February Young League of Writers

February Young League of Writers

February Young League of Writers

Join us for Young League of Writers! We’ll be meeting on Monday, February 8th at 4:30 p.m.

February Young League of Writers

Join us for Young League of Writers! We'll be meeting on Monday, February 8th at 4:30 p.m.

Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

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

Upcoming February Teen Crafts

Check out February's upcoming Teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Paper lanterns, available for pickup starting Thursday February 4th. Teen craft 2: Duct tape pens, available for pickup starting Thursday February 18th.  

January Teen D&D

Missing: Magic Experiment #23 Answers to the name twenty-three. If Found, please return to Mg. Tirian, 443 Cemetery Ln. Bywater.  Reward: 500 Silver Pieces (upon delivery, not information) Caution, contact with Experiment #23 may cause severe chemical burns. Treat...

January Bibliomaniacs

This month for Bibliomaniacs we'll be talking about what we're reading and doing a scavenger hunt! Join us Monday, January 25th at 4:30 p.m. We also have a new and secure messageboard hangout on Discord for teens. Join our ongoing discussions about books, anime, and...

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We'll be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

January Teen Anime Club

This month we'll be meeting on Thursday, January 21st at 4:00 p.m to watch The Cat Returns.

Teen Craft: Fabric Masks

Learn to make a fabric mask. You will need the following supplies: scissors needle thread ruler fabric about 1 foot by 2 feet yarn for around the ear tie paper plate large white piece of paper (11x17)

On the Same Page Kick-Off

Each winter we host a month long community reading event we call On the Same Page. Basically, we hand out hundreds of copies of a selected book and then spend a month exploring it through activities, lectures, concerts, and contests. Think of it as a county-wide book...

Closed for Presidents’ Day

Closed for Presidents’ Day

Closed for Presidents’ 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 Monday, February 15 for Presidents’ Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

On the Same Page Kick-Off

Each winter we host a month long community reading event we call On the Same Page. Basically, we hand out hundreds of copies of a selected book and then spend a month exploring it through activities, lectures, concerts, and contests. Think of it as a county-wide book...

December Young League of Writers

This month we'll be meeting on Monday, December 14th at 4:30 p.m. We'll report on NaNoWriMo goals and participate in a group storytelling project!

December Combined Tween Book Club

This month we will be reading The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories by O. Henry. We will meet via Zoom. For girls and boys ages 8-11 and accompanying adult. It's a party about a book! Play games, make a cool craft, and eat a tasty snack.

Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

It's a Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza! Drive up and meet Santa at the Library's curbside check-out on December 9th any time between 1-7 PM! He will give you a sweet treat and a fun activity to do at home. And, if you have have been good, you can hand your...

Upcoming Adult Makers: Christmas Pop-Up Cards

Adult Makers! Pick up a Christmas pop-up card kit starting Monday November 16th and watch how to make them Friday November 20th at www.madisonlib.org/adult-arena. 

November Teen Anime Club

This month we'll be meeting on Monday, November 16th at 4:30 p.m to watch the final showdown between Aang and Firelord Ozai on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Upcoming November Adult Makers

Celebrate National Men Make Dinner Night! Lance Hanson of the University of Idaho's extension office will give a demonstration on everyone's new favorite kitchen gadget, the Instant Pot. Get ideas on how to make yours even more fun! The demo will be available on our...

Teen Halloween Dungeons and Dragons

Sign up or RSVP for our spooky session of Teen Dungeons and Dragons this month!

Halloween Trick or Treat bags for kids 0-5

Looking for a safe way to trick or treat? Kids 0-5 can come to the library in costume any time over the week of Halloween (October 26-30) for a take n' go back of treats!

Teen Crafts: Mini Piñata

Teen Crafts: Mini Piñata

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

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

Upcoming February Teen Crafts

Check out February's upcoming Teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Paper lanterns, available for pickup starting Thursday February 4th. Teen craft 2: Duct tape pens, available for pickup starting Thursday February 18th.  

Teen Craft: Fabric Masks

Learn to make a fabric mask. You will need the following supplies: scissors needle thread ruler fabric about 1 foot by 2 feet yarn for around the ear tie paper plate large white piece of paper (11x17)

Upcoming Teen Crafts in January

Check out January's upcoming teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Fabric face masks, available for pickup starting Thursday January 7th. Teen craft 2: Mini piñatas, available for pickup starting Thursday January 21st.  

Teen Christmas Extravaganza Craft

Learn to make a melted snowman ornament (available through curbside pickup starting Wednesday, December 9th). You will need the following supplies: scissors glue ribbon small black beads/plastic pieces orange craft foam plastic ornament epsom salt

Teen Craft: Crochet

Learn to crochet and make a flower! Here's what you'll need: About 10 feet of your petal color (that's a generous amount) About 5 feet of your interior color (also generous) Size H (4 mm) crochet hook Darning needle (optional)

Teen Crafts: Popsicle Stick Shelves

Learn to make these hexagon shelves! You will need the following supplies: 60 popsicle sticks (more if you are making a double shelf) Elmer's Glue or hot glue gun Hexagon template

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

February Mother Daughter Book Club

February Mother Daughter Book Club

February Mother Daughter Book Club

This month we will be reading The One and Only Ivan. We will meet via Zoom.

For girls ages 8-11 and accompanying adult. It’s a party about a book! Play games, make a cool craft, and eat a tasty snack.

Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

February Mother Daughter Book Club

This month we will be reading The One and Only Ivan. We will meet via Zoom. For girls ages 8-11 and accompanying adult. It's a party about a book! Play games, make a cool craft, and eat a tasty snack.

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We'll be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

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...

On the Same Page Kick-Off

Each winter we host a month long community reading event we call On the Same Page. Basically, we hand out hundreds of copies of a selected book and then spend a month exploring it through activities, lectures, concerts, and contests. Think of it as a county-wide book...

Combined Tween Book Club in January

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Read Look Learn: Bowling

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Closed for New Years

Happy New Years! We'll be closed December 31 - January 1. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Closed December 24-26th

Happy holidays! We'll be closed Thursday and Friday December 24-25. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Upcoming February Teen Crafts

Upcoming February Teen Crafts

Upcoming February Teen Crafts

Check out February’s upcoming Teen Take n’ Go craft kits!

Teen craft 1:

Paper lanterns, available for pickup starting Thursday February 4th.

Teen craft 2:

Duct tape pens, available for pickup starting Thursday February 18th.

 

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

Upcoming February Teen Crafts

Check out February's upcoming Teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Paper lanterns, available for pickup starting Thursday February 4th. Teen craft 2: Duct tape pens, available for pickup starting Thursday February 18th.  

Teen Craft: Fabric Masks

Learn to make a fabric mask. You will need the following supplies: scissors needle thread ruler fabric about 1 foot by 2 feet yarn for around the ear tie paper plate large white piece of paper (11x17)

Upcoming Teen Crafts in January

Check out January's upcoming teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Fabric face masks, available for pickup starting Thursday January 7th. Teen craft 2: Mini piñatas, available for pickup starting Thursday January 21st.  

Teen Christmas Extravaganza Craft

Learn to make a melted snowman ornament (available through curbside pickup starting Wednesday, December 9th). You will need the following supplies: scissors glue ribbon small black beads/plastic pieces orange craft foam plastic ornament epsom salt

Teen Craft: Crochet

Learn to crochet and make a flower! Here's what you'll need: About 10 feet of your petal color (that's a generous amount) About 5 feet of your interior color (also generous) Size H (4 mm) crochet hook Darning needle (optional)

Teen Crafts: Popsicle Stick Shelves

Learn to make these hexagon shelves! You will need the following supplies: 60 popsicle sticks (more if you are making a double shelf) Elmer's Glue or hot glue gun Hexagon template

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

Book Babies: Food

Book Babies: Food

Book Babies: Food

Enjoy these food-themed books, songs, and activities!

Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

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

Teaching and practicing baby sign language can be fun and give you and your child an opportunity to bond. Limited research suggests that baby sign language might give a typically developing child a way to communicate several months earlier than those who only use vocal communication.

- Mayoclinic.org

Activity

Read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or another book about fruit with baby. Point out the various kinds of fruit and model the ASL sign for baby. Then do the Yummy Fruit Salad rhyme (below) with them.

Books Presented

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food, until, full at last, he forms a coccoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Can You Guess? Food with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Look for the colorful foods in this guessing-game board book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Pat-a-Cake by Annie Kubler

A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text.

Pat-a-Cake by Mary Brigid Barrett

If you can pat a cake, why not a kiwi or a peach? How about a fuzzy caterpillar crawling on your knee? Join in as this well-known rhyme is expanded into a tactile exploration of a toddler’s world.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Yummy Fruit Salad

(Melody of “Baa, baa Black Sheep”)
Yum, yum fruit salad, (Rub belly.)
Can I have some more? (Use sign language for “more.”)
Apples, (Use sign language for “apple.”)
Bananas, (Use sign language for “banana.”)
And strawberries, galore! (Use sign language for “strawberry.”)

Throw it in a bowl, (Put arms in a circle in front of body.)
Mix it up good, (Spin around in place.)
Give some to your friends, (Use sign language for “friend .”)
Then eat it all up! (Use sign language for “eat .”)

Yum, yum fruit salad, (Rub belly.)
Can I have some more? (Use sign language for “more.”)
Apples, (Use sign language for “apple.”)
Bananas, (Use sign language for “banana.”)
And strawberries, galore! (Use sign language for “strawberry.”)

 

– Adapted from Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
Bake me a cake, as fast as you can;
Pat it, prick it, and mark it with B,
Put it in the oven for baby and me.

– Poetryfoundation.org

Five Little Apples

Five little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A caterpillar! Munch munch munch!

Four little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A horse! Munch munch munch!

Three little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A pig! Munch munch munch!

Two little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A bird! Munch munch munch!
One little apple
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A scarecrow! Munch munch munch!

Now the tree is bare
There are no more apples there
But when next fall comes around
Guess who’ll be there!
The caterpillar
The horse
The pig
The bird
And the scarecrow!

– Storytimekatie.com

Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
(lean forward on ‘boo’)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
I love you!
(kiss baby’s head or hug baby)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
(lean forward on ‘boo’)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Up goes you!
(lift baby/arms up)

-Jbrary

Signing

Sensory Activity

“Apple”

“Banana”

“Strawberry”

“Friend”

“More”

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