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Sustainable Living Collection

About the Sustainable Living Collection

The Pinney Branch recognizes the importance of "living green." Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, the Pinney Branch has expanded its collection of materials on sustainable living and provides programming and events emphasizing ways in which everyone can contribute to sustainable living for our future. The collection, including new periodicals, adult, teen and children's books, includes information about green building techniques, pollution and recycling, reuse of materials, and much more.

Browse and place holds on items in the Sustainable Living Collection

How can I contribute to this program?

Please contact Sarah Lawton, Branch Supervisor, at 224-7100 or to

  • Suggest complimentary programming
  • Start a sustainable living 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 branch or collection when you donate online (fill in the branch 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 branch 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.