by Mary Kirkpatrick | Jun 1, 2023 | Blog, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Story Time, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM, Upcoming Events |
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 participate!
Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30 A.M. or 6:30 P.M. or
Wednesday, June 14 at 10:30 A.M.
in the Community Room
For ages 2-5
Summer STEM at your Library is here! Each Tuesday in June we will have activities that develop science, technology, engineering, and math skills.
- June 13: Friends Who Love Physics Lab! Sponsored by Madisonhealth. This activity will be an hour longer, from 2-4 P.M.
- June 20: Star Wars Friends Forever. Kids 6-8 years old will make light sabers and Star Wars bookmark friends. Kids 9-11 will make a Baby Yoda friend.
- June 27: LEGO Club! Ages 6-18 are welcome to help us recreate Rexburg out of LEGOS!
Tuesdays from 2-3 P.M. in the Community Room
For ages 6-11
Summer STEM is made possible with the help of Idaho Commission for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Idaho STEM Action Center.
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, June 12 & 26 from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room.
For ages 9-18.
The Library will be closed Monday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.
No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!
FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS
Enjoy free movies for the whole family at the Library!
June 14: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)
June 21: My Neighbor Totoro (G)
June 28: Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
Wednesdays at 1 P.M.
in the Community Room
by Amy Westmoreland | Jun 14, 2022 | Blog, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM |
Kid + Tween JUNE Activities
SUMMER READING 2022- OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES
School is out and the sun is (mostly) shining… that means it is now SUMMER READING! Sign up at the booth in the front foyer. You can also sign up through the app Beanstack.
1st prizes: starts June 21st
2nd prizes: starts July 5th
3rd prizes: starts July 18th
Sign ups end July 23rd and the Summer Reading program ends on Saturday July 30th.
Come in, grab some books, and start reading!!
For all ages
Summer Reading means the BOOK WAGON is back!
Here is the schedule for the summer:
Smith Park, 11:30-12:30PM
Summerfield Club House, 1-2:30PM
South Fork Elementary, 11:30-12:30PM
Porter Park, 1-2:30PM
FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT
Come enjoy family films at the Library! During Summer Reading, this will be every Thursday from 2-4PM.
June 16th: The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
June 23rd: Doctor Dolittle
June 30th: Mary Poppins
Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.
SUMMER READING STEM ACTIVITIES
STEM activities are at the Library! These will be in-person. If there are any leftover kits, they will be available for pick up at the Front Circulation Desk.
June 14th: Moon Landing
June 21st: Lego @ the Library (for ages 6-18)
June 28th: Jellyfish in a Bottle
These STEM activities are sponsored by ICfL and Idaho STEM Action Center.
For ages 6-11
We’ve gone mad with MANCALA!
Join us for an outdoor Mancala madness party with squishy balls, buckets of water, and a lot of fun!
Bring a towel with you – we can’t guarantee you’ll stay dry!
For ages 9-18
LIBRARY CLOSURE – JUNETEENTH
The Library will be closed Monday, June 20th, for Juneteenth.
No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.
STORYTIME – LIVE IN COMMUNITY ROOM
STORYTIME – ages 2-5
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays at 10:30am
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
TODDLER TIME -13 – 23 months (walking)
Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30am
BOOK BABIES – 0-12 months (not yet walking)
Wednesdays at 9:30am
Take n’ Go Kits will be available during Storytime. Any extras will be distributed at the end of the week at the Children’s Reference Desk.
by Amy Westmoreland | Jan 24, 2022 | Blog, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM |
Make a fun comet catcher!
- Foil, folded
- Square piece of paper – origami size in the kit
- Model magic
by Amy Westmoreland | Nov 16, 2021 | Blog, Craft Instructions Post, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM |
Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!
- Cipher papers (images coming soon)
- 2 Brads
by Amy Westmoreland | Nov 2, 2021 | Blog, Craft Instructions Post, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM |
Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes:
- Paper clips
- Rubber bands
- Launch material
1 – Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.
2 – Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.
3 – Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off, keeping the larger part with the knot.
4 -Stretch the cut end of the balloon over the bottom of the cup.
5 – Use the rubber band to keep the balloon in place around the bottom of the cup.
6 – Place launch material inside the cup
7 – Pull back on the knotted balloon and release to launch
Use the other cups to try other launching materials – like cotton balls or marshmallows. What happens when you use a different sized cup or launch a different material? Grab a ruler or tape measure to collect data taking measurements for the distance traveled for the different poppers.
by Amy Westmoreland | Oct 19, 2021 | Blog, Craft Instructions Post, Kid STEAM, Kid's Corner, Tween Scene, Tween STEAM |
LOOK OUT! This awesome catapult will send things FLYING. Here is what you will need to put this together:
- 10 pencils
- 16 rubber bands
- Soft launching materials (pom-poms, marshmallows, etc)