Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

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Wayne Lafayette Parten

(1858-1940)


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

COMPUTER BASICS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
Computer classes will be offered to new computer users who have little to no previous experience using computers, a mouse or the internet, and little to no knowledge of basic computer terms. Registration is required. Class size is limited. The library reserves the right to cancel if not enough participants register.

  • COMPUTER BASICS--Tuesday,  October 9 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. For those with little to no experience using a computer. Get to know the major parts of a personal computer and learn how to use the mouse and keyboard.
  • INTERNET BASICS--Tuesday, October 16 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. Choosing an internet browser, basic browser buttons, locating websites and information online, URL types, and internet security.
  • EMAIL BASICS--Tuesday, October 23 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. Setting up an email account, accessing your email, reading an email, deleting an email, sending an email, and email safety and etiquette. To set up an email account you must have and bring your cell phone.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE LIBRARY AT 936-348-6118


STORYTIME  FOR PRESCHOOLERS (BABIES AND TODDLERS WELCOME TOO) IS EVERY  THURSDAY AT 10:00 AM
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, PLEASE COME IN TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD(REN)

Click here for a biography of Jubal Richard Parten

Jubal Richard (J.R.) Parten Texas Historical Marker Dedication at the Madison County Library on July 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Shown are Mr. Parten's family: Son, Randy Parten and wife Michelle; Grandson, John Austin Parten with his wife and children, Paige and Rhett.

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 ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com 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


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