Ex Libris: Box Set Edition, the 2020 version of our 10th annual fall fundraiser, was a hit! Each box, available for pickup in early November, included:

  • locally made beverages
  • a certificate booklet redeemable for food and beverages from local businesses
  • nonperishable food items, including pickles, coffee and other treats
  • swag from local businesses and sponsors
  • a commemorative Ex Libris pint glass

Here are some numbers from this year’s event:

$54,925 in gross revenue to support Madison Public Library
400 boxes ordered
11 local box pickup sites
129 donated silent auction items that raised $13,220
26 event volunteers

Special thanks go to the following sponsors:

Scooter Software

Exact Sciences, Group Health Cooperative, and von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Associated Bank
Capitol Bank
Tom DeChant & Paul Gibler
Wipfli LLP

Rich Arnesen
The Commonwealth Companies
JP Croake & Shira Phelps
Tana Elias & Andrew Clarkowski
Libby Gerds & Mike Graham
Isthmus Eye Care
Isthmus Partners, LLC
Rajesh Rajaraman & Deepika Rajesh
Matt & Susie Younkle
SVA Certified Public Accountants

We also want to recognize the 11 partners that served as pickup sites and beverage contributors — please continue to support them in the tough winter months ahead:

Ale Asylum
Capital Brewery & Bier Garten
Delta Beer Lab
Hop Haus Brewing Co.
Karben4 Brewing
Rockhound Brewing Co.
Rusty Dog Coffee featuring Mad Maiden Shrub and Untitled Art
State Line Distillery
Working Draft Beer Co.
Young Blood Beer Co.