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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