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The Art of the Picture Book Collection

About The Art of the Picture Book Collection

The Sequoya Library houses Madison's largest and most heavily used picture book collection. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, Sequoya has expanded their selection. Adding depth and breadth to an already widely-used collection, Sequoya focuses on adding Caldecott and other award-winning picture books, ensuring that library patrons have access to the finest books for children.

In addition, Madison Community Foundation funds have underwritten the costs for an activity-rich emergent literacy alcove where the collection is housed, giving families the opportunity to share the best of the best in picture books and a delightful ambiance in which they can be enjoyed.

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How can I contribute to this program?

Please contact Karen Lucas, Youth Services Librarian, at 266-6385 or to

  • Suggest complimentary programming
  • Start an Art of the Picture Book club
  • Ask about donating materials
  • Refer a speaker


Sustainable LivingSupport your favorite collections with a donation to the Madison Public Library Foundation! Designate a gift to a specific library or collection when you donate online (fill in the library or collection in the "In honor of" box). Or, mail your contribution to:

Madison Public Library Foundation
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

and designate a library or collection in the check's memo. Please contact Jennifer Collins, Executive Director, at (608) 266-6318 or with questions.

About the Madison Community Foundation

The Madison Community Foundation has supported Dane County’s public library system with over $5 million in donations for collections, programs and capital campaigns since 2000, including a total of 27 collection grants awarded to Madison and Dane County Libraries.

"It’s simple - great libraries make great communities. We continue to support this wonderful asset and are thrilled to see the collections grow and be shared so widely across the county," says Kathleen Woit, President of the Madison Community Foundation.

Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates and manages long-term philanthropy. Since 1942, the foundation staff has helped people realize their philanthropic goals, allowing them to support charitable interests anywhere in the world. The community foundation also awards grants throughout Dane County to build communities.