Covid-19 Response

Keep Kids Reading​


Help us support families by contributing to our Covid-19 Emergency Books & Supply Fund.  Doing so will help ensure that thousands of our most vulnerable kids have access to books they love at a time they need it most.  

We've provided over 10,000 books to the following community partners:


  • Bayview Foundation, Inc.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County

  • Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County

  • Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center 

  • East Madison Community Center

  • Goodman Community Center

  • Lussier Community Education Center

  • Madison Metropolitan School District -

    • Elementary Schools - Crestwood, Elvehjem, Emerson, Glendale, Huegal, Lapham, Leopold, Lowell, Midvale, Muir, Nuestro Mundo, Olson, Sandburg, Schenk, Stephens

    • Middle Schools - O'Keefe, Sherman, Wright, Sennett, 

    • ​Transition Education Program (TEP) 

  • Middleton Cross Plains Area School District 

  • MSCR After School

  • Northport Community Learning Center

  • Reach Dane

  • RISE - Welcome Baby, Early Childhood Initiative, Parent Child+, Respite Center

  • Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program - Head Start

  • Sun Prairie School District

  • The Road Home

  • Vera Court Neighborhood Center

  • Verona Area School District

  • Wisconsin Children's - Kinder Ready

  • Wisconsin Youth Company

If you work for a school or community organization and would like to request books for your kids, please email:

Book Center & Programming Update 


The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and community members is of utmost importance to us. In response to Covid-19 outbreak, until further notice Madison Reading Project has taken the following precautions to minimize community impact:


  • Individual and Group Volunteer shifts have been cancelled

  • Program partner visits have been cancelled

  • Our Book Center is currently closed to the public


We will continue to monitor the situation and follow Public Health recommendations and work to ensure consistent communication with our program partners. 

Ways To Stay Involved

  • Donate to our Emergency Fund to have an immediate impact on kids effected by school closures.

  • Go through your children’s books at home and save them for us.  We're going to need them when it's safe to receive donations!  Check out our Donation Guidelines to ensure we can accept the books. 

  • Visit our Wish Lists for high need books to purchase.

Madison Reading Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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