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.

Upcoming Events
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3rd Annual - Dane County Public Libraries Trivia Night

Third Annual Trivia Night

WHEN
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Doors open 5:30 p.m. Game starts 7 p.m.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick Off Party

When: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 2:30pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick Off Party!


Saturday, September 6, 2:30-3:30 pm


Birth – 4K

Pop Culture Bingo

When: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 
Fitchburg Public Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room - 5530 Lacy Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711

Come play our version of Bingo - Pop Culture Bingo! Test your knowledge of what's popular now and maybe win a prize! For teens grades 6-12.

Donor Party

When: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie WI

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Bedtime Mathtime

When: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Storytime Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Bedtime Mathtime


Monday, September 15, 6-6:45 pm


All ages


We all enjoy stories at bedtime but what about math?  Through books and games, we'll explore simple mathematical concepts to inspire sweet dreams!  Recommended for kids 3-8 years old, but older and younger children are welcome too.  Stop by the Main Level Help Desk or call (608)827-7402 to sign up. 

Kids Book Club

When: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library. Archer Meeting Room. 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562.

Kids Book Club:  Splat the Cat


Tuesday, September 16, 3:30-4:30 pm


Kindergarten – 3rd Grade


Lower Level Archer Rooms (lobby stairs)


We'll read a few books from Rob Scotton's Splat the Cat series, make a special project,  and enjoy some snacks inspired by the stories.  Stop by the Main Level Help Desk or call (608)827-7402 to sign up.

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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