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

Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Check out November's upcoming teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Popsicle stick shelves, available for pickup starting Thursday November 5th. Teen craft 2: Magic circle crochet, available for pickup starting Thursday November 19th.  

Teen Baby Yoda Craft

Learn to make The Child. You will need the following supplies: scissors large rubber band 4 small rubber bands polyurethane filling small rectangle of fabric brown fleece green fleece needle thread two buttons (preferably black) sewing pins

Teen Ghost Paint Rockets

Launch a ghost paint rocket by following the video below! You will need the following supplies: film canister Alka Seltzer tablets water-based paint like finger paints

Upcoming October Teen Crafts: Ghost Rockets and Baby Yoda

Check out our October teen Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available for pickup at the Youth Reference desk. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Ghost Rockets - available starting October 1 We'll launch Alka-Seltzer rockets...

Teen Summer Crafts – Pony Bead Dream Catchers

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

Teen Summer Crafts – Fairy House

Build a fairy house! You will need: about 60 popsicle sticks scissors glue/glue gun materials to decorate

Teen Summer Crafts – Origami Cranes

Fold these paper cranes! You will need: a square sheet of paper

Teen Summer Crafts – Dragon Eggs

Make these incredible dragon eggs! You will need: 150-200 thumb tacks styrofoam egg desired color(s) of fingernail polish

Teen Summer Crafts – Harry Potter Bookmarks

Color these Hogwarts bookmarks. Don't forget the tassle! You will need: printed bookmark template (preferably on cardstock) yarn contact paper

Teen Summer Crafts – Wizard Wand Pens

Create these wands and personalize them however you want! You will need: paper Glue pen (optional) paint (optional) paintbrush (optional) tissue paper

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!

November Kid and Tween STEAM Activities

Check out November's upcoming kid and tween Take n' Go kits! Kit 1: Turkey racers made from balloons and feathers, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 10th. Kit 2: Hare and Hounds and classic games, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 24th....

Kid and Tween STEAM: Stained Glass Spiderwebs

Get a stained glass effect with this tissue paper spiderweb craft. Things you will need include: glue scissors variety of tissue paper contact paper spiderweb shape paperclip and string for hanging if desired

Kid and Tween STEAM – Pumpkin Patch Maze

Experiment with balance and gravity with this pumpkin patch marble maze. Things you will need include: glue or tape scissors green paper orange pom poms a marble

October Kid and Tween STEAM

Check out our October kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available for pickup at the Youth Reference desk. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Pumpkin Patch Marble Maze - available starting October 13 Learn about...

Kid and Tween STEAM – Infinity Cubes

Kid and Tween STEAM Infinity CubeMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: eight one-inch wooden cubes (can also use cubes made from paper) tape scissors

Kid and Tween STEAM – Holoprojector

Kid and Tween STEAM HoloprojectorMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: transparency film permanent marker scissors transparent tape phone/tablet/laptop Hologram videos

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities In September Our STEAM take n' go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube...

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

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 to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

Summer STEM – DIY DNA

Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

Always find north with this simple compass! Make sure you have an adult help you for this craft. You will need: a bar magnet a large bowl a smaller bowl (needs to fit the magnet on the bottom) a piece of cardboard or paper that fits over the small bowl tape a marker...

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.”

On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing

On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing

On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing

With Dusty Johnson!

Friday, February 21, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room

Come learn the basics of swordplay in this hands-on On the Same Page evening for the active and adventurous.

“Proud and insolent youth, prepare to meet thy doom.”
“Dark and sinister man, have at thee!”

Fencing Maestro Dusty Johnson

Mr. Johnson started fencing by joining the SCA then taking a class offered by his university.  He founded the Ricks College Fencing Club in 1987 and later started his own club called Fox Fencing in Southeast Idaho which he ran for thirty years. During this time he took his students to Nationals and the Junior Olympics. He has since retired from teaching fencing.

Safety Concerns

This is a night for adults and teens only (aged 12 and up). Also, you’ll need to sign up for this event at the circulation desk because space is limited.

Peter was a superb swordsman, and parried with dazzling rapidity; ever and anon he followed up a feint with a lunge that got past his foe’s defence, but his shorter reach stood him in ill stead, and he could not drive the steel home. … Hook sought to close and give the quietus with his iron hook, which all this time had been pawing the air; but Peter doubled under it and, lunging fiercely, pierced him in the ribs. At the sight of his own blood, whose peculiar colour, you remember, was offensive to him, the sword fell from Hook’s hand, and he was at Peter’s mercy.

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