Library Board of Trustees Election Information
Madison County Elections
For Madison Library District Board of Trustees
Our two candidates are Peggy Edwards and Dave Reeser
Please read about their platforms on their websites:
In Person Voting: Tuesday, May 16
Early Voting in the County Clerk’s Office:
Ends May 12
134 E Main St, Rexburg
UPDATE: Congratualtions to Dave Reeser on his election.
Thank you to everyone who voted.
Final election results can be found at the Madison County Department of Elections:
New Temporary Hours of Operation
Due to staffing shortages, we will be temporarily reducing our hours of operation starting
Thursday, April 13
Our new hours will be:
- Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Tuesday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
We hope to be able to return to our regular hours within a short period of time.
Thank you for your understanding.
Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts
Join us for episode 2 of Read, Look, Learn!
About twice a month we’ll take a look at a topic with books from our catalog, then go out into our neighborhood and see if we can find someone to tell us more about it.
This time we’re talking about Halloween and making donuts! Many thanks to Paul Scholes of Paradise Donuts & Gelato for sharing with us.
COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice
our services will be temporarily limited to curbside only
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
As previously announced, with the change of assessed risk level from Moderate to High as set forth by the Eastern Idaho Public Health Department, our services will be temporarily limited. This change is to protect the health of our employees and patrons and to do our part to slow the spread of Covid-19 in our community. Services will be available for 6 hours each weekday, Monday through Friday. We hope to return to regular services as soon as possible.
Hours of operation:
- Monday & Tuesday: 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday & Thursday: 1 pm – 7 pm
- Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
- Closed Saturday
To use our curbside service, patrons may place up to 15 items on hold using our online catalog, or by speaking with a librarian by telephone during the previously listed hours. Please allow 48 hours for us to get your items ready. The automated system will alert you via phone or email when your items are ready for pickup.
When you come to the library, please use the one-way entrance on the west side of the building and have your library card or photo ID ready. Further instructions will be posted.
Our Take n’ Go kits for all ages will be available for pick up during our curbside hours.
Registration for new library cards will be available during our curbside hours. Please fill out the online registration form prior to visiting the Library and have your temporary library barcode, photo ID, and proof of address ready.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.
Instructions for Curbside
Please use the one way entrance on the West side of the building, which is accessible from 1st North.
- Have library card or photo ID ready.
- Fines and fees can be paid by phone ONLY at 208-356-3461
- Can place holds on items either online or by talking with a librarian. Please do not leave a message!
- Holds will be available 48 hours after you have been notified.
- Return Items through book drop. Kits can be returned at the Community Room doors during our curbside hours.
- No kits may be checked out at this time.
Pony Bead Dream CatchersWeek 6 of Teen Summer Crafts
Enter the Summer STEM drawing!
Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!
Story Time – May 12, 2020
Story Time – May 12, 2020
10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook – ages 2 to 5
In our storytime trip around the world, we have lost our giant teddy bear, Balloo!
He’s gone to the mountains! Can you help us find him? Make sure you fill out your passport and come along with us. Do you know what animals live in the mountains? What is the tallest mountain in the world? Find out in the following books and activities. Parent tip- when watching a read-aloud video with your children, try muting the volume and reading the story with your child.
For the next two weeks in online storytime, we will visit four different biomes around the world. We have included a link to print off a passport so the children can keep a record of all the places we will visit.
Early Literacy Tip and Activity:
Rhyming is an important part of phonological awareness. It helps children break down words into smaller sounds and identify similar sounds in different words. This skill will help them when they sound out words to learn to read.
Sing “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”, but insert rhyming words such as: The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see. And what do you think he saw? And what do you think he saw? He saw a goat in a boat, he saw a goat in a boat. He saw a goat in a boat, That is what he saw.
How Mountains are Made
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Even though Mount Everest measures 29,028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year.
Find it in our Catalog
by Tammi Sauer
Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk, but does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she’s walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water. It’s up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.
A Stone Sat Still
by Brendan Wenzel
This is the story of a seemingly ordinary rock—but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven…even an entire world.
Bear Wants More
by Karma Wilson
When springtime comes, in his warm winter den a bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear comes out of hibernation and he’s VERY hungry. He eats everything in sight–but he still wants more! Bear’s friends finally help him satisfy his HUGE hunger by throwing him a surprise birthday party.
Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see. And what do you think he saw? And what do you think he saw? He saw another mountain, he saw another mountain, he saw another mountain, And that is what he saw.
He saw a skunk in a bunk…
And that is what he saw.
He saw a goat in a coat…
He saw some toes and a nose…
He saw a squirrel with a girl…
He saw a deer with a mirror…
He saw a bear in a chair…
He saw a stone with a bone…
– Sesame Street
I’m a little stinky skunk,
I’m sleeping under someone’s bunk
Nobody wants to sleep with me,
I’m as stinky as can be
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep.
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep.
Five Little Owls
Five little owls on a moonlit night
Five little owls are quite a sight.
Five little owls, are you keeping score?
One flew away! And then there were four.
Four little owls, happy as can be,
One flew away! Then there were three.
Three little owls calling “Whoo! Whoo!”
One flew away! And that left two.
Two little owls having lots of fun.
One flew away! And that left one.
One little owl, we are almost done.
He flew away! And that leaves none.
– Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
Print out this mountain coloring page or color online.
Tear paper and layer the pieces to make colorful landscapes. Each one turns out completely unique and beautiful, and all you need is paper and a glue stick.
Election Announcement for May 2020
An Important Announcement
From the Madison County Election Officials
We’ve received some important information regarding mail-in ballots for our upcoming primary election in May. Please read the full text:
County/City Newsletter Text | May Primary 2020
Headline: Important Changes to Know about for the May Primary Election
In order to keep communities safe amid the growing coronavirus pandemic and protect citizens’ right to vote, Idahoans will vote in the May Primary Election from home. If you want to vote in the upcoming election, you will need to request your ballot at IdahoVotes.gov.
Here are the three steps you need to take to vote in the May Primary Election:
1. Request Your Ballot.
You must request your ballot by May 19, 2020 in order to vote. You can request your ballot online through the Secretary of State’s Office at IdahoVotes.gov. You can also contact the Madison County Elections for help at 208-359-6244. You can also pick up a ballot request and registration form in the front entry of the Administration Building in a box to the left of the door.
Please note, you will need to be registered to vote to participate in the upcoming election. You can register online at IdahoVotes.gov.
2. Wait for Your Ballot.
Once you’ve requested your ballot, give Madison County Elections some time to process your request and drop your ballot in the mail. It may take up to 10 days for you to receive your ballot once you’ve submitted your request.
You can track your ballot, and confirm your ballot request has been received, at IdahoVotes.gov.
3. Vote and Return Your Ballot.
As soon as you receive your ballot, vote and use the pre-addressed envelope to mail it back to Madison County Elections.
All ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on June 2, 2020 to be counted. Voters are encouraged to send their ballots back to us as soon as possible.
If you would rather drop your voted ballot off, Madison County Elections will have a drop off box at the main doors of the Administration Building, 134 E. Main in Rexburg.
You can help protect the health of all Idahoans and slow the spread of COVID-19 by voting from home. If you have any questions about the May Primary Election contact Madison County Elections for help at 208-359-6244.
Kim Muir, County Clerk
Brenda Stoor, Elections Director
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.