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Library Services

The New Madrid Library offers patrons and visitors many library services. Find out more!

Online Catalog

Our online catalog and save you time by letting you find what you need before you arrive.

Our Locations

With seven convenient locations in New Madrid county, there is always help and info near.

Welcome to NMCL

Welcome to the New Madrid County Library. There are seven libraries located throughout the county, including the headquarters in Portageville, all under the direction of Susan Newman. We are proud of our library system and we hope our patrons feel the same way.

Although each branch is different and some offer more options than others. Patrons have access to fiction and nonfiction books, ebooks, audio books, movies, and computers with internet access. Any item housed at one branch is available to patrons of any branch by request. We strive to make each visit successful so that everyone leaves with the needed materials or information.

We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of our library and look forward to seeing you when you visit one of our facilities in the future.

Featured Book

It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Upcoming Events

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Summer Reading Program

Nothing teaches, informs, entertains, excites or changes your world more than reading. The Summer Reading Program at the New Madrid County LIbrary is packed full of activities, goodies and fun!  You...

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