Aug 302016

Do you miss Harry Potter?

The story continues… Enjoy it free at your local library.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

May 192016

TV performing and Emmy Award winning artists are coming to Madison, Nebraska!

Madison City Auditorium


Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Btw: Concert is FREE for the whole family!!!


Location of event: 209 South Lincoln St. Madison, Nebraska 68748

Thanks to Frontier Bank, member FDIC for sponsoring Summer Reading Program at the Madison Public Library.

Feb 012016

We are updating our computer catalog, to integrate Overdrive

What this means to you:

  • You can use Follett information to checkout your overdrive books.
  • You will see the new overdrive titles, as they are added, on our website.
  • More secure features.

You can access your library account from the Follett website at, the library website or Overdrive website

If you have questions call us, 402-454-3500, we can and will set up your account, if you prefer. For anyone with questions or issues the tutorial below describes account set up step-by-step.

When you go to check out a book on Overdrive you will notice lots of changes, we hope that once we are past the confusion, the process becomes easier, more intuitive, and more secure for everyone.

If you use Overdrive you will no longer use your account number and cornwell as the password to sign in. You will need to set up your Follett account

We apologize for any issues that the integration process causes for everyone!


Set up an account                                     

Look in the upper right corner where it says Create Account FIRST And now you just need to enter your account number and last name SECONDstep 1 3The next screen allows you to create a login and password, make these simple enough to remember, but not too easy…. step 1 4step 1 5

Once your account is created Follett automatically logs you in step 1 6This is what you need to do to use overdrive. Now go to the Overdrive website: Or link from the library website


Log in

Click Account. Step2 1Find Madison in the drop down list (Tip: on a computer type M). step2 2step2 3Right below Madison Public Library it says click here in blue (yes, it is hard to see). step2 4

You’re brought to the Follett webpage to login with the credentials we created in the first step. step2 5step2 6This is your check out screen, you can see what titles you have checked out, and look at your holds, as well as change check out length under settings. step2 7

To go to the main screen for easier searching click the Nebraska Overdrive Libraries in the upper left. step2 8

After you log in you are in your overdrive account and can search and find books using the search bar in the upper right or the categories listed in black. step2 9Your overdrive content will show in Overdrive

Your library materials will show in the Follett website.

Both accounts will use your Follett Log In information.

You can also use your login information on the Follett catalog website at to see what you have checked out, when it is due, and place holds.


Apr 072015

Select adult fiction books are on sale at the Madison Public Library. Only .15 each or fill a bag for just $1.00. This sale is temporary so hurry in!


Feb 092015


Make your money work for YOU, and gain financial education at the Madison Library. Class kick off February 17, 2015 from 6-8 pm, and class wrap-up March 10, 2015 from 6-8 pm. Attend both dates and you will be eligible to win an ipod shuffle!

Jan 072015


Madison Public Library closes at 5:oo pm today! Library patrons (especially children) can be home before dark.

Dec 162014

Christmas break is here again. Let the library be your resource for keeping boredom at bay.

Madison Public Library Hours this Winter:

December 2014

Monday 22 11:30-7

Tuesday 23 1:00-7:00

Wednesday 24 11:30-4

Thursday 25 closed Merry Christmas!

Friday 26 closed


Monday 29 11:30-7:00

Tuesday 30 11:30-7:00

Wednesday 31 11:30-4

Thursday 1 closed Happy New Year!

Friday 2 closed


Normal hours will resume Monday January 5, 2015.