No Programs for August

No Programs for August

No Programs for August

No Programs in August

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...

Library Board of Trustees Election Information

Library Board of Trustees Election Information

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:

Peggy Edwards: https://peggyforlibraryboard.com/
Dave Reeser: https://daveforthelibraryboard.com/
 

In Person Voting: Tuesday, May 16

Click here to find your polling place.
 

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:
https://co.madison.id.us/departments/elections/198-may-16-2023-election-results

June 2024 Adult Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or...

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or...

June 2024 Teen Activities

Summer ReadingAdventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or at...

Cooking the Books – Baking Yesteryear

Adult Makers Try Cooking the Books: Baking YesteryearOur Adult Makers had an extra sweet April activity that was a blast from the past! Cooking the Books follows a recent online trend of "Cookbook Clubs" that brings together chefs and readers alike. Our library...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

Storytime: W is for Waiting

In this era of instant gratification, waiting or patience can be a difficult concept for anyone to learn, especially children. But we can assist them in developing this essential skill by giving them experiences, talking about why and how to wait, and the benefits of...

Storytime: W is for Walking Together

Going on a walk with your child not only develops his gross motor skills, but also creates a break from the techno-bombardments we experience every day. It heightens senses and allows for exploration. So, put on those walking shoes and head out the door for an...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: Walking Together

As you look forward to the first steps of your infant, don’t forget the benefit of walking outside with your child. Not only is it a great self-care activity for you as a caregiver, but it opens up the world to your child as they develop and find themselves in a...

Storytime: W is for Working Together

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s work together to create a happy, healthy, carefree childhood for every child. Raising children isn’t easy, but doing it as a team is good for you and your child. When both parents or caregivers involve the child in...

Library Board of Trustees Election Information

New Temporary Hours of Operation

New Temporary Hours of Operation

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. No items are due. Thank you.

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.

June 2024 Adult Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or...

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or...

June 2024 Teen Activities

Summer ReadingAdventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or at...

Cooking the Books – Baking Yesteryear

Adult Makers Try Cooking the Books: Baking YesteryearOur Adult Makers had an extra sweet April activity that was a blast from the past! Cooking the Books follows a recent online trend of "Cookbook Clubs" that brings together chefs and readers alike. Our library...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

Storytime: W is for Waiting

In this era of instant gratification, waiting or patience can be a difficult concept for anyone to learn, especially children. But we can assist them in developing this essential skill by giving them experiences, talking about why and how to wait, and the benefits of...

Storytime: W is for Walking Together

Going on a walk with your child not only develops his gross motor skills, but also creates a break from the techno-bombardments we experience every day. It heightens senses and allows for exploration. So, put on those walking shoes and head out the door for an...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: Walking Together

As you look forward to the first steps of your infant, don’t forget the benefit of walking outside with your child. Not only is it a great self-care activity for you as a caregiver, but it opens up the world to your child as they develop and find themselves in a...

Storytime: W is for Working Together

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s work together to create a happy, healthy, carefree childhood for every child. Raising children isn’t easy, but doing it as a team is good for you and your child. When both parents or caregivers involve the child in...

Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts

Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts

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.

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...

Read, Look, Learn Episode 1: Martial Arts

Join us for episode 1 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 martial arts! Many thanks...

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

*ANNOUNCEMENT*

our services will be temporarily limited to curbside only

Starting

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.

Albert Einstein

Instructions for Curbside

Please use the one way entrance on the West side of the building, which is accessible from 1st North.

  1. Have library card or photo ID ready.
  2. Fines and fees can be paid by phone ONLY at 208-356-3461
  3. Can place holds on items either online or by talking with a librarian. Please do not leave a message!
  4. Holds will be available 48 hours after you have been notified.
  5. Return Items through book drop. Kits can be returned at the Community Room doors during our curbside hours.
  6. No kits may be checked out at this time.

Teen Summer Crafts – Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Teen Summer Crafts – Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Week 6 of Teen Summer Crafts

Build a glow-in-the-dark pony bead dreamcatcher! You will need:

  • 5 ft plastic string
  • 6 red beads
  • 12 orange beads
  • 24 yellow beads
  • 36 green beads
  • 24 clear beads
  • 48 purple beads

June 2024 Teen Activities

Summer ReadingAdventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or at...

Teen Activities February 2024

On the Same Page is back and this year we're reading "Holes" by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today!  Please, limit 1 book per household. Teen Crafts Teens 12-18! Bring your friends and...

January Teen Activities

Idaho Teen Reading ChallengeAre you a bookworm between the ages of 12-18 looking for an exciting reading challenge? Look no further! Get ready to dive into an adventure from October 2023 to April 2024 with the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge, designed to engage readers...

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Teen Activities

Idaho Teen Reading ChallengeAre you a bookworm between the ages of 12-18 looking for an exciting reading challenge? Look no further! Get ready to dive into an adventure from October 2023 to April 2024 with the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge, designed to engage readers...

October 2023 Teen Activities

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual Convention Teens 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...

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...

Teen Activities June 2023

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans and come up with ways for the library to help teens. Have a say in what happens at your library! June 7, 2023 at 4 P.M. in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. TEEN SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY Trivia,...

APRIL Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB  Come and watch Ouran High School Host Club. There will also be a fun TEA PARTY! Wednesday April 13th. 4:30pm, Community Room. For ages 12-18. YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS How can you incorporate HUMOR and COMEDY into your writing? Discuss with others at...

Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light - Lava Lamps

Week 6 of Summer STEM from Your Library
Watch the Instruction Video

Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag.

Things you will need include:

  • ziploc bag
  • antacid tablet
  • water
  • oil
  • UV light
  • highlighter
  • paper towel

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 madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep 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...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

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

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...

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...

Story Time – May 12, 2020

Story Time – May 12, 2020

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:

Tip

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.

Activity

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.

-- http://www.earlylit.net/read-storytime-share/39

Books Presented

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

Wordy Birdy
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

Stinky Skunk

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.

– Lesathestorytimelady.blogspot.com

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

This Mountain

 

– https://laurieberkner.com/song-lyrics/this-mountain

Craft Activities

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.

Additional Books

Election Announcement for May 2020

Election Announcement for May 2020

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.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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