Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

Beyond the Page is a joint project of the Dane County Library Service and all municipal public libraries in Dane County.  Supported by a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation, the project annually funds humanities programming in libraries throughout the county. – 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.  By 2014, almost $1.1 million had been raised and the challenge grant received.   While fundraising continues and your donations are welcome, the endowment currently yields approximately $40,000 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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Library Lego Block Party

When: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Library Lego Block Party

Saturday, November 1, 2:30 pm

Lego fun for all ages!  Bring your imaginations and we’ll supply the Legos!  Sign up is not required.

Strega Nona Book & Supper Club

When: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Strega Nona Family Book & Supper Club

Monday, November 3, 6:00 pm

Enjoy stories and a meal inspired by Tomie DePaola’s beloved storybook character, Strega Nona!  Call (608)827-7402 or stop by the Main Level Help Desk to sign up.

4K-Grade 3

The Roosevelts Documentary Series

When: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library 1350 Linnerud Drive

Part II of the Ken Burn's film series.

Witness Tree Project

When: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library 1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie

Poetry, readings and community sharing on our creative relationship to the earth. FABU, Madison's former poet laureate, will read from her poetry.

Author Ann Bausum presents: "Stubby the War Dog and his Favorite Doughboy."

When: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00am
Where: 
Belleville High School Auditorium

A stray dog named Stubby stole the heart of a nation during his lifetime and is charming new generations through the twin titles Stubby the War Dog and

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