Madison County Public Library

GREAT NEWS FOR THE LIBRARY ON TWO FRONTS!!! And…change of time for Frankenstem Play on Oct. 30th

Last Day for donations to sell at the FOL yard sale is Oct. 13th, Wednesday at noon! Thanks to everyone who has made or will make a donation to benefit the library!

Come and find some treasures!

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!!

Please Note Time Change to 5 pm for the FRANKENSTEM Play performed by the Good Life Theater on Saturday, October 30th. It will last about an hour and it will be held on the lawn in front of the Madison County Library at the gazebo. If weather does not permit, it will be held inside the library. Thanks for adjusting your calendar.

Call 948-4720 and get your child registered for Building Circuits (grades kindergarten through 5th) on October 16th from 1-2 pm. Free STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Workshops will be available to children in kindergarten through 5th grades on Saturdays from 1-2pm at the library. 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. The Frankenstem Play will be held at the library, rain or shine, on October 30th at 5 pm. This is a change in time.

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 froebuck@madisoncountyvalibrary.org, 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:

https://play.prodigygame.com/                         https://www.squigglepark.com/

 

Khan Academy                                                           Storyline

https://www.khanacademy.org                         www.storylineonline.net 

 

Science:                                                          Social Studies:

Mystery Doug                                                         History for Kids

mysterydoug.com                                                 https://www.historyforkids.net/

 

Writing:  

Typing Club

www.typingclub.com

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

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