Adult

Summer Reading

AGES 19+
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.

Prizes

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

Prize Schedule

For all programs:
  • 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

Underwater Accomplishments

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.

Snorkeling

Scuba-Diving

Submersible Craft

Summer Reading Events

Creative Writing Club

Multiple Dates

Take a Break Book Club

Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 pm

Adult Makers

Friday, June 17, at 7:00 pm

Waffle Wednesday

Wednesday, June 29, at 6:00 pm

Star Party

Friday, July 8, at 9:00 pm

Recommended Reading

MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018
MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018
MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018
MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018
MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018
MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018
MLD Choice Fiction Nominees 2018

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.

Calendar

June 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Summer Reading Starts Today!
  • Public History Interviews
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
  • Free Family Friendly Films
  • Library Book Club: Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L. A. Meyer
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
  • Adult Makers: Tie Dye
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  • Summer Reading - Sign Ups ONLY!
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
  • Library Board Meeting
  • Creative Writing Club
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
  • Free Family Friendly Films
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
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  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
  • Madison Library Foundation Meeting
29
  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
  • Waffle Wednesday: Game Night
30
  • Summer Reading - 1st Prize Available
  • Free Family Friendly Films

Reading Resources

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

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73 North Center
Rexburg, Idaho 83440

We are located on Center Street, just north of Main Street, by the Historic Rexburg Tabernacle.

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24 Hour Phone Renewal: (208) 356-6658
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Rexburg, ID 83440
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