Your donation to the Madison Library Foundation is a
lasting, far-reaching gift to your community. The Library brings
information and culture within everyone’s reach, creating a more
informed, engaged community. And, your donation to The Library
Foundation reaches generations. We fund programs to prepare children for
their first year of school and we provide resources to young
professionals, programming that keeps teenagers reading and support for
databases that allow anyone in the community explore their history. We
are a vital element of a vibrant community, and your donation makes us
Ways to Give
One-time Gifts Your one-time gift benefits Library program and services and enriches the lives of individuals who rely on the Library for education, opportunity and for the books, music, movies and programs that improve our quality of life. Monthly Giving Monthly giving provides a regular and cost-effective source of income for the Library Foundation. And because your monthly donation is processed automatically, you help us reduce our costs—allowing us to fund more programs and better meet Library needs. Signing up is easy and you can cancel at anytime. Tribute Gifts The Library Foundation’s Tribute Program is a meaningful way to honor, thank or remember someone in your life, or to commemorate a special event. The Tribute Program allows us to purchase books and support community outreach programs. Individuals, groups, and companies are welcome to make donations to the Tribute Program. We recognize your gift with a customized bookplate in a Madison Library book and in Library Foundation publications. We offer two options for those who would like to make a Tribute Program gift. For both types of tribute gifts, we will send a card acknowledging your contribution and a sample of your bookplate to your honoree.
One-Time Tributes - For every $25 donation, we place a bookplate inscribed with the donor’s name and person or event they would like to commemorate inside of the front cover of a hardcover book.
Enduring Tributes - A gift of $250 or more goes to the purchase of a book each year for 10 years. We recognize these exceptional gifts by placing a bookplate inscribed with your special message in a book each year.
Please indicate what type of gift you are making on Paypal. As a donor, you will receive an official acknowledgement from the Madison Library Foundation for tax purposes.