For Those Ages 12 to 17
Crafting Still Online!
For Your Safety
As the Covid Restrictions are lifted, some of our events can now be held at the library. Crafting events will still be online, with Take n’ Go kits of supplies available at the Circulation Desk.
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Virtual Teen Zone Discord Hangout
A message board for teens to talk about books, anime, writing, Dungeons & Dragons, and the Madison BiblioManiacs.
Click here to sign up!
April 29 through August 4
Get 2 free downloads per week all summer long!
Library Loot Book Boxes
Sign up before the 25th of each month.
ONLINE Teen Crafts
Thursdays through the summer, starting June 17
Teen Action Council
First Mondays at 4:00 pm
Young League of Writers
Second Mondays at 4:00 pm
Teen Anime Club
Third Mondays at 4:30 pm
Teen Dungeons and Dragons
Fourth Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
Fourth Mondays at 4:00 pm
A new theme every month!
Tails and Tales
Monday, June 7, to Saturday, July 31
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Hakuna Matata! Join us for the
TEEN SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, AT 7:00 PM
We’ll have an “interactive” movie night as we watch Disney’s The Lion King. Eat gummy worms with Timon and Pumbaa, coconut candy with Zazu, blow a party whistle with the elephants, and sit on a whoopie cushion with Pumbaa.
Activities & Events Blog
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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...
Teen Anime Club: My Hero Academia Season 5 Monday, April 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. This month, we'll watch and chat about the new episodes in My Hero Academia Season 5. Madison BiblioManiacs: Historical Fiction Monday April 26th, 4:30-5:30 pm in the...
Learn how to make these adorable pom pom bunnies! You will need the following supplies: yarn (about 30 yards for the big pom pom and 25 for the small) felt scraps of the same color pom pom of the same color 3x3" square of pink felt a pony bead googly eyes 1 foot of...
Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Have a say in what goes on at...
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. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...
Teen Anime Club: My Hero Academia movie Monday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Teen Take N' Go: Mosaic Stash Box Our second teen craft take n’ go kit for March will be mosaic stash boxes, available starting Thursday, March 18th. Instructions will...
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Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
Wednesday, June 23, at 4:00 pm
In this classic role-playing game, you create your character, choose how they interact with the story, and use dice to decide the outcomes of your actions. This event is open to all teens (ages 12 to 17). Both beginners and experienced players are welcome.
As an added bonus, players will be able to gain perks for their characters by reading!
If you are interested in a grand adventure, want to meet new and old friends, and have epic fun, click the button below.
Crafting with Take n’ Go Kits
thursdays throughout the summer, starting June 17
JUNE 17: LIBRARY BUTTON PIN HOLDER
- Wall hanger to display all the library buttons the teens have gotten and will get.
JUNE 24: HEDGEHOG EARBUD HOLDERS
- Earbud/cord holders to resemble a hedgehog made with felt.
JULY 1: POKEMON TERRARIUMS
- Make a terrarium to put little Pokémon’s inside of.
JULY 8: MONKEY FIST KNOT
- Keychain knot (Monkey Fist)
JULY 15: PAPER FOX IN A MINT TIN
- Creating a fox with cut-paper inside the lid of a mint tin.
JULY 23: FIREBIRD PAPER CRANES
- Not quite your typical paper-crane. This one is super cool and looks like a firebird.
Teen Action Council
Monday, June 7, at 4:00 PM in the Community Room
The Madison Library District Teen Action Council will meet regularly to provide input for teen events and programs, and provide suggestions for improvements and other aspects of the Library as it relates to teens.
Young League of Writers
Monday, June 14, at 4:00 pm
Would you like to share your writing with other teens your age or just make new friends? Join the Young League of Writers for ages 12-18. We will meet for an hour to share what we’ve all been working on and talk about what makes writing great.
We will meeting on the grassy area above the skating area at the Nature Park for a sensory walk and writing experience. We will also have a picnic with yummy snacks. Bring your own quilt, lawn chair, sunscreen, and bug spray! The Nature Park is located at 5th West & 3rd North.
Monday, june 21, at 4:30 pm
Teens ages 12-17 gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, play Japanese card games, sketch your own manga portraits (markers and paper provided), and munch on yummy snacks!
This month, Pokémon the First Movie!
Madison BiblioManiacs Teen Book Club
Monday June 28, at 4:00 pm
Teens gather together for a great book discussion on a topic or book they have previously selected. We’ll also enjoy games, activities, and treats.
This month, we will gather to read The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base, and solve the whodunnit mystery of the book by decoding the puzzles on each illustrated page. Treats will be provided!
Library Loot Book Box Subscription
Sign up before the 25th of each month for the next month’s box
Have you heard about subscription services like OwlCrate or Litjoy?
For a monthly fee, these services send you a package containing one book and a few treats to go along with it. We are offering a similar service just for teens ages 12 – 17! Best of all, our service is completely FREE!
Here’s how it works:
If you would like to get one of these boxes, you must sign up online before the 25th of the month. Boxes will be available around the 1st of the next month. Each box will contain one surprise book (selected especially for you based on your input) and a few fun surprises.
We will notify you when your box is ready. Boxes can be picked up at the Madison Library District’s Circulation Desk and checked out with your library card. You will have until the 15th of that month to pick up your book box. If you do not pick your box up, you will forfeit your place in the subscription list and must reapply.
When you’re done with your book, please return it to the Library. It will be due back at the Library three weeks after you check it out. The rest of the box’s contents are yours to keep!
Registration is limited to 12 participants each month, but a waiting list will be kept for those interested in joining the program when room allows. Your registration will be valid for 3 months and then must be resubmitted in order to give those on the waiting list an opportunity to use the service.
If you have some time tell us what you thought about your book and the items in your box!
May 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.
Websites and databases just for teens! Use these to help you with homework and other research projects.
Regular Hours of Operation
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
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