We've Got Video Games!

Madison Public Library is now lending video games.  
We've got games for
Nintendo DS
Stop in and check one out.

November Book Discussion

Have you read, or heard, about a book that you would like to include in book discussions in 2013?  We're gathering on November 15th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm to choose titles for the next book discussions.  Anyone may participate.  Bring your suggestions!

* New * Playaways at the Library!

Do you enjoy listening to books?  Well then you will be happy to know that the Madison Public Library now has more Playaway audiobooks for your listening pleasure!  Come one. Come all and check them out!

Have questions about our audio services?  Stop in or call us at 605-256-7525.

Record Sale - October 8-13

Hundreds of LPs from our old circulating record collection.  Come in and see what we've got!

October Book Discussions

Book discussion groups will meet on Thursday, October 18, at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

The afternoon group will discuss books by South Dakota authors.  Participants should chose a book by a South Dakota author to share with the group.

The evening group will be discussing books about the Civil War.  If you join in the evening group you may chose either a fiction or nonfiction title to share in the discussion.

Anyone is invited to join in our book discussions.  Please call the Madison Public Library if you have any questions - 256-7525.

New DVDs at the Library!

We have The Hunger Games
and many more of your favorite movie titles on the library shelves.  Stop in and check out a new DVD today!

Some new titles include:
The Artist and Hatfields & McCoys

Alzheimer's Support Group

The Alzheimer's Support Group meets at the library from 11:00 am to noon on the second Tuesday of each month.  Family members, early stage Alzheimer's patients, and any other interested individuals are invited to join us.

You may contact Marie at 256-4531 or Linda at 256-4539 if you have questions.   

The next meeting will be on October 9th.

New in September...

Madison Public Library is proud to present a new downloadable audio service.  OneClickdigital offers thousands of titles from Recorded Books and other popular publishers, most with no hold period.  The user-friendly site will work with your PC or Mac and is iPod-compatible.  Find the link to OneClickdigital here on our web page.

Fall Storytime

Fall Storytime will run from 
September 10th - November 5th  
Sessions are as follows:
Monday evenings
6:30 pm . . . . . . 3 yr. olds
7:00 pm . . . . . . 4 & 5 yr. olds
Tuesday mornings
11:00 am . . . . . 3 yr. olds
11:30 am . . . . . 4 & 5 yr. olds
Questions or concerns? Contact Dana Neu @ 256.7525 or dneu@sdln.net

September Book Discussion Groups

     Book discussion groups will meet at the Madison Public Library on September 20th.  Anyone interested is invited to join.
     The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
     The evening group meets at 7:00 pm and will discuss The Faith Club:  A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding.
     Copies of the books are available at the library.

One Book South Dakota

We can read books alone, but until we discuss them, the process doesn't seem complete.  

You are invited to read
Dammed Indians Revisited by Michael L. Lawson
and join in the discussion at
Madison Public Library
Thursday, August 16, at 7 pm

The book is the One Book South Dakota 2012 selection, exploring the impact of the federal government's Indian policies and the 1944 Pick-Sloan Plan that flooded Sioux reservations along the Missouri River.

John Nelson, Dakota State University, will lead the discussion.
Copies of the book are available at the Library.

MPL Receives Technology Grant

Good news!  Madison Public Library has been awarded a grant of $5,854 by the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications.  Funds will be used to purchase a portable Smart Board for the public meeting room, a notebook computer, and additional Wi-Fi access points.  Read more in the
Madison Daily Leader
Bureau of Information & Telecommunications Press Release

July Book Discussions

Book discussion groups will meet on Thursday, July 19, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The afternoon discussion group will meet to talk about I'll Never Be French by Mark Greenside.
The evening group will be discussing People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

Anyone is welcome to attend.  Copies of the book are available at the Library.

2012 Summer Reading Program!

This year's Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 thru July 31.

The theme for children ages 3 through the 4th grade...

Dream Big - Read!

The teen program theme...
Own the Night

For more information, contact Dana @ dneu@sdln.net.

June Book Discussions

Book discussion groups will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The book selected for the afternoon discussion group is The Faith Club--the story of three women, their three religions, and their quest to understand each other.

The evening group will be discussing Unbroken--a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption.

Anyone is welcome to attend.  Copies of the book are available at the Library.

Summer Storytime 2012

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Beginning the week of June 4th thru July 23rd. Children ages 3 thru 5 are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
Monday evenings
6:30 pm . . . . . . 3 yr. olds
7:00 pm . . . . . . 4 & 5 yr. olds
Tuesday mornings
11:00 am . . . . . 3 yr. olds
11:30 am . . . . . 4 & 5 yr. olds
Questions or concerns? Contact Dana Neu @ 256.7525 or dneu@sdln.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Video Games...

The Madison Public Library is looking to add video games to the services we provide for you.  We'd like your input.  So, if you have Facebook head on over to Library FB Page and let us know what gaming system(s) you have at home.  Not online?  That's okay--just let us know the next time you stop in!

May Book Discussions

Book discussion groups will meet on Thursday, May 17, at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

The afternoon group will discuss novels that include recipes.  Books by Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke are examples.  If you are inspired to try a recipe included in the book you are reading, bring samples!

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The evening group will discuss Three Maids for a Crown, a novel about the Grey sisters--princesses of royal blood--and their struggle to survive in the Tudor court.

You are invited to attend either or both of these discussions.

2012 National Library Week

Here is what is happening at the Madison Public Library to celebrate our continued mission of providing access to "dynamic collections, appropriate technology, and global information to support and enrich individual, family, and community life" within Madison and the surrounding areas.

Annual Book Sale @ Karl E. Mundt Library
(DSU campus) 
Begins Monday, April 9th at 8 am

April 9th and April 10th 

Monday Evening                      Tuesday Morning 
  6:30pm (3 yr olds)                 11 am (3 yr olds)
  7pm (4 and 5 yr olds)             11:30 am (4 and 5 yr olds)

We've Got Your Number Library Exhibit 
April 9th through April 13th 

Showcasing the library collections and resources! The library is a wealth of information come enjoy! 

Open House Monday, April 9th 4pm - 7pm
A short presentation at 7pm
Refreshments Served

South Dakota Titles to Go Workshops
April 10th, 11th, and 12th 

Still looking for help with your eReader or audio device, well come in and get some one on one help from our resident expert Melanie Argo.

Tuesday/Thursday 2pm - 4pm 
                           6pm - 8pm 
Wednesday            3pm -5pm 

Stop in often, as we will be having daily door prizes!


The Madison Public Library will be closed Friday, April 6th in observance of Good Friday.  We will be open Saturday April 7th from 10 am to 5pm.  Hope everyone has a joyous holiday!

~ National Library Week ~

It begins, April 8th and the theme, YOU BELONG @ your library is appropriate because we are all learning and growing in our knowledge and the library is the best place to get the help you need!  We have a variety of services and resources that can be of aid in all aspects of your lives.  

Don't be shy to come check us out and see what we have on our shelves!  Activity details during National Library Week coming soon! 


The Annual Book Sale

 at the Karl E. Mundt Library beginning 

Monday April 9th at 8 am.

New eBook and Audio Book Titles

Visit the South Dakota Titles to Go website and check out the 95+ eBook and audiobook titles we've just added to our online downloadable collection.