Fire Safety at the Madison Library

The staff at the Madison Library recently hosted members of the Madison Fire Department for a fire-safety check here at the library.  The Madison fire department reviewed the libraries procedures on evacuation and inspected all the fire safety equipment in the facility, and also reviewed the use of a fire extinguisher for the library staff. The Madison library is a very fire safe facility. 

Thanks to the firemen for coming in!


Bus Trip to “Believe” Christmas Show

Approximately 50 patrons enjoyed the library-sponsored trip to New London’s Little Theater to see the Christmas production “Believe.”  There was time before the show for shopping & dining.


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FREE! Bus trip to Christmas Show


This Holiday Season, the New London Little Theater presents a heartwarming tale about the true meaning of Christmas:  Believe!  Alex is a teenage fed up with the commercialism of Christmas.  His family and friends try their best to get him back in the holiday spirit, but can this Scrooge rediscover the true meaning of Christmas?

The Madison Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the New London Little Theater to see the production of “Believe.”  The bus will board at the library at 2:05 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014.  When in New London, there will be time for shopping & dining before the 7:00 show.  Seats are limited–sign up today.

“This project is funded in part or in whole with the money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.”

Upcoming Author Visit at Madison Library

Author Chad Lewis will discuss his book “The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots” and share his experiences while researching this exciting book at the Madison Public Library on Friday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.


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*This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.



Dazzling Dave, yo-yo master, is coming to Madison!

Join us on Tuesday, August 12, from 11:00-11:45 a.m. at the Madison City Hall (upstairs) for a presentation by yo-yo master Dazzling Dave!  There will also be a workshop for kids following Dave’s presentation.  Everyone is welcome – no charge to attend.



Sponsored by the Madison Public Library & funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

Minnesota Transportation and Osceola to Marine Bus trip

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July 16 presented us with a beautiful day for the Legacy bus trip to the Minnesota Transportation Roundhouse and that afternoon for our train ride on the Osceola to Marine train trip. The day started very early (5:15 am) for some and ended close to 11:00 pm for others. We packed the day with a tour of the Roundhouse on Pennsylvania Avenue, a catered lunch with the author Steve Glischinski who wrote “Minnesota Railroads”, then a 90 minute train ride along the scenic and historic St. Croix River Valley where we were able to see a panoramic view up and down the river. Throughout the whole trip there were engineers visiting with us, telling us tales of the railroad history, explaining different lines, why they are the way they are, and making us all feel welcome. The last car on the train was the mail car. Did you know that the US Post Office was all in one car on the train?  It still had the pouches, cubby holes and some mail left from the time all mail was sorted on the train. Everyone had a great time even the kids who had free rein of all the cars and made regular runs up and down the whole train.

This program was made possible in whole or in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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