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About the Library

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Madison Public Library to provide access to dynamic collections, appropriate technology, and global information to support and enrich individual, family, and community life.

Goal Statement

The general goals of the Madison Public Library shall be:

  1. To serve all residents of the City of Madison and Lake County;

  2. To acquire and make available to all residents of Madison and Lake County such books, periodicals, media, and other services to address their needs

    1. For information,

    2. For imaginative and creative expression,

    3. For the development of skills for career and vocational advancement, and

    4. For the enjoyment of leisure;

  3. To secure the means to provide frequently requested material locally and upon demand;

  4. To strive to discover new methods and improvements for better service for the Library’s customers;

  5. To review and, if necessary, revise these goals in light of new developments.

Reviewed and Adopted by the Madison Public Library Board of Trustees,

October, 2014


209 E Center Street

Madison, SD 57042

Library Hours








9:00 am - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  9:00 am - 1:00 pm



(605) 256-7525


(605) 256-7526


A drawing of the 1906 library building.

The following is an excerpt from minutes of the City Commission of Madison for June 6, 1906.

“Be it resolved by the city council of the City of Madison, S.D.  That said city of Madison, S.D. accept the ten thousand dollars offered by Mr. Andrew Carnegie for a free public library building in the City of Madison, South Dakota...Be it further resolved that the sincere and heartfelt thanks of this council and the citizens of Madison, be extended to Mr. Andrew Carnegie for the magnificent gift which  he so liberally bestows upon said city.”

Library Services:

  • Wi-Fi

  • Public access computers

  • Faxing

  • Photo-copier

    • Color available

  • Nancy Sabbe Room (meeting space)

    • pre-approved reservation

  • Library of Things​

    • Outdoor games, Tools, and more!​

  • Programming 

    • Storytime, Pages for Pizza, Book Clubs and more!​

  • Coming Soon - Sensory Sensitivity Resources

  • Home delivery

Library Staff

Lisa Martin - Director
Melanie Argo - Systems Librarian

Renae Lehman - Programs Coordinator

Katie Gales-Loyd
Joy Hawkes

Isaac Meyer

Spencer Reverts

Library Board

John Nelson

Laura Reed

Carrie Studer

Michael Trimble

Kanthi Narukonda

Kelli Wollmann - County Commissioner 

Sarah Cronin - City Commissioner

Term Ends






The library staff may be contacted by phone during regular library hours or any time through e-mail.

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