MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- For the first time Madison Public Library held a fundraiser at Capital Brewery in Middleton.
Rock and Read raises money to help fund all 28 public libraries in Dane County. The event featured performances from local musician, arts and crafts, and other activities for the whole family.
Rock and Read also encourages children to continue learning by joining summer reading classes.
"Youth librarians really focus on going out to all the schools in our area and encouraging kids to read through the summer because it's a big challenge. Kids lose a lot of their academic skills over the summer," said Exective Director of Madison Public Library Jenni Collins.
All five musicians who performed today are a part of a new program at the Madison Public Library.
The Yahara music library streams local music online.
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