New Books – January 2019

International Games Day Event Poster


Eliza Deary tells local spooky tales - Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 7:00pm


October 15th - Learn about tax benefits and credits


Power Off and Play Event - August 22nd, 2018 - 1pm to 4pm




TD Summer Rading Club - July 4th to August 14th. Ages 6-11 - Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm, Ages 3-6 - Fridays 2pm to 3pm. Family Movies on Saturdays at 10:30am on July 14th, 21st and 28th, and August 4th, 18th, and 25th. Special Thursday Movie on August 9th at 5pm. Game Night from 3:30 to 7:15 on July 5th and 19th, and August 2nd and 16th. Drop-in to Play with Zacks Buidling Blocks, TechBlocks and In-House Board Games at any time. Sue Kehoe - Author Visit - April 24th 2018




Kevin Callan presentation - April 18th, 2018




March Break Fun @ Madoc Public Library

We have a lot of fun things planned for March Break this year.  There may even be a few surprises along the way.  For specific information on individual events, please see our facebook page.

March Break 2018 event information


Libby - one-tap reading app for your library

Libby is the new user-friendly app from Overdrive that allows Patrons to borrow ebooks and audiobooks with ease! Available for mobile devices, and computers running Windows 10.

Learn more about Libby

Click to access the Libby User Guide

Note: Please disregard any information regarding Kindle devices, as they are not compatible with Overdrive and Libby in Canada.

And the Winner is…..

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by our booth at the Madoc Fall Fair! We were so pleased to see so many familiar faces, and meet a lot of new people too!

On to the news you have all been waiting for….

We have our winners!!

Our Jellybean Challenge winner is Catrina M., with a guess of 215. Congratulations, Catrina! You were only off by 1. The actual amount of jellybeans in the jar was 216!

Our Book Challenge winners are:

Adult book:
Winner is John S., with a guess of 152,000.
Actual word count: 162,152
Congratulations, John!

Teen book:
Winner is Bonnie D. with a guess of 15,239.
Actual word count: 105,143
Congratulations, Bonnie! This was a tough one!

Children’s book:
Winner is Shelby J. with a guess of 46,000.
Actual word count: 32,606
Congratulations, Shelby!

Young Children’s book:
Winner is Victoria K. with a guess of 683.
Actual word count: 702
Congratulations, Victoria!

Winners will be contacted directly later this week. Thanks to everyone who participated! We hope you had fun!









MARCH 2017

Ashby, Madline Company Town
Brierley, Saroo Lion
Coulter, Catherine The Devil’s Triangle
Cussler, Clive The Cutthroat
Dallaire, Romeo Waiting for First Light
Grippando, James Most Dangerous Place
Jance, J. A. Downfall
Kellerman, Faye Bone Box
Kinsella, Sophie My Not So Perfect Life
Mishra, Panka Age of Anger
Urquhart, Jane A Number of Things
Vassanji, M. G. Nostalgia
Vermette, Katherena The Break
Watt-Cloutier, Sheila The Right to be Cold


APRIL 2017

Backman, Fredrik Beartown
Badacci, David The Fix
Bonney, Richard, E. Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees
Damerow, Gail Guide to Raising Farm Animals
Deaver, Jeffery The Burial Hour
Gaiman, Neil Norse Mythology
Gowdy, Barbara Little Sister
Jenoff, Pam The Orphan’s Tale
Johansen, Iris No Easy Target
Kerr, Philip Prussian Blue
Leon, Donna Earthly Remains
Michaels, Fern High Stakes
Paretsky, Sara Fallout
Patterson, James The Black Book
Perry, Anne Murder on the Serpentine
Sandford, John Golden Prey


Library Closed for Easter Weekend

The Library will be closed Friday April 14th and Saturday April 15th.  We will re-open at our usual time on Tuesday April 18th.

We wish everyone a wonderful Easter Weekend!



 Upcoming Library Events

Author Visit - Tony Brathwaite and David McConkey - April 19th, 2017


Author Visit - Orland French - April 25th, 2017


Author Visit - Kevin Callan - May 3rd, 2017


Author Visit - Alex McNaught - May 30th, 2017


Movie Madness - March 15th program










Freedom To Read Week 2017
Click on the image above to learn more.





It’s Freedom to Read week in Canada!  We encourage our patrons to celebrate their freedom by reading a banned or challenged book.

Lists of Banned and Challenged Books:

Bannings and Burnings in History

Challenged Works in Canada

Frequently Challenged Books

Here are a few titles that may surprise you:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • The Holy Bible
  • Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  • Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
  • Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  • Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
  • Hop on Pop, by Dr. Suess

Visit the library to find out more, or check out your favourite banned or challenged books!



New Website Launch - rocket image

Welcome to our new website!

Our new website is designed to provide you with fully accessible up-to-date information.

The Library website is compliant with AODA – WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and offers tools to enhance and enlarge font, improve contrast, and enable screen-reading software to easily read content.

We will continue to enhance the website with new features, photos, and information.

We welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have!


Local Roots. Global Access.