Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts

Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts

Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts

Join us for episode 2 of Read, Look, Learn!

About twice a month we’ll take a look at a topic with books from our catalog, then go out into our neighborhood and see if we can find someone to tell us more about it.

This time we’re talking about Halloween and making donuts! Many thanks to Paul Scholes of Paradise Donuts & Gelato for sharing with us.

Read, Look, Learn Episode 2: Halloween with Paradise Donuts

Join us for episode 2 of Read, Look, Learn! About twice a month we'll take a look at a topic with books from our catalog, then go out into our neighborhood and see if we can find someone to tell us more about it. This time we're talking about Halloween and making...

Read, Look, Learn Episode 1: Martial Arts

Join us for episode 1 of Read, Look, Learn! About twice a month we'll take a look at a topic with books from our catalog, then go out into our neighborhood and see if we can find someone to tell us more about it. This time we're talking about martial arts! Many thanks...

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

*ANNOUNCEMENT*

our services will be temporarily limited to curbside only

Starting

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12

As previously announced, with the change of assessed risk level from Moderate to High as set forth by the Eastern Idaho Public Health Department, our services will be temporarily limited. This change is to protect the health of our employees and patrons and to do our part to slow the spread of Covid-19 in our community. Services will be available for 6 hours each weekday, Monday through Friday.  We hope to return to regular services as soon as possible.

Hours of operation​:​

  • Monday & Tuesday: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 1 pm – 7 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Closed Saturday

To use our curbside service, patrons may place up to 15 items on hold using our online catalog, or by speaking with a librarian by telephone during the previously listed hours. Please allow 48 hours for us to get your items ready. The automated system will alert you via phone or email when your items are ready for pickup.

When you come to the library, please use the one-way entrance on the west side of the building and have your library card or photo ID ready. Further instructions will be posted.

Our Take n’ Go kits for all ages will be available for pick up during our curbside hours.

Registration for new library cards will be available during our curbside hours. Please fill out the online registration form prior to visiting the Library and have your temporary library barcode, photo ID, and proof of address ready.  

 Thank you for your understanding and support.

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

Albert Einstein

Instructions for Curbside

Please use the one way entrance on the West side of the building, which is accessible from 1st North.

  1. Have library card or photo ID ready.
  2. Fines and fees can be paid by phone ONLY at 208-356-3461
  3. Can place holds on items either online or by talking with a librarian. Please do not leave a message!
  4. Holds will be available 48 hours after you have been notified.
  5. Return Items through book drop. Kits can be returned at the Community Room doors during our curbside hours.
  6. No kits may be checked out at this time.

Teen Summer Crafts – Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Teen Summer Crafts – Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Week 6 of Teen Summer Crafts

Build a glow-in-the-dark pony bead dreamcatcher! You will need:

  • 5 ft plastic string
  • 6 red beads
  • 12 orange beads
  • 24 yellow beads
  • 36 green beads
  • 24 clear beads
  • 48 purple beads

Pom Pom Bunnies Craft

Learn how to make these adorable pom pom bunnies! You will need the following supplies: yarn (about 30 yards for the big pom pom and 25 for the small) felt scraps of the same color pom pom of the same color 3x3" square of pink felt a pony bead googly eyes 1 foot of...

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

Teen Craft: Mosaic Stash Boxes

Try making these mosaic boxes to stash your stuff. You will need the following supplies: box tissue paper 1-2 DVDs to cut up Modge Podge or other craft glue Paintbrush

Late March Teen Activities

Teen Anime Club: My Hero Academia movie  Monday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Teen Take N' Go: Mosaic Stash Box Our second teen craft take n’ go kit for March will be mosaic stash boxes, available starting Thursday, March 18th. Instructions will...

Teen Craft: Keyring Dreamcatchers

Ashley from the Teen Action Council teaches us how to make keyring dream catchers! You will need the following supplies: keyring string scissors bead toothpick needle (optional)

Early March Teen Activities

Monday, March 1st at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at the library for teens. Shower Moments and Other Muses Monday, March 8th at 4:30 in the Community Room This month we will watch a webinar from www.teenauthorbootcamp.net called...

Upcoming March Teen Craft: Keyring Dream Catcher

Our first teen craft take n' go kit for March will be keyring dream catchers, available starting Thursday, March 4th.

Teen Craft: Duct Tape Pens

Learn to make duct tape flower pens! You will need the following supplies: exacto knife (preferred) or scissors ruler cutting board (or use the metal plates we handed out) at least two colors of duct tape pen

Teen Craft: Paper Lanterns

Celebrate Chinese New Year with these paper lanterns! You will need the following supplies: scissors a pencil a marker or a pen a box (we used a Kleenex box) to use when poking holes a ruler a push pin or awl yarn scrapbook paper a pipe cleaner a piece of straw a...

Teen Crafts: Mini Piñata

Learn to make a mini piñata! You will need the following supplies: scissors glue gun foam plate crepe paper white tissue paper white paper candy

Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light - Lava Lamps

Week 6 of Summer STEM from Your Library
Watch the Instruction Video

Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag.

Things you will need include:

  • ziploc bag
  • antacid tablet
  • water
  • oil
  • UV light
  • highlighter
  • paper towel

Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

January Kid and Tween STEAM

Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

Kid & Tween STEAM: Turkey Racers

Try this cause/effect turkey racing competition! Things you will need include: tape permanent marker scissors string two balloons a straw craft feathers

Story Time – May 12, 2020

Story Time – May 12, 2020

Story Time – May 12, 2020

Story Time – May 12, 2020

10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook – ages 2 to 5

In our storytime trip around the world, we have lost our giant teddy bear, Balloo!

He’s gone to the mountains! Can you help us find him? Make sure you fill out your passport and come along with us. Do you know what animals live in the mountains? What is the tallest mountain in the world? Find out in the following books and activities. Parent tip- when watching a read-aloud video with your children, try muting the volume and reading the story with your child.

​For the next two weeks in online storytime, we will visit four different biomes around the world. We have included a link to print off a passport so the children can keep a record of all the places we will visit.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Rhyming is an important part of phonological awareness. It helps children break down words into smaller sounds and identify similar sounds in different words. This skill will help them when they sound out words to learn to read.

Activity

Sing “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”, but insert rhyming words such as: The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see. And what do you think he saw? And what do you think he saw? He saw a goat in a boat, he saw a goat in a boat. He saw a goat in a boat, That is what he saw.

-- http://www.earlylit.net/read-storytime-share/39

Books Presented

How Mountains are Made
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Even though Mount Everest measures 29,028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year.

Find it in our Catalog

Wordy Birdy
by Tammi Sauer

Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk, but does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she’s walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water. It’s up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.

A Stone Sat Still
by Brendan Wenzel

This is the story of a seemingly ordinary rock—but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven…even an entire world.

Bear Wants More
by Karma Wilson

When springtime comes, in his warm winter den a bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear comes out of hibernation and he’s VERY hungry. He eats everything in sight–but he still wants more! Bear’s friends finally help him satisfy his HUGE hunger by throwing him a surprise birthday party.

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see. And what do you think he saw? And what do you think he saw? He saw another mountain, he saw another mountain, he saw another mountain, And that is what he saw.

He saw a skunk in a bunk…
And that is what he saw.

He saw a goat in a coat…

He saw some toes and a nose…

He saw a squirrel with a girl…

He saw a deer with a mirror…

He saw a bear in a chair…

He saw a stone with a bone…

– Sesame Street

Stinky Skunk

I’m a little stinky skunk,
I’m sleeping under someone’s bunk
Nobody wants to sleep with me,
I’m as stinky as can be
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep.
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep.

– Lesathestorytimelady.blogspot.com

Five Little Owls

Five little owls on a moonlit night
Five little owls are quite a sight.
Five little owls, are you keeping score?
One flew away! And then there were four.
Four little owls, happy as can be, 
One flew away! Then there were three.
Three little owls calling “Whoo! Whoo!”
One flew away! And that left two.
Two little owls having lots of fun.
One flew away! And that left one.
One little owl, we are almost done.
He flew away! And that leaves none.

– Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

This Mountain

 

– https://laurieberkner.com/song-lyrics/this-mountain

Craft Activities

Print out this mountain coloring page or color online.

Tear paper and layer the pieces to make colorful landscapes. Each one turns out completely unique and beautiful, and all you need is paper and a glue stick.

Additional Books

Election Announcement for May 2020

Election Announcement for May 2020

Election Announcement for May 2020

An Important Announcement

From the Madison County Election Officials

We’ve received some important information regarding mail-in ballots for our upcoming primary election in May.  Please read the full text:

County/City Newsletter Text | May Primary 2020

Headline: Important Changes to Know about for the May Primary Election

In order to keep communities safe amid the growing coronavirus pandemic and protect citizens’ right to vote, Idahoans will vote in the May Primary Election from home. If you want to vote in the upcoming election, you will need to request your ballot at IdahoVotes.gov.

Here are the three steps you need to take to vote in the May Primary Election:

1. Request Your Ballot.
You must request your ballot by May 19, 2020 in order to vote. You can request your ballot online through the Secretary of State’s Office at IdahoVotes.gov. You can also contact the Madison County Elections for help at 208-359-6244. You can also pick up a ballot request and registration form in the front entry of the Administration Building in a box to the left of the door.

Please note, you will need to be registered to vote to participate in the upcoming election. You can register online at IdahoVotes.gov.

2. Wait for Your Ballot.
Once you’ve requested your ballot, give Madison County Elections some time to process your request and drop your ballot in the mail. It may take up to 10 days for you to receive your ballot once you’ve submitted your request.

You can track your ballot, and confirm your ballot request has been received, at IdahoVotes.gov.

3. Vote and Return Your Ballot.
As soon as you receive your ballot, vote and use the pre-addressed envelope to mail it back to Madison County Elections.

All ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on June 2, 2020 to be counted. Voters are encouraged to send their ballots back to us as soon as possible.

If you would rather drop your voted ballot off, Madison County Elections will have a drop off box at the main doors of the Administration Building, 134 E. Main in Rexburg.

You can help protect the health of all Idahoans and slow the spread of COVID-19 by voting from home. If you have any questions about the May Primary Election contact Madison County Elections for help at 208-359-6244.

Kim Muir, County Clerk
Brenda Stoor, Elections Director

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Friday, March 6th,
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

in the Community Room

Wendy Swore will be signing copies of her new book, The Wish and the Peacock!

This event sponsored by Barnes and Noble.

The Wish and the Peacock

A new Tween book!

Paige’s favorite family tradition on the farm is the annual bonfire where everyone tosses in a stone and makes a wish. This time, Paige’s specific wish is one she’s not sure can come true: Don’t let Mom and Grandpa sell the farm.

When Paige’s younger brother finds a wounded peacock in the barn, Paige is sure it’s a sign that if she can keep the bird safe, she’ll keep the farm safe too. Peacocks, after all, are known to be fierce protectors of territory and family.

With determination and hard work, Paige tries to prove she can save the farm on her own, but when a real estate agent stakes a “For Sale” sign at the end of the driveway and threatens everything Paige loves, she calls on her younger brother and her best friends, Mateo and Kimana, to help battle this new menace. They may not have street smarts, but they have plenty of farm smarts, and some city lady who’s scared of spiders should be easy enough to drive away.

But even as the peacock gets healthier, the strain of holding all the pieces of Paige’s world together gets harder. Faced with a choice between home and family, she risks everything to make her wish come true, including the one thing that scares her the most: letting the farm go.

About the Author

Wendy S Swore farms on the Sho-Ban reservation where her corn maze and pumpkin patch is home to her five kids, two dogs, two geese, seven peacocks, eleven ducks, nineteen cats, and two hundred thirty seven chickens. She farms in the summers, writes in the winters, and would rather chew her leg off than eat something spicy.

Sometimes writing everyday is like pulling teeth, painful, but necessary.

Wendy Swore

A Monster Like Me

The Author’s First Book

There are trolls, goblins, and witches. Which kind of monster is Sophie?

Sophie is a monster expert. Thanks to her Big Book of Monsters and her vivid imagination, Sophie can identify the monsters in her school and neighborhood. Clearly, the bullies are trolls and goblins. Her nice neighbor must be a good witch, and Sophie’s new best friend is obviously a fairy. But what about Sophie? She’s convinced she is definitely a monster because of the “monster mark” on her face. At least that’s what she calls it. The doctors call it a blood tumor. Sophie tries to hide it but it covers almost half her face. And if she’s a monster on the outside, then she must be a monster on the inside, too.

Being the new kid at school is hard. Being called a monster is even harder. Sophie knows that it’s only a matter of time before the other kids, the doctors, and even her mom figure it out. And then her mom will probably leave — just like her dad did.

Because who would want to live with a real monster?

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

A Tropical Paradise

Friday, February 28, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room

Join us as we finish our On the Same Page celebration of Peter Pan and dispel the winter gloom!

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.

A Host of Activities

We’ve got fun activities for all ages. Spend an evening on the beach enjoying the waves. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt! We’ll have all the tropical sounds, food and fun that you could wish for, including drinks with umbrellas. 

Besides having a great time while ignoring the outside snow, participating will give you a chance at the night’s drawing for ultimate relaxation, a massage from Urban Massage. (Must be present and an adult to win, though there will be a drawing prize for the youngsters as well.)

Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter’s mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

As Part of the Library Book Club

Wednesday, February 26, at 1:30 pm in the Entry Foyer
and
Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 pm in the Entry Foyer

Children, Tweens, Teens and Adults are welcome to join this On the Same Page discussion about Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up.

“Listen, then,” said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. “There was once a gentleman—”

A Story for the Ages

Our story starts as Peter Pan lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly over the rooftops of London (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land, the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles…

“It’s awfully sad,” the first twin said cheerfully.
“I don’t see how it can have a happy ending,” said the second twin. “Do you, Nibs?”
“I’m frightfully anxious.”
“If you knew how great is a mother’s love,” Wendy told them triumphantly, “you would have no fear.”

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