Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

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Wayne Lafayette Parten


J.R. Parten,1896-1992 (Second from left) donated the land and the building that is currently the Madison County Library. Photo: Truman Library Collection

The Madison County Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day


You are invited to the Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Madison County Library! Starts July 12 through August 16 (Thursdays)
Pre-K.....10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
K-2nd grade.....11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Older children through adults can also participate by registering and completing a reading log or book bingo for entry into a prize drawing in August.

How the program works:
1. Children Pre-K through 2nd can register for the Thursday Programs
2. Older children and adults can log reading time or complete a book bingo for entry into prize drawings
3. You may register for the programs beginning on June 1
4. You'll receive a time log or bingo card to record your reading this summer
5. Everyone who completes the program (Pre-K through 2nd grade) will be able to attend a final party with certificates and rewards

For more information, call the library at 936-348-6118

Please save the following craft supplies for our Summer Reading Program:

TP and PT cardboard tubes
Plastic water bottles and caps
Metal lids from glass jars (such as pickle jars)
Old scratched CDs
Plastic or metal coffee canisters
Old shower curtain rings
Craft Sticks
Rubber Bands

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 or Elder Wright 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.