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.

Summer 2015

Summer Newsletter Highlights:

New Foundation Grants Address Achievement Gap

Tickets on Sale for Cocktail Party With Reichl, Local Women Artisans

This Week Is the Last to Submit Pop! Challenge Ideas

Foundation Donors Treated to Breakfast Reception

Join Friends Group to Maximize Your Library Support

Bo Ryan to Return as Special Guest for Rock & Read Fundraiser

June Packed With Wisconsin Book Festival Events

Click below to read the complete newsletter, with messages from Foundation Board President Jessica Mac Naughton and Library Director Greg Mickells. Additionally, check out an article about the Friends of Madison Public Library groups, as well as special features like Branch Spotlight, Short Story and Book Club Corner.

Click here to download a printable PDF.



Read Up is a summer reading initiative that encourages youth literacy and prevents the "summer slide." All Read Up program participants get a start to their personal library by choosing five books to take home and keep.

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