Through the years the library has sponsored many art exhibits by local artists, provided adult programming with lectures in the Fall and Spring, summer reading programs for children, Wee Wiggler Story Time, Parents as Teachers materials and programs, and, most recently, author visits for Madison students—Lisa Campbell Ernst and Cheryl Harness.

In summary, the Madison Public Library receives support from city tax funds, allocations from the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEK), Kansas State Aid and private donations.  The Southeast Kansas Library System offers assistance with interlibrary loan, cataloging, special needs services, rotation books, SEKnFind automation, youth services, grants, consulting, and technology services.

Through the efforts of George and June Sauder, the Library Board, SEK and the Madison community, the Madison Public Library has been able to evolve into a modern 21st century library and to serve the community with up-to-date information access, improved technology (including wireless access for laptops), a variety of programs and exhibits, interlibrary loan, and a book/video collection that strives to meet the needs of local patrons of all ages.