Summer Programs are Coming to the MC Library!
We had a wonderful visit with Katie Gigliotti! She is the author and illustrator of the recently published, Wander World and she is also the art teacher at WYES. On Saturday, June 11th at 11 am, Mr. Chung will be here at the library to demonstrate Tae Kwon Do skills and to play some martial arts games with participants. He has also donated some free copies of Mrs. Gigliotti’s new book to give away to the first 30 kids. Mrs. Gigliotti will be in attendance for this event. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!
We can’t wait to see YOU at the Madison County Library this summer!
We have some great programs/events planned starting with the Drive Thru Bag of Books Giveaway on June 7th from 5-7 pm.
Summer Reading Program at Madison County Library
*Tues., June 7th 5-7 pm drive through book giveaway
*Thurs., June 16th 11 am Spinny Johnson with an interactive show demonstrating basketball tricks and skills and reinforce character education
*Wed., June 22nd 11 am Good Life Theater will perform the musical, “Recycling Pirates”
*Tues., June 28th 11 am The Bright Star Theatre will perform the “Little Mermaid.”
*Thurs., July 7th 7 pm, Uncle Henry will present his science show, “The Nature of Things With Wings”
*Tues., July 12th 7 pm Wes Iseli will perform a magic show
*Thurs., July 21st 7 pm, The Science Guys will present their interactive show, “Oceans of Possibilities”
*Thurs., July 28th 11 am The Bright Star Theatre will present “Treasure Island”
*Wed., August 3rd 10 am-12 pm end of summer program with a water slide and snow cones
The calendars are also available at the check out desk when you visit the Madison County Library.
We are truly grateful for any and every donation made to our library!
Wow! Thank you for $3870 in donations! We appreciate out patrons and other community members who contributed to the library yesterday. We are so grateful!
COVID Kits are available again!
Please call us at 948-4720 if you are in need of a COVID kit. There is a limit of 2 kits per person. Directions are on the side of the box. Internet access is not needed to process your test. Do not enter the building to pick up your kit. They will be delivered to the bench on the side of the building after you call that you are in the lot.
Madison County Library, Inc. and Chris Jacoby Textbook Scholarship
The Madison County Library will award one $1000 scholarship to a
rising Madison County undergraduate college student to be used for
textbooks. All college-bound students residing in Madison County are
welcome to apply. This scholarship was created in honor of Chris
Jacoby, a long-serving Madison County Library Board Member.
Boy, are we grateful!!
Between the Piedmont Landscaping Association, Yoder’s Country Market, our own Friends group and several private citizens, our beautiful old library has had a facelift. The groups descended on the library and proceeded to clear out the shrubs that were covering the windows, lay down mulch, and made the old girl shine again. Then Michael Yoder and the Yoder’s Country Market came to provide 2 beautiful green (to match our roof) Adirondack chairs for our patrons to enjoy sitting in this spring.
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 COVIDtests.gov 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.
LOOK WHAT WE BUILT! Mars Rover Sojourner
As part of our Steam workshops, Trey did a great job!
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!!
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 email@example.com, 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
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
Prodigy: 2 +2 = ? Squiggle Park and Dreamscape:
Khan Academy Storyline
Science: Social Studies:
Mystery Doug History for Kids