Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

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Serving Madison County, Texas and Surrounding Areas Since April 1969


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The Madison County Library will be closed on Tuesday, April 24 so that staff may attend a meeting/training at Temple Memorial Library in Diboll. Please return your items in the dropbox. We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, April 25 at 9:00 am.

FREE Genealogy and Family History Computer Classes will begin on Tuesday, May 1. Join us on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for genealogy and family history classes using Representatives from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will help you set up a free FamilySearch account and will help you with research and setting up your family tree. Walk-ins are welcome. Please note: The library opens to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. We will accept patrons at 10:00 a.m. only for the genealogy classes. If you have any questions please call the library at 936-348-6118 or Elder Housley at 346-300-2525.

The Madison County Library now has Ancestry Library Edition available for our patrons. It is accessible only from library computers. Let us help you get started on your family history search. Your ancestors left clues along the way: Immigration, Vital Records, Census, Family Histories, Court Records, Directories, Photos, and Military Records. Explore the history of you!


We now offer ABC Mouse for free in the library! Just look for the mouse icon on the desktop to begin.The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc.


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Storytime for babies and toddlers is at 10:00 am every Thursday. The 30 to 45 minute program includes stories, songs, fingerplays, games, and time to search for books and check out. Please see our calendar for dates and details.

Effective September 11th, 2017 we have a revised fee schedule as follows:
B&W copies & printouts..........25 cents per side
Color copies & printouts..........50 cents per side
Church, school/student, community organization & bring your own paper.....10 cents per side (black & white only)
Double sided copies/printouts will now be 20 cents, 50 cents, and $1.00

FAX (send).......$1.00/page
FAX (receive)........50 cents/page

Interlibrary Loan Postage Fee (ILL) will be based on weight and fee will be determined when item arrives. ILLs will now be $2.50, $3.00, or $3.50
When postage fees are in excess of $7.00 for large or bulky items, patron will pay half of postage fee.

Postage for each overdue letter sent (45 cents) will be added to patron account

TexShare Database LogoTry these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.