Madison County Public Library

Get free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 rapid antigen test kits per household.  The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. People who wish to order may go to or USPS website and order four free tests. The USPS website said the kits would ship in “late January.”

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. 


We do not have COVID kits at this time. We will post here when they will become available again.


 LOOK WHAT WE BUILT! Mars Rover Sojourner

As part of our Steam workshops, Trey did a great job!

New Book Acquisitions this Month!!


The Book of Hope, by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams with Gail Hudson

To Be Blessed: A Lifetime Collection of My Favorite Recipes from Family and Friends, by Betty Mallory (local author)

The Taking of Jemima Boone, by Matthew Pearl


As the Wicked Watch, Tamron Hall

Better Off Dead (Jack Reacher), by Lee Child

The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan

Foul Play, by Stuart Woods

The Haunting of Hill House (reprint), by Shirley Jackson

The Nameless Ones, by John Connolly

When Christmas Comes, by Andrew Klaven

Where They Wait, by Scott Carson

Juvenile Graphic Novels

Baby-Sitters Little Sister Series: Karen’s Roller Skates and Karen’s Witch, based on novels by Ann M. Martin, graphic novel adapted by Katy Farina

I Survived Series: The Attacks of September 11, 2001, The Sinking of the Titanic 1912 and the Shark Attacks of 1916, based on the novels of Lauren Tarshis, graphic novel adapted by Georgia Ball

Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing, by Lincoln Peirce.

The Frankenstem Play was performed by the Bright Star Theater at the library on Saturday, October 30th at 5 pm. All who attended the show thoroughly enjoyed the presentation!

FrankenSTEM …it’s alive! It’s alive! Dr. Frank N. Stein is one of the world’s most famous
scientists. Along with her trusty assistant, Igor, Dr. Stein has created some of the world’s most
amazing inventions! But those inventions would be nothing without YOUR imagination. It will
take Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make her latest masterpiece come to life!
Put on your lab coat and learn why STEM subjects are so important to the modern world in the
45 minute adventure of STEM discovery!


Thanks to all involved for such a successful fundraiser! Last Saturday, we had a well-attended yard sale thanks to the many members of  our community who shopped and/or donated goods for our event! We extend a special thank you to our FOL members who worked so hard to prepare for and carry out this sale.

Library Receives REC Grant 

I am thrilled to announce that the Madison County Library was selected to receive funding from the Community Awareness of Rappahannock Electric Charity, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) Board.  Within the next few weeks,  the Library will be receiving a check for $4048.88 to help with a special set of programs that explore  being able to create robots that move.  The Cubelet set will allow children at every level to have an in-depth exploration of robotics, Stem, coding and computational thinking.  They will have an opportunity to develop some basic understanding of electricity, robotics and computing.

It is through the generosity of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative members that allow their bills to be rounded up that C.A.R.E Charity, Inc. can disperse funding and we thank you for helping us do great things, together, for our communities. The Library is so grateful to the REC members that chose to do so.  Please know that you are truly making a difference!!

 Check our Workshop Schedule on our Facebook page and  Kids Corner on this website to see which ones interest your child and sign up soon for as many sessions as you like! Registration is appreciated but not mandatory. 

We ask that ALL PATRONS wear a mask while visiting the library.

Great news! New Acquisitions for October 2021! And more to come! Stay tuned!                                                                                                      We have purchased quite a few new books by favorite authors like James Patterson, Louise Penny, Craig Johnson, Colton Whitehead and many more have just been added to our catalog.

Keep your library card in good standing! Please be mindful about overdue books “hiding” around your house and vehicle. Fines are accruing, starting in June. We are open Monday through Saturday each week (open 10-5 pm weekdays and 10-2 pm on Saturdays). You can renew books in person, email, or by phone 948-4720.  Thank you for promptly checking for any library books, movies, and other materials.

Our Doors Are Open!

The Madison County Library will allow patrons to come into the building. A mask is requested if you have not been vaccinated.  We thank our patrons in advance for following our safety protocols. We are thrilled to have you back in our building! We have lots of new books and audiobooks available for check out. Our computers are available for 2 hour time periods and you are also invited to come in and use our wi-fi.

Wi-Fi Service is available, as always, 24 hours a day and seven days a week from our parking lot, so that you may sit in your car or on our benches and enjoy our connections.

You may send a fax, have copies made, or get something notarized, with or without an  appointment. We will continue to offer curbside library orders (by phone or email) for your convenience, as well.

Curbside and Hours of Operation

             Monday through Friday 10-5pm

Saturday               10-2pm

  The Library has added several new databases to our research page, including Gale with encyclopedias for each grade level, and Newsbank with 3,500 newspapers, including our own Eagle.  Please check them out…they are an awesome resource!

For those of you that have lost your jobs due to COVID-19, here is a link to the Virginia Workforce Connection.   Unemployment in Virginia & COVID-19 


Update:  Don’t forget that Overdrive is available to you online so you can download e-books and audio books. Your library card number gets entered after selecting our library. Then enter your pin number, which is the last four numbers on your library card. No fines will be  accrued during this time that we are closed.  If you do not have a library card, call the Library between 10-12 Mon-Fri and we can issue you one over the phone.

Look below for things that the kids can do while they’re off.

Fun and Free ways to Learn From Home

Math:                                                             Reading:

Prodigy:    2 +2 = ?                                                   Squiggle Park and Dreamscape:               


Khan Academy                                                           Storyline                


Science:                                                          Social Studies:

Mystery Doug                                                         History for Kids                                       



Typing Club








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