Friends Kick off 2020 Challenge

In the Fall of each year the Friends of the Madison Public Library (Friends) ask their neighbors from all around Madison to support their library. This year is different for everyone. The Friends are reaching out to the community to meet the 2020 Challenge, a new plan to support the library this Fall as an answer to set backs resulting from the pandemic.

In past years the Madison Library was consistently funded at a level of $40,000 to support services programing for all ages, electronic media, technology and furniture. Most recently in 2019 the Friends gifted $67,000 to the Library. The end goal of the 2020 Challenge Campaign is to keep the legacy going at $40,000.

Currently the Friends are reaching out to major donors who responded during difficult times in 2011 to meet the half way mark of the Challenge at $20,000. To date 11 families and individuals have stepped up to meet the goal with leadership donations totaling over $13,000. Thank you!

 In November our request will be mailed and reach out to over 5,000 households in Madison with the hopes that contributions – great and small – will meet or exceed the 2020 Challenge. The Friends (a non-profit, tax-exempt organization) hope you will consider a donation to keep the legacy going and meet the needs of the library in an uncertain time.

2019 Annual Appeal Begins

November is the month when the Friends of the Madison Public Library reach out to the community in the form of our Annual Appeal. Your generosity allows us to fulfill requests for programs and materials not covered by the regular Library budget.

Your contributions have helped to make the Library an outstanding one. In addition to attending new and exciting programs for children, teens and adults, you now have access to quality entertainment and education through its digital resources such as Kanopy, Hoopla and rb digital. You can also access the Madison Eagle Archive from your own home.

During this past year, thanks to your generosity, the Friends were able to contribute over $50,000 to programming and to the collection, purchase new furniture for the teen area and continue to fund the Museum Pass Program to 15 local and New York City museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

From proceeds of the Annual Appeal, Gala Benefit (March 28, 2020) and Minicourses, we are also able to designate funds for special projects. Other programs funded by the Friends include the Summer Reading Club, the Summer Seminar Series (with the Senior Center) and the bi-monthly newsletter.

As always, we extend our gratitude for your continued support and generosity. Look for our Annual Appeal letter in your mail during November.

To contribute to our Annual Appeal, please DONATE HERE.

Envelopes for the Annual Appeal will also be available at the front desk of the library.

2018 Annual Appeal

November is the month when the Friends of the Madison Public Library reach out to the community in the form of our Annual Appeal. Your generosity allows us to fulfill requests for programs and materials not covered by the regular Library budget.

As Madison residents, we are fortunate to have a library that offers new and exciting programs for children, teens and adults. During this past year, thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, the Friends were able to contribute over $50,000 to programming and to the collection. The Friends also matched a Rotary Grant for a portable TV monitor and accessories to be used for educational programs.

From proceeds of the Annual Appeal, Gala Benefit (March 23, 2019), Minicourses and Touch a Truck we are also able to designate funds for special projects. Other programs funded by the Friends include the Museum Pass Program, the Summer Reading Club, and the Summer Seminar Series co-sponsored with the Senior Center.

As always, we extend our gratitude for your continued support and generosity. Look for our Annual Appeal letter in your mail during November.

To contribute to our Annual Appeal, please DONATE HERE.

Annual Appeal 2017

November is the month when the Friends of the Madison Public Library reach out to the community in the form of our Annual Appeal.   Your generosity allows us to fulfill requests for programs and materials not covered by the regular Library budget.

As Madison residents, we are fortunate to have a library that is always changing and evolving, offering new and exciting programs for children, teens and adults. During this past year, thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, the Friends were able to contribute over $50,000 to programming and to the collection. The Friends also matched Continue reading “Annual Appeal 2017”

Annual Appeal Success

The Friends thank the community for its generous support of our Annual Appeal. The net profit was $24,695.33.

We appreciate your participation in a fundraiser that confirms Madison’s love for its library. Your thoughtful donations, along with our other fundraising projects enable us to sponsor programs for adults and children and purchase materials for the book and media collection not covered in the library budget.

In addition, this past year we were able to contribute to funding for the newly-remodeled Children’s Picture Book Room and the upgrade of the library’s public WiFi system. We were also able to add new museums to the library’s Museum Pass Program.

Thank you again for your generosity.