Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library has continued to serve the City of Madison for nearly 40 years. Population explosions in the area have forced the library to move twice already. The current library location was built in 1997 to serve a population of about 25,000 people; that population has now doubled, and the library cannot effectively serve its patrons in the existing small space and limited technology.
Madison Public Library at a Glance
Madison Public Library is in the heart of Midtown Madison and serves as a hub of community activity for the growing city. It is second only to the Downtown Huntsville Library in terms of circulation, but at 15,000-square-feet, it exists in a building a fraction of Downtown’s size.
Served City of Madison since 1978; at current location since 1997
Serves 17,400 households
Provides 600,000 items per year in circulation
13 public schools in close proximity
Issues over 4100 library cards each year
Second highest circulation of materials in HMCPL system
The City of Madison has committed to an $8.5 million bond to build a new library in the Midtown Madison area adjacent to the old Kroger shopping center. This new building will be bigger and will feature more STEAM technology as well as a public movie viewing area in the outdoor space behind the facility. Download a fact sheet about the Madison Library Project here.
You can help keep Madison County great.
The oldest library in Alabama, HMCPL is #1 in circulation, program attendance and volunteer hours out of all public libraries in the state. However, HMCPL ranks as #128 in library funding. In order to continue our standard of excellence and continual improvement for Madison County residents, we rely on private contributions from individuals, civic organizations and corporations to continue our mission.
Madison Capital Campaign
Total Project Estimate: $10.2M
City of Madison Investment: $8.5M
Madison County Investment: TBD
Community Fundraising Goal: $1.7M