April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

by | Mar 29, 2024 | Blog, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Story Time, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM | 0 comments

National Library Week Book Nook Contest

Step into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature diorama of anything from your imagination. Need an example? Find one of our book nooks in the Adult display case. Submissions open April 1st through the 8th, with winners announced on April 10th. Need a box? Our Front Circulation desk will have a limited supply. All participants will receive a prize! Get all the details and entry forms at the Circulation Desk or on our website. Remember, your creations are yours to keep after the 10th. If they are not picked up by April 15th, they will be repurposed for Library use. Join the fun and let your creativity shine!

Blockfest 2024!

Let’s celebrate National Library Week! Join Madison Library District and Eastern Idaho Public Health for an afternoon of block building fun at Blockfest 2024! Explore math, science, and literacy skills as we stack, build, create, and topple our blocks! Socks are required. No sign-up needed; just drop in when you’re available. Join us in the Community Room on Wednesday, April 10th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is great for ages 8 months to 8 years old with an accompanying adult. See you there!

Story Time

This month at Story Time, we’re shining a light on Child Abuse Awareness Month with curated books and engaging activities designed to bring families closer together. Join us each week as we focus on working together, walking together, and waiting together.

Toddler Time kicks off Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, inviting little ones aged 10-23 months and their caregivers to bond over songs, stories, and sensory activities.

For preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their accompanying adults, Story Time awaits on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM, as well as Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, promising imaginative adventures and shared moments.

If your bundle of joy isn’t yet walking, don’t miss Book Babies on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM for infants aged 0-9 months and their grown-ups, featuring songs, stories, baby sign language, and sensory fun.

NEW! SPANISH STORY TIME! ¡Estamos encantados de presentarles la Hora del Cuento en Español! Únase a María D. Carvajal Castro, B.S. de Salud Pública del Este de Idaho los lunes a las 10:30 a.m. Para edades de 2 a 5 años y sus mayores.

Please note: There will be no Story Time activities April 8-10 as we welcome you to Blockfest instead! Also, Story Time activities will pause from April 29 until June 10 as we gear up for Summer Reading. Fear not! We’ll resume the 2nd Week of June.

Chess & Game Club

Learn the art of chess and other games with the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are welcome to join every Monday in April from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.

Tuesdays for Kids & Tweens

Join us every Tuesday at 4 PM for fun-filled activities for kids and tweens ages 6-11! This April, unleash your creativity and curiosity with our exciting lineup:

  • April 2: Dive into the world of architecture and construct famous buildings from around the globe at STEAM.
  • April 9: Let your imagination swim free with LEGO Club for ages 6-18 as we build an ocean teeming with undersea creatures.
  • April 16: Explore chemical reactions and craft secret messages with friends in another engaging STEAM adventure.
  • April 23: Tech-savvy kids and tweens won’t want to miss Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens, where we delve into the wonders of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, Squishy Circuits, and more! 

Mother Daughter Book Club

Join us for a magical evening at Mother Daughter Book Club! On Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room, we’ll discover the enchanting world of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Open to girls ages 8-11 and their accompanying adult(s).

Family Friendly Films

Grab the popcorn and join us for Family Friendly Films at the Library! This April, immerse yourself in cinematic magic with our lineup:

  • April 5: Experience the wonder of Wonka (rated PG) in this repeat performance!
  • April 19: Discover the enchantment of Wish (rated PG) for a heartwarming movie experience.

Whether you’re seeking new adventures or classic favorites, join us in the Community Room at 3:30 PM for an afternoon of movie fun on the big screen! See you there!

Books For Boys

Boys 8-11 and their adult sidekicks: prepare for a discussion-packed Books For Boys on Thursday, April 18 by reading Ban This Book by Alan Gratz! Join us in the Community Room at 6:30 PM where you’ll receive your challenge to read another book from a “Banned” list and talk about it as a family.

Open Recital

Calling all aspiring performers! Join us for our Open Recital on April 22nd at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just starting out, all ages, all skill levels, and all instruments are welcome! Don’t miss your chance to share your talents with our library community. Simply submit your application through our website to secure your spot. Participants under 18 must also have a parental permission form which is available at the circulation desk. Spread the word to your family and friends so you can perform for an audience! Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We can’t wait to listen to you!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...


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