Madison County Library

Curbside Hours

Monday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


1315 Highway 98 West
Danielsville, Georgia 30633

Please visit your library branch's website for the latest curbside service hours for holds and printing. Call us or contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. For more information about the libraries' phased re-entry plans, please click here  

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Message from the Director

UPDATED: July 31, 2020

message from the directorDear Library User,
Many thanks to our patrons for all the kind words that we have received as we make every effort to provide library services that are safe for you and our staff. Unfortunately, due to the spike in coronavirus cases throughout our region, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our in-house internet services. We are determined to open this service just as soon as these case numbers begin to flatten. While we cautiously wait for the coronavirus to level in our counties, we are expanding library services. Please read the full Message from the Director here.

Library announces expanded services

library services updatedAs part of its phased reentry plan, the Athens Regional Library System continues to expand its available services while protecting the health and safety of patrons and staff.

Curbside Holds Service: We’ve expanded our curbside service hours! Visit your local library branch’s webpage here. Place holds at our website, through the PINES mobile app, or by phone. We’ll notify you when your items are ready for pickup.

Book Drops: Our book drops are now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note, we’ll hold all returned items in quarantine before checking them in, which means your return won’t show up on your account right away. Don’t worry! No fines will be charged at this time. Please note, our libraries are not accepting donations for the time being.

Print Pickup: Need to print something but can’t do it at home? We’ve got you covered! Our libraries now offer curbside print pickup. Email your document to your local Athens Regional Library System branch, and we’ll notify you when it’s ready for pickup! Printouts will be available the next business day during curbside service hours. We also offer curbside pickup of tax forms, which can be requested by calling your library. Learn more about print pickup and find your library’s printing email here .

Athens-Clarke County Library: Passports Beginning Monday, Aug. 10, the Athens-Clarke County Library will begin accepting passport applications by appointment. Please call the library at 706-613-3650 to set up your appointment. Saturday appointments will be available!

Due to limited staffing at U.S. passport facilities, please note that passport applicants will experience a significant delay in receiving their passport and their original documentation due. Please check their website at for the most current information.

    • Please note appointments must be made via phone.
    • Masks must be worn.
    • Only the applicants should be present.

More information will be available soon!

Have you completed your 2020 Census yet?

censusThere’s still time to complete your 2020 U.S. Census! The Census directly impacts resources allocated for healthcare, education and infrastructure. It’s important to ensure everyone in our communities is counted. Completing the census is safe, secure and easy. It only takes about 10 minutes at Don’t forget: our libraries offer wi-fi access in our parking lots in case you need it. The deadline to respond to the Census is September 30, 2020. So far, 58.7% of Georgians have completed the 2020 Census. Let’s get to 100%! Read the latest statement on the Census from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, dated Aug. 3, 2020, here.

Test your internet speed to help Georgia schools

speed testNow through August 31, Georgians are asked to participate in a free and simple internet speed test. The Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative (GBDI) has launched the Speedtest® by Ookla® pilot project statewide, which is designed to equip school leaders with the clearest picture possible of internet connectivity for Georgia’s students and teachers for the upcoming school year. 

Georgians are encouraged to download the free Ookla Speedtest app (Android  or iOS-Apple) to the various devices that they use to connect to the internet (smartphones, tablets, etc.) and take several tests in the places where connectivity is important to them. For laptops and desktop computers, visit 

The easy-to-use Speedtest, along with the information available at the Broadband Initiative website, will assist school leaders as they plan for their digital learning strategies. Learn more here:

One-on-One Virtual Sessions: Heritage Room and Computer Tutorials

connecting Heritage Room virtual one-on-one sessions: Are you working on a research project or genealogy question? Need access to materials and support? Email or call us at 706-613-3650, ext. 350, to request a 45-minute one-on-one virtual research session. The Heritage Room staff will be available electronically or via telephone, to assist with genealogy research.  These 45-minute one-on-one sessions are by appointment and are designed for those working on research projects, those with genealogy questions, and those who need access to materials. (Starting the week of 6/22)   

Virtual One-on-One Computer Tutorials and Online Computer Classes: Need a little extra help with a computer skill? We now offer virtual one-on-one computer tutorials! These free, 45-minute interactive sessions cover basic computer skills like creating a Word doc, accessing the Internet and navigating Facebook. We also offer virtual computer classes on a range of topics from keyboard skills to Google Docs to Internet privacy and security. Patrons can register for computer classes or tutorials on our library’s virtual events calendar and can join in using Google Meet.

Resources That Promote Equity

current events resourcesThe Athens Regional Library System embraces diversity, inclusion, and social justice. These are a part of our organizational values and at the heart of our public services. We support the members of our communities who are in pain, those who are on a quest to educate themselves around the issues of race, and those wondering how to talk with children and young people about these issues. To help with those endeavors, we have developed the following list of resources. We will be adding to this list as the days go by. Much like the challenging events our communities have experienced over the last three months, the Library believes that we are in this together, and together we will see our way through. Visit our resources here

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?covid stories Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

November Madison County Library Newsletter


Friends News:  Visit our booth at the Danielsville Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 3! Donate blood here on November 29 and the Red Cross will pay for your next year’s Friends membership!  Limited to first 20 donors.

Holiday Market: We are currently in need of donations of fall and Halloween items for the holiday market.  Bring your new or gently used decorative items to the front desk.

On Display: Art from Abby Newland’s classes at Madison County High School in the display cases, and art from the kindergarten classes of Comer Elementary in the Jere Ayers room.

Inclusive Book Club: Thursdays, November 1, 8, and 15, 1:00 PM This book club for adults of all abilities will read out loud and discuss a book together.

Author Visit with Ruby Mae O’Dell: Sunday, November 4, 3:00 PM Christian mystery/romance author Ruby Mae O’Dell will speak about her “Faith in the Valley” series and have copies to sign and sell.  Reception to follow.

Needlecrafters: Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Anyone interested is invited to bring along your materials to work on (or just your curiosity) for a relaxing time of sharing and learning about hand crafts.

Computer Classes: Tuesdays, 2:30 & 6:30 PM Meet our new Technology Specialist Camden Joiner and learn computer basics this month!  Space is limited; please call to register.

Preschool & Toddler Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Stories, songs, finger-plays and simple crafts to foster a life-long love of reading.  Appropriate for children ages birth to 5 years. This month's themes are “Train,” “Harvest,” and “Owl.”

Beginning Readers’ Club: Wednesdays at 4:00 PM Join Ms. Carley for early literacy activities and stories. Ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Elementary Storytime: Fridays, November 9 & 16, 4:30 PM  Stories and a craft for ages 6-10 and their caregiver.

Calligraphy Class: Sunday, November 11, 3:00 PM Join Mike Moak for this class on lettering, to be held the second Sunday this month!  Space is limited; please call to register.

Veterans Day Tea: Sunday, November 11, 4:00 PM Tea, coffee, and donuts to honor our service members!  All are welcome.

Morse Code Beading: Monday, November 12, 4:30 PM Make a bracelet with your name or other message color-coded with Morse code!  Ages 6 and up.

Adult Book Club: Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM Join us for lively discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and pick up a book for next month!

LEGO Club: Thursday, November 15, 4:30 PM Join us in creating LEGO art and enjoying LEGO-based games and activities. No need to bring your own bricks! Open to children ages 8 and up.  

Make a Button: Friday, November 16 Make a one-of-a-kind button with our supplies!  All day long.

Family Movie and Craft: Saturday, November 17, 2:00 PM Watch a short Thanksgiving movie and make a craft!  All ages.

Read to Rover: Sunday, November 18, 3:00-4:00 PM Beginning readers read aloud to therapy dogs, aka a “Tail-Waggin’ Tutor!”  First come, first served.

In-between the Lines Book Club: Monday, November 19, 4:30 PM Discuss Pax by Sara Pennypacker and pick a book for next month!  Ages 8-12.

Teen Movie: Saturday, November 24, 2:00 PM Watch a good book in this recently-released, PG-13 flick!  Popcorn and drinks provided. Call for title.

Dulcimer Group: Monday, November 26, 6:30 PM Got dulcimer?  Join the “Dirty Dulcimers” led by Marty Phillips for a good time learning to read and play music together!

YA Book Club: Tuesday, November 27, 4:30 PM Discuss The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

Red Cross Blood Drive Promotion Event: Thursday, November 29, 2:00-7:00 PM Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood at our drive!  The Red Cross will sponsor membership in the Friends of the Madison County Library for the first 20 to sign up – a $10 value!  Call the library to register or for more information.

Pajama Story Time: Thursday, November 29, 7:00 PM Enjoy bedtime stories and a light snack. Ages birth to 7.

Author Ruby Mae O’Dell to visit the Madison County Library

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The Madison County Library announces a visit from Christian fiction author Ruby Mae O’Dell on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 PM.

Ruby Mae O’Dell, of historic Washington, Georgia, has published three novels in her Christian mystery/romance series “Faith in the Valley.”  She will speak about the series and have copies of all three novels available to sign and sell. Reception to follow.

This program is free and open to the public of all ages and abilities.

The Madison County Library is a branch of the Athens Regional Library System, named the 2017 Georgia Public Library of the Year, and is located at 1315 Highway 98 W in Danielsville. Please call 706-795-5597 or visit our website at  for more information.

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