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.
Pinney Library will reopen in its new temporary location, which previously was occupied by Ace Hardware, at 211 Cottage Grove Road in January after the former location closed November 30. Pinney will stay in the temporary space until the new library, located down the road in Royster Corners, opens in 2020.
Public Art Applications Sought: Local artists are encouraged to apply for creation of two public art pieces that will be displayed inside or outside the new Pinney Library in Royster Corners. Opportunities include:
• two or three-dimensional artwork for the library’s Reading Room
• a sculptural element that creates a fence, wall or separating element for the outdoor courtyard
The art projects are funded by the Madison Art Commission’s Art in Public Places Program and a gift from Madison Public Library Foundation. Apply by January 15 at madisonbubbler.org.
Giving Tuesday Raises $50,000: Madison Public Library’s Give Back on Giving Tuesday event on November 27, along with online giving campaigns throughout November, raised $50,000 toward A Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library. A $25,000 challenge gift from Phil & Rhonda Plourd encouraged donations and matched them throughout November.
About 100 people attended the Give Back on Giving Tuesday party at the Harmony Bar & Grill. Back2Back donated its time and musical talents at the event.
To date, the foundation has raised $1.233 million toward the project — 77 percent of the required $1.6 million — with $367,000 remaining to raise before the facility opens in 2020. To contribute, visit mplfoundation.org/donate and select The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library upon checkout.