All gifts made to Madison Public Library Foundation through December 31 will double, thanks to an anonymous donor who committed a match of $80,000!

Annual fund donations boost literacy and lifelong learning for Madisonians in the form of collection items, technology improvements, programming, staff professional development and much more. A small portion of the gifts also fund foundation operations. Privately raised funds allow the library to elevate the patron experience and serve even more people in the community.

Throughout 2021, annual fund dollars were granted to the library for:

  • books, eBooks, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, music and movies
  • improved technology, based on recommendations from a consultant who identified gaps and shortcomings in equipment and infrastructure
  • employee training and conferences
  • smaller projects like Library Takeover and the Native American Storyteller-in-Residence program

Ten percent of annual fund proceeds are invested in the foundation’s permanent endowment, which provides stability and longevity for library support.

Mailed gifts must be postmarked by December 31 to count toward 2021 and to qualify for the match. Click here to give now!