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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.

The New Madrid County Library system provides resources, services and expertise at seven locations throughout the county.  In addition to the headquarters at Portageville, libraries are located at Gideon, Matthews, Morehouse, New Madrid, Parma and Risco, all under the direction of Susan Newman.

 Although each branch is different with some offering more options than others, through the library system patrons have access to books, ebooks, audio books, magazines, reference materials, movies, and genealogical items.  Any item housed at one branch is available to patrons of any branch by request. 

The libraries in Portageville, New Madrid and Gideon have computers with internet access available to the public   In addition, the library system supports the growing number of ebook readers through access 24/7/365 to thousands of titles through membership to www.molib2go.org.

The New Madrid County Library strives to meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of the community in a welcoming manner.  We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of our library and look forward to seeing you soon.

Featured Book

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 2 million free books each month to children around the world.

“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer.

The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.”
In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.

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