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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July Adult Activities

July Adult Activities

July Adult Activities

Photography Contest 2022

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 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 P.M. on the field next to the library.

 

Photography Contest 2022
NaNoWriMo 2022

“ALL TOGETHER NOW” AFTER PARTY

Stay after the Block Party on July 8 for an outdoor movie experience that starts at 9 P.M.!

Bring your blankets and chairs and set up a comfy place right on the lawn. Enjoy a “Spidey” movie for the whole family!

Concessions will be available for purchase.

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 our favorite piece and talk about why writing is our passion.

Wednesdays, July 12 & 26 at 6:00 P.M.

in the Community Room

 

Photography Contest 2022
NaNoWriMo 2022

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Free movies for the whole family!

Thursdays at 1 P.M.
in the Community Room

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

Cooking the Books – Baking Yesteryear

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April 2024 Adult Activities

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Adult Activities March 2024

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, March 6 & 20 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Adult MakersAdult Makers! Join us on...

Adult Activities February 2024

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January Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, January 3 & 17 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Closed for Martin Luther King Jr....

Holiday Closures 2023

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November Adult Activities

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July Kid & Tween Activities

July Kid & Tween Activities

July Kid & Tween 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.

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

For ages 9-18

4TH OF JULY CLOSURE

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

No items will be due but the book drop will remain open.

Thank you!

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

STORY TIME

Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 with accompanying adult

Tuesdays at 10:30AM & 6:30PM OR Wednesdays at 10:30AM

in the Community Room

July 5: Science that Serves

July 11 & 12: Expand Your World

July 18 & 19: Working & Playing Together

July 25 & 26: Kindness for Everyone

Preschool Readiness Craft Kits are available at each Storytime. Any extra kits will be available at the Children’s Reference Desk at the end of the week.

There will be no Story Time July 4th

TODDLER TIME

For ages 11 – 23 months (walking toddlers)

Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30AM in the Community Room

There will be no Toddler Time July 4th or 31st

BOOK BABIES

For ages 0 – 10 months (babies not walking yet)

Wednesdays at 9:30AM in the Community Room

SUMMER STEM

Summer STEM at your Library is here! Join us for activities that develop science, technology, engineering, and math skills.  

  • July 11 is all about “Potential Energy” with popsicle stick chain reactions and balloon powered cars
  • July 18 is our LEGO Club for ages 6-18. We will build world landmarks with LEGOS! 
  • July 25 is “Building Together” with cup towers and tin foil boats

Tuesdays from 2-3PM in the Community Room

For ages 6-11 (Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Summer STEM is made possible with the help of Idaho Commission for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Idaho STEM Action Center.

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

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Enjoy free movies for the whole family at the Library!

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

Thursdays at 1 P.M. in the Community Room

“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 at 9 PM!

All 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

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January Kid & Tween Activities

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Holiday Closures 2023

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October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

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Storytime: “K” is for Kisses

Storytime: “K” is for Kisses

Storytime: “K” is for Kisses

“K” is for kisses and of course… hugs! Everyone needs to feel loved and accepted one way or another. Studies have shown that showing affection increases a child’s social, emotional, physical, and brain development. Even if your child doesn’t like hugs and kisses, try laughing, dancing, and playing with them to help them be happier and feel less anxious.

Join us Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Scientific studies have shown that children develop best when they have a strong, positive relationship with a nurturing adult. This helps not only their physical development, but their intellectual development as well. Hugs and kisses and be just as important as flash cards in getting a child ready for success in school. – Megan Lambert

Activity

With your child, mime the actions in the song/rhyme, “Three Good Kisses,” and give your child three big kisses on the top of their head or on their cheek.

Books Presented

Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

 One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined.

Rissy No Kisses by Katey Howes

A love bird who doesn’t like kisses? Rissy’s friends and family wonder if she’s sick, confused, or rude. But kisses make Rissy uncomfortable. Can she show everyone there’s not one right way to share affection?

 

 

The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh

A celebration of kisses from the sleepy goodnight kisses and splishy splashy fish kisses to the sticky lipstick kiss and finally the best kiss of all.

 

Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk

Cows give us milk, for ice cream and cheese. But my dog gives me kisses, and tail wags … and fleas. Welcome to the barnyard! Eighteen rollicking poems explore the lives of farm animals. From a limerick about a rooster in love with a duck to an ode to the lazy life of a cow, these comically illustrated rhymes take a humorous look at our squealing and squawking animal friends.

 

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Heart on Your Nose

Tune: If You’re Happy

Put your heart on your nose, on your nose.
Put your heart on your nose, on your nose.
It’s a heart for love and friendship
And a hug for everyone
Put your heart on your nose, on your nose.
Toes… Head… Knee…

Little Heart

I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump. (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
As I jump, jump, jump. (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point at child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

I Can Hug

I can hug, hug, hug.
I can hop, hop, hop.
I can kiss, kiss, kiss.
I can stop, stop, stop.

I can nod my head for yes,
And I can shake my head for no,
And I can sit down very slow.

Crafts and Activities

Hugs and Kisses

Plant your own kisses

Additional Books

Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug by Lynn Rowe Reed

Charlie the shark wants nothing more than a hug, and Olivia Octopus desperately wants a kiss, but none of the people on the beach are interested.

 

 

Catching Kisses by Amy Gibson

A journey of the heart follows a handful of kisses as it travels throughout the United States from San Francisco and New Orleans to New York City.

 

 

Hugs and Kisses by Christophe Loupy

Hugs the puppy sets out to collect lots of wonderful kisses from his animal friends, but in the end he discovers that the best kiss of all is the one he gets from his loving mother.

 

 

The Kiss That Missed by David Melling

One evening, when the King is in a hurry, his goodnight kiss to the Little Prince goes astray. After rattling around the Prince’s bedroom, it flies out the window and floats into the dark forest, where it has no business to be. The King decides to do something about it. He orders the Knight to climb on his horse, ride into the forest, and bring back the kiss. But the forest is filled with spooky things that frighten both the Knight and his horse. How will they ever succeed in bringing the kiss back to the castle?

 

 

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Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies Now Live

Story Time Now Live

 

Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies are now LIVE in our Community Room starting June 15th!

Story Time

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
NEW After Dinner Story Time Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (This is the same program as the other two, but now offered in the evening!)
Each week’s Story Time Take n’ Go kit will be available during our live Story Times, and any extras will be at the Children’s Reference Desk at the end of the week.

Toddler Time

Ages 11-23 months
(for walking toddlers)
Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m.

Book Babies

Ages 1-10 months
(for babies not yet walking)
Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m.
As always, we will post all our books, crafts, songs, and literacy tips on our blog at madisonlib.org/kids-corner.
We’re so excited to be able to offer these programs live! A big thank you to those who have joined in our online Story Times – we’ll see you at the library!

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Regency Ball and Concert

Friday, February 26, Via YouTube

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Visit our YouTube channel for more fun videos!

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March Mother Daughter Book Club

March Mother Daughter Book Club

March Mother Daughter Book Club

Hello Mother Daughter Book Club friends! Welcome to our American Girls discussion page. For our March 4, 2021 meeting, we will highlight our library’s incredible collection of American Girl books, and you can help us! Here’s what you need to do:
1. Check out an American Girl book. You can find them in our catalog here.

2. Read the book together.

3. Create costumes for yourselves in the time period of the American Girl book you chose. (This is totally fun, but also totally optional.)
4. Find a “companion” book that takes place in the same time period as your American Girl book or explains something that your main character likes so you can share it with our book club.
5. Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, March 4 @ 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in your costume for an American Girl fashion show! We will all get to tell each other about the book we chose.
*We will hand out a Take ‘n Go craft at the meeting.

On our Facebook event page, you can talk with other MDBC members, and if any of you want to get together, read the same book, and do your “fashion” show together, you can connect to do planning here. You can also post thoughts about your book.

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On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

A Good Long Walk

Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22

As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head over the hills to stretch their legs. We’re going to take the outing a bit further and take the major journeys of the novel on foot as well. You can decide how much you’re willing to take on and which direction you’d like to go. Feel like some time by the sea? It’s 17 miles to Lyme Regis. Spend your month there if you’d like. Do you prefer the society of Bath? That’s a little longer journey at 47 miles. Enjoy the concerts and parties! If you’re really just wanting to walk and then walk some more, you could walk to Lyme Regis and from there to Bath for a total of 77 miles. Don’t worry, you can send for a carriage at any time.

It doesn’t matter which destination you select. Anyone turning their log in before noon on Monday, February 22, will be entered into a drawing for a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s works.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR LOG

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On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well! Print out your photos and turn them in before noon on Monday, February 22. We’ll see who can get the most to win a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s novels. If there are multiple people getting all of them, we’ll have to see who has the closest representation to what’s in the book!

See if you can get a photo of each of the following items:

1 – Tea Pot
2 – “Great House”
3 – Ship
4 – Letter
5 – Calling Card
6 – Seagull
7 – Stile
8 – Stone Steps
9 – Cast Limb
10 – Horse
11 – Concert Hall
12 – Dam, Dike, or Jetty
13 – Volume of Poetry
14 – People Playing Cards
15 – Concert Hall

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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

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