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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Sounds in Nature

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fitchburg Public Library - Meeting Rooms A & B - 5530 Lacy Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711

Presented by David Stokes.  Through the use of songs, stories, movement, riddles, audio/visual and hands-on materials, students are actively engaged in learning. Using live creatures, puppets, songs, and sounds we will listen our way through nature!

Película para familias -- ¡en español! (Family Movie -- In Spanish)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fitchburg Public Library - Storytime Room - 5530 Lacy Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711

Ven a la bilbioteca para ver una película para toda la familia. (Come to the library to see a movie for the whole family. Movie will be shown in Spanish.)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Middleton Public Library's Archer Rooms, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton WI

Celebrate fandom culture!  Cosplay, karaoke, and bring your manga for the manga swap!  Turn in your fan videos and art by July 16 for the Fanart and Fanvideo contests.  Trivia contest, sumo sushi wrestling & photo booth...


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Belleville Public Library * 130 S Vine St * Belleville, WI 53508

Teen Books for Adults Book Club

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook St, Oregon WI

Talk with other adults about the teen books you love to read.

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