Story Time Supply Kits

Story Time Supply Kits

Story Time Supply Kits

For those who do not have preschool story time craft supplies at home, we have Story Time Supply Kits available starting January 4th. This 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 up your kit through curbside pickup, along with our usual Story Time craft kits.

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!

Story Time: Pizza!

We explored Pizza Pie Cafe this week and learned more about this tasty dish.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Naming and categorizing things can be fun for children of all ages. Help children make sense...

Story Time: Penguins with Sharee Barton

Today we learned about penguins with National Geographic educator Sharee Barton! Check out our books, songs, and activities below. Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip We often build our on our children's...

Story Time: “P” is for Purple

"P" is for purple! Start off the new year with some fun purple-themed books.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Sharing books that talk about how characters behave in various kinds of relationships can...

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...

Story Time: Mele Kalikimaka

Did you know that Mele Kalikimaka is how they say, "Merry Christmas" in Hawaii? It looks like Santa went to Hawaii for a quick vacation before the holidays. Check out some of these books about Hawaii and take a "book" vacation with Santa!Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30...

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.

Story Time: Dino Dinner

It's a dinosaur dinner! What do you think a dinosaur would eat for Thanksgiving? Have fun making handprint dinosaurs and singing some of these songs as you enjoy the holiday. You can also practice shaping the letter "D" with any kind of dough such as play dough or...

Upcoming Christmas Story Time with Santa

Join us for a mele kalikimaka Story Time with Santa! Tuesday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page. See you there!  

On the Same Page Kick-Off

On the Same Page Kick-Off

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 club. Read with your neighbors and friends, talk about what you read, and come and join in the fun.

Our Kick-Off Kits will be available starting Friday, January 29th, so make sure to come pick them up!

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!

Christmas Window Search & Find

Christmas Window Search & Find

Christmas Window Search & Find

Drive by or walk by the library starting Saturday, December 5th to take a look at our Christmas window displays! Use our search and find list here. You can also vote for your favorite window and we’ll announce the winner at the end of the month.

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!

Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

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 letter to Santa right here at the Library!!

If you can’t come on the 9th, additional Extravaganza kits will be available at curbside thru December 23 while supplies last.

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!

October Combined Tween Book Club

October Combined Tween Book Club

October Combined Tween Book Club

This month we will be reading Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland. 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.

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

This month we will be reading Half Magic by Edward Eager. We will meet via Zoom at 6:30 on Thursday January 7th. Meanwhile, we're building a collaborative half snow castle and other half snow structures in honor of the book! Come to the field by the library and add to...

Read Look Learn: Bowling

Join us for episode 3 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 machinery at Fat Cats!...

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!

Stuffed Animal Day

Stuffed Animal Day

Stuffed Animal Day

Bring your teddy bear to the library on October 14th! Anybody who brings in their stuffed animal friend gets a special treat.

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

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.

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.  

Book Babies: Food

Enjoy these food-themed books, songs, and activities!Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we...

Story Time: Pizza!

We explored Pizza Pie Cafe this week and learned more about this tasty dish.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Naming and categorizing things can be fun for children of all ages. Help children make sense...

Adult Makers: Wire Rings

Make some wire rings! Kits will be available even after this online instruction until they are out, so don't miss your chance to pick one up!    

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...

Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Today come and teach your baby about penguins with these fun books and activities.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Upcoming Tween Book Club Kick-Off

Upcoming Tween Book Club Kick-Off

Upcoming Tween Book Club

Fall Kick-Off

We’re kicking off Books for Boys and Mother Daughter Book Club this year with a take-n’-go event. Come join us Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 to pick up your kit and meet the books we’ll be reading this year! For ages 8-11 with accompanying adult.

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

This month we will be reading Half Magic by Edward Eager. We will meet via Zoom at 6:30 on Thursday January 7th. Meanwhile, we're building a collaborative half snow castle and other half snow structures in honor of the book! Come to the field by the library and add to...

Read Look Learn: Bowling

Join us for episode 3 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 machinery at Fat Cats!...

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!

Christmas Extravaganza 2019

Christmas Extravaganza 2019

Christmas Extravaganza

Monday, Dec. 2nd 5:00- 7:00 pm

It’s a Nutcracker Christmas!

Dance with ballerinas, make Nutcracker ornaments,

a sweet treat, and visit with SANTA! Fun for the whole family!

Santa will start visits at 4:30 pm

Family Story Night

Family Story Night

Monday, November 18th

6:30-7:30 pm

Celebrate Idaho Family Read Week with us!

An evening with stories, crafts, games and drawings for all ages.

All children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In the Activity Room by the Children’s Computers

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