Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever.

The Beyond the Page Campaign began in 2012 with a $350,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The libraries, supported by the Madison Community Foundation went on to raise the required match.  The endowment currently yields approximately $65,000 annually and funds a variety of programs.   The details of all Beyond the Page programs – and more – can be found on the Beyond the Page calendar.  All library programs are free and open to the public, although some may require pre-registration.

Upcoming Events
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Books & Brownies: Passenger

When: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, Lower Level Archer Rooms

Join us to learn about great new books and discuss your favorites!  In December, we will discuss Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, about a girl who is a violin prodigy, but she has another talent she is unaware of until a tragedy throws her back to a ship in 1776 England.  Threatened by a powerful family, Etta must learn how to use her time travel skills quickly or face consequences to her family. Ask at the Help Desk to check out a Kindle downloaded with our discussion titles!

Glow Party!

When: 
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, Lower Level Archer Rooms

We are turning off the lights and breaking out the glow sticks! Try our glow in the dark games and challenges!

Glow Party!

When: 
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, Lower Level Archer Rooms

We are turning off the lights and breaking out the glow sticks! Try our glow in the dark games and challenges!

Mock Printz Award

When: 
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton WI

What was the best new book you read in 2016?  Join us to vote for the book you think should win the Printz Award (best teen fiction.)

That's Debatable

When: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton WI

Join us for a teen debate on 2 topics (racial profiling, refugees).  Speakers limited to teens, all ages welcome to listen in.

Dane County Library Service

Through a variety of channels, the Dane County Library Service assures all Dane County residents free access to all public library services. www.dcls.info

Madison Community Foundation

Since 1942, Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates, and manages philanthropy, with more than 900 individual donor funds, and over $133 million in assets. More than $2 million is designated exclusively for local library endowments. www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. Government. It is dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. www.neh.gov