Phased Opening for the Library – Limited Hours

Phased Opening for the Library – Limited Hours

Phased Opening for the Library – Limited Hours

*ANNOUNCEMENT*

The Madison Library District is excited to announce that we will begin phase three opening for limited hours starting Monday, June 22.

Hours of operation

Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Saturdays

We will be following the CDC guidelines and practicing social distancing. This means we will have to limit the number of people in the building to 125 at any given time. Use of the library will be primarily for browsing and to check out materials. Some materials may be unavailable for check out.

Computer usage and seating will be very limited to encourage social distancing. Please be respectful of others and keep your visit short to allow others the opportunity to use the Library. As always children under 12 should be attended by an adult.

The book return will continue to be open. Please return materials to the book drops. If you have questions about materials or due dates, please contact us at 208-356-3461.

We continue to add virtual programs to our social media sites. For digital materials, please visit our website at madisonlib.org

Thank you for your patience! We look forward to seeing you!

Your library is your paradise.

Erasmus

More Information

  • Summer Reading sign-ups will begin June 8.
  • Book return has been and will remain open.
  • We will no longer be doing curbside services after Friday, May 29.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

We hope to extend our hours in the near future. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for further information.

Phased Opening for the Library – Limited Hours

Phased Opening for the Library – Curbside Pickup ONLY

Phased Opening for the Library – Curbside Pickup ONLY

*ANNOUNCEMENT*

The Madison Library is following Governor Brad Little’s plan, “Idaho Rebounds: Guidelines for Opening Up Idaho.”

We are taking the necessary steps to keep our staff and patrons safe. The Library building continues to be closed, but we will start phasing services to open.

Starting May 6, we will begin curbside delivery Monday and Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, and Wednesday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. We will be closed Tuesday and Thursday to allow books time to sanitize. To use this service, patrons may place up to 15 items on hold using our online catalog, or by telephone.  You will be contacted by the usual means you have selected when your items come in (either email or phone). Please allow 48 hours AFTER this notification for us to get your items ready and available for you. 

The book return will continue to be open. Please return materials to the book drops. If you have questions about materials or due dates, please contact us at 208-356-3461.

We continue to add virtual programs to our social media sites. For digital materials, please visit our website at madisonlib.org

Thank you for your patience during this time.

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

Albert Einstein

Instructions for Curbside

Please use the one way entrance on the West side of the building, which is accessible from 1st North.

  1. Have library card or photo ID ready.
  2. Fines and fees can be paid by phone ONLY at 208-356-3461
  3. Late fines accrued after 3/1/2020 to present will be waived.
  4. Can place holds on items either online or by talking with a librarian. Do not leave a message!
  5. Holds will be available 48 hours after you have been notified.
  6. Return Items through book drop. Kits can be returned at the door during our curbside hours.
  7. No kits may be checked out at this time.

Closed for Coronavirus Concerns

Closed for Coronavirus Concerns

Closed for Coronavirus Concerns

Due to the health concerns of COVID-19

and for the protection of the community

the Library is closed until further notice. All approaching due dates have been changed to May 29th for the time being and no fines will be charged or accrued. Please feel free to keep your items until that time. However, our book drop is still open, and you may return items if you wish.

You may still access our webpage for updates and more information. Our WiFi is still available from the exterior of our building.

We continue to monitor the situation and will re-open when experts advise that it can be done safely. Stay well and we hope to be back with you soon.

UPDATE (3/25/20): We are aware of Governor Little’s statewide stay-home order and will continue to monitor the situation.  Please continue to watch the website for more updates.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.

George Bernard Shaw

Get to Know Your Board of Trustees – Terry Rodino

Hi! My name is Terry Rodino and I am the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Madison Library District. This means that the board members who didn’t want the position of Vice-Chair nominated and sustained me for the position. In all seriousness, it’s been a pleasure to serve the community with the other dedicated members of the Board and Library Staff.

Libraries are an integral part of my family’s life. My wife, Ina, a native of Rexburg, worked at the Madison District Library. She now works at the David O. McKay Library at BYU-Idaho. Several years ago, there was an opening on the board and my good wife filled out the paperwork, told me that I was running to be on the Board of Trustees, and had me sign the paperwork. As an obedient husband, I did as I was told. We have three children, a cat and, quite possibly, a couple of overdue library books.

One of my favorite books is about a wizard who goes to a school for wizards! That’s right – A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. The first in a series of books written about thirty years before another somewhat famous young wizard, A Wizard of Earthsea tells the story of Ged, also known as Sparrowhawk, who saves his village, goes to a school for wizards and does so much more. On top of being entertained by an amazing set of stories, the reader can enjoy the wonderful prose style of Ms. Le Guin.

You can reserve A Wizard of Earthsea at the library or use rb-digital to listen to the audiobook for free. The Madison District Library provides two online services, OverDrive and rb-digital, for patrons to download eBooks and audiobooks for free. You can find out more at: https://madisonlib.org/downloadables/

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