The library is an independent non-profit organization that depends on support from our local community. This support comes in many forms, including book donations, services provided by local businesses, volunteer hours, and monetary gifts. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch or follow the above links on this page to learn more.
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The library can accept monetary donations in the form of check, cash, credit card, Network for Good, or PayPal. To donate in person with your check, cash or credit card, please bring your donation and form to the library during our regular hours. To donate online via PayPal, use the link below. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.
The Library maintains an Amazon wish list of books that we would like to add to our collection. Buy a book and be the first to read it! Just let us know in the gift message that you would like to read it first. To send us a book, please visit our Wish List.
The Used Book Room
Maintained by our Friends of the Library group, the Used Book room offers gently used books for sale. Proceeds benefit children’s programming and special projects at the Library. Come in and find a treasure!
Eugene Scheel Map of Madison County
The Library offers full size prints of Eugene Scheel’s incredibly detailed map of Madison County. These are available exclusively at the Library and include historic road names, graveyard locations, churches, battlefields, and much more. $20. Come in during open hours to purchase.
Annual Friends of the Library Yard Sale
The annual FOL Yard Sale is usually held in October on the library lawn. We accept items of art, collectibles, gardening, kitchen and office tools. We cannot accept any articles of clothing. The public may sign up for lots on the lawn and sell their own wares.
To donate items for the yard sale or books for sale in the Used Book Room, please bring them to the Library during regular open hours.
The Madison County Library has an active chapter of Friends of the Library (FOL). The group works to fundraise and support the library. Anyone interested in participating with the Friends should fill out a simple form available at the circulation desk. The current president, Heidi Sage, will be in touch.
The Friends of the Library is a loosely organized group of volunteers who meet at most once per month and only when we have a project to plan or evaluate. We meet in the library on a weekday morning from 9:00 – 10:00, wrapping up before the library opens.
We maintain the Used Book Room upstairs at the library all year around with members taking turns stocking and organizing the room one week each month. Books are received as donations and taken in through the library office during most, but not all weeks of the year. Before boxing up your books, feel free to call the library, to make certain your donation can be accepted. The Friends periodically offer used books, CD’s or DVD’s for only $5 per bag. Watch for this sale to be advertised on the sign on the library lawn.
Each fall the Friends have held a yard sale on the library’s front lawn. This is currently the major fund raising activity of the friends. Not only are items that have been donated to the library priced, organized and offered for sale, but members of the community and non-profit vendors are encouraged to purchase space for a token amount, promoting their groups or selling their own items. It is a true community activity. It usually makes enough money to fund the Children’s Summer reading Program and special programs throughout the year.
In the summer we work during the Summer Concert series at Hoover Ridge. We sell 50/50 raffle tickets, dividing the cash collected between the library and the lucky holder of the winning ticket. On a few occasions the winner has returned their share of the winnings to the library, which is much appreciated.
In December of 2022, the Friends hosted the first Library Christmas Open House with a live reading of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol. Various community leaders read portions of the original text. It was a festive way to thank the guests for supporting the library and sharing the spirit of the season. There was no admission fee and free willing donations were accepted in an antique Stetson hat with scenes from the classic story. We hope to continue the open house tradition with a different theme and format.