JUNE 6 through JULY 30
- Explore Oceans of Possibilities at the Library this summer by diving into the watery depths and discovering surprises within yourself. Each time you complete a “dive” by reading 1000 pages of your choice, bring your log into the Library for a small reward.
- You can earn extra page points by completing “Underwater Accomplishments” of varying depths. Each activity may be used only once, but you can do any of them at any point along the way. In Beanstack, make sure you log the correct number of pages of reading under the “LOGGING” badge area for each additional activity you complete!
- Your final Diving Goal is 3000 pages with checkins at every 1000 pages.
- Digital books and audios are also allowed. Libby is available for free through your app store. Learn how to use it at https://www.madisonlib.org or come talk to a librarian.
- Any reading done before June 6th DOES NOT COUNT towards summer reading challenges.
- You must have your initialed paper log OR have logged your reading online.
- You must choose either paper or online for the duration of the program, you cannot go back and forth.
- Come to the Madison Library District Community Room when you have made it to a Diving Goal (every 1000 pages) to receive a prize. You can collect a new prize every two weeks!
- If you successfully complete all Dives by reading 3000 pages before Saturday, July 30th, you’ll be entered into our final drawings and receive five $1 coupons to use towards any unfortunate future fine incidents that may occur.
Program may not be repeated! Only 1 set of prizes per person per summer.
NO PRIZES will be given after Saturday, July 30, 2022.
You can read ahead of schedule, but prizes won’t be available until their release date. If you miss a week, you can collect it the next time.
For example, if you come in July 5, and haven’t gotten any prizes yet, you can pick up prize number 1 and 2. If you’ve read past that point, and are ready for prize 3, you’ll have to wait until July 18 to get that next prize.
Prizes will be available any time after their first availability date until July 30, while supplies last.
NO PRIZES AFTER JULY 30
- Weeks 1 & 2: June 6-18: Program sign-ups only; no prizes available yet
- Week 3 & 4: June 21-July 2: Prize 1 available starting June 21
- Week 5 & 6: July 5-16: Prize 2 available starting July 5
- Week 7 & 8: July 18-30: Prize 3 available starting July 18
- Last Day to Sign Up: July 23
- Last Day to Collect Prizes: July 30
during the 1960s and 70s, our centennial focus decades for June and July:
- 1962 – Jacques Cousteau spends a week in the first underwater habitat, Diogenes.
- 1962 – First multi-beam sonar soundings for mapping the ocean floor.
- 1965 – First underwater robot recovers hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain.
- 1970 – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration established.
- 1972 – NOAA establishes the marine sanctuary system.
- 1974 – First deep sea submersible “Alvin” explores the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
- 1979 – Deepest dive-suit dive by Sylvia Earl near Hawaii at 1,250 feet.
50 – Go swimming.
50 – Go fishing.
50 – Read by a body of water.
50 – Find evidence of hydrothermal activity near you.
50 – Go to a fish viewing area like Big Springs or Warm River and count how many you see.
50 – Watch a documentary about a sea creature.
50 – Sit for an hour by a body of water and note how many and what types of animals visit it.
100 – Read a book set on or near a beach, swamp, or other watery area.
50 – Watch a live undersea webcam.
50 – Do a daily check for a week on something tracked on the NOAA site.
50 – Spend an hour exploring maps of both land and sea.
50 – Explore one of the U.S.’s marine sanctuaries. Virtually will do if you can’t get there physically.
50 – Eat something that lived in water.
50 – Watch a film about undersea exploration
100 – Read a book set in Spain or Hawaii.
50 – Visit an aquarium.
100 – Read a book about a marine animal.
100 – Read a book set on the ocean.
100 – Read a book set under the ocean.
100 – Read a book by Jacques Cousteau or other oceanographer.
100 – Read a book about a new possibility in your life such as a new hobby, new relationship, etc.
Summer Reading Events
Creative Writing Club
Take a Break Book Club
Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 pm
Friday, June 17, at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 29, at 6:00 pm
Friday, July 8, at 9:00 pm
Creative Writing Club
Meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm throughout the summer
Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writers Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion.
JUNE MEETING DATES
- June 1
- June 22
JULY MEETING DATES
- July 6
- July 13
- July 27
June 16, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room
by L.A. Meyer
Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy
Life as a ship’s boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.
There’s only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life–if only she doesn’t get caught. . . .
Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians
Bekka rated it ★★★★ and said “Really a fun and different take on the plot of sailing the high seas. I really liked Jacky and can’t wait to see what happens in the next book! Great read.”
Miranda rated it ★★★★.
Cathy rated it ★★★.
Friday, June 17, at 7:00 pm
A fun ’60s classic!
Bring in an article of clothing to tie-dye. We do have a few odd sized t-shirts available with a donation to the library.
Waffle Wednesday: Game Night!
Wednesday, June 29, at 6:00 pm
Come out and enjoy a night full of old and new games. Bring your favorites and we’ll all play together! Waffles for winners!
Friday, July 8, at 9:00 pm in the Community Room Parking Lot
Come out and gaze at the stars! We’ll have our big telescope set up, and Cathy Stanton, former Star Ranger, will be there to take you on a guided tour through the universe.
Don’t miss it!
Don't Forget Our Free
Family Friendly Films
Every Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Community Room starting June 16
- June 16: Yellow Submarine (1968; Rated G)
- June 23: Doctor Dolittle (1967; Not Rated)
- June 30: Mary Poppins (1964; Rated G)
Parents, please pre-screen movies for appropriateness for your family.
Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by someone age 14 or older.
By and About Oceanographers
- The Reef: A Passionate History by Iain McCalman
- The Silent World by Jacques Cousteau
- The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World by Jacques Cousteau
- Whales by Jacques Cousteau
- In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves by Bill Streever
- Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographer, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn
- The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
- Oceans: Exploring the Hidden Depths of the Underwater World by Paul Rose and Anne Laking
- Soundings: The Story of the remarkable Women who Mapped the Ocean Floor by Hali Felt
- The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts
- Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
- Hawaii by James Michener
- Practice Aloha: Secret to Living Live Hawaiian Style by Mark Ellman
- The Laie Hawaii Temple: A Century of Aloha by Eric-Jon Keawe Marlowe
- True Fiction: An Ian Ludlow Thriller by Lee Goldberg
- A Song for the Stars by Ilima Todd
- Stranded in Paradise: A Story of Letting Go by Lori Copeland
- The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
- The Refuge: A Maxie and Stretch Mystery by Sue Henry
- Banana Split by Josi Kilpack
- Reef Life by Brandon Cole
- Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep by Marah J. Hardt
- Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean by Lisa-ann Gershwin
- The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
- Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound by David Rothenberg
- Spying on Whales: the Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson
- Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins by Susan Casey
- Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World by Todd McLeish
- Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate by Mark Kurlansky
On the Ocean
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl
- Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
- The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway
- The Brenden Voyage: Across the Atlantic in a Leather Boat by Timothy Severin
- Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland of the Trail of the Zen Brothers by Andrea de Robilant
- In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
- The Sea Wolf by Jack London
- Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy by L. A. Meyer
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- Origin by Dan Brown
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
- Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway
- The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
- A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
- Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey
- Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
- Spain: A History by Melveena McKendrick
Under the Ocean
- Dark Life by Kat Fals
- Sphere by Michael Crichton
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
- Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
- Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler
- Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
- Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two “Americans Who Risked Everything To Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson
- Lost City by Clive Cussler
Beach, Swamp, Shore,
and Other Moist Places
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- Float Plan by Trish Doller
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
- Red Island House by Andrea Lee
- The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
- Beach Read by Emily Henry
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
- The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
Thank You to Our Summer Reading Sponsors
These amazing businesses and organizations donated over $60,000 to make our 2022 Summer Reading possible. We appreciate their support of literacy in our community!
Regular Hours of Operation
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Closures in 2022
- January 1 – New Year’s
- January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
- February 21 – President’s Day
- March 25 – Staff Development Day
- April 2 – Closed for Maintenance
- May 28-30 – Memorial Day
- June 20 – Juneteenth
- July 2-4 – Independence Day
- September 3-5 – Labor Day
- September 22 - Staff Development Day
- October 1 – Closed for Maintenance
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day
- November 23 – Closing at 5 pm
- November 24-26 – Thanksgiving
- December 23-26 – Christmas
- December 30-31, 2022 – New Year’s
- January 2, 2023 – New Year’s Day
73 North Center
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
We are located on Center Street, just north of Main Street, by the Historic Rexburg Tabernacle.
24 Hour Phone Renewal: (208) 356-6658