Some may consider a library to be a boring building in which the only words ever heard are “shhh,” and “you owe 45 cents for late fees on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

If that’s your mental image of a library, then “you must not have been in a while,” said Cathy Stanton, adult services librarian at Madison Library District.

Stanton and Gina Miller, youth services librarian, said the Madison Library District is more than just a quiet building.

The library has a continuous flow of programs and activities for children, teens and adults.

Among those is an adult book club currently reading John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” a teen anime club, the Mother/Daughter Book Club, The Books for Boys Book Club and story time for children every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Toddler Time is held every Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:15 am in which toddlers and their parents enjoy songs, stories and interactive stories together. Teen Craft for building arts and crafts for ages 12-18 is held after school from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the third Thursday of every month.

Stanton and Miller said they have many additional resources for patrons that many people are unaware of. Those include kits for learning how to play the ukulele, packets for improving your baking skills and classes on building a healthy diet.

Each month, the library shows a new release movie. This month’s movie is Marvel’s X-Men saga which will be played at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 20. Also, the Madison Library Foundation Meeting will happen on September 19, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Community Room where you can sign up to volunteer at the library.

For a comprehensive view of all the programs and resources the library offers, you can visit the library’s website https://madisonlib.org/ or contact them by phone at (208) 356-3461.