Most library foundations support one library. We’re a little different. We support six - six rural libraries, each with different demographics, different budgets, and different needs. Our goal is to be a foundation, a solid financial base so that our six libraries, our communities, our thousands of patrons young and old, will always have free and public access to information. That, after all, is the fundamental and defining purpose of any public library.

Our Mission

Our primary goal is simple: to ensure the long-term financial stability of the Carroll and Madison Library System, its administrative office and the six libraries within its two-county service area. It pursues this goal by encouraging financial support from you, our patrons and our neighbors. Whether you’re an individual, a family, a business, or a corporation, your gift will make a difference. It may help build a networked website for all six libraries so that all our patrons have access to our libraries, or it may help build a bicycle rack for our all-important after-school and Saturday morning patrons. Either way, large or small, your gift will help any one or all of our libraries, our kids, and our communities.