Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

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The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. We will open again for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 30.

 Madison county library summer reading program 2017

A fun and educational program filled with stories, songs, fingerplays, games, and activities to help us explore building, construction, architecture, homes around the world, bridges, and other STEAM topics.

K-2nd is FULL
 3rd-5th is FULL
PreK has 9 spots open: Share & tell a friend
Babies, Toddlers,Preschoolers, Homeschoolers WELCOME! Stories, Songs, Crafts, Fingerplays, Activities, Reading, Prizes!

  • Registration starts Monday, May 1--Hurry! Space is limited to 20 children per group
  • Program is Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, August 4
  • Reading logs are due by 4:00 pm Monday, July 31
  • Parties and prizes will be August 2, 3, and 4
  • Child must attend a t least 4 out of 6 sessions to be eligible for prizes

Classes will meet on the following days:

WEDNESDAYS--Kindergarten through 2nd grade (10:00 -11:30)

THURSDAYS--Pre-K Storytime (10:00-11:00)

FRIDAYS--3rd through 5th grade {and up} (10:00-11:30)


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On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.

No other country will get to see the total eclipse this time.
The Space Science Institute (SSI) was awarded a grant from the Moore Foundation that will provide 1.26 million FREE eclipse glasses and other resources for 1,500 public libraries across the nation. The Madison County Library will be receiving 1,000 eclipse viewing glasses for this momentous occasion from Star Net Libraries, the Space Science Institute (SSI), and the Moore Foundation. Please check back here for more information and details.


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

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