Madison County Public Library’s History
The Madison County Public Library Board of Trustees was established in November 1987 by a vote of the Fiscal Court of Madison County, with Judge Harold Botner casting the deciding vote. From its opening day in April 1988 to the present, the library’s facilities have grown and evolved over the years to meet the needs of our community.
Our Berea location, renovated in 2007, features a reading area arranged around a fireplace with a beautiful scenic view, as well as a Friends Book Sale room, Digital Lab, Teen Room, and Reading Garden.
In August 2019, the newly renovated Richmond location opened its doors. The almost 20,000 square foot, three story addition to the existing building features two large community rooms, three meeting rooms, a Friend’s Book Sale room, Digital Lab and Makerspace, quiet study rooms, Madison County Room, and a reading area with a fireplace.
Our new Bookmobile hit the road in 2021, and delivers library materials and programs to locations throughout Madison County.
In striving for public service excellence, the Madison County Public Library is a welcoming community center whose employees, resources, programs and services provide for the needs of our diverse community.