Hi. My name is Madison. Welcome to my library.

Madison's Library is where I share my thoughts about books I've read and my experiences as a librarian.

I am passionate about school libraries. I am a teacher librarian who loves what I get to do each day in my school library. I am fortunate to have worked in many school libraries as a head of library, teacher librarian, and library assistant. I am currently the Head of Library Services at a P-12 school.

My vision is to be an inspiring and innovative leader within my school, my school library and the school library profession. I work to build a library service in which the staff, students, parents and wider community are actively engaged with the library’s collections, teaching, spaces, and events. I aim to lead a highly motivated and engaged library team and strive to create a Library service that is innovative and creative.

I enjoy working within the school library profession and networking with others to contribute to the promotion and training of school library staff in new and ground-breaking ways that continues the advocacy and protection of the profession.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions on this website and the connected social media accounts are my own and do not reflect the views of my school.

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Official Bio

Madison Dearnaley is passionate about school libraries. She is the Head of Library Services at St Paul’s School, Queensland, Australia, with a focus on supporting innovation, creativity, and wellbeing. Madison writes about children’s literature and all things school libraries on her website madisonslibrary.com, where she particularly enjoys curating and creating professional learning for school library professionals.


I am passionate about school libraries and professional development for school library staff. I have presented at conferences and conducted webinars locally, across Australia, and internationally on a range of topics including genrefication, supporting wellbeing in the library, school library design, reading culture and more.

I am available for presentations or webinars on a range of topics. Use the form below to enquire about my availability to present at your next school library staff network meeting, conference, or event.

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What I Read

I predominately read young adult fiction. I love books with strong characters and heartfelt stories. Contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi and mystery-thrillers are my main genres of choice. I also love reading Christian fiction, again contemporary romance, historical and mystery-thrillers. In addition to these two main areas I enjoy a variety of children's books, picture books, new adult fiction, adult fiction and non-fiction. I love being able to read fantastic books and share my thoughts with other readers. I hope my book reviews and lists will help you find your next great read.

You can find more information about my reviews under Book Reviews.

If you have any questions or have an inquiry regarding  author interviews or blog tours please use the form below to contact me.

I do consider unsolicited review requests, however to accept a review copy I must always ensure that I am a good fit for the book and that I have sufficient time to devote to both reading and reviewing the title. In most cases, if I am unable to accept the review copy it is because I am unable to fulfil those two criteria.

I am extremely grateful to authors and publishers who make available their precious works for professionals such as myself to review. This is why I am careful to only review books that suit my preferences to ensure that I am giving a fair and honest review.


Have a question? Want access to a particular resource? Interested in signing up for my newsletters? Want to chat about books or something happening in your school library? Please get in touch with me. I am also available for webinars, guest posts, articles and presentations. I'd love to talk details so please do reach out.

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