Library auction

A vintage Singer sewing machine is among the highlights of the library’s 2019 fall auction.

The Madison County Library’s silent auction, “Treasures of the Blue Ridge,” opened on Monday, Sept. 23 and will run for three weeks, ending on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Treasures of the Blue Ridge will close with the live auction on Saturday evening, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at the library, located at 402 N. Main Street in Madison, at 6:30 p.m.

The annual event is one of the region’s largest and most popular non-profit auctions. This year’s auction offers will offer hundreds of items, including furniture, antiques, china, glassware, linens, paintings and framed photographs, toys, tools, gift baskets, gift certificates, many vintage items, and jewelry. Highlights include a vintage Singer sewing machine, baseball card collection, canoe, handmade dollhouse, a winery tour and tasting, and an antique projector.

“We have worked hard through the summer to organize for the auction,” says Cindy Pattie, library board member and chair of the auction. “People have been generous with their donations and it looks like this will be one of our largest events ever. We’re also very grateful for the participation of our local businesses.”

Established in 1937, the Madison County Library is one of only eight independent libraries in the state, currently serving more than 5,800 patrons and averaging 500 visits per week, with nearly 50,000 items checked out annually. The auction raises funds for a variety of programs, resources, and equipment. For more information on services and events, visit the library’s website at or Facebook page at, or call 948-4720.

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