June 1st-12th Teen Activities

June 1st-12th Teen Activities

June 1st-12th Teen Activities

Summer Reading

Sign-ups start June 7th in the Community Room

Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. Our program for teens has lots of events and parties. 

The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless!

Teen Short Story Writing Contest
Monday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
 
  • Participants must be ages 12 – 18 to enter
  • Open to Madison Library District residents only
  • 2,000 word maximum
  • Limit 1 short story per person
  • Must include an animal as part of the main story
  • No photos or illustrations
  • Work must be original, not previously published, and titled
  • Submissions that are deemed inappropriate, culturally inaccurate or possess negative stereotypical characterization will be disqualified

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email your original work to Gina Miller or bring a hard copy into the library.
  • Subject line must say: “Tail”ish Tales Contest.
  • Please include your name, age, and phone number in the email.
  • Paste or type your short story in the email itself. Attachments will not be opened.

DEADLINE:

All entries must be received by Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 31st, 2020 via Facebook, Instagram and email.

PRIZES:

First prize- Scrivener writing software ($50 value).
Second prize- Fat Cat’s movie date pack.
Third prize- Florence’s Candy box of chocolates.

All three winners will receive publication online at www.madisonlib.org and an award certificate.

For more information please email Gina Miller.

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
Teen Action Council
Monday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
 
Have a say in what goes on at the library for teens.
Summer Reading Kickoff: Interactive Movie

Friday, June 11th, 7-9 p.m. in the Community Room

Kick off the Teen Summer Reading program in style. Join us for an interactive movie night—eat gummy worms with Timon and Pumba, coconut candy with Zazu, etc—as we watch Disney’s The Lion King.

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

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

NOVEMBER 16th-30th 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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

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,...

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...

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...

June Kid and Tween Activities

June Kid and Tween Activities

June Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading

Saturday, June 26 from 12-4 PM in the Community Room

Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages. 

The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless!

You won’t want to miss our Summer STEM program for ages 6-11! Unlike the rest of the year, starting June 15th we have a new activity every single week through the end of July! Pick them up at the Front Circulation Desk while supplies last.

Craft instructions will be available on our website and on our YouTube Channel.

June 15: Binary Code Animals
June 22: Outdoor Art Kit
June 29: Toothbrush critters

Earn a gorilla!

Fill out the online form below and upload a photo of your child doing one of our STEM activities. Then come to the Children’s Reference Desk and talk to a librarian to take one of the gorillas in the children’s area home!

1 per child while gorillas last; for ages 6-11.

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!

Pokémon Game Day

Saturday, June 26 from 12-4 PM in the Community Room

All games, all ages! Bring your Switch, DS, cards, and/or Pokémon Go on your phone. Come and play, or learn the trading card game, how to build a winning team in the video games, and even do some Pokémon Go battles.

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

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

NOVEMBER 16th-30th 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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

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,...

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...

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...

September Book Bingo

September Book Bingo

September Book Bingo

Crayons

It’s book bingo! We have bingo pages available at the library. This month’s theme is “Crayons.” Read enough books that fit the challenges on the bingo paper to get a bingo, bring in your completed card, and get a prize. There is a bingo board for ages 11 and younger and another for ages 12 and older.

Instructions:

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 into 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.
The game ends on the last day of the month.

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

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...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

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...

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

NOVEMBER 16th-30th 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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

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,...

Teen Wii Gaming Competition

Teen Wii Gaming Competition

” Bring your friends and see who will be the champion at Just Dance, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Cart, and a whole lot more!

Thursday, January 31st, 4:00- 5:00 p.m.

Madison Library District Community Room

Snacks included! For teens ages 12-18

 

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Friday, December 28

1:00 to 5:00 PM

Christmas is over. You got caught up on all the dish washing. You made the returns and exchanges. Now it’s time for some low key relaxation. We’ll have a stop by or hang out all day event on Friday without pressure or expectations. We’ll have table dedicated to anyone who would like to just sit and visit and work on a stitching project or perhaps color. We’ll have a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Maybe two, one for the big people and one for the smaller folk. We’ll have a table with book art folding supplies. We’ll have a table with simple journals that you can take as is or add a few embellishments. We might have some mellow munchies. Nothing fancy. Nothing extravagant. Just a pleasant afternoon’s worth of possibilities. Hope you’ll come by.
For all ages!
We are starting a Teen Book Club

We are starting a Teen Book Club

New Teen Book Club

Kick – Off Meeting

Monday, September 10th

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Community Room

 

Books! Food! Games!

“Any way you slice it… it’s all your choice!” Mystery, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, etc….Whatever you want to read, read it and share with the group.

 

Teen Party on Friday!

Teen Party on Friday!

Join us on Friday, April 14th, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room to celebrate National Library Week!’

We’ll have lots of food, games, fun and activities, including K’Nex and LEGOS!  This party is for teens ages 12 to 17.  We hope to see you there, and bring your friends!

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