For Those Ages 0 to 8
Join us for crafting, reading challenges, and story times. Our craft activities are for kids ages 6 to 11, and our reading challenges are open to all ages so families can play together.
We have different story time programs for children from 0 to 5. We present books, games, rhymes and sing-alongs, as well as a fun craft!
All Events Online!
For Your Safety
For the foreseeable future, all our events will be held online. You may pick up Take n’ Go kits of crafting supplies, and the how-to videos will be here on our website. Book Babies and Story Time are all LIVE on our Facebook page at their normal times. Join us:
Kids and Tween STEAM Activites
Second and Fourth Tuesdays
A new theme every month!
Wednesdays at 10:00 am For babies under 2.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am For children ages 2 to 5 years.
Theme for April Storytimes – The Letter L!
April 6: Loving Our Library
April 13: Ladybugs
April 20: Llamas
April 27: I Love to Laugh
Theme for April Book Babies
April 7: Fun with Stories
April 14: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
April 21: Welcome, Spring!
April 28: If You’re Happy…
Activities & Events Blog
Join us for fun and learning!
Today in Book Babies/ Toddler Time, we read all about bugs! The fun thing about bugs is that they come a a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Talk about their differences and similarities with your child as you explore the incredible world of insects.Join us live...
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...
Today we decided to have fun with scarf songs (always a favorite!) and with some of our brand new board books! Click the links below to check them out for you and your baby - you'll love them!Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...
It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...
I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...
Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...
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...
Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...
The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...
Kids and Tween STEM Crafts
Every Second and Fourth Tuesdays
Our STEAM Take n’ Go Activities kits of supplies for ages 6-11 will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk beginning on the day of the craft.
- APRIL 13: Hot Air Balloons
- APRIL 27: Paper Flying Machines
They will be handed out as long as supplies last, so don’t miss them!
Head over to our Kids and Tweens STEAM Activity page for all the video instructions. They’ll be posted the day the craft is scheduled.
Every WEDNESDAY at 10:00 am on Facebook
For babies ages 2 and younger.
This program is now online!
Enjoy songs, stories, and movement activities together on our live stream Facebook page. Additional activities and links will be available after the live stream on the Madison Library District Book Babies blog.
- April 7: Fun with Stories
- April 14: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
- April 21: Welcome, Spring!
- April 28: If You’re Happy…
Teen Action Council
Monday, OCTOBER 5, at 4:00 PM VIA ZOOM
The Madison Library District Teen Action Council will meet regularly to provide input for teen events and programs, give feedback about YA materials purchases, and provide suggestions for improvements for other aspects of the Library as it relates to teens. In the event that the Madison Library District Teen Action Council is chosen as one of the nominee groups for the YALSA Teen Top Ten, providing book reviews and nominations for the award would also be required.
Every Tuesday at 10:30 am on Facebook
For children ages 2 to 5 and their “grown up!”
Children ages 2 to 5 with their adult will enjoy stories and related fun which may include songs, games, and rhymes via live stream on our Facebook page.
Story Time Kiddie Kits of crafting supplies will be available on April 1 while supplies last. Pick them up at our Circulation Desk. Additional links and activities will be available after the live stream on the Madison Library District Storytime blog.
- April 6: Loving Our Library
- April 13: Ladybugs
- April 20: Llamas
- April 27: I Love to Laugh
Also available April 1 will be our Basic Supplies Kit. This is for those who do not have preschool story time craft supplies at home. The kit will provide child safety scissors, liquid glue, tape, 3 markers, and a glue stick. It also has a small “flannel board” on the lid to recreate flannel stories at story time. Pick them up at our Circulation Desk while supplies last.
March 1-31 (Every month has a new bingo challenge.)
Madison Library’s Brand New Reading Challenge
All ages can play. We have a bingo card for kids 11 and under, and one for teens and adults 12 and older. Read fun new books and audiobooks and win great prizes!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Read the challenges and pick a bingo line that most appeals to you.
Step 2: Read a book that completes a challenge. Read another. And another.
Step 3: When you are able to cross off 5 squares in a row on the board, bring your sheet in to the Circulation Desk for a prize and an entry in our monthly drawing. We will have a separate drawing for each age group.
Step 4: Keep reading! You can get as many prizes and entries as there are bingos on the board.
Potatos & Peeps
April 4th through April 10th
Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we’ve got some great things planned.
Peeps Diorama Contest!
Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize.
Christmas Window Search & Find
December 5th through December 31st
There are five window displays around the building, each numbered 1 through 5. Within each window are hidden a number of objects for you to look for. Within every window are a number of bears, cats, and books that you will need to keep track of as you make your round. In addition to these each window has different objects for you to look for, so select what window you are at to get started.
Remember to count carefully. If you enter the right number of each item (Bears, Cats, and Books*), you will be entered for a chance to win a fun Christmas prize.
*Be carful not to count books in the background. Only count books that are clearly part of the display.
Websites and databases just for kids! Use these to help you with homework and other research projects, as well as educational learning games and adventures.
Limited Hours Starting February 10
- Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Library Building is OPEN
NO Curbside Pickup
(Book Drop is OPEN)
Closures in 2021
- January 1 – New Year’s
- January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
- February 15 – President’s Day
- March 26 – Staff Development Day
- April 3 – Closed for Maintenance
- May 29-31 – Memorial Day
- July 5 – Independence Day
- September 4-6 – Labor Day
- October 2 – Closed for Maintenance
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day
- November 24 – Closing at 5 pm
- November 25-26 – Thanksgiving
- December 24-27 – Christmas
- December 31, 2020 – January 1, 2021 – New Year’s
73 North Center
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
We are located on Center Street, just north of Main Street, by the Historic Rexburg Tabernacle.
24 Hour Phone Renewal: (208) 356-6658