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 April 15 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 open for the time being, 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

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Friday, March 6th,
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

in the Community Room

Wendy Swore will be signing copies of her new book, The Wish and the Peacock!

This event sponsored by Barnes and Noble.

The Wish and the Peacock

A new Tween book!

Paige’s favorite family tradition on the farm is the annual bonfire where everyone tosses in a stone and makes a wish. This time, Paige’s specific wish is one she’s not sure can come true: Don’t let Mom and Grandpa sell the farm.

When Paige’s younger brother finds a wounded peacock in the barn, Paige is sure it’s a sign that if she can keep the bird safe, she’ll keep the farm safe too. Peacocks, after all, are known to be fierce protectors of territory and family.

With determination and hard work, Paige tries to prove she can save the farm on her own, but when a real estate agent stakes a “For Sale” sign at the end of the driveway and threatens everything Paige loves, she calls on her younger brother and her best friends, Mateo and Kimana, to help battle this new menace. They may not have street smarts, but they have plenty of farm smarts, and some city lady who’s scared of spiders should be easy enough to drive away.

But even as the peacock gets healthier, the strain of holding all the pieces of Paige’s world together gets harder. Faced with a choice between home and family, she risks everything to make her wish come true, including the one thing that scares her the most: letting the farm go.

About the Author

Wendy S Swore farms on the Sho-Ban reservation where her corn maze and pumpkin patch is home to her five kids, two dogs, two geese, seven peacocks, eleven ducks, nineteen cats, and two hundred thirty seven chickens. She farms in the summers, writes in the winters, and would rather chew her leg off than eat something spicy.

Sometimes writing everyday is like pulling teeth, painful, but necessary.

Wendy Swore

A Monster Like Me

The Author’s First Book

There are trolls, goblins, and witches. Which kind of monster is Sophie?

Sophie is a monster expert. Thanks to her Big Book of Monsters and her vivid imagination, Sophie can identify the monsters in her school and neighborhood. Clearly, the bullies are trolls and goblins. Her nice neighbor must be a good witch, and Sophie’s new best friend is obviously a fairy. But what about Sophie? She’s convinced she is definitely a monster because of the “monster mark” on her face. At least that’s what she calls it. The doctors call it a blood tumor. Sophie tries to hide it but it covers almost half her face. And if she’s a monster on the outside, then she must be a monster on the inside, too.

Being the new kid at school is hard. Being called a monster is even harder. Sophie knows that it’s only a matter of time before the other kids, the doctors, and even her mom figure it out. And then her mom will probably leave — just like her dad did.

Because who would want to live with a real monster?

March Teen Events – CANCELLED

March Teen Events – CANCELLED

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in March! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday March 2nd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, March 5th at 4:30 pm – Secret Book Boxes

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday March 9th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–Recipe for a Mystery!

TEEN CSI PARTY:  March 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm-Crime Scene Investigator Party: Who Killed the Romance Novels?


TEEN ANIME CLUB: March 16th at 4:30 pm-Anime Art: Visiting Artist, “Mina Nina”

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 pm – Time for Tech!

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, March 23rd from 4:30 to 5:30 – Pick -n-Share! Spies, Mafia, & Mystery.

TEEN ANIME CLUB: March 30th at 4:30 pm -Assassination Classroom

For ages 12-17.

All Supplies provided.

Watch our cool CSI Party Video! Created by the Teen Action Council.

Teen Short Story Writing Contest!

Teen Short Story Writing Contest!

Teen Short Story Writing Contest!

Write Your Masterpiece

Due on or before March 11, 2020

THEME: Spies, Mafia, & Mystery

From spies on Capital Hill to the murder mystery at the cabin in the woods, Madison Library District is in search of mystery stories written by our local teens.

It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a shot rang out. A door slammed. The maid screamed.

~ Snoopy

How to Participate

​Anyone age 12 to 18 can submit a story between 500 and 2000 words.

All stories must be typewritten and submitted to the Madison Library District at the front circulation desk or emailed to

Prizes will be awarded at our Teen CSI party on Friday the 13th of March @ 7:00 p.m., so bring us your most mystifying mysteries or your superlative spy stories for a chance to win.

February Teen Events

February Teen Events

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in February! 

Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday February 3rd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, February 6th at 4:30 pm – Neverland Silhouette Art .

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday February 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–“Disheveled Dialogue” .

TEEN ANIME CLUB: No meeting this month.  We will be closed on February 17th for Presidents Day.

TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, February 20th at 4:30 pm – Peter’s pan pipe.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, February 24th from 4:30 to 5:30 – “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

A Tropical Paradise

Friday, February 28, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room

Join us as we finish our On the Same Page celebration of Peter Pan and dispel the winter gloom!

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.

A Host of Activities

We’ve got fun activities for all ages. Spend an evening on the beach enjoying the waves. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt! We’ll have all the tropical sounds, food and fun that you could wish for, including drinks with umbrellas. 

Besides having a great time while ignoring the outside snow, participating will give you a chance at the night’s drawing for ultimate relaxation, a massage from Urban Massage. (Must be present and an adult to win, though there will be a drawing prize for the youngsters as well.)

Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter’s mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.

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