TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

Art Deco is a term used for a specific style of design that was popular in the 1920’s. Create your own work of art using Art Deco as inspiration.

Materials needed:

  • Mat board
  • Template
  • Two tones of duct tape (to create contrast)
  • Clear tape (to tape on template)
  • Exacto knife
  • Tweezers

Teen Crafts are now being held IN-PERSON, every first and third Thursday of the month at 4:30pm in the Community Room. There may be some craft kits at the Front Circulation Desk, but not guaranteed.

APRIL Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB  Come and watch Ouran High School Host Club. There will also be a fun TEA PARTY! Wednesday April 13th. 4:30pm, Community Room. For ages 12-18. YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS How can you incorporate HUMOR and COMEDY into your writing? Discuss with others at...

TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

Art Deco is a term used for a specific style of design that was popular in the 1920's. Create your own work of art using Art Deco as inspiration. Materials needed: Mat board Template Two tones of duct tape (to create contrast) Clear tape (to tape on template) Exacto...

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

Learn how to weave a Winnie-the-Pooh for our On the Same Page event! Materials needed: Frame 15 thumbtacks White yarn Blue yarn Yellow yarn Template to refer to From home: scissors, sharpie, hammer, and tape

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

Use your imagination to make art with tea stains. Materials needed: Watercolor paper Two black tea bags Heated water (to steep the tea bags) Piece of cardboard (to prevent bleeding and staining under the paper) Spoon or brush

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Make some fun word art! This could be your name, an activity you love, a favorite book, a place you love to visit... you decide! Just be sure it will fit before you begin. Materials needed: Mat board (or other material sturdy enough) Thumbtacks Pencil Hot glue...

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...

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

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....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Q Tip Bow & Arrow

Kid + Tween STEAM: Q Tip Bow & Arrow

Have lots of fun with this very mini bow and arrow!

Materials needed:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Q-tips
  • Duct tape (to decorate)
  • Dental floss
  • From home: pencil, nail clippers, marker, and scissors
  • Note: soak popsicle stick in a bowl of warm water before starting

APRIL Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS  Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:April 19th: The Secret Garden (1949) Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.     KID + TWEEN STEAM KITS For ages 6-11. Now in person!Every 1st...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Q Tip Bow & Arrow

Have lots of fun with this very mini bow and arrow! Materials needed: Popsicle sticks Q-tips Duct tape (to decorate) Dental floss From home: pencil, nail clippers, marker, and scissors Note: soak popsicle stick in a bowl of warm water before starting

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

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...

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

Learn how to weave a Winnie-the-Pooh for our On the Same Page event!

Materials needed:

  • Frame
  • 15 thumbtacks
  • White yarn
  • Blue yarn
  • Yellow yarn
  • Template to refer to
  • From home: scissors, sharpie, hammer, and tape

APRIL Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB  Come and watch Ouran High School Host Club. There will also be a fun TEA PARTY! Wednesday April 13th. 4:30pm, Community Room. For ages 12-18. YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS How can you incorporate HUMOR and COMEDY into your writing? Discuss with others at...

TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

Art Deco is a term used for a specific style of design that was popular in the 1920's. Create your own work of art using Art Deco as inspiration. Materials needed: Mat board Template Two tones of duct tape (to create contrast) Clear tape (to tape on template) Exacto...

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

Learn how to weave a Winnie-the-Pooh for our On the Same Page event! Materials needed: Frame 15 thumbtacks White yarn Blue yarn Yellow yarn Template to refer to From home: scissors, sharpie, hammer, and tape

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

Use your imagination to make art with tea stains. Materials needed: Watercolor paper Two black tea bags Heated water (to steep the tea bags) Piece of cardboard (to prevent bleeding and staining under the paper) Spoon or brush

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Make some fun word art! This could be your name, an activity you love, a favorite book, a place you love to visit... you decide! Just be sure it will fit before you begin. Materials needed: Mat board (or other material sturdy enough) Thumbtacks Pencil Hot glue...

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...

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

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....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

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

What adventures awaits our brave teens? Roll the dice and find out. 

DnD will now have TWO events – every SECOND and FOURTH Friday of each month. 

Friday, February 11th, 3:30-5:30pm, Community Room.
Friday, February 25th, 3:30-5:30pm, Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

 

A HONEY OF A DAY FOR CRAFTS

A craft day for all ages! Come to the library to make some fun Pooh-themed crafts.

Ages 0-11yrs: Pooh headbands or finger puppets
Ages 12-18yrs: Pooh Perler bead keychains
Ages 19+: Honey jar

Saturday, February 12th, starting at 1pm 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

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

In February, we will talk about dialogue using Winnie the Pooh as a “know-it-all” example! We will also share our Mystery rough draft short stories in anticipation of our Teen Writer’s Contest in March.

Wednesday, February 16th.
4-5:30pm, Activity Room.

For ages 12-18.

TEEN CRAFTS
 
Crafts will now be IN PERSON, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:30pm.

Any extra crafts will be available for Take ‘n Go at the Front Circulation Desk; while supplies last.

February 3rd: String Art

February 17th: Art Deco Patterning

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
SHELF SURFERS: BOOK HANGOUT FOR TEENS


Madison Bibliomaniacs has now become SHELF SURFERS. This is a BOOK HANGOUT FOR TEENS, where you have fun activities and chat about books. 

Come and play REVERSE CHARADES – one person guesses while a group of people act out the word or phrase!  The theme will be “Lost in the Hundred Acre Woods,” to tie in with our “On the Same Page” book Winnie-the-Pooh. You’ll also get to make YUMMY honey cake pops! 

For ages 12-18.

ON THE SAME PAGE: A VERY POOH-RIFFIC BIRTHDAY
 

Friday, February 25th, from 7:30-9pm

Winnie-the-Pooh ends with a birthday party; and since it’s the library’s birthday as well, this seems a fitting ending for 2022’s On the Same Page. Join us for cake and ice cream, balloon animals, pin the tail on Eeyore, and other activities. We’ll also look at photos taken on last week’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover and make sure our friends didn’t get into any mischief.

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
DISCORD SERVER


Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY CLOSURE

The library will be closed Monday, February 21st, for President’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.

Thank you.

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
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.

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 4pm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

February 15th: The Tigger Movie

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

MAY Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, May 4th. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU: STAR WARS TRIVIA NIGHTTest your fandom level at our Star Wars Trivia Night! Wednesday,...

APRIL Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB  Come and watch Ouran High School Host Club. There will also be a fun TEA PARTY! Wednesday April 13th. 4:30pm, Community Room. For ages 12-18. YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS How can you incorporate HUMOR and COMEDY into your writing? Discuss with others at...

APRIL Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS  Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:April 19th: The Secret Garden (1949) Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.     KID + TWEEN STEAM KITS For ages 6-11. Now in person!Every 1st...

APRIL Adult Activities

REGENCY TEA PARTY Saturday April 30th. 9am & 11am. This is a ticketed event. Join authors Sarah M. Eden, Joanna Barker, Sian Ann Bessey, and Esther Hatch for a Regency Tea Party. The event will include a Q&A session, behind-the-scenes insights, giveaways, and...

Closed April 2nd for Building Maintenance

We'll be closed Saturday, April 2nd for Building Maintenance. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Closed for Staff Development

The library will be closed Friday March 25th for Staff Development. No items will be due, and as always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Kid + Tween STEAM: Q Tip Bow & Arrow

Have lots of fun with this very mini bow and arrow! Materials needed: Popsicle sticks Q-tips Duct tape (to decorate) Dental floss From home: pencil, nail clippers, marker, and scissors Note: soak popsicle stick in a bowl of warm water before starting

Closed for President’s Day

We will be closed Monday, February 21st for President's Day.  No items will be due. The book drop will remain open. 

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS  What adventures awaits our brave teens? Roll the dice and find out.  DnD will now have TWO events - every SECOND and FOURTH Friday of each month. Friday, February 11th, 3:30-5:30pm, Community Room.Friday, February 25th, 3:30-5:30pm, Community...

FEBRUARY Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Every first and third Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:February 15th: The Tigger Movie Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.     COMBINED TWEEN BOOK CLUBS Books for Boys and Mother...

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

Use your imagination to make art with tea stains.

Materials needed:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Two black tea bags
  • Heated water (to steep the tea bags)
  • Piece of cardboard (to prevent bleeding and staining under the paper)
  • Spoon or brush

APRIL Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB  Come and watch Ouran High School Host Club. There will also be a fun TEA PARTY! Wednesday April 13th. 4:30pm, Community Room. For ages 12-18. YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS How can you incorporate HUMOR and COMEDY into your writing? Discuss with others at...

TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

Art Deco is a term used for a specific style of design that was popular in the 1920's. Create your own work of art using Art Deco as inspiration. Materials needed: Mat board Template Two tones of duct tape (to create contrast) Clear tape (to tape on template) Exacto...

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

Learn how to weave a Winnie-the-Pooh for our On the Same Page event! Materials needed: Frame 15 thumbtacks White yarn Blue yarn Yellow yarn Template to refer to From home: scissors, sharpie, hammer, and tape

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

Use your imagination to make art with tea stains. Materials needed: Watercolor paper Two black tea bags Heated water (to steep the tea bags) Piece of cardboard (to prevent bleeding and staining under the paper) Spoon or brush

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Make some fun word art! This could be your name, an activity you love, a favorite book, a place you love to visit... you decide! Just be sure it will fit before you begin. Materials needed: Mat board (or other material sturdy enough) Thumbtacks Pencil Hot glue...

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...

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

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....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Make a tiny book with bookmaking skills!

Materials needed:

  • 25 pieces of paper
  • 2 pieces of 2×3 decorative paper
  • Larger piece of double-sided decorative paper
  • 2 pieces of heavier 1.5×2 papers
  • 1/4×2 paper
  • Popsicle stick
  • Glue
  • Heavy string/thread
  • Large needle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

APRIL Adult Activities

REGENCY TEA PARTY Saturday April 30th. 9am & 11am. This is a ticketed event. Join authors Sarah M. Eden, Joanna Barker, Sian Ann Bessey, and Esther Hatch for a Regency Tea Party. The event will include a Q&A session, behind-the-scenes insights, giveaways, and...

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...

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 Adult Activities

Family Friendly Film NightsCome watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. Oct 5th: Boss Baby: Family BusinessOct 12th: Scooby-Doo: Straight Outta NowhereOct 19th: Space Jam: A New LegacyOct 26th: Hocus Pocus Children under 12 must be...

Adult Makers: Inspirational Tile Magnets

Inspirational tile magnets to help give you the motivation you need! Materials needed: tiles (from a mini tumbling tower or your own choice) inspirational messagesmod podge magnets pieces of paper (for the backing) scissors glue stick (optional)    

SEPTEMBER Adult Activities

September Adult Book Club The Library Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 16th, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. There has been a change of book; the book for September is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her...

JULY Adult Activities

Adult Summer Reading Explore Tails and Tales at the Library this summer by researching animals in all their habitats. Each time you complete a “Research Area” by reading 1000 pages of your choice, bring your log into the Library for a small reward.   If you...

Adult Makers: Waste Canvas Critters

Time to learn how to make waste canvas cross stitch critters! Materials needed are:   - Waste canvas/mesh, 6x6" - Animal patterns - Needle - 5 safety pins - Embroidery floss, 5 colors w/3 strands  (white, black, warm brown, bright pink, and dark red)  - Material to...

June Adult Activities

Adult Summer Reading Explore Tails and Tales at the Library this summer by researching animals in all their habitats. Each time you complete a “Research Area” by reading 1000 pages of your choice, bring your log into the Library for a small reward. If you successfully...

Adult Makers: Macrame Earrings

Learn how to make macrame earrings. You will need: 12 lengths of cord 2 keyrings 2 ear wires 6 beads 2 pins scissors a soft workstation    

Storytime: Mail

Storytime: Mail

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 books, videos, and activities will help your child discover the magic in mail!

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

Songs that focus on body parts and their actions increase children’s awareness of how different parts of the body can start specific movements. By using their muscles to make the motions in a song, children can develop both their gross motor skills and body self-awareness.

Lambert

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

It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton

 Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for … and how! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.

Delivering Your Mail: A Book About Mail Carriers by Ann Owen

An introduction to the important job of mail carriers. Through fun illustrations and easy-to-read text, this nonfiction picture book describes what a mail carrier is, how their mail truck works, and how the mail must get delivered no matter what the situation. This read-aloud will give young citizens a glimpse into the lives of these valuable workers and how their careers make  communities a better place to live.

 

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

Arfy is a hound on a mission! Bound and determined to find a home, Arfy writes letters to everyone on Butternut Street. Honestly, he’s the best dog you could ever want. He’s obedient! He’s housebroken! He even has his own squeaky bone! Who will adopt Arfy in the end? You’ll never guess!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Early in the Morning

Early in the morning
At eight o’clock
You can hear the postman knock
Up jumps Ella to answer the door
1 Letter, 2 Letters, 3 Letters, 4.

Oh, Have You Seen…

Tune of “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”

Oh, have you seen the letter M
The letter M, the letter M
Oh, have you seen the letter M?
It makes the sound muh-muh-muh

Oh, yes I’ve seen the letter M
The letter M, the letter M
Oh, yes I’ve seen the letter M
It makes the sound muh-muh-muh

Activity: Give your child the letter ‘M;’ have them hold it up when you say words that start with ‘M’ and keep it down for words that do NOT start with ‘M.’

Mailing Letters

Tune of “The Mulberry Bush”

(Write a letter, stamp a letter, mail a letter)
This is the way we mail a letter,
Mail a letter, mail a letter.
This is the way we mail a letter,
So early in the morning.

Lovely Letters in the Mail

Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

Oh, I got a lovely letter in the mail (clap, clap)
Oh, I got a lovely letter in the mail (clap, clap)
Getting mail is so much fun
Let’s see who sent this one
Oh, this lovely little letter in the mail. (clap, clap)

Crafts and Activities

The puppy found some Mail!

Get ready to deliver some mail with this cute hat!

Additional Books

The Lost Package by Richard Ho

A tour of the busy work that takes place at post offices is depicted through the journey of a lost package that receives a little help reaching its destination, proving that distance cannot keep loved ones apart.

Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell

 In 1914, because her family cannot afford a train ticket to her grandmother’s town, May gets mailed and rides the mail car on the train to see her grandmother.

The House in the Mail by Tom and Rosemary Wells

In 1927, Emily describes the ordering, arrival, and assembly of a mail-order house for her growing family.

From Here to There by Sue Fliess

Here and There are so similar they’re practically twins. But they could never play together because Here is always here and There is always there, so they become pen pals and write to each other all the time. One day, There gets an idea that could change the distance between them forever.

More Story Times

Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930's! This month we are reading children's books published in the 1930's. This week, we read, "The Little Engine That Could." This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible... nothing!Join us Monday,...

Storytime: SLEDS

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: Skis

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

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...

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Make some fun word art! This could be your name, an activity you love, a favorite book, a place you love to visit… you decide! Just be sure it will fit before you begin.

Materials needed:

  • Mat board (or other material sturdy enough)
  • Thumbtacks
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue
  • Optional: duct tape for the border (the kit includes pre-taped mats)

APRIL Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB  Come and watch Ouran High School Host Club. There will also be a fun TEA PARTY! Wednesday April 13th. 4:30pm, Community Room. For ages 12-18. YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS How can you incorporate HUMOR and COMEDY into your writing? Discuss with others at...

TEEN CRAFT: Art Deco Duct Tape Art

Art Deco is a term used for a specific style of design that was popular in the 1920's. Create your own work of art using Art Deco as inspiration. Materials needed: Mat board Template Two tones of duct tape (to create contrast) Clear tape (to tape on template) Exacto...

TEEN CRAFTS: Winnie-the-Pooh Weaving

Learn how to weave a Winnie-the-Pooh for our On the Same Page event! Materials needed: Frame 15 thumbtacks White yarn Blue yarn Yellow yarn Template to refer to From home: scissors, sharpie, hammer, and tape

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

Use your imagination to make art with tea stains. Materials needed: Watercolor paper Two black tea bags Heated water (to steep the tea bags) Piece of cardboard (to prevent bleeding and staining under the paper) Spoon or brush

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Make some fun word art! This could be your name, an activity you love, a favorite book, a place you love to visit... you decide! Just be sure it will fit before you begin. Materials needed: Mat board (or other material sturdy enough) Thumbtacks Pencil Hot glue...

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...

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

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....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

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

APRIL Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS  Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:April 19th: The Secret Garden (1949) Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.     KID + TWEEN STEAM KITS For ages 6-11. Now in person!Every 1st...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Q Tip Bow & Arrow

Have lots of fun with this very mini bow and arrow! Materials needed: Popsicle sticks Q-tips Duct tape (to decorate) Dental floss From home: pencil, nail clippers, marker, and scissors Note: soak popsicle stick in a bowl of warm water before starting

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

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...

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