NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
GAME & CHESS CLUB
 

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

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

For ages 9-18.

 

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS
For November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen. If able, please bring a notebook and pencil.

Wednesday November 17th from 4-5:30pm in the Activity Room.

For ages 12-18.

 

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

Come to the library and pick up a take n’ go kit to make a PUSH PIN BOARD. Available November 18th at the Front Circulation Desk.

For ages 12-18.

 

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
 

What adventures lie in wait for our teens? Come on Friday, November 19th, from 4-6pm to find out! 

For ages 12-18.

 

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

MADISON BIBLIOMANIACS

Monday, November 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. Come to talk about the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge and what books you’ve been reading to complete the challenge. 

For ages 12-18.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every Tuesday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 4pm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

November 16th: Paddington
November 23rd: Finding Nemo
November 30th: The Peanuts Movie

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

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The library will close early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed from Thursday, November 25th, to Saturday, November 27th. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

Storytime: Moose

Storytime: Moose

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities.

Join us Monday, 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

Phonological awareness is a set of critical pre-reading skills: the ability to hear, identify, and play with the sounds in spoken language — including rhymes, syllables, and phonemes. Children with strong phonological awareness skills are ready to become readers.

- Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org/reading-101-guide-parents/prek/phonological-and-phonemic-awareness-activities-your-pre-k-child

Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice beginning sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home, on a walk, or at the grocery store. Choose words with distinctive, easy-to-hear beginning sounds. For example, if you’re in the bathroom you can say, “I spy something red that starts with the “s” ssss sound (soap).”

Books Presented

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff

Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.

Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root

Do you really, really want to see a moose — a long-leggy moose — a branchy-antler, dinner-diving, bulgy-nose moose? This hunt for an elusive moose through woods, swamps, bushes, and hills is just as fun as the final surprise discovery of moose en masse. 

 

Duck Duck Moose by Mary Sullivan

Goose is gone and a young girl pleads with her friends, two ducks and moose, for help in finding their missing pal. The foursome ride through the farm on the tractor while other animals, like the horse and sheep, point them in the right direction. A gold key hung high in a tree appears to be an important clue to goose’s disappearance, but after several humorous attempts to retrieve it, the ducks and moose land in the mud and return home without Goose. Sorrowfully, it’s time for bath and bed. The next day everyone rejoices to find that Goose has returned, refreshed and happy after a vacation.

This is a Whoopsie by Andrew Cangelose

This is supposed to be a book about all the different things moose can do, like leaping and jumping and being really tall. But maybe Whoopsie isn’t the right moose for the job. You might want to pick a different moose for this book. Maybe instead we can do a book about falling down a lot? Yeah! Whoopsie would be great at that.This hilarious book about a clumsy moose shows that sometimes being a little different can make one great story.

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Mr. Moose

Mr. Moose is very tall (put hands to head for antlers)
His antlers touch the sky (hand high up in the air)
They make a real good resting place (put hands out to sides)
For birdies passing by (flap arms like wings)

Five Big Muffins

Five big muffins on the window sill;
A moose came along and ate his fill.
Now how many muffins on the window sill?

Four big muffins……
(repeat until all are gone)

No more muffins on the window sill!

Two Tall Moose

Two tall moose standing on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill,
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Crafts and Activities

M is for Moose

A simple moose hat from tracing hands and circles!

Additional Books

Moose by Aaron Carr

Animals in My Backyard introduces beginning readers to some of the many animals they might find in their backyard. Cougars, moose, owls, and other animals covered in the series have adapted to life near people. Each book looks at one animal and describes features that allow the animal to survive. With easytoread text, vibrant photos, and interesting facts, Animals in My Backyard teaches young readers about backyard animals as they learn to read.

Duck Duck Moose by Dave Horowitz

With no prospect of any friends around for the winter, Moose decides to travel south with Duck and Other Duck.

Hanukkah in Alaska by Barbara Brown

Hanukkah in Alaska is unlike anywhere else. Snow piles up over the windows. Daylight is only five hours long. And one girl finds a moose camped out in her backyard, right near her favorite blue swing. She tries everything to lure it away: apples, carrots, even cookies. But it just keeps eating more tree! It’s not until the last night of Hanukkah that a familiar Jewish holiday tradition provides the perfect-and surprising-solution.

Moosey Moose by Chris Raschka

Moosey Moose is mad. Moosey Moose is throwing a tantrum! Why? Well, he wants his pants, of course. And not his short pants—his long pants! 

More Story Times

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: Hugs!

"You never forget the first time you hug your child. Holding them in your arms and feeling the warmth of their body is a wonderful experience. There’s nothing like it! But did you know there are scientific benefits besides feeling all warm and fuzzy? It’s true." To...

Storytime: Hats

Let's learn about the letter "H"! There's hopping, horses, happy, hands, and... HATS! Hats are not only great for pretend play, they also have a purpose such as protection, like a bicycle helmet, or shade, like a sun visor. Some people wear hats for their job like a...

Storytime: Tiger Tales

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers... Is Tiggers are wonderful things!" Of course they are! Especially TIGERS. This week in Story Time we learned that tigers have patterns in their fur, live on the other side of the world in Asia, and and have very large paws. Try...

Storytime: Trains

Chugg chugg! Choo, choo! Off we go! Hop aboard a terrific train with these books, songs, and activities. 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 When your children have...

Closed for Veteran’s Day

Closed for Veteran’s Day

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. No items are due. Thank you.

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

OCTOBER Kids + Tweens Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:October 5th: Boss Baby: Family BusinessOctober 12th: Scooby-Doo: Straight Outta NowhereOctober 19th: Space...

Storytime: Mystery

Storytime: Mystery

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, “M”! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.

Join us Monday, 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

Phonological awareness is a set of critical pre-reading skills: the ability to hear, identify, and play with the sounds in spoken language — including rhymes, syllables, and phonemes. Children with strong phonological awareness skills are ready to become readers.

- Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org/reading-101-guide-parents/prek/phonological-and-phonemic-awareness-activities-your-pre-k-child

Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice beginning sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home, on a walk, or at the grocery store. Choose words with distinctive, easy-to-hear beginning sounds. For example, if you’re in the bathroom you can say, “I spy something red that starts with the “s” ssss sound (soap).”

Books Presented

Cows Go Boo! by Steve Webb

On Farmer George’s farm, the pigs go ‘oink’, the sheep go ‘baa’, and cows go… well, you’ll just have to look inside. Gold-topped comedy from some very naughty heifers

Who's Hiding? by Agnes Baruzzi

Kids will love discovering what animal is hiding behind the fold out flap on each spread of this beautiful book! Rhyming text gives the reader clues about which animal it could be, and the fold outs reveal the surprise. The animals included are rabbits, deer, frogs, ladybugs, birds, and lizards.

 

Peek in My Pocket by David A. Carter

With each turn of the page, animals give clues to the hidden surprises in their pockets with hints that include shapes and colors. Kids will love guessing the secret and lifting the flaps to find the answers. The fun, rhyming text is just right for toddlers, and the final surprise–a new friend to play with–makes a perfect peekaboo partner.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Crafts and Activities

Pumpkin seek and find!

Make magnifying glasses out of various shapes with your mini sleuth!

Additional Books

The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

Annie searches the neighborhood for her red mitten, the fifth she’s lost this winter.

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

Annie searches the neighborhood for her red mitten, the fifth she’s lost this winter.

The Bubble Mystery

Toot-Toot likes swimming in a bubbly pond… but why are there so many bubbles?

More Story Times

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: Hugs!

"You never forget the first time you hug your child. Holding them in your arms and feeling the warmth of their body is a wonderful experience. There’s nothing like it! But did you know there are scientific benefits besides feeling all warm and fuzzy? It’s true." To...

Storytime: Hats

Let's learn about the letter "H"! There's hopping, horses, happy, hands, and... HATS! Hats are not only great for pretend play, they also have a purpose such as protection, like a bicycle helmet, or shade, like a sun visor. Some people wear hats for their job like a...

Storytime: Tiger Tales

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers... Is Tiggers are wonderful things!" Of course they are! Especially TIGERS. This week in Story Time we learned that tigers have patterns in their fur, live on the other side of the world in Asia, and and have very large paws. Try...

Storytime: Trains

Chugg chugg! Choo, choo! Off we go! Hop aboard a terrific train with these books, songs, and activities. 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 When your children have...

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time!

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time!

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time!

Turkeys, I spy, and learning how to sign, “thank you,” are the things our babies and toddlers are learning this month. Try the activity with your toddler from BusyToddler.com for a fun alternative to screen time. And have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving!

Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room

Ages 0 – 10 months

Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:30am in Community Room

Ages 11 – 23 months

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip
Phonological awareness is a set of critical pre-reading skills: the ability to hear, identify, and play with the sounds in spoken language — including rhymes, syllables, and phonemes. Children with strong phonological awareness skills are ready to become readers.

- Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org/reading-101-guide-parents/prek/phonological-and-phonemic-awareness-activities-your-pre-k-child

Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice forming sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home. Find a book with animals, vehicles, or objects that make noises. Then, with Baby, say, “I spy something that goes… moo!” Help your child point to the cow on the page and say, “What is that? It’s a cow and it goes… moo!” Repeat with other objects in the book.

Sensory Activity

Golf Tee Push: Fine Motor Skills Activity — Here is an easy-to-assemble activity that not only helps your child develop fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and spatial awareness, but also gives you a bit of free time. All the only thing you need are golf tees and a box! Thanks to the creators of BusyToddler.com, you can find this and other sensory building activities HERE

Books Presented

Cows Go Boo by Steve Webb

On Farmer George’s farm, the pigs go ‘oink’, the sheep go ‘baa’, and cows go… well, you’ll just have to look inside. Gold-topped comedy from some very naughty heifers.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

Find Spot by Stacey Previn

Encourages young readers to find the hidden spots in a book filled with peek-through die-cut holes.

Ten Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston

The antics of ten fat turkeys on a fence illustrate counting from ten to one.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

Based on the classic song about the old woman who swallowed a fly, this retelling with a twist features an old lady attending a Thanksgiving dinner who swallows a pie, then a whole squash, all of the salad, and then an entire turkey. In the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.

Over in the Meadow: a Traditional Counting Rhyme by Louise Voce

From one little turtle to ten little foxes playing in the meadow, the beloved nursery song introduces young children to numbers and counting.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Two Little Turkeys

Two little turkeys sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Run away Jack, run away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
(cloud/quiet & loud, pole/fast & slow, sky/low & high)

If You’re Thankful and You Know It

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re thankful and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
(stomp your feet, shout “hooray”, do all three)

The Farmer’s Field

Tune of “All Around the Mulberry Bush”

All around the farmer’s fields,
We picked some blueberries
We brought them home and washed them off,
Pop! Go the berries! (jump up on “pop”)

… yellow bananas
… red ripe apples
… green beans
… orange pumpkins

Baby Sign Language

Baby Needs a Diaper Change

Tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down”

Baby needs a diaper change
Diaper change,
Diaper change
Baby needs a diaper change
Please and thank you!

Here are the Sign language signs:
Baby: (rock arms in cradle back and forth)
Diaper: (pinch fingers like clothes pins next to face)
Change: (wring hands in a fist )
Please: (rub chest)
Thank you: (hand to chin and out)

Additional Books

I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

Asks young readers to identify the animal based on their color, including blue for a blue whale, white for a polar bear, and green for a frog, in a book with die-cut spy holes.

Thanksgiving Parade by Melanie Matthews

March along with the Thanksgiving parade.

Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats

Asks young readers to identify the animal based on their color, including blue for a blue whale, white for a polar bear, and green for a frog, in a book with die-cut spy holes.

More Book Babies

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time!

Turkeys, I spy, and learning how to sign, "thank you," are the things our babies and toddlers are learning this month. Try the activity with your toddler from BusyToddler.com for a fun alternative to screen time. And have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving!Book Babies:...

OCTOBER Book Babies + Toddler Time

In October, we walked with animals, flew in a spaceship, and cooked French fries and pumpkins in a pan with hot oil! Try out some more activities this month with your baby or toddler from the suggestions below.Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room Ages 0 -...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Hats!

Hats, hats, and more hats! Did you know that learning to put on and take off a hat is one of the developmental milestones for a baby? In addition, getting dressed and undressed can be a learning experience , too. Try some of these songs, rhymes, and activities to turn...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Cats

Meow - cats and kittens!Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 11 - 23 months Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Trains

Children find trains fascinating. It could be its speed and motion as it moves on the track. Or perhaps it's the unique sounds that it makes as it passes by. What ever it is, trains wake up excitement, curiosity, and creativity in a child's mind. So, with plenty of...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Construction Site

Having fun and learning in the construction zone!Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 11 - 23 months Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together,...

SEPTEMBER Kid and Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:September 7th: Raya and the Last DragonSeptember 14th: Peter RabbitSeptember 21st: Spirit: UntamedSeptember...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Bird Tails

Cheep, cheep! Tweet, tweet! Quack, quack! Oh, how babies love the sounds of our feathered friends. Help your child explore the world of birds with the following activities.Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Tuesday @...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Frog and Toad Tails

Ribbit, ribbit... HOP! Enjoy learning about tiny tadpoles to big frogs with these books and songs. Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 11 - 23 months  Welcome SongsHere We Are...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Pig Tails!

Many of us can remember, "This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home..." Try expanding your "piggie repertoire" for your little one with these books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes:

  • Paper clips
  • Balloons
  • Rubber bands
  • Launch material

Directions: 
1 – Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.
2 – Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.
3 – Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off, keeping the larger part with the knot.
4 -Stretch the cut end of the balloon over the bottom of the cup.
5 – Use the rubber band to keep the balloon in place around the bottom of the cup.
6 – Place launch material inside the cup
7 – Pull back on the knotted balloon and release to launch

Use the other cups to try other launching materials – like cotton balls or marshmallows. What happens when you use a different sized cup or launch a different material? Grab a ruler or tape measure to collect data taking measurements for the distance traveled for the different poppers.

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Catapult!

LOOK OUT!  This awesome catapult will send things FLYING. Here is what you will need to put this together:   10 pencils  Spoon 16 rubber bands Soft launching materials (pom-poms, marshmallows, etc)

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N' Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder. You will need: Crisco (from the Blubber Bag)  Pine cone String Sunflower seeds...

September Kids + Tween STEAM Craft

Find out why cats' eyes glow with this craft! Materials needed: Clean can Scissors 4x4 black trash bag piece Rubber band Flashlight

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of "If-Then,"...

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads...

Summer STEM: Exploding Soap

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Let's have some fun with soap and a microwave! What happens to an ordinary piece...

SUMMER STEM: Food Web Puzzle Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!It's the Circle of Life... Use the supplies in the kit to learn about nature's...

JULY Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Final month of Summer Reading - last day to sign-up is July 24th and program ends July 31st.  Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
GAME & CHESS CLUB
 

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

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

For ages 9-18.

 

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL

Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has. 

Wednesday November 3rd from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room.

 

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
 

Come to the library and pick up a take n’ go kit to make a PAPER LANTERN. Available November 4th at the Front Circulation Desk.

 

TEENTOBER HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOM
 

The TEENTOBER Harry Potter Escape Room has been rescheduled for Friday, November 5th from 7-9pm. We look forward to seeing who won the House Cup!

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

FAMILY READ EVENING

The Idaho Family Reading Week will be November 8-14. The theme is BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE! because anything is possible when reading is in your life. 

Celebrate with a night of storytelling, prizes, crafts, and all around fun. 

Monday November 8th from 6:30-7:30pm. For all ages.

TEEN ANIME CLUB

Watch a few episodes of the Anime series, Noragami.

The series follows Hiyori, who was in a bus accident while attempting to save a stranger. From this accident, her soul continually leaves her body and she becomes aware of two parallel worlds: the Near Shore, where our normal world exists, and the Far Shore, where demons and humans soul linger. It is at the Far Shore where she meets Yato, a nameless god without a shrine. In his attempt to make a name for himself and help Hiyori fix her body, the two embark on adventures together which test themselves and their friendship.

Wednesday November 10th at 4:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.

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

VETERAN’S DAY CLOSURE

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.

FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every Tuesday, come to Madison Library District to enjoy a Free Family Friendly Film. 

November 2nd: The Lego Movie
November 9th: Paw Patrol: The Movie
November 16th: Paddington
November 23rd: Finding Nemo
November 30th: The Peanuts Movie

For all ages. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. 

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

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room.

November 2nd: The Lego Movie
November 9th: Paw Patrol: The Movie
November 16th: Paddington
November 23rd: Finding Nemo
November 30th: The Peanuts Movie

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

 

FAMILY READ EVENING

The Idaho Family Reading Week will be November 8-14. The theme is BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE! because anything is possible when reading is in your life. 

Celebrate with a night of storytelling, prizes, crafts, and all around fun. 

Monday November 8th from 6:30-7:30pm. For all ages.

 

ADULT BOOK CLUB

The book for November is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. From Goodreads:

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!”

Meet on Thursday November 18th at 6:30pm in the front foyer of the library. At the end of book club, you will meet with Books for Boys and Mother Daughter Book Clubs for some fun activities.

Pick up your book club copy at the Front Circulation Desk. While supplies last.

ADULT MAKERS
 

Take a kit home to make a tiny book! Kits available Friday November 19th while supplies last.

Instructions will be on our YouTube channel.

VETERAN’S DAY CLOSURE

The library will be closed Thursday November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.

Thank you.

THANKSGIVING CLOSURE

We will be closing EARLY on November 24th at 5pm. We will be closed from November 25-27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Thank you.

 EXPLORATION KITS

The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves! AND we have added some new and exciting topics!

Each kit is built to take you on a journey of learning. There are a myriad of subjects to choose from, including US Beginnings, Shakespeare, Cake, Bob Ross, National Parks, and more.

Some of the new options include Writing, Arthurian Legend, Egypt, and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Exploration kits may be checked out for three weeks.

To make it even easier on yourself, search our catalogue to put one on hold!  Simply use the catalogue search function and type in “Adult exploration kits” to view our many options.

PUZZLE + CHESS

The puzzle table is open to the public! Sit down and relax with our community puzzle. Contribute what you want and come back another day.

CHESS is located in the glass enclosure. Request a set from the Reference Desk.

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Make a tiny book with bookmaking skills! Materials needed: 25 pieces of paper 2 pieces of 2x3 decorative paper Larger piece of double-sided decorative paper 2 pieces of heavier 1.5x2 papers 1/4x2 paper Popsicle stick Glue Heavy string/thread Large needle Scissors...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

NOVEMBER Kid + Tween Activities

NOVEMBER Kid + Tween Activities

NOVEMBER Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK!

Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back!

Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room.

SCHEDULE:
November 2nd: The Lego Movie
November 9th: Paw Patrol: The Movie
November 16th: Paddington
November 23rd: Finding Nemo
November 30th: The Peanuts Movie

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

 

 

FAMILY READ EVENING

The Idaho Family Reading Week will be November 8-14. The theme is BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE! because anything is possible when reading is in your life. 

Celebrate with a night of storytelling, prizes, crafts, and all around fun. 

Monday November 8th from 6:30-7:30pm. For all ages.

 

 

 

COMBINED TWEEN BOOK CLUBS

Books for Boys and Mother Daughter Book Club will be combined for the month of November. 

The book will be The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. From Goodreads:

“A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead … but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!”

Thursday, November 18th at 6:30pm in the Community Room. The Adult Book Club will be joining at the end for some fun activities.

 

 

 

KID + TWEEN STEAM KITS

For ages 6-11. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
Pick up at the Front Circulation Desk.

November 1st: Pom-Pom Popper
November 15th: Pigpen Cipher

 

 

 

 

GAME AND CHESS CLUB

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

Learn the art of Chess and other games with the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided.

For ages 9-18.

 

VETERAN’S DAY CLOSURE

The library will be closed Thursday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Thank you.

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING CLOSURE

The library will be closing EARLY on November 24th at 5pm

We will be closed November 25-27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. No items are due and the book drop will remain open.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 STORYTIME – LIVE IN COMMUNITY ROOM

STORYTIME – New day added!
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays at 10:30am
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

TODDLER TIME –time change 
Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30am

BOOK BABIES – time change
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.

 

 

 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

GAME & CHESS CLUB  Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 9-18.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

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