For Those Ages 0 to 8
Join us for crafting, reading challenges, and story times. Our craft activities are for kids ages 6 to 11, and our reading challenges are open to all ages so families can play together.
We have different story time programs for children from 0 to 5. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We present books, games, rhymes and sing-alongs, as well as a fun craft!
in the Community Room
We have all our how-to videos from previous crafts on our YouTube channel.
Our Madison Library YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoNNivDJ_0aeQsKNbqRFrkA
Our Madison Library Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Madisonlib.org/
Have a piece that you’d like to perform for the public?
An open recital will be held Monday, April 17, at 6:30 pm
Open to all ages!
Click for more information and to sign up!
Kids and Tween STEAM Activites
Every Second Tuesday at 4:00 pm
Every Fourth Tuesday at 4:00 pm
A new theme every month!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Promote Reading with Your Child!
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
For babies ages 1 to 10 months.
Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 am
For babies ages 11 to 23 months.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 years.
Theme for February Storytimes:
Fun With the Letter K!
Week of Feb. 7: Koalas & Kangaroos
Week of Feb. 14: Kisses & Hugs
Week of Feb. 21: Kings & Queens
Week of Feb. 28: Keys
Books, Graphic Novels, Speedy Reader Kits and More!
Don't Forget Our Free
Family Friendly Films
1st and 3rd Fridays at 3:30 pm in the Community Room
- February 3: Rumble (PG)
- February 17: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G)
Parents, please pre-screen movies for appropriateness for your family.
Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by someone age 14 or older.
Activities & Events Blog
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PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST Help us celebrate our first 100 years by participating in our photography contest! Our theme is: “Capturing 100 years”. Submit an original photo and see if you win! All forms and rules are available below. October 17th – December 10th Ages 6+...
FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT Come enjoy family films at the Library! Every other Friday, 3:30 pm in the Community Room! October 7th: Cars (2006; G)October 21st: Monsters, Inc. (2001; G) Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.STEAM - HARRY POTTER...
FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT Come enjoy family films at the Library! Every other Friday, 4:00 pm in the Community Room! September 2nd: Babe (1995; G)September 16th: Iron Giant (1999; PG)September 30th: Anastasia (1997; G) Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone...
Congratulations to the winners of our First Chapter Teen Writing Contest! Our top three submissions were: 1. Ainsley Burns' "A Dreamy Death" 2. Mary Palmer's What's in a Name" 3. Caitlyn Isle's "Haunted Home" Click on the titles above to read. Check them out!
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...
The library will be closed Thursday August 18th through Saturday August 27th for infrastructure updates. No items will be due and the book drop will also be closed. A word from the Director: "The Madison Library District is getting upgrades! Our sorting machine has...
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 21st2nd prizes: starts...
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 am;
Tuesday Evenings at 6:30 pm
For children ages 2 to 5 and their “grown up!”
Children ages 2 to 5 with their adult will enjoy stories and related fun which may include songs, games, and rhymes in our Community Room.
Any extra crafting supplies will be available to pick up at the Children’s Reference Desk while supplies last.
- Week of Feb. 7: Koalas & Kangaroos
- Week of Feb. 14: Kisses & Hugs
- Week of Feb. 21: Kings & Queens
- Week of Feb. 28: Keys
February 1 – 28 – This month’s theme is Musical Theater!
Madison Library’s Reading Challenge
All ages can play. We have a bingo card for kids 11 and under, and one for teens and adults 12 and older. Read fun new books and audiobooks and win great prizes!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Read the challenges and pick a bingo line that most appeals to you.
Step 2: Read a book that completes a challenge. Read another. And another.
Step 3: When you are able to cross off 5 squares in a row on the board, bring your sheet in to the Circulation Desk for a prize and an entry in our monthly drawing. We will have a separate drawing for each age group.
Step 4: Keep reading! You can get as many prizes and entries as there are bingos on the board.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
A great way to bond with your child as well as promote reading!
The Concept is Simple, the Rewards are Priceless!
The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. Are you ready to get started?
Here’s how it works:
- Pick up a tracking log at the library’s Circulation Desk.
- Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.
- Fill out a circle for each book you read. Each tracker has 100 circles.
- Once your log is completed, come get a sticker or a small book from the library.
- When you have completed 10 sheets, you’ve read 1000 books!
The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
LEGOS @ Your Library!
Tuesday, February 21, at 4:00 PM
For Kids ages 6 – 8 and Tweens ages 9 – 11. Anyone under the age of 12 needs to be accompanied by an adult.
Do you love Legos? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s first LEGO club!
Entries may be submitted anytime between October 17 through December 10
To Celebrate Our 100 Year Anniversary
Madison Library District is having a photography contest!
Our theme is "Capturing 100 Years."
Take photos to show us what that theme means to you.
Submissions will need to be turned in at the Circulation Desk of the library.
All Entries will need the following forms filled out and submitted with your photograph:
If you're taking photos of people, you'll need to submit the following Model Release form. Children under age 18 will need their parents to sign the form as well, indicating their permission for their children to participate as models.
For kids under age 8
Most Items Located on the West Side of the Building
We have a wide variety of materials for all your learning and entertainment needs!
Having a hard time finding something? Ask a librarian!
We provide the following materials:
- BOARD BOOKS – located in the lounge area north of the Community Room. These sturdy books have cardboard pages to resist tearing. They are primarily for babies ages 0 – 2.
- EASY OR EARLY BOOKS – “E” on the spine label means “Easy” or “Early” but really designates the picture book collection. Most are about thirty pages in length and the reading level varies from very simple to sixth grade.
- EASY BOOKS WITH CDs – “EBCD” on the spine label means these are Easy or Early Books which also include a CD. The CD either narrates the book’s text or dramatizes the book with narration and music.
- JUNIOR EASY BOOKS – “JE” stands for Junior Easy or Junior Early. The reading level varies from pre-kindergarten to second grade. They are shelved in order by author, or by the series or character name (“Barbie,” “D.C.,” etc.) Sometimes referred to as Early Chapter Books, these are a bridge to the Junior Fiction books.
- JUNIOR FICTION – The target age group for these chapter book stories is ages six through nine. Most of the books are just under 200 pages and many are illustrated. Most of these are shelved in order by the author’s last name, or by the series name.
- JUNIOR NONFICTION – true stories and facts.
- GRAPHIC NOVELS
- AUDIOBOOKS – books on CD.
- eBOOKS and eAUDIOS – downloadable from the Libby app on your device.
- MUSIC CDs – appropriate for children.
- DVDs & BLU-RAYs – these are located in the front lobby. Children’s materials are on the east side of the displays.
- KITS – we have several types of kits:
- DISCOVERY KITS – in the green bags; DKIT I, II, AND III are for lap sit babies, preschool, and primary ages, and DKIT Vs have materials for the whole family.
- AMERICAN GIRL KITS – in the blue plaid bags. This growing collection will feature all the historical dolls, as well as the Wellie Wishers and Bitty Babies.
- SPEEDY READER KITS – the entire book series in one bag; in pale blue and grey bags.
- READ-ALONG KITS – includes a book and an audiobook of the same title so you can follow along with the audio reader.
- AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE KITS – designed to teach parents and other caregivers how to read to their children who are deaf using American Sign Language and how to use strategies to make book sharing most effective.
Potatos & Peeps
April 4th through April 10th
Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we’ve got some great things planned.
Peeps Diorama Contest!
Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize.
Books for Ballons!
All prizes have been drawn!
We finished our new literacy challenge: Books for Balloons! You helped us fill our library with balloons by reading hundreds of thousands of pages!
All prizes have been drawn and are ready to be picked up! Watch the video on our YouTube to see if you're a winner! Thanks for participating and making this program so much fun!
Christmas Window Search & Find
December 5th through December 31st
There are five window displays around the building, each numbered 1 through 5. Within each window are hidden a number of objects for you to look for. Within every window are a number of bears, cats, and books that you will need to keep track of as you make your round. In addition to these each window has different objects for you to look for, so select what window you are at to get started.
Remember to count carefully. If you enter the right number of each item (Bears, Cats, and Books*), you will be entered for a chance to win a fun Christmas prize.
*Be carful not to count books in the background. Only count books that are clearly part of the display.
Websites and databases just for kids! Use these to help you with homework and other research projects, as well as educational learning games and adventures.
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 2023
- January 2 – New Year’s
- January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
- February 20 – President’s Day
- March 24 – Staff Development Day
- April 1 – Closed for Maintenance
- May 27-29 – Memorial Day
- June 19 – Juneteenth
- July 4 – Independence Day
- September 2-4 – Labor Day
- September 22 - Staff Development Day
- October 7 – Closed for Maintenance
- November 10-11 – Veteran’s Day
- November 22 – Closing at 5:00 pm
- November 23-25 – Thanksgiving
- December 23-26 – Christmas
- December 30-31, 2023 – New Year’s
- January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day
73 North Center
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
We are located on Center Street, just north of Main Street, by the Historic Rexburg Tabernacle.
24 Hour Phone Renewal: (208) 356-6658