April 2024 Teen Activities

April 2024 Teen Activities

April 2024 Teen Activities

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!

Chess and 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.

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, April 3 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Teen Crafts

Get creative with Teen Crafts! Join us Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room. Bring your friends, chill out to music, and craft up a storm! On April 4, create silhouette table lights, and on April 18, craft your own seashell necklace or keychain. For ages 12-18, come make memories and masterpieces!

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!

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LEGO Club

Let your imagination swim free with LEGO Club for ages 6-18 as we build an ocean teeming with undersea creatures. Join us in the Community Room on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 PM.

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Young League of Writers

Are you itching to share your latest writing projects or simply eager to connect with fellow teen writers? Look no further! Ages 12-18 are invited to participate as we delve into what makes writing truly exceptional. This month’s theme? Contests, Camps, and Neanderthals! Discover exciting writing contests and camps tailored for teens, then embrace your primal side with a fun game of Poetry for Neanderthals! Join us Wednesday, April 10th from 4:00-5:30 PM in the Community Room.

Anime Club

Calling all anime enthusiasts! Join us on Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room for our Teen Anime Club. Open to ages 12-18, come immerse yourself in the captivating world of anime and manga. On April 11th, we’ll be screening Suzume—a must-watch for any anime lover. Then mark your calendars for April 25th, when we’ll gather for an Anime Chat and Binge session. Don’t miss out on the fun—see you there!

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all young adventurers! Join us for an epic journey at Teen Dungeons & Dragons! Craft your character, shape the story, and roll the dice for your fate. Join us on Fridays April 12 and 26 from 3:30-5:30 PM. Beginners and experienced players ages 12-18 are welcome. Pre-made characters are provided, or bring your own within the rules of the 5th Edition player’s handbook. Visit the Dungeons & Dragons page on our site or join our Teen Discord server for more details.

Cook With A Book

Get ready to Cook With a Book! Calling all teens aged 12-18! Whip up magic with words & pancakes! Join us for  Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief as we dive into the world of demigods while flipping blue pancakes on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room.

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!

Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

Are 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 in discovering new books and genres while offering the chance to win prizes!

Pick a book from each of the following categories:

  • Read Before You Stream
  • Retelling of a Classic
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • YRCA Nominee
  • Found while Browsing
  • Judge a Book by its Cover
  • One-Word Title
  • True Story
  • Your Favorite Genre
  • Free Choice!

Log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper tracking sheet from the circulation desk or Madison Jr. High Library. Each time you read a book from one of the categories, come to the Library’s Children’s Reference Desk for a prize! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

Armchair Traveler Challenge Logo

Armchair Traveler Challenge

Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Take an epic journey with us this year as we visit each great state of our nation. Armchair travelers ages 12 and up will read one book set in each state, earning state stickers and opportunities to enter the final drawing for our grand prizes. Any reader who joins us for even a portion of the trip will have the opportunity to earn small prizes along the way. Each reader who completes the journey will earn a special travel bag commemorating their travels. See more details here.

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...

Teen Activities March 2024

Teen Activities March 2024

Teen Activities March 2024

Chess and 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 March from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, March 6 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Teen Crafts

Join us for Teen Crafts, where creativity takes center stage. Ages 12-18, bring your friends and listen to music while you make an awesome art project to take home with you. Dive into beginner book binding on Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 PM. Then, on March 21 at the same time, master the basics of watercolor painting!

Family Friendly Films

Lights, camera, action! Join us for Family Friendly Films at the library! Whether you’re craving the latest hits or timeless classics, we’ve got you covered! Bring the whole family and enjoy a free afternoon of movie magic on the big screen Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room. On March 1st, get ready to groove with Trolls: Band Together, and mark your calendars for March 8th for a magical journey with Wonka! Don’t miss out on the fun!

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LEGO Club

It’s LEGO Club time! Ages 6-18, get ready to beat the timer with lucky LEGOs in a thrilling challenge! Join us in the Community Room on Tuesday, March 12 at 4 PM.

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Young League of Writers

Unleash your creativity with the Young League of Writers! Join us on Wed. March 13th at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for a gathering of teen writers aged 12-18. Whether you’re eager to share your latest work or simply looking to connect with fellow wordsmiths, this is the place to be! During our hour and a half session, we’ll focus on point of view and verb tenses. Plus, don’t miss our helping hand critique session, where we’ll provide constructive feedback on your Monet “Water Lilies” short story. Bring your imagination and let’s create something amazing together!

Anime Club

Dive into the world of anime with us! Ages 12-18, join our Teen Anime Club for a screening of My Clueless First Friend on March 7, followed by exciting Anime Club Binge Selections on March 28! Bring your love for manga, games, and endless discussions. Be part of the fun on Thursdays in the Community Room at 4:30 PM. See you there!

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all adventurers! Join us for Teen Dungeons & Dragons on Friday, March 15th at 3:30 PM! Embark on an epic journey where you create your own character, shape the story, and roll the dice to determine your fate. This event welcomes all teens aged 12-18, whether you’re a seasoned hero or new to the realm! Dive into a 1-2 hour session for first level characters (with leveling opportunities between sessions). Feel free to bring your own character or choose from our pre-made ones. Remember, all characters should be crafted using resources from the core 5th Edition player’s handbook. Make sure you sign up for our Teen Discord Server where we’ve posted preparation details. Don’t miss out on this magical adventure! 

Cook With A Book

Get ready to Cook With a Book! Join us on Wednesday, March 20th at 4:30 PM when we’ll be delving into the world of The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall while whipping up some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies! Teens aged 12-18, bring your appetite for literature and baking as we discuss our favorite moments from the book and create delicious treats together. Pick up your copy from the circulation desk today!

Library Closed March 22

The Library will be closed Friday, March 22 for Staff Development. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

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Spring Teen Writing Contest

Hey teens ages 12-18: Do you love writing? Are you dreaming of gardens in the summer? Enter our Teen Writing Contest! Let Claude Monet’s enchanting “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies” inspire your creativity. Craft your tale for a chance to win exciting prizes, including a $30 Barnes & Noble gift card or a classic feather quill pen and ink set. All participants receive a prize, so don’t miss out! Keep it under 4,000 words and email your masterpiece to programs@madisonlib.org by Monday, March 26. Visit the Teen Zone on our website or the Circulation desk for detailed rules and instructions. Winners will be announced at our Teen Hunger Games Party on Friday, March 29.

Hunger Games Party

Calling all brave tributes! Join us on March 29, 7-9 PM in the Community Room for an epic night inspired by Suzanne Collins’ gripping series, The Hunger Games! Teens aged 12-18, prepare for games, trivia, crafts, and a feast fit for a tribute’s banquet. Will you fight for victory in the arena or join the resistance against President Snow’s tyranny? Don’t miss out on this thrilling event!

Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

Are 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 in discovering new books and genres while offering the chance to win prizes!

Pick a book from each of the following categories:

  • Read Before You Stream
  • Retelling of a Classic
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • YRCA Nominee
  • Found while Browsing
  • Judge a Book by its Cover
  • One-Word Title
  • True Story
  • Your Favorite Genre
  • Free Choice!

Log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper tracking sheet from the circulation desk or Madison Jr. High Library. Each time you read a book from one of the categories, come to the Library’s Children’s Reference Desk for a prize! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

Armchair Traveler Challenge Logo

Armchair Traveler Challenge

Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Take an epic journey with us this year as we visit each great state of our nation. Armchair travelers ages 12 and up will read one book set in each state, earning state stickers and opportunities to enter the final drawing for our grand prizes. Any reader who joins us for even a portion of the trip will have the opportunity to earn small prizes along the way. Each reader who completes the journey will earn a special travel bag commemorating their travels. See more details here.

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...

Teen Activities February 2024

Teen Activities February 2024

Teen Activities February 2024

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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 listen to music while you make an awesome art project to take home with you! Teen Crafts are held in the Community Room on Thursdays at 4:30 PM. On February 1, we will learn and practice sewing basics while making a felt forest friend keychain. Then, on February 15, we will make pocket worry pets!

Sploosh!

Join us for an activity inspired by Louis Sachar’s “Holes.” We’re making spiced peach recipes as mentioned in the book and pureeing them into “Sploosh” for sampling! Ages 12 and up are invited Friday, Feb 2 at 7 PM in the Community Room. See you there!

Chess & Game Club + Rated Chess Tournament

Join the Chess & Game Club for ages 9-18 Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room! On February 5 & 12, engage in strategic battles and game adventures. But mark your calendars for February 26, when 25 chess players of all levels will compete in a Rated Chess Tournament! Participants must be registered members of the US Chess Federation. Sign up for the tournament using this form. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends! Please, make sure to enter through the exterior Community Room door.

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Anime Club

Join Teen Anime Club for ages 12-18! This month we’ve got a lineup of fun activities including a “Mushi-Shi” watch party on Feb. 8. On Feb. 22 we’ll be testing our knowledge with Anime Wheel of Fortune. Then catch ‘em all on Feb. 29 in the Pokemon Scavenger Hunt! Catch up with your anime-loving friends on Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.
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Innovative Inventions

Stanley Yelnats III is an inventor. Are you? We’ll give you a bag of supplies that shouldn’t be a part of anything and challenge your group to create the impossible. What should you build? That’s up to you. Surprise us! Bags are limited. Sign up by Thursday, February 8th. We’ll have your bags the following Monday. Then you’ll have 11 days to get creative. Inventions will be displayed through the end of the month and posted on our Facebook page. This activity is designed for all ages!

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all young adventurers! Join us for an epic journey at Teen Dungeons & Dragons on Fridays, February 9 & 23 at 3:30 PM in the Community Room. Whether you’re a seasoned dungeon crawler or a newbie explorer, we welcome ages 12-18 to embark on a quest of imagination and fun. This month, Take your new character on a Camp Green Lake campaign with Stanley Yelnats and all his buddies from Louis Sacher’s book, “Holes”. Make sure you sign up for our Teen Discord Server where we’ve posted preparation details. Don’t miss out on this magical adventure! 

“I Can Fix That”

Onion Sam can fix just about anything. How handy are you? Expert fixer Bryan Jacobson will show us reasonable repairs that we should feel confident to do around our own homes – and let us know when to call in the professionals. Everyone is invited to join us in the Community Room on Friday, Feb 9 at 7 PM!
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LEGO Club

LEGO lovers unite! Kids 6-11 and teens 12-18 are invited to build an array of vehicles together for our motorcade menagerie! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4:00 PM. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Young League of Writers

Calling all aspiring teen writers! Ready to share your creativity and connect with fellow wordsmiths? Join the Young League of Writers, exclusively for ages 12-18! On Wednesday, Feb. 14 we’ll discuss how to master the art of the short story, while writing from an art prompt: Monet’s inspiring painting “Water Lilies.” Meet us in the Community Room from 4 to 5:30 PM. Don’t miss out on this chance to prepare for our next Teen Short Story Contest!
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Closed for Presidents Day

The Library will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Cook With A Book

Teen chefs and book lovers! Get ready to whip up some delicious fun as we create a mouthwatering peach cobbler inspired by Louis Sachar’s Holes! Let the flavors of the story come to life in every bite. Cook with a Book is on Wednesday, February 21, at 4:30 PM in the Community Room for ages 12-18.

Escape From Camp Green Lake

Join us at Camp Green Lake for a limited-time escape room experience! Uncover hidden truths from “Holes” as you decipher clues, unlock secrets, and race against time to escape the Warden’s office. Free of charge, first come, first served. Sign up now! Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to those with time slots. Ages 12 and up. Groups of 2-5. Open February 27 – March 2 every 45 minutes within the following time frames:

  • Tue-Thu. 3-7 PM
  • Fri. 12-5 PM
  • Sat. 10 AM-1 PM

Please arrive 5 mins before your slot. Late arrivals may not be accommodated. Anyone under 12 must be with someone 14+. To sign up, please fill out the form below.

Armchair Traveler Challenge Logo

Armchair Traveler Challenge

Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Take an epic journey with us this year as we visit each great state of our nation. Armchair travelers ages 12 and up will read one book set in each state, earning state stickers and opportunities to enter the final drawing for our grand prizes. Any reader who joins us for even a portion of the trip will have the opportunity to earn small prizes along the way. Each reader who completes the journey will earn a special travel bag commemorating their travels. See more details here.

Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

Are 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 in discovering new books and genres while offering the chance to win prizes!

Pick a book from each of the following categories:

  • Read Before You Stream
  • Retelling of a Classic
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • YRCA Nominee
  • Found while Browsing
  • Judge a Book by its Cover
  • One-Word Title
  • True Story
  • Your Favorite Genre
  • Free Choice!

Log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper tracking sheet from the circulation desk or Madison Jr. High Library. Each time you read a book from one of the categories, come to the Library’s Children’s Reference Desk for a prize! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

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...

January Teen Activities

January Teen Activities

January Teen Activities

Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

Are 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 in discovering new books and genres while offering the chance to win prizes!

Pick a book from each of the following categories:

  • Read Before You Stream
  • Retelling of a Classic
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • YRCA Nominee
  • Found while Browsing
  • Judge a Book by its Cover
  • One-Word Title
  • True Story
  • Your Favorite Genre
  • Free Choice!

Log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper tracking sheet from the circulation desk or Madison Jr. High Library. Each time you read a book from one of the categories, come to the Library’s Children’s Reference Desk for a prize! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Teen Crafts

Calling all creative teens! Join us for Teen Crafts in the Community Room on Thursdays this January. On January 4, create a masterpiece with black glue art, and on January 18, shrink it down with some awesome Shrinky-Dinks! Ages 12-18 are invited to unleash their artistic talents from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room

Chess & Game Club + Pirate Dice Tournament

Join the Chess & Game Club for ages 9-18 Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room! On January 8 and 22, engage in strategic battles and game adventures. But mark your calendars for January 29 – it’s time to set sail for a Pirate Dice Tournament! Dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate, and feast on pirate snacks as you compete for the ultimate booty in a swashbuckling afternoon of fun!

Young League of Writers

Calling all aspiring wordsmiths! Join the Young League of Writers on Wednesday, January 10, at 4 PM in the Community Room. Ages 12-18 are invited for an inspiring session where we’ll learn how to critique each other’s work and share tips on the essential mantra of “just keep writing.”

Anime Club

Anime lovers ages 12-18, come together to watch Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time, discuss manga, and play thrilling games. Join us for Teen Anime Club on Thursdays, January 11 and 25 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room. Don’t miss the chance to connect with fellow fans and make Thursday your new favorite day!

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all young adventurers! Join us for an epic journey at Teen Dungeons & Dragons on Fridays, January 12 & 26 at 3:30 PM in the Community Room. Whether you’re a seasoned dungeon crawler or a newbie explorer, we welcome ages 12-18 to embark on a quest of imagination and fun. On January 12, we will learn how to create your own character, participate in a campaign, and discover the beginnings of becoming a Dungeon Master. Make sure you sign up for our Teen Discord Server where we’ve posted preparation details. With a character created, use your new skills in a live campaign on January 26. Don’t miss out on this magical adventure!

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LEGO Club

Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at the Library’s LEGO Club! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 4:00 PM to craft a Jurassic masterpiece with LEGO dinos.

For ages 6-18. Those under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Cook With A Book

Whip up a literary feast at Teen Cook With a Book! Join us on January 17 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room Kitchen as we make German apple strudel and delve into Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. Ages 12-18, grab a copy of the book at the circulation desk and let’s blend the flavors of literature and culinary creativity!

Open Recital

Share your musical prowess at our Open Recital! Join us on January 22 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. All ages and musical talents are welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting out, showcase your skills in a supportive environment. Let’s make beautiful music together!

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Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Library will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank 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...

November Teen Activities

November Teen Activities

November Teen Activities

Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

Are 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 in discovering new books and genres while offering the chance to win prizes!

Pick a book from each of the following categories:

  • Read Before You Stream
  • Retelling of a Classic
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • YRCA Nominee
  • Found while Browsing
  • Judge a Book by its Cover
  • One-Word Title
  • True Story
  • Your Favorite Genre
  • Free Choice!

Log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper tracking sheet from the circulation desk or Madison Jr. High Library. Each time you read a book from one of the categories, come to the Library’s Children’s Reference Desk for a prize! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Teen Crafts

Ignite Your Creativity at the Library! Join us for a colorful adventure as teens ages 12-18 transform melted crayon shavings into stunning works of art on November 2. On November 16, we will craft Pringles can lighthouses that will light up your imagination! Join us on Thursdays in the Community Room at 4:30 PM.

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all brave adventurers ages 12-18! Join us in the Community Room on Nov. 3 and 17 at 3:30 PM for epic quests, magical encounters, and endless fun with our Teen Dungeons and Dragons group. Grab your dice and let your imagination soar! Make sure you sign up for the Library’s Teen Discord Server – we have details on how to prepare beforehand posted there.

Chess & Game Club + CHESS TOURNAMENT

For tweens and teens aged 9-18, it’s time to embark on a journey into the world of strategy and fun with our master of games, Nick Allison. We meet every Monday in the Community Room at 4:30 PM. Game supplies are provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!

Mark your calendars for a special event – the Open Chess Tournament on November 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. It’s a Chess Tournament for all levels! Test your skills against players in your category for a chance to win sweet prizes. Our chess and game master, Nick Allison, will oversee the tournament, ensuring an exciting and fair competition. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends to cheer you on!

Young League of Writers

Calling all young wordsmiths ages 12-18! Do you have a passion for penning stories? Want to share your writing with fellow teens or simply make new friends who share your love for words? Join us for Young League of Writers! This month we’re excited to discuss the secrets of crafting captivating beginnings for our stories.

Meet us in the Community Room on November 8th at 4:00 PM.

Anime Club

Calling all anime and manga enthusiasts – join us for Teen Anime Club!

Thurs. Nov. 9: “The Cat Returns” 

Thurs. Nov. 30: Craft Time – Studio Ghibli Holiday Stockings

4:30 PM in the Community Room

Open to ages 12-18. Don’t miss out on all the Ghibli fun!

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Closed for Veteran’s Day

We honor our heroes this Veteran’s Day. In gratitude for their service, Madison Library District will be closed Friday and Saturday, November 10-11. No items are due, but the book drop will remain open. Thank you for your service, veterans!

Teen Anime Club logo

LEGO Club

Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at the Library’s LEGO Club! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 4:00 PM.

For ages 6-18. Those under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Closed for Thanksgiving

We are grateful for our patrons! This Thanksgiving the Library will be closed Thursday the 23rd through Saturday the 25th. We will also close early on November 22 at 5 PM. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Cook With A Book

Join us for a sizzling adventure in the kitchen! Cook with a Book is back on Wednesday, November 29 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room. Calling all foodies aged 12-18 – this time, we’re cooking up the Vietnamese flavors of ‘Inside Out and Back Again’ with delicious beef pho. Don’t miss out on the fun – it’s going to be a pho-nomenal!

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...

October 2023 Teen Activities

October 2023 Teen Activities

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 and will run from Sept. 4 to Oct. 27. This year we’re pleased to have panels from guest experts on topics like AI Art and Ethics, game design, and careers in STEM, as well as a variety of games and challenges and daily art, writing, and conversation prompts. Teens ages 13-18 should join the Madison Library District Teen Server to be invited. View more details about the convention and Discord on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUCHIiIutMM

Teen Action Council

 Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

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 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.

Teen Crafts

Make ‘n take crafts for teens! We will meet in the Community Room on Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 19 at 4:30 PM. Any extra kits will be available after the activity at the Circulation desk while supplies last. On Oct. 5, teens will paint and decorate wooden blocks to get ready for the Halloween season. On Oct. 19, we will make some preposterous pranks which, of course, are totally harmless! For ages 12-18.

Anime Club

Teen Anime Club is watching Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun this month! Ages 12-18 are invited to join and make friends with other anime and manga fans. Come on Thursdays, October 12 & 26 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.

Young League of Writers

Pull your ghostly writing out of the shadows and into the light with editor/author, September C. Fawkes, creator of the award-winning writing tip blog. She will guide you through the dark forest that leads toward publication and how to become an editor. The event will be streamed on Discord with the “Haunting” Library Teen Virtual Convention, October 11 @ 4:00 PM MST. Ages 12-18 will meet in the Community Room at that time to watch the stream together. Registration for the convention is not required. To find out more about September Fawkes, visit her website here.

“TeenTober”

Help us celebrate TeenTober 2023 with cryptids, ghosts, and supernatural occurrences! We’ll have an “interactive” movie experience with Halloween favorites like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Wear your best costume for a contest and prizes at the end. Please, no weapons or masks. 

Ages 12-18 are invited on Friday, Oct. 13 from 7-9 PM in the Community Room.

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Cook With A Book

Have you ever wanted to make a treacle tart from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Or how about the scones from The Inheritance Games? Or maybe you would like to try the mallowmelt from Keeper of the Lost Cities. Then join us for our teen Cook with a Book! This month we will read “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and make Frankenstein Crispy Rice Treats! You can check out a copy of the book at the front circulation desk. Ages 12-18 should meet us in the Community Room kitchen on Wednesday, October 25 at 4:30 PM.

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all teen adventurers ages 12-18! Join our party and learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! We will meet in the Community Room Friday, Oct. 27 from 3:30-5:30 PM. Please join the Library Teen Discord; more information is posted there about how to prepare beforehand. You can also visit the Teen Zone on our website for details.

Family Films

Free Family Films for all ages! Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room! Oct. 6 is Oliver & Company, Oct. 13 is The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, and Oct. 20 is 101 Dalmatians.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine if it is appropriate for your child.

LEGO Club

Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at the Library’s LEGO Club! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4:00 PM.

For ages 6-18, under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Open Recital!

Join us Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM for our Open Recital! All instruments, ages, and skill levels will share their artistic abilities with our community. We look forward to hearing you perform!

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...

September Teen Events

September Teen Events

September Teen Events

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 and will run from Sept. 4 to Oct. 27. This year we’re pleased to have panels from guest experts on topics like AI Art and Ethics, game design, and careers in STEM, as well as a variety of games and challenges and daily art, writing, and conversation prompts. Teens ages 13-18 should join the Madison Library District Teen Server to be invited. View more details about the convention and Discord on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUCHIiIutMM

Teen Action Council

 Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Teen Crafts

We’ve got crafts for teens (ages 12-18) at the Library! Join us Thursdays this month in the Community Room from 4:30-5:30 PM. Teens will be using perler beads to create cryptid creations on Sept. 7! For Sept. 21, teens will need to bring a pair of shoes that require laces so that they can learn new and unique ways that they can tie their shoes, changing their everyday shoes into their own unique pieces of art! The library will provide laces.

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all teen adventurers ages 12-18! Join our party and learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! We will meet in the Community Room Fridays, Sept. 8 & 22 from 3:30-5:30 PM. Please join the Library Teen Discord. More information is posted there about how to prepare beforehand. You can also visit the Teen Zone on our website for details.

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 Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, & 25 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.

LEGO Club

Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO Club! We will meet in the Community Room on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4-5 PM. For kids ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult & teens ages 12-18.

Young League of Writers

Would you like to meet TWO best selling authors and learn how to set up a story’s beginning, middle, and end? Now entering the Young League of Writers’ stage… Sian Ann Bessey AND Traci Hunter Abramson! Both of these authors are experts at storytelling and creating incredible plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats! We will meet to share what we’ve all been working on and talk with both of them about what makes writing great. Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us 4-5:30 PM in the Community Room on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Anime Club

Teen Anime Club is for everyone ages 12-18! Thursday, Sept. 14 we will be watching Komi Can’t Communicate. No charge, no registration, just meet at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.

Cook With a Book

Have you ever wanted to make treacle tart from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Or how about the scones from The Inheritance Games? Or maybe you would like to try the mallowmelt from Keeper of the Lost Cities. Then join us for our teen Cook with a Book fall kick-off event at the “Reading Rabbit Grill” (Community Room). We will pick the books to cook in the next year while snacking on yummy treats. Ages 12-18 are invited Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Family Films

Free Family Films for all ages! Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room! Sept. 1 is Fly Away Home (PG) and Sept. 15 is The Fox and the Hound (G). Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine if it is appropriate for your child.

CLOSED for Labor Day

 The Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for Labor Day. No items are due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

CLOSED Sept. 28-30

The Library will be closed Thursday Sept. 28th through Saturday the 30th for Staff Development and Building Maintenance. No items are due. Thank you!

Open Recital!

Sign up now to take part in the Library’s October 16 Open Recital! All instruments, ages, and skill levels are invited to share their artistic abilities with our community. We look forward to hearing you perform!

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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July Teen Activities

July Teen Activities

July Teen Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

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 9-18

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

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!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 4 PM in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

“ALL TOGETHER NOW” BLOCK PARTY

This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this summer! Inspired by our summer reading theme “All Together Now”, we’ll have lawn games from all over the world, food trucks to fill any craving, a climbing wall and bounce houses, plus international performers including Footworks Dance Studio, the Yellowstone Brass, Amelat Dance Company, and Proform Airborne Jump Rope. There’ll be something for everyone at all ages. Don’t miss out! The celebration begins July 8th 5:00-8:00 PM on the field next to the library. Stay for an after-party outdoor movie experience that starts at 9 PM! Concessions will be available for purchase.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN CRAFTS

We’ve got crafts for teens at the Library! Join us Thursdays this month for clay figurines, magazine beads, dot painting, and macrame keychains!

Every Thursday in July at 4:30 PM
in the Community Room

BFF’S 2 WFF’S WRITING CONTEST

Do you and your friend love to write? Try writing a story together and perhaps you will become WFF’s… writing friends forever! Write a story about this year’s Summer Reading theme, “All Together Now,” and see how your collab writing stacks up against other teens your age. All participants will receive a prize!

Email an attached submission to gina.m@madisonlib.org by July 24, 2023. Winners will be announced July 28, 2023 at the Teen Summer Reading party. For more information, check out the contest rules.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

Would you like to share your writing with other teens your age or just make new friends? Join the Young League of Writers!

Are you working on your “All Together Now” collaborative short story? How do you know when it’s ready to submit? Join us to learn how to edit and polish your story so it’s ready for submission!

Wednesday, July 12 at 4 PM in the Community Room

For ages 12-18

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Calling all teen adventurers! Join our party and learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! Please join the Library Teen Discord; more information is posted there about how to prepare beforehand. You can also find details in the Teen Zone.

Fridays, July 14 & 21 from 3:30-5:30 PM

in the Community Room

For Ages 12-18

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Lego Club

SUMMER STEM LEGOS

Join kids, tweens, and other teens for Summer STEM! We will be building world landmarks out of LEGOS!

Tuesday, July 18 at 2 PM in the Community Room

For ages 6-18

ANIME CLUB

Teens gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and play games! We will be watching One Piece and competing in a food eating contest!

Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30 PM

in the Community Room

For ages 12-18

Photography Contest 2022
Lego Club

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Enjoy free movies for the whole family at the Library!

Thursdays at 1 PM in the Community Room

Parents, please prescreen films to ensure they are appropriate for your children. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. 

SUMMER READING FINISHERS PARTY

Celebrate the end of summer reading with peace, love, friendship and… murder of course! Join us for a 60’s Murder in the Library Mystery Party where teens will discover who has attacked and murdered the Library’s books about love. Mysterious foods will also be served!

The party starts at 7 PM in the Community Room on Friday, July 28. For ages 12-18.

Photography Contest 2022
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

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...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

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 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 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...

APRIL Teen Activities

APRIL Teen Activities

APRIL Teen Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
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 the next Young League of Writers.

Wednesday April 20th. 4-5:30pm, Activity Room.

For ages 12-18.

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN CRAFT – SPRAY PAINT TSHIRTS

In person craft. Thursday April 21st. 4:30-5:30 pm, Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
 
Brave the quest and join other teens on epic adventures! Friday April 22nd, 3:30-5:30pm. Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
A NIGHT WITH THE USO

During World War II, the USO would perform for troops to lift morale and offer a reprieve from the war.

Join us for a throwback night to the 1940’s with entertainment like the USO would offer. 

Friday April 22nd, 7-8:30pm. Legacy Flight Museum.
400 Airport Way
in Rexburg.

REXBURG YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENT
 

Monday, April 25th. 4:30-6:30pm, Community Room.

Join us Monday April 25th for a Chess Tournament! There will be prizes, snacks, and FUN!

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
DISCORD SERVER


Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

Right now, there is a special PERCY JACKSON Server going on – be sorted into your God or Goddess Cabin, daily art prompts, weekly group games, and more! 

 

SHELF SURFERS: BOOK HANGOUT FOR TEENS

It is the month of April which means: THE END OF THE IDAHO TEEN READING CHALLENGE! Come to talk about what books you read and how you liked reading different types of books. 

Wednesday April 27th, 4:30pm. Community Room.

 

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REGENCY TEA PARTY
 

Saturday April 30th. 9am & 11am.

This is a ticketed event. Join authors Sarah M. Eden, Joanna Barker, Sian Ann Bessey, and Esther Hatch for a Regency Tea Party. The event will include a Q&A session, behind-the-scenes insights, giveaways, and more! Each attendee will be treated to baked goods, SWAG, and a one-of-a-kind experience with some of their favorite authors. Dress up in period costume if you’d like. 

Masks are required for this event. 

Win a FREE ticket through our raffle giveaway!

· Attend adult or teen events. Each attended event will earn you one raffle ticket.
· Like our Instagram and/or Facebook accounts and comment on our Regency Tea post.
· EXTRA ENTRY: Share your favorite BookFace from the MLD FB or IG account. If you are set to private, please provide a screenshot of your share.

FOR NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK:

Come into the library and check out items to earn an EXTRA raffle ticket! From Wednesday April 6th to Wednesday April 13th.

 

GAME & CHESS CLUB
 

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room.

For ages 9-18.

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 4pm.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

April 19th: The Secret Garden (1949)

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...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

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 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 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...

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