June 2024 Adult Activities

June 2024 Adult Activities

June 2024 Adult Activities

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.

Creative Writing Club

Join our Creative Writing Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. This summer’s dates are: June 5th, June 12th, July 3rd and July 17th. On June 5th we will be meeting in the Activity Room, but every other date will be in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.

Short Story Contest: “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”

Attention all writers aged 18 and up! Are you passionate about storytelling? Then seize the opportunity to enter Madison Library District’s Short Story Contest!

We are accepting submissions from June 3rd to June 28th. The theme? “Oh, the places you’ll go!” Based on the infamous Dr. Seuss tale of facing life’s ups and downs, tell us a story of the places you’ll go, whether fiction or non-fiction.

The grand prize? A $100 Barnes & Noble gift card! The winning entry will be announced on Friday, July 26th and showcased in our August newsletter.

To submit your masterpiece, send it via email to programs@madisonlib.org. Make sure to check out the full rules of entry on our website.

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!

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!

Take a Break Book Club

Hey, Adult Bookworms (18+)! Log into the world of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One with our Take A Break Book Club! Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or just love a good story, this is the place to be. Mark your calendars for June 27th at 6:30 PM and get ready for an evening of lively discussion in our Community Room!

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...

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...

June 2024 Teen Activities

June 2024 Teen Activities

June 2024 Teen Activities

Summer Reading

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.

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 13-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, June 5th at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input. 

Summer Reading Kick-off Party:

Choose Your Own Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable journey at our Summer Reading Teen Kick-off Party: Choose Your Own Adventure! Ages 12-18, join us on Friday, June 7, from 7-9 PM in the Community Room. Which path will you take? Dive into a night of mystery and excitement as you navigate through our library’s twists and turns. But beware, every choice could lead you closer to the treasure… or deeper into the unknown! Don’t miss out on the fun, food, and friendship as we kickstart Summer Reading 2024 together.

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.)

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!

Teen Anime Club logo

Adventures in Scriptwriting:

Teen Writing Contest

Dive into the world of scriptwriting with our “Adventures in Scriptwriting: Teen Writer’s Contest”! Calling all teen writers aged 12-18! Do you have a flair for crafting captivating dialogue and compelling characters? Submit your best playwriting piece to Madison Library District’s contest and showcase your talent! Need guidance? Join us at Young League of Writers on June 12th & July 10th for expert tips and tricks. All participants win a prize! Plus, the 1st prize winner gets their script performed at our End of Summer Reading party. Don’t miss out! Submit your entry by July 20th. Details are available at the Teen Zone

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Young League of Writers

Calling all young wordsmiths! Join us Wednesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Young League of Writers, exclusively for teens ages 12-18. Whether you’re eager to share your latest creations or simply looking to connect with fellow writers, this is the place to be! We have a special guest joining us in June and July: Janine Gilbert, screenwriter extraordinaire! She is known for adapting Jack Weyland’s book Charly for the screen and will be helping us learn how to write for the screen and stage.

Mark your calendars: JUNE 12 – Dive into the world of plays and discover the secrets of sensational scripts!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hone your craft and forge friendships with like-minded creative writers. See you there!

Teen Crafts

Hey, creative teens ages 12-18! Join us every Thursday at 4:30 PM for Teen Crafts in the Community Room! Bring your friends and groove to music as you craft unique masterpieces to take home:

JUN 13 – Map Adventure Picture Art in a Frame

JUN 20 – Sharpie & Spray Paint T-shirts

JUN 27 – Dream Catchers

Let your imagination run wild and let’s create together!

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!

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all brave adventurers ages 12-18! Join us Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room for Teen Dungeons & Dragons! Dive into our Summer Reading “One Shot” Campaigns where mysteries await:

June 14th: Adventures in Secrets of the Mangrove Keep

June 28th: Adventures in the Carnivorous Jungle

Experienced or new, all are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made ones, crafted with the core 5th Edition player’s handbook. For more info visit:  Let the questing begin!

LEGO Club logo

LEGO Club

Ages 6-18 are welcome to join LEGO Club on Tuesdays at 2 PM in the Community Room! This month on June 18th, join us for an Adventure on Disaster Island!

Anime Club

Calling all anime enthusiasts! Join us Friday, June 21st at 3:30 PM in the Community Room for the ultimate Teen Anime Club experience! Ages 12-18 are invited to immerse themselves in the world of anime, manga, and games. This month’s activity will be an adventure with My Hero Academia Monopoly and other anime games. Don’t miss out!

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 PMWonka & July 19th at 9:30 PMPuss 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!

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...

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.

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure 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...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre 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...

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...

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. 

June 2024 Adult Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure 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...

Cooking the Books – Baking Yesteryear

Adult Makers Try Cooking the Books: Baking YesteryearOur Adult Makers had an extra sweet April activity that was a blast from the past! Cooking the Books follows a recent online trend of "Cookbook Clubs" that brings together chefs and readers alike. Our library...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre 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...

April 2024 Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, April 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.Family Friendly FilmsGrab the popcorn...

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

On The Same PageOn 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.Sploosh! Join us for an activity...

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

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...

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

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure 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...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre 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...

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...

Kid + Tween JUNE Activities

Kid + Tween JUNE Activities

Kid + Tween JUNE Activities

SUMMER READING 2022- OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES

School is out and the sun is (mostly) shining… that means it is now SUMMER READING! Sign up at the booth in the front foyer. You can also sign up through the app Beanstack.

1st prizes: starts June 21st
2nd prizes: starts July 5th
3rd prizes: starts July 18th

Sign ups end July 23rd and the Summer Reading program ends on Saturday July 30th. 

Come in, grab some books, and start reading!!

For all ages

 

 

BOOK WAGON

Summer Reading means the BOOK WAGON is back!
Here is the schedule for the summer:

TUESDAYS
Smith Park, 11:30-12:30PM
Summerfield Club House, 1-2:30PM

THURSDAYS
South Fork Elementary, 11:30-12:30PM
Porter Park, 1-2:30PM

 

 

 

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT

Come enjoy family films at the Library! During Summer Reading, this will be every Thursday from 2-4PM.

June 16th: The Beatles: Yellow Submarine 
June 23rd:
Doctor Dolittle
June 30th:
Mary Poppins

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

 

 

SUMMER READING STEM ACTIVITIES

STEM activities are at the Library! These will be in-person. If there are any leftover kits, they will be available for pick up at the Front Circulation Desk.

June 14th: Moon Landing
June 21st: Lego @ the Library (for ages 6-18)
June 28th: Jellyfish in a Bottle

These STEM activities are sponsored by ICfL and Idaho STEM Action Center.

For ages 6-11

MANCALA MADNESS

We’ve gone mad with MANCALA!

Join us for an outdoor Mancala madness party with squishy balls, buckets of water, and a lot of fun!

Bring a towel with you – we can’t guarantee you’ll stay dry!

For ages 9-18

 

LIBRARY CLOSURE – JUNETEENTH

The Library will be closed Monday, June 20th, for Juneteenth.

No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.
Thank you. 

 

 

 

 STORYTIME – LIVE IN COMMUNITY ROOM

STORYTIME – ages 2-5
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays at 10:30am
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

TODDLER TIME -13 – 23 months (walking)
Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30am

BOOK BABIES – 0-12 months (not yet walking)
Wednesdays at 9:30am

Take n’ Go Kits will be available during Storytime. Any extras will be distributed at the end of the week at the Children’s Reference Desk.

 

 

 

June 2024 Kid & Tween Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure 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...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre 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...

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...

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.  

The materials needed for this craft: 

  • Canvas
  • Paints for sky
  • Animal silhouette
  • Paint brushes
  • Cup of water (to clean brushes with)
  • Round object (to trace for moon or sun)
  • Glue

June 2024 Teen Activities

Summer ReadingAdventure 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...

Teen Activities February 2024

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...

January Teen Activities

Idaho Teen Reading ChallengeAre 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...

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 Teen Activities

Idaho Teen Reading ChallengeAre 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...

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...

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...

Teen Activities June 2023

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! June 7, 2023 at 4 P.M. in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. TEEN SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY Trivia,...

APRIL Teen Activities

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...

Storytime: Way Up High!

Storytime: Way Up High!

Storytime: Way Up High!

Look up in the sky – it’s a bird!

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

When you’re talking with your preschooler, look for opportunities to use different words to help build his or her vocabulary. A large vocabulary is important for a child who is learning to read.

Activity

Play the “ask” game while talking with your preschooler. Ask lots of questions that don’t have a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer which allows them to use their vocabulary. Then try and find the words in their environment, on the computer, or in a book!

Books Presented

Birds by Kevin Henkes

Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common.

Ten on a Twig by Lo Cole

Illustrations and an easy-to-read countdown rhyme follow ten birds that, one by one, fall off the twig on which they were sitting, but the last one finds a surprise waiting.

 

Up Tall and High by Ethan Long

In three laugh-out-loud situations, an irresistible cast of colorful birds illustrate the concepts of “up,” “tall” and “high.” First, a short peacock proves that he may not be tall, but he definitely isn’t small. Then, a resourceful bird helps his penguin friend find a way to fly. Finally, two birds want to live in the same tree, but what goes up must come down! Each short story features a flap that reveals a surprise twist.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

There’s a Bird in This Egg

There’s a bird in this egg.
Hear it crack! Crack! Crack!
There’s a bird in this egg.
Hear it crack! Crack! Crack!
There’s a bird in this egg and it’s ready to come out.
There’s a bird in this egg.
Hear it crack!

There’s a Bird in the Air

There’s a bird in the air, in the air
There’s a bird in the air, in the air
There’s a bird in the air, now he’s flying in my hair

There’s a bird on my leg, on my leg
There’s a bird on my leg, on my leg
There’s a bird on my leg and he is pretty big

There’s a bird on my hand, on my hand
There’s a bird on my hand, on my hand
There’s a bird on my hand but now he is my friend

Birds are flying in the air
Flying here, flying there!
They are flying way up high in the sky.
Yellow* birds are in the air
Flying here, flying there!
Yellow* birds are way up high in the sky.

 

Scarf Song: Popcorn Kernels

Tune of Frere Jacques

Popcorn kernels (wave scarves overhead)
Popcorn kernels
In the pot (bunch scarves up in fists)
In the pot
Shake it, shake it, shake it (shake fists)
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Til they pop (throw scarves)
Til they pop

Bird in the Egg

Tune of Frere Jacques

Popcorn kernels (wave scarves overhead)
Popcorn kernels
In the pot (bunch scarves up in fists)
In the pot
Shake it, shake it, shake it (shake fists)
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Til they pop (throw scarves)
Til they pop

 

Crafts and Activities

Kid Made Bird Feeder

Click the below to find instructions for making your very own bird feeder!

Make these adorable birdie binoculars at home!

Additional Books

More Than Fluff by Madeline Valentine

Daisy the chick is cute, fluffy, soft, and tired of others hugging and petting her, so her mother suggests she tell them what she would prefer, such as a wing bump or a pinkie shake.

Mel Fell by Corey R Tabor

Follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.

All the Birds in the World by David Opie

Take a beautifully illustrated journey — with an adorable kiwi bird as your guide — through the vast and colorful world of birds, with its tapestry of textures, sounds, and sights.

Friends Stick Together by Hannah E Harrison

When a loud-mouthed tickbird lands on Mortimer the rhino’s nose and starts a symbiotic relationship, the reserved Mortimer is mortified, until he realizes they just might be the perfect pair.

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Storytime: W is for Waiting

In this era of instant gratification, waiting or patience can be a difficult concept for anyone to learn, especially children. But we can assist them in developing this essential skill by giving them experiences, talking about why and how to wait, and the benefits of...

Storytime: W is for Walking Together

Going on a walk with your child not only develops his gross motor skills, but also creates a break from the techno-bombardments we experience every day. It heightens senses and allows for exploration. So, put on those walking shoes and head out the door for an...

Storytime: W is for Working Together

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s work together to create a happy, healthy, carefree childhood for every child. Raising children isn’t easy, but doing it as a team is good for you and your child. When both parents or caregivers involve the child in...

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...

Storytime: March is for Eric Carle

Eric Carle is one of the most celebrated authors/illustrators in the world. His picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies. He believes “that children are naturally creative and eager...

Storytime: February Something New Just for You

For the last storytime of each month, we will present books that are “new” to our library, and perhaps new to you! Here are four of our favorites with an activity to go with each one of them. Enjoy!Join us Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: V is for Violins and Violins play Music

V is for Violins! The violin is a string instrument. It has a wooden body and four tight strings, the musical sounds come from the vibrations of those strings. Vibrations can be made by plucking the strings or using a bow. Not all instruments have strings but all of...

Storytime: V is for Valentine’s

V is for Valentine’s! Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, but that doesn’t mean it is all mushy stuff. It is just as important to celebrate the love shown to children from caring adults and between friends. You don’t have to celebrate with gifts, kind words...

Storytime: V is for Veggies

Is it a vegetable or a fruit? Either way, vegetables are delicious, healthy, and fun to talk about with your child. Try asking open-ended questions with her about her favorite vegetables, where they come from, and their differences and similarities in taste. Or...

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...

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