Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

Madison County Library - Welcome!

Serving Madison County, Texas and Surrounding Areas Since April 1969

The Madison County Library is CLOSED to the public until further notice or directive for the safety of staff and customers. Staff will be available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed 1 to 2 for lunch). Please call 936-348-6118 or email us at mclib@madisoncountytx.org for questions or information. All programming and meeting room use is suspended. Service updates: No materials will be checked out effective 3-19-20; please hold on to any books or items you borrowed from the library. DO NOT return them to the drop box. Return them only when we notify you we are open again. Due date for all items has been extended until May 1 ;no late fines are accruing at this time. For up to date information, please visit the Madison County Office of Emergency Management's Facebook page facebook.com/madisoncountyofficeofemergencymanagement/, Madison County website www.co.madison.tx.us , the Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov, or the Texas Department of State Health Services www.dshs.texas.gov

Our friends on @SesameStreet are here to remind you to make your family count, especially little kids and babies! Learn more about the #2020Census: www.2020census.gov

Nuestros amigos de @SesameStreet quieren recordarte que tu familia es importante, especialmente los niños y los bebés. Aprénde más sobre el #2020Census: www.2020Census.gov/es




 


Know the Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID 19) 


The CDC believes these symptoms appear in a few days after being exposed to someone with the disease or as long as 14 days after exposure:

FEVER     
COUGH
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
 For some people the symptoms are like having a cold; for others they are quite severe or even life threatening. In either case, it is important to check with your healthcare provider and follow instructions about staying home or away from public spaces to prevent the spread of the virus.

Practice Basic Hygiene For Coronavirus Prevention 

Wash hands multiple times a day for at least 20 seconds
Cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough and throw the tissue away immediately
Use hand sanitizer
Sneeze or cough in the bend of your elbow
Do not share food or drinks
Avoid shaking hands or kissing for greetings

Did You Know?

More than $1 billion in library funding to be allocated based on Census results

The population count in the decennial census determines the level of funding allotted to each state through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The legislation's Grants to States program provides federal funding to state library agencies to support libraries in their state. The program is one of more than 300 federal programs that allocates funding to local communities based on data derived from the Census.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner we will be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn more about the upcoming census visit 2020census.gov

FYI: The Madison County Library is a Department of Madison County and is governed by the Judge and the Commissioners. Their contact information is available here: 

http://www.co.madison.tx.us/page/madison.Commissioners.Court

Spring Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers begins Thursday, March 5 and continues through April 30. There is no story hour on March 26 during the Spring Break Holiday. Join us on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for a 30-45 minute program that includes stories, songs, fingerplays, movement activities, poems, rhymes, feltboard activities, and a craft. Call 936-348-6118 for more information. Only new attendees need to register. 

Pronunciator Language Learning  with over 80 languages is available for library patrons.  Simply  go to https://madison.biblionix.com/catalog/ and log in to your library account in the top right hand corner.  Then click on the link for Pronunciator  under Electronic Resources and set up your account.  Once you have a Pronunciator account, you can access it from any computer or download the app to your phone.


YOUR LIBRARY RESOURCES AVAILABLE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE:

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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


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.

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 (50 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.  Some of the resources available include Chilton Auto Manuals, Legal Forms,  Education and Testing, and videos and other how-to resources for hobbies and home projects! Please see your librarian for the password.