Welcome to our new website!
This new website was made possible through a 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Public Library Grant secured by the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS), who was instrumental in the coordination of this redesign project and will lead ongoing support for the website maintenance and updates. Special thanks to Robin Hastings and the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) for website hosting setup, transition, and technical support. Design and web development services were provided by SYZYGY 1 Media.
The Kansas State Library has used Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA funding to award project grants to public libraries in Kansas to support digital inclusion efforts to enable libraries to reach residents such as through internet hotspots, accessible Wi-Fi, and digital content and related resources, particularly in support of education, health, and workforce development needs; Provide rapid emergency relief to libraries, allowing them to safely respond to the pandemic and implement public health protocols; And support library services that meet the needs of their communities.
May 1st Re-Opening Celebration
We had a great time at our grand re-opening with some fun spring activities.
Banner By Madison Pacesetters 4-H Club
This great banner on loan to us was made by the Madison Pacesetters 4-H Club! Thank you!
Winners of the Art in the Yard Challenge 2020 Adult, and Children’s Division
2020 Census Infogram
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program helps students in classrooms across the country answer questions about the nation’s population by providing colorful maps filled with census-based facts about the United States and its territories. There are maps aimed at elementary, middle and high school grade levels
The 2020 Pandemic Art in the Yard Challenge
With the postponement of the Denim 2020 art show due to COVID-19, the Madison Public Library would like to invite Madison residents to take part in a new project.
Art in the Yard.
Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece to be displayed in your front yard. Anyone who lives in the USD 386 school district is eligible to participate although all art must be displayed within the Madison city limits.
If you are interested in taking the challenge, call the library at 620-437-2634 and leave a message with your name, phone number and address or email email@example.com with your name, phone number, and address, and you will be given a number to display with your art.
You have until July 16th to register and put your work on display. From July 17-21 District 386 residents are invited to drive around town, choose their favorite art piece and vote online. A link to SurveyMonkey will be provided on the library website and Facebook page and in the Madison News and on the Madison News Facebook.
The top three winners will be announced on the library Facebook page and website and in the Madison News and Madison News Facebook . Please join us and share in this opportunity to come together-apart and create great art.
Resources for At-Home Learning
Virtual borrowing with Hoopla!
Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Patrons can borrow up to 5 titles each month.
Hoopla has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. All you need is your Madison Public Library card, an email account, and an internet connection!
- Most movies and TV episodes are available for 3 days.
- Most music albums are available for 7 days.
- Most eBooks, audiobooks, and comics are available for 21 days.
- Go to www.hoopladigital.com (or download the Hoopla app) and click “Get Started Today.”
- Enter your email address, create a password, and click “Next.”
- Choose Madison Public Library (KS) as your library.
- Enter your library card number and click “Sign Me Up.”
- You can browse the available titles by type and genre, or you can search for a specific title.
- Once you find a title you would like to check out, click on the title and then click “Borrow.” There are no holds or waiting!
- Don’t want to borrow it yet? Click on the heart icon to save to your favorites!
- Hoopla will keep track of when titles are due and return it for you. No late fees!
Wee Wigglers 11/14/2019
In celebration of “Kansas Reads to Preschoolers week”, Maria Luthi read I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont. Wee Wigglers group created faces at craft time.
Madison Public Library
110 S 1st St
Madison, KS 66860
Sunday, Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm