Thanks to the Rotary Club of Madison ~ A Gift in a Time of Need

The Friends of the Madison Public Library have received a grant from the Rotary Club of Madison to cover the purchase of 10 e-book titles from Barnes and Noble for Nook e-readers. With the closure of the library during the Covid-19 crisis, patrons have increasingly relied on Nook and other digital opportunities to enjoy their book choices.

As digital bookshelves, Nooks are always in high demand because they are portable, sized for convenience, highly intuitive and capable of holding an unlimited number of titles.  Library patrons who have checked out a Nook know they have access to multiple books that are popular reading.

According to Pam Hogan, President, “the Friends of the Madison Public Library are particularly happy to receive a Rotary award this year especially since our fundraisers were cancelled due to the pandemic.  Over the years, the Friends have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the Rotary, a network of enthusiastic and generous individuals dedicated to serving the needs of the community. The Library is grateful for this funding and promises that the funds will be put to good use.”

Minicourses Cancelled Until Further Notice

The Friends of the Madison Public Library have cancelled all in-person Minicourses until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  In-person Minicourses will not be held during the Summer or the Fall Semesters of 2020.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.


The Friends are pleased to offer one FREE Zoom online Minicourse  to current students as a thank you for their loyalty and commitment during the past 28 years.  Because Zoom restricts the number of participants, we regret that we were not able to open it to the public .

The Friends will consider offering more online virtual Minicourses.  Updates will be posted on the Minicourse website.

Cancelled: Spring 2020 Minicourses at Madison Public Library

Minicourses are cancelled for Spring Semester 2020 to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus and to protect our students. Thank you for your understanding.

Check out the Spring 2020 Minicourses sponsored by The Friends of the Madison Public Library!

Current Minicourse descriptions and Registration forms are now available in the library or posted on the website, www.minicoursesmadisonlibrary.orgThe tuition for one course is $95. Additional courses are $65 each. Checks payable to Friends of the Madison Public Library may be mailed to: Minicourses at Madison Library, P. O. Box 1341, Madison NJ 07940.  For information, email, or leave a voice message at 929-450-7940.  All proceeds will go to the Madison Public Library.

POSTPONED: 2020 Gala Benefit ~ March 28

Friends of the Madison Public Library News Release: March 14, 2020

 The Friends of the Madison Library, in response to the widespread health concerns resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, announce that the 2020 Gala Benefit scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Madison Public Library is postponed. A new date will be scheduled for later this year.


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2019 Annual Appeal Begins

November is the month when the Friends of the Madison Public Library reach out to the community in the form of our Annual Appeal. Your generosity allows us to fulfill requests for programs and materials not covered by the regular Library budget.

Your contributions have helped to make the Library an outstanding one. In addition to attending new and exciting programs for children, teens and adults, you now have access to quality entertainment and education through its digital resources such as Kanopy, Hoopla and rb digital. You can also access the Madison Eagle Archive from your own home.

During this past year, thanks to your generosity, the Friends were able to contribute over $50,000 to programming and to the collection, purchase new furniture for the teen area and continue to fund the Museum Pass Program to 15 local and New York City museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

From proceeds of the Annual Appeal, Gala Benefit (March 28, 2020) and Minicourses, we are also able to designate funds for special projects. Other programs funded by the Friends include the Summer Reading Club, the Summer Seminar Series (with the Senior Center) and the bi-monthly newsletter.

As always, we extend our gratitude for your continued support and generosity. Look for our Annual Appeal letter in your mail during November.

To contribute to our Annual Appeal, please DONATE HERE.

Envelopes for the Annual Appeal will also be available at the front desk of the library.