About Us

Our Mission

Beyond the Page supports Dane County public libraries by connecting and engaging our community through programs that celebrate our individual and collective human experiences.

Wisconsin Dells Singers (Ho-Chunk), Photo courtesy of Mount Horeb Public Library
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin, Photo credit Hedi LaMarr Photography
The Bard on Broadway, Photo courtesy of Verona Public Library

Who We Are

Beyond the Page is an endowment which funds free humanities programs at Dane County libraries. We strive to allow member libraries, both individually and collaboratively, to offer a rich variety of public humanities programming. We also encourage libraries to build upon already substantial collections and programs for patrons and to craft new partnerships with humanists and humanities programs throughout the county.


Our History 

In 2011, the Beyond the Page Endowment Fund began through the collaboration of Dane County libraries and the Madison Community Foundation, with the goal of increasing program funding for the libraries.  A 3:1 challenge grant of $350,000 was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, matched by Dane County libraries and the Madison Community Foundation.  


Beyond the Page Manager

For support with grant-writing, marketing or program evaluation, please contact Alicia TreviƱo-Murphy at trevino-murphy [at] dcls.info (subject: Beyond%20the%20Page%20support) (trevino-murphy[at]dcls[dot]info).