Welcome to www.beyondthepage.info

The Beyond the Page campaign is a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever.

The Beyond the Page Campaign received a $350,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This collaboration is the first of its kind in the nation. The challenge grant requires that for every $1 from the NEH, $3 in community dollars must be raised.

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Summer Baby & Tiny Tots Storytime

When: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:30am
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Storytime Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Join us for a lapsit program - books, songs, rhymes, puppets, and playtime!  For babies and toddlers, birth - 24 months old.  Thursday mornings, 9:30am or 10:30am.  Sign up is not required.


*no storytime Thursday, July 24*

Teen Craft Lab: Perler Beads

When: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Fitchburg Public Library - Meeting Rooms A & B - 5530 Lacy Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711

Come celebrate your nerdy interests (TV, movies, science, books, etc.) with fusible perler beads and take home your own creations.

Summer Bilingual Spanish-English Storytime

When: 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9:45am
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Storytime Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Join us on Fridays mornings at 9:30am for stories, songs, games, and craft activities in Spanish and English.  This program designed for a mixed-age group and sign up is not required.


*no storytime Friday, July 4 & 11*

Family Afternoon Concert Series

When: 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562

Family Afternoon Concerts featuring The Zinghoppers, David Landau, The Atwood Players, The Stagedoor Singers, The Traveling Lantern Theater Company, and Bubble Wonders!  Fridays at 2 pm.  All ages are welcome and sign up is not required.

Wisconsin History Tour exhibit

When: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library
In August the Wisconsin Historical Society brings the Wisconsin History Tour: Sharing Wisconsin's Stories One Community at a Time to the Verona Public Library. The Tour represents a major, multi-year outreach effort for the Society.
 

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