Cheerios for Breakfast: A Conversation on Journaling

Join us at the Madison Public Library on Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 PM for "Cheerios for Breakfast: A Conversation on Journaling" presented by Maxine Swanson and Eve Fisher.

New Year's

As we ring in the New Year, the Library will be closing early on New Year's Eve and closed all day on New Year's Day. Happy New Year!


Christmas is coming and the Library will be closed for a few days! Keep these dates in mind as you plan your trips to the Library next week!

December Newsletter

Check out the December newsletter to get the scoop on Christmas books, Christmas movies, and Christmas parties!

Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl" Part 2

Happening Saturday! - Hope to see you there. Scholar Kurt Kemper will be leading the discussion. How the afternoon will go... watch episode 3 and discuss and then watch episode 4 and discuss. We'd love to have you. All welcome.

What's Your BQ IQ?

Join us at the Madison Public Library on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00pm as Kathy Schaefer and Gerry Elpert present "What's Your BQ IQ: Personal Insights Into Being a Boston Marathon Qualifier." 

Happy Birthday!

Veterans Day

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Exhibition Opening!

November Newsletter

Check out our November Newsletter for information regarding upcoming events!

The Writing Life

Join us at the library on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00pm for The Writing Life!

Native American Day Discussion

Join us on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00PM for Respecting and Honoring Our Diverse Cultures: A Discussion for Native American Day.

FYI E-Resource USERS!

We "went live" Wednesday, September 30th with the new system software.  With this comes a few changes, one important being that now pins/passwords to access Overdrive, Axis360, and OneCilck Digital (among others) has changed to being case-sensitive (UPPERCASE) and just the  first 8 letters of your last name.
last name: Shay              pin/password: SHAY
last name: Veldhuizen      pin/password: VELDHUIZ

Passwords will be case-sensitive so remember to use uppercase letters.

Questions?  Give us a call @ 605-256-7525

October Newsletter

Check out the October newsletter to keep up-to-date with happenings at the Madison Public Library!

We are going LIVE!

On Wednesday, September 30th 

we are OPEN and ready for you!  

Take a gander at the NEW and IMPROVED - 

Vicarious Visit

Join us at the Library on Thursday, October 8th at 7PM for Vicarious Visit as we Cruise the Danube River!


Check out our newest online resource! ComicsPlus allows patrons to access a wide variety of comics and graphic novels online! Click the link below to view our instructions for getting started!

Behind the Desk: Moving Towards Migration....

Over the past few months, we've been working with our new software team The Library Company (TLC) through the process of moving database records (think of all we own!) and learning more... Staff training is the last step! We will go live with our new software next week!

Want to know a little more about the migration? check out page 6 of the September Newsletter

Questions?!? give us a call 605-256-7525


Lapsit Storytime

will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday beginning October 1st and ending November 19th.

Parents of children ages birth to 3 are invited to join in a Lapsit Storyime (approximately 20 minutes long). Parents must attend with the child; older sibling attendance is discouraged.

Questions? Contact Dana Neu @ 256-7525

Back to Hogwarts Party!

School is starting again, so celebrate magically at the Madison Public Library's Back to Hogwarts Party. Harry Potter is the theme,and all interested ages are welcome. Come in costume for added fun!

September 12th, 1-3 PM at the Madison Public Library

Axis360 has a NEW APP!

Madison's Axis360 AppZone

Axis360 Support Channel (YouTube)


call: 605-256-7525

Adam Miller - Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer

Adam Miller, one of the world’s premier autoharpists, will perform “The Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer,” at the

Madison Public Library
Thursday, September 10
7:00 p.m.

Woody Guthrie wrote over 1000 folksongs in his lifetime including “This Land is Your Land,” possibly the best known American folksong. 

Miller performs folksongs and ballads that are the songs of American’s heritage—a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. “I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs,” he explains.

A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them.  And he gives audiences the whole story—providing surprising origins of seemingly innocent folksongs.  His numerous appearances at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Tumbleweed Music Festival, the California Traditional Music Society’s Summer Solstice Festival, and the Kentucky Music Weekend have made him a national favorite.

Immersed in the oral tradition Miller is mostly self-taught, and learns just about everything by ear.  He began his lifelong pursuit of collecting old songs while still in grade school.  His childhood ambition was to learn every song he heard.  Now, he is a walking encyclopedia of American history and American folksongs.  Throughout his career, Miller has documented and kept alive thousands of songs and stories.  Some of the songs are so obscure that no one else sings them anymore.

This program is free and open to the public and is one in a series of programs the Public Library will offer in conjunction with “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” traveling exhibit that was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the libraries of Oklahoma State University and Mount Holyoke College. The exhibition and tour were made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. This traveling exhibit will be at the Madison Public Library November/December 2015.

Fall Storytime!

As your fall calendar begins to fill up be sure to leave room for Storytime!
Beginning the week of October 5th children ages 3 thru 5 are welcome to join us during one of the following sessions:
Monday evenings
6:30-7:00pm 3 year olds
7:00-7:30pm 4 & 5 year olds
Tuesday mornings
11:00-11:30am 3 year olds
11:30am-noon 4 & 5 year olds.
Also, NEW this fall, watch for details for lap-sit Storytime (open for children birth-3 years old)! If you're interested in this or would like more details, please email Dana @ or call 256-7525.

Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe holiday weekend!

Saturday Hours

Summer is coming to an end and with it our Saturday hours will be changing! Beginning September 12th, the Public Library will be open 10 am - 5 pm each Saturday.

September Newsletter

Check out the September Newsletter for information and new events happening at the Library!

Chess Club and Settlers of Catan

Come to the Library on Saturday, August 22nd to play Chess and Settlers of Catan!

"The Post is home."

Thursday August 13th, Frisby-Griffin the VFW Post Commander of Ronald Websty Post #2638, Madison held a discussion with community and veterans alike in the benefits available to veterans. Want to know more about assistance available check these out and pass them on!
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
American Legion Auxiliary 

"The Post is home." - Danny "Wham-O" Frisby-Griffin

Madison Capital For A Day Schedule Announced

PIERRE, S.D. – On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Madison will be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day. Activities for the day will include a community social with the Governor, a Main Street walk, tours around Madison and a roundtable meeting.

Citizens are encouraged to attend the community social at the Second Street Diner (610 S. Washington Ave.) at 10 a.m., where they will have the chance to talk one-on-one with Gov. Daugaard. 

The First Lady will accompany the Governor for the day and will be reading at the Madison Public Library (209 E. Center St.) at 11 a.m. All children from the community are invited to come and listen to the First Lady read stories during this time.

At 2 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting event for Rosebud Cabinetry & Lodging Furniture to celebrate 50 years in business.  The public is welcome to attend. 

Serving those that Served

Join us Thursday, August 13th at the Madison Public Library to hear from VFW Post Commander Danny "Wham-O" Frisby-Griffin  The program begins at 7 PM and all attentive ages are welcome!


Join us next Thursday evening, August 6th at the Madison Public Library for an explosive rock talk with Tim Kenyon. The program begins at 7 PM and all attentive ages are welcome!

Tamagawa Origami Event

Don't forget to join us next Thursday, August 6th at the Madison Public Library for an origami event! Visiting students from Tamagawa University in Tokyo will assist us in learning the art of folding paper. All ages are welcome!

End of the Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program ENDS this Friday, July 31st. If you have completed your yellow reading sheet or your purple reading card, bring it in to collect your prizes. Friday will be the last day to collect your prizes. Thanks to all the participants who faithfully read this summer and attended our summer activities!

August Newsletter

Stay updated with current event at the Library! Grab a copy of the August newsletter at the Library or click the image below to read it online!

Mr. Twister's Super Balloon Show

Don't forget that Mr. Twister's Super Balloon Show is on Monday, July 27th! Free picnic in the park from 5:00-6:00pm. Mr. Twister's show will begin at 6:00pm in the park. In case of rain, the picnic will be cancelled and Mr. Twister will perform in the Library Meeting Room.

Tamagawa Origami Event

Join us at the Library on Thursday, August 6th from 3-5PM in the Meeting Room as visiting students from Tamagawa University in Tokyo teach us the art of origami! All ages are welcome. Learn how to fold cool creatures and eat some Pocky sticks!


Come to the Library on August 6th to engage in an explosive rock talk with Tim Kenyon! All attentive ages are welcome. The program begins at 7:00 PM in the Madison Public Library Meeting Room.

Mr. Twister

Don't miss Mr. Twister at the Library on Monday, July 27th! There will be a free picnic at the Library park between 5:00PM and 6:00PM. The Mr. Twister show will begin at 6:00PM. In case of rain, the picnic will be cancelled, but Mr. Twister will still perform in the Library meeting room. Don't forget that the summer reading program is coming to an end! The program officially ends on July 31st so don't forget to finish your reading and stop by to pick up your prizes!

Reduced Prices on Paperback Sale

Reduced price on paperback books will begin next week! Don't miss the chance to pick up some books while at the same time helping the Friends of the Madison Public Library raise money to buy a new outdoor book drop for the Madison Public Library!

Vicarious Visits

Join us at the Madison Public Library Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 PM for another Vicarious Visit as Deana and John guide us through Europe!

Support the New Dropbox Online

It's time to upgrade the outdoor book drop at the Madison Public Library and now the Friends of the Madison Public Library have set up an option for donating online! A new book drop would allow you to safely return books and media outside. Follow the link below to donate! Your contributions will help us reach our goal!

Did you know....

that our current outside book drop has been a fixture for 30+ years! Amazing isn't it. Now, we are looking to upgrade to give you the option to return media (DVDs, CDs, etc.) outside as well! Want to support this cause? Stop into the library today and check out the PAPERBACK SALE (50 cents/book)going on now.

Come and visit us today! We'd love to see you.

4th of July Holiday

Don't forget that the Madison Public Library will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th in observance of Independence Day! Enjoy a fun and safe holiday with friends and family!

Book Sale!

Don't miss our paperback book sale beginning next week!

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Join us next week, July 6th, for Marvelous Monday! We will be watching Planes: Fire and Rescue! The movie begins at 4:00. All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Marvelous Monday

Come to the Library on June 29th for Marvelous Monday! We will be having a photo booth and bingo! Photos taken at the Marvelous Monday event will be put into a photo album on our Facebook page. 

July Newsletter

The July newsletter is here! Check it out and stay updated on events happening at the Library in July!

Upcoming Marvelous Monday

Join us Monday, June 22nd at the Madison Public Library for Marvelous Monday! We will be making superhero masks and superhero shields! This a come-and-go event that runs from 4-6 PM!