June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Children's Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading 2024

Adventure 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 the Library. Complete your reading goals and earn prizes provided by our amazing local sponsors. For more information, visit our Summer Reading Page: Do It: Summer Reading.

Story Time

Embark on a summer adventure with Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies in our Community Room! Join us for literary fun inspired by our Summer Reading theme, “Adventure Begins At Your Library!”

Mondays:

  • 9:30 AM: Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months)
  • 10:30 AM: Spanish Story Time (ages 2-5)

Tuesdays:

  • 9:30 AM: Toddler Time
  • 10:30 AM: Story Time (ages 2-5)

Wednesdays:

  • 9:30 AM: Book Babies (ages 0-9 months)
  • 10:30 AM: Story Time

Important Dates:

  • June 3-7: No Story Times, sign-ups for Summer Reading all week!
  • June 19: Library closed for Juneteenth

June Themes:

  • Book Babies & Toddler Time: Adventures in Your Imagination
  • Story Time: Travel Adventures (June 10-12), Adventures in Your Imagination (June 17-18), Puzzles, Scavenger Hunts, and Mysteries (June 24-26)

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. Mark your calendars for a Special Mancala Tournament on July 1st! Game supplies will be provided. (*There will be no Chess & Game Club June 3rd or July 29th.)

Adventures in STEM + LEGO Club

Dive into Adventures in STEM at the Library every Tuesday at 2 PM in June and July! For ages 6-11, explore the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Plus, LEGO Club every other week for ages 6-18!

June 11 – Mars Landing Adventure: Sponsored by Madisonhealth, discover crater formation, build Mars rovers, and delve into alien genetics!

June 18 – LEGO Club: Adventure on Disaster Island

June 25 – Crack the Code Adventure: Unlock secrets with binary code bracelets and a thrilling scavenger hunt!

Family Friendly Films

Join us for Free Family Friendly Films every Wednesday at 1 PM in the Community Room! Get ready for a cinematic journey filled with new releases and beloved classics. Check out our lineup:

6/12 – Migration (PG)

6/26 – Alice in Wonderland (G)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older, and parents, please prescreen films to ensure it is appropriate for your child. Mark your calendars for a summer of movie magic!

 

 

Adventures in Magic with Matt Seraydarian

Kick off Summer Reading 2024 with a spellbinding adventure that’s perfect for all ages! Magician and illusionist with Matt Seraydarian will amaze and transfix in the Community Room on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 PM! Matt’s magical mastery combines music, stories, and inspiring messages, promising an unforgettable after-dinner delight! Don’t miss out! For more mesmerizing moments, check out The Magic of Matt Seraydarian on YouTube. See you there!

Closed for Juneteenth

The Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19th for Juneteenth. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Movies on the Lawn

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience under the stars as “Movies on the Lawn” makes its triumphant return this summer! Join us for an exciting lineup of beloved films showcased on our giant outdoor screen, perfect for a cozy evening with friends and family. Showtimes are limited to June 21st at 9:30 PM: Wonka & July 19th at 9:30 PM: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Don’t miss out on this enchanting summer tradition—grab your popcorn, bring your blankets and chairs and set up a comfy spot right on the lawn. Concessions will be available and free! Join us for an unforgettable evening of movie magic!

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...

May Programs for All Ages

May Programs for All Ages

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy’s Reading Tips & Tricks

For Parents

Are 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 your child’s reading skills just in time for Summer Reading! Mark your calendars for this can’t-miss event happening in the Community Room on Wednesday, May 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM! Remember, this class is for adults only, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home. Thank you for understanding!

Sign up now to secure your spot: RSVP link.

Can’t sign up online? No worries! You can also register in person at the Children’s Reference desk.

For more information about Wendy Pedersen, visit her website at www.misswendysbooks.com.

Combined Tween Book Club

Join us Thursday, May 2nd from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Community Room for a special combined Mother Daughter Book Club and Books For Boys! Boys & girls ages 8-11, along with their accompanying adults, are invited for an adventurous evening diving into Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. You won’t want to miss this book club!

Family Frienly Films

Join us for another scrumptious adventure in Wonka’s world! Bring the family for a magical movie experience at Family Friendly Films. This repeat showing will be in the Community Room on Friday, May 3rd, at 3:30 PM. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine whether it is appropriate for your child. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Take a Break Book Club

Join us for Take A Break Book Club for adults 18 and older! Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Let the laughter ensue with this month’s P.G. Wodehouse pick! We’re talking sparkling dialogue, utter silliness, and all things joyously absurd in Something Fresh. No copies at the circulation desk this time! Instead, access the free ebook here: Let’s explore new ways to dive into delightful reads together! See you there!

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 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...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

April 2024 Kids & Tween 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!

Blockfest 2024!

Let’s celebrate National Library Week! Join Madison Library District and Eastern Idaho Public Health for an afternoon of block building fun at Blockfest 2024! Explore math, science, and literacy skills as we stack, build, create, and topple our blocks! Socks are required. No sign-up needed; just drop in when you’re available. Join us in the Community Room on Wednesday, April 10th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is great for ages 8 months to 8 years old with an accompanying adult. See you there!

Story Time

This month at Story Time, we’re shining a light on Child Abuse Awareness Month with curated books and engaging activities designed to bring families closer together. Join us each week as we focus on working together, walking together, and waiting together.

Toddler Time kicks off Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, inviting little ones aged 10-23 months and their caregivers to bond over songs, stories, and sensory activities.

For preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their accompanying adults, Story Time awaits on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM, as well as Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, promising imaginative adventures and shared moments.

If your bundle of joy isn’t yet walking, don’t miss Book Babies on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM for infants aged 0-9 months and their grown-ups, featuring songs, stories, baby sign language, and sensory fun.

NEW! SPANISH STORY TIME! ¡Estamos encantados de presentarles la Hora del Cuento en Español! Únase a María D. Carvajal Castro, B.S. de Salud Pública del Este de Idaho los lunes a las 10:30 a.m. Para edades de 2 a 5 años y sus mayores.

Please note: There will be no Story Time activities April 8-10 as we welcome you to Blockfest instead! Also, Story Time activities will pause from April 29 until June 10 as we gear up for Summer Reading. Fear not! We’ll resume the 2nd Week of June.

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

Tuesdays for Kids & Tweens

Join us every Tuesday at 4 PM for fun-filled activities for kids and tweens ages 6-11! This April, unleash your creativity and curiosity with our exciting lineup:

  • April 2: Dive into the world of architecture and construct famous buildings from around the globe at STEAM.
  • April 9: Let your imagination swim free with LEGO Club for ages 6-18 as we build an ocean teeming with undersea creatures.
  • April 16: Explore chemical reactions and craft secret messages with friends in another engaging STEAM adventure.
  • April 23: Tech-savvy kids and tweens won’t want to miss Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens, where we delve into the wonders of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, Squishy Circuits, and more! 

Mother Daughter Book Club

Join us for a magical evening at Mother Daughter Book Club! On Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room, we’ll discover the enchanting world of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Open to girls ages 8-11 and their accompanying adult(s).

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!

Books For Boys

Boys 8-11 and their adult sidekicks: prepare for a discussion-packed Books For Boys on Thursday, April 18 by reading Ban This Book by Alan Gratz! Join us in the Community Room at 6:30 PM where you’ll receive your challenge to read another book from a “Banned” list and talk about it as a family.

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!

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...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story Time

Join 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 months): Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM.

Book Babies (ages 0-9 months): Wednesdays at 9:30 AM.

We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

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!

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

Tuesdays for Kids & Tweens

Calling all kids and tweens ages 6-11! Join us every Tuesday at the Library for an adventure-packed lineup of activities! 

  • March 5: Dive into STEAM as we explore potential gravitational energy and build epic marble runs on the wall! 
  • March 12: It’s LEGO Club time! Ages 6-18, get ready to beat the timer with lucky LEGOs in a thrilling challenge!
  • March 19: Explore the magic of STEAM by creating paper cards with hidden circuits!
  • March 26: Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens! Discover the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, Squishy Circuits, and more!

Don’t miss out on the fun – see you at 4 pm in the Community Room!

Mother Daughter Book Club

Join us this month for a heartwarming session at Mother Daughter Book Club! We’re delving into The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. This is a perfect opportunity for girls ages 8-11 and their accompanying adults to bond over a beautiful story. Let’s journey together through the pages of this touching tale!

Books For Boys

Hey boys and bookworms! Books For Boys this month is discussing The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Ages 8-11 and their adult sidekicks are invited to join us on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Come discover robot Roz’s secrets with us!

Closed For Staff Development

The Library will be closed Friday, March 22 for Staff Development. 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...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story Time

Join 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 Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Move and groove to the music at Toddler Time

  • Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies (ages 0-9 months) Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together.

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be NO Toddler Time on Monday, Feb. 19. We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

Family Friendly Films

Want to watch a fun movie on a big screen? We have got new titles and classics all lined up for an afternoon of movie fun for the whole family! Friday, February 2 we’re watching Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (NR). Friday, February 16 we’ll be watching Holes (PG). Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen movies to ensure they are appropriate for your child.

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 the form below. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends! Please, make sure to enter through the exterior Community Room door.

Tuesdays for Kids & Tweens

All young, curious minds ages 6-11 are welcome at our Tuesday activities at 4 PM in the Community Room. Adults must accompany their kids for all the fun.

  • Feb 6: Dive into the wonders of water! Experiment with water’s properties and create beautiful stained coffee filter and pasta snowflakes at Kid & Tween STEAM.
  • Feb 13: LEGO lovers unite! Kids 6-11 and teens 12-18 are invited to build an array of vehicles for our motorcade menagerie!
  • Feb 20: At Kid & Tween STEAM, learn about the fascinating human heart and blood. Then get creative and sew your own heart magnet!
  • Feb 27: Discover Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more in Tech for Kids ‘n Tweens!

Combined Tween Book Club

Join our combined Tween Book Club on Feb. 8 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room! Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys are for ages 8-11 and their grown-ups. This month we’re digging into Holes by Louis Sachar. Enjoy a Cootie Catcher Nickname generator, dig in the dirt for discussion questions, craft a Yellow Spotted Lizard pony bead keychain, and indulge in treats like peach pie, ice cream, and sunflower seeds. Don’t miss this fun literary adventure!

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!

On The Same Page

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.

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 Kid & Tween Activities

January Kid & Tween Activities

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 your little ones.

Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies (ages 0-9 months): Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together while we learn all about dinosaurs!

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be NO After Dinner Story Time (6:30 PM) in January and NO Toddler Time Monday, Jan. 1 or 15.

We can’t wait to see you and your little ones 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!

Kid & Tween Tuesdays

Kids and Tweens ages 6-11! Join us for exciting Tuesdays at the Library in January!

January 9 – Let’s get creative with STEAM making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle suncatchers.

January 16 – LEGO Club brings ages 6-18 together to craft a Jurassic masterpiece with LEGO dinos.

January 23 – We’ll explore the wonders of simple machines for STEAM.

January 30 – Dive into the world of technology with Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens – featuring Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more!

Don’t miss out on the fun in the Community Room, every Tuesday at 4:00 PM!

Mother Daughter Book Club

Mother-Daughter Book Club is Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Girls ages 8-11 and their accompanying adults are invited to dive into Tara Dairman’s All Four Stars. Let the pages spark conversations and indulge your sweet tooth with a creative treat! Don’t miss the chance to make literary memories together!

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!

Books for Boys Book Club

Join us for Books for Boys on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Boys ages 8-11 and their accompanying adults, gear up for an epic discussion on Guts & Glory: The American Revolution by Ben Thompson. Let’s decode secrets like true patriots and embark on a literary journey together!

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 Kid and Tween Activities

November Kid and Tween Activities

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story Time

Join 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 YOU!

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM

Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting theme of “Under the …” with your little ones as we embark on a journey of discovery and fun!

  • Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies: sensory adventures for the littlest ones (ages 0-9 months) who are not yet walking and their grown-ups! Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together while we explore the theme of “Under the …”

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be no programs on November 1. We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

Chess & Game Club

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!

Kid & Tween Tuesdays

Join us on Tuesdays for kid and tween activities at the Library! Here’s what’s coming up in November:

Nov 7: Dive into the Arctic and learn about the narwhals who live there! (ages 6-11)

Nov 14: It’s LEGO Club – let your creativity run wild! (ages 6-18) 

Nov 21: Get ready for some high-flying fun with balloon turkey rockets! (ages 6-11)

Nov 28: Explore the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more at Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens! (ages 6-11)

See you in the Community Room at 4:00 PM every Tuesday for a world of adventure and discovery. Don’t miss out!

Combined Book Club

Calling all young bookworms! On Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 PM, we’re bringing together the Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys in our Community Room for an evening of literary adventure!

This month’s read: The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds. Whether you’re a daring detective like Rex or just love a good mystery, this book is bound to captivate your imagination! Designed for ages 8-11 with an accompanying adult, this event promises bonding, laughter, and meaningful discussions. Come enjoy treats, a fun activity, and let’s unravel the mysteries of Rex Dexter together!

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!

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!

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 Kid and Tween Activities

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story Time

Join 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 10:30 AM. 
  • Toddler Time is for ages 10-23 months and meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 AM. 
  • Book Babies is for 0-9 month olds and meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. 

Wondering which early literacy library program to attend? Go to the age-specific event for your oldest child. Additional activities and links will be available after the program on the Madison Library District Kids Corner blog. Missed Story Time? Pick up Preschool Readiness Craft Kits at the Children’s Reference Desk at the end of the week. 

This month we’ll also have a special HALLOWEEN TRICKS OR TREATS Story Time! Come in your costumes for Halloween stories and trick-or-treat fun at either 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, or 12:30 PM on October 31.

There will be no Story Time or Toddler Time on Oct. 30 and no Book Babies on Nov. 1.

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.

Kid & Tween STEAM

Come to the Library and participate in an activity that’s all about science, technology, engineering, art, or math! On October 3, we will have “owl”tastic fun making pinecone snowy owls and owl rice cake snacks. On October 17, we will make ghost rockets, ghost slime, and ghost bombs. Kids and Tweens ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult should meet us in the Community Room on Tuesdays at 4 PM.

Free 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.

Mother Daughter Book Club

Join Mother Daughter Book Club as we journey with Minli to Never-Ending Mountain. We will meet on Thursday, October 12 to discuss Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. We’ll enjoy crafts and treats as we fish for questions! Girls ages 8-11 should be accompanied by an adult and meet in the Community Room at 6:30 PM.

Books For Boys

Join the Books for Boys Book Club as we face our fears! We will meet on Thursday, October 19 to discuss Josh Allen’s Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom. We’re excited to have the author, Josh Allen, visit with us! We’ll also enjoy treats and make glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls. Boys ages 8-11 should be accompanied by an adult and meet in the Community Room at 6:30 PM.

Family Storytelling Night

Discover the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and so much more! Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens is for ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult. Join us on Tues. Oct. 24 in the Community Room at 4:00 PM.

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 Kids & Tween Events

September Kids & Tween Events

September Kids & Tween Events

Story Time

Join 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 10:30 AM
  • Toddler Time is for ages 10-23 months and meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 AM
  • Book Babies is for 0-9 month olds and meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there is no Toddler Time on Monday, Sept. 4 – the Library is closed for Labor Day. Wondering which early literacy library program to attend? Go to the age-specific event for your oldest child. All regular Story Times are held in the Community Room. Additional activities and links will be available after the program on the Madison Library District Kids Corner blog.

Kid & Tween STEAM

Come to the Library and participate in an activity that’s all about science, technology, engineering, art, or math! Sept. 5 we’ll stop fidgeting… not! For this activity, we will make “back to school” fidgets to hide in your pocket or backpack. On Sept. 19 we will explore the world of friction and how to eliminate it with a balloon hovercraft! Kids and Tweens ages 6-11 and an accompanying adult, meet us on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room

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.

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.

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.

Books for Boys & Mother Daughter Book Club

Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys! Join us for our Fall Kick-off Party at the Better Book Café (Community Room) on September 14 at 6:30 PM! “Taste” a book and see if it’s to your liking! Bring your favorite book and share why others should “eat” it for their book feast! We will choose our books this year from the menu. For boys and girls ages 8-11 with an accompanying adult.

Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens

Discover the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and so much more with Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens at the Library! We will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 PM in the Community Room. For ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult.

Family Storytelling Night

Join us for Family Storytelling Night®, a highly interactive family literacy and engagement event hosted by down-to-earth dad, Patrick Mitchell. Parents will learn a storytelling method (without books) to enhance literacy nightly at home all year long. You’ll also celebrate individual, family, and community history, heritage, culture, and language along the way. Refreshments will be provided at the beginning of the evening. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Monday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.

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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