, Wis. I attended UW-Madison, where I studied environmental studies and music, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in tuba performance.

Children’s Author Brett Delights Big Audience

Events & Highlights–Beloved children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett drew a standing room-only crowd to Central Library on December 1 for a free Wisconsin Book Festival event.

Library Takeover Events Successful

Events & Highlights–One of the 2018 Library Takeover teams hosted the Love, InshAllah event on September 21 at Central Library

Pinney Library Temporary Location to Open in January

Pinney Library News–While the new Pinney Library is under construction, Madison Public Library is working to make sure east side residents have access to Pinney in an interim space.

World’s No. 1 Author Patterson Kicks off 2018 Book Festival Celebration Week

Book Festival News–The Wisconsin Book Festival headed into its fall celebration week on October 7 with A Conversation with James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, who spoke to both youth and adult audiences at Capitol Theater in Overture Center for the Arts.

Anonymous Donor Offers $50,000 Matching Gift

Foundation News–An anonymous Madison Public Library Foundation donor has come forward to with a $50,000 challenge gift that will match all annual fund donations through December 31.

Meet the Foundation’s New Board Members

Foundation News–The Madison Public Library Foundation board of directors welcomed four new members in October.

2 Librarians Earn Awards at Mayor’s Conference

Library News–Two Madison Public Library librarians received local awards as part of the City of Madison Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference on November 17.

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