Welcome to Madison Valley Public Library
210 E. Main Street, Ennis, MT 59729     (406) 682-7244
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 Library Hours:  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Federal holidays

Oct 17:  Book talk with Tam Savage, Walk With the Wind
Oct. 23:  Hunters' Feed, 3-5pm
Oct. 27: Cardiology Q&A w/ Dr. Erb, 9am

 MVPL Card Catalog


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On-Line Encyclopedia
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On-Line Databases for periodicals, research & auto repair
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Homework help, test prep and career resources

Library Information:
Library Board of Trustees
    Library Policy
Internet Policy  
Public Participation Policy
Wireless Policy
Community Room Use Policy
Collection Management
Emergency Action Plan





Support Your Library

Amazon Books Wish List
Friends of the Library

Donations: Inquire at the library

Local Resources

Yahoo     Google Search     MSN Hotmail  

3 Rivers Home
Town of Ennis Website
Montana State Home Page  
Montana Place Names    

Madison County Emergency Information & Weather

Madison County Website
The Madisonian (local newspaper)  
Madison Valley Woman's Club
Ennis Arts Association
Madison Valley History Association    
Ennis Chamber of Commerce 

Montana Fishing Companion
All you need to know before you fish!

Montana Hunting Companion
All you need to know before you hunt!

Montana Law Help

Montana Department of Justice
Consumer protection, driver services, etc.

Ready 2 Read

Project Gutenberg
 Free e-books to download

Book Clubs

Madison Valley book club
October 8 @ 1:00 p.m.
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
MV Book List


North Meadow Creek and Beyond
October 15, 7pm
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
NM Creek Book List


Children's Programs

Books & Babies
Birth - 3 yrs
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Story Hour
3-6 yrs
Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Lego Club
Tuesdays at 3-4:30
Begins October 6


Read Aloud books online:


FYI from Friends of the Library

From the Desk of Lucy Ennis, President


 Hi Friends,


    We have come to the end of another busy summer.  Many fun events have happened at the library, and the Summer Reading Program on heroes, super and otherwise was a great success.  Our staff has done a great job with support of the Friends.  The used book sale on August 8th raised more than $500 and the Johnny Cash Tribute raised $442.50 even though there was lots of entertainment competition that evening.  Let’s congratulate ourselves.

    The Friends sold Susan McCaw’s doll house which was on display.  We now have a silent auction of another of Susan’s houses, the garden room miniature.  The starting bid for this spectacular room is $500; bids will close at the Hunters Feed.

    Not to just rest on our laurels, we need to move on to fall and winter. The first event will be our monthly business meeting on Wednesday September 2 at 1:00.  As always we hope many of you can attend to give us your input and suggestions for our activities and support of the library.  Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5, the used book sale will continue because there are lots of books remaining.  The Fly Fishing Festival will be in town for new customers.  If we still have books the sale will continue during the Hunters Feed, Oct. 23.   Sunday September 20 at 2:00 pm, the Friends will be presenting Adam Miller, folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso in the community room. Miller is an award winning, nationally recognized folk musician.  His reviews are spectacular and I have checked him out on u-tube.  Most years we sponsor a program that is a little pricey sometimes as a fund raiser and sometimes just to draw attention to the library.  The Friends have voted to pay Miller’s fee of $400 and present his show as a gift to the community.  I hope all of you will attend, bring your friends, family, and neighbors.  It should be a wonderful afternoon!

    October is also shaping up to be busy. There will be a medical program on Oct 3 discussing Medicare and the open enrollment period for Medicare Supplement Insurance. This will be an informational meeting and not an attempt to sell any insurance.  Our monthly business meeting is on the 7th, and tentatively scheduled is a talk by Ennis resident Tom Savage about his book Walk in the Wind on Oct 17 at 11:00.  October 23 will bring the Hunters Feed.  Elaine Sober and her crew have once again (and probably the last time) be our lead gal for the library’s entry for the food extravaganza on Main Street. This is a BIG DEAL so here is a place the Friends could use help. Finally on Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 AM Dr. Erb, cardiologist, will discuss heart health.  The program has been scheduled at Dr. Erb’s convenience since he travels to our medical center from Bozeman on some Tuesdays.

    Dare I talk about November and beyond already?  Yes, we are planning another open mic program on November 21.  The Woman’s Club Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 28 and perhaps might be an opportunity to showcase the library. December 4 is the Chamber’s Holiday Stroll and we will have our doors open and welcoming.  Perhaps we will be having a silent auction of goods and services provided by staff and friends.  That sounds like fun if we can bring it to fruition.

    Again I urge you to participate in the activities of the Friends of the Library both by attending our programs and helping to spread the word about all the great things about Madison Valley Public Library.


Your president,

Lucy Ennis

Library Hours:

Monday - Friday 9-6
Saturday 10-3
 Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays

Books & Babies every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time every Friday at 11:00 a.m.


Free Wi-Fi Access 24/7
Accessible outside the library after hours.

The Community Room is available for public events.  Reservation is required. Call 682-7244 for information

Madison Valley Public Library
210 East Main Street
Ennis, MT 59729
Phone:  406-682-7244
Fax:  406-682-7669
E-mail:  ennislib@3rivers.net