Calendar

Event Calendar

Sep
1
Wed
Library Card Signup Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Library Card Signup Month

During the month of September, sign up for an Idaho Falls Public Library card—or bring someone with you to sign up—and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or a gift card to a downtown business. There will be several gift card options available. Each card is valued at $50.

Entries for the drawings are available (and must be submitted) at our second-floor desk. Drawings will take place during the first week of October. Winners will be notified individually.

For more information about Idaho Falls Public Library cards, visit our library card page.

For more information about the drawings, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Sep
22
Wed
Wednesday Storytime
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

Join our weekly storytimes for preschool children on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 10:30am. Ages 0-5


For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

KinderPrep Drop-In Registration #2 of 2
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
KinderPrep Drop-In Registration #2 of 2 @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

KinderPrep is a series of workshops for parents and their preschool children—ages 4-5—who are preparing to enter kindergarten. Using songs, books, and fun activities, parents will learn how to help their children develop the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten.

Stop by the library’s storytime room on Sep 15 or 22 between 6 and 7pm to register. Workshop sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 7pm, starting September 29 and continuing weekly through December 1 on the following schedule:

  • Registration night – Sep 15
  • Registration night – Sep 22
  • Workshop 1 – Sep 29
  • Workshop 2 – Oct 6
  • Workshop 3 – Oct 13
  • Workshop 4 – Oct 20
  • Workshop 5 – Oct 27
  • Workshop 6 – Nov 3
  • Workshop 7 – Nov 10
  • Workshop 8 – Nov 17
  • No workshop the week of Thanksgiving
  • Workshop 9 – Dec 1

For more information about the KinderPrep program, visit our online KinderPrep page or send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Sep
23
Thu
Thursday Storytime
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

Join our weekly storytimes for preschool children on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 10:30am. Ages 0-5


For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Meet the Author – J. Scott Savage
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Meet the Author - J. Scott Savage @ Idaho Falls Public Library Second Floor Meeting Space

Join us as we welcome author J. Scott Savage on Thursday, September 23 at 4pm in the library’s second-floor meeting space. Mr. Savage will be discussing his creativity and writing process and will be available for questions after. All ages are invited.

Books by J. Scott Savage:


For more information about this event, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

STEAM Club
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STEAM Club @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

All kids, grades K to 6, are invited to join the Idaho Falls Public Library STEAM Club. We meet weekly on Thursdays at 4:00pm in the storytime room. Here’s our schedule for September 2021:

  • Sep 16—LEGO Extravaganza—Come build with us! We’ll have hundreds of LEGOs for you to enjoy, along with some building challenges.
  • Sep 23—Meet the Author: J. Scott Savage—Hear the author of popular series like Farworld and Case File 13 talk about his writing process!
  • Sep 30—Ozobots—Create paths with markers for these handheld coding robots to follow. How many tricks can your group code for your Ozobots?

For more information about these events, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Sep
24
Fri
Little Makers Storytime
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Makers Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

Join us for our weekly STEAM storytime on Fridays at 10:30am in the storytime room. For ages 3-5.

STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

Jane Austen Ball
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jane Austen Ball @ Idaho Falls Public Library Meeting Rooms

All gentlemen and ladies are invited to attend our Jane Austen Ball on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7pm in the library meeting rooms. All members of our community, ages 13 and older* are welcome.

Those interested in receiving dance instruction prior to the ball are also invited to join us on the following dates for dance practice:

  • September 1, 7pm
  • September 8, 7pm
  • September 15, 7pm

Dressing in regency-era clothing is encouraged at the ball, but isn’t necessary at dance practice.

For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

*Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sep
25
Sat
Page Turners Book Club – First Meeting
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Page Turners Book Club - First Meeting @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

A new book club for kids, grades 3-6, that meets monthly on the 4th Saturday at 1pm in the storytime room.

Join us at our first Page Turners meeting to help us decide what our brand new kids-only book club will look like!


For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Sep
26
Sun
Banned Books Week
Sep 26 – Oct 2 all-day
Banned Books Week

It might surprise you which books have been banned or censored in the past. Join the Idaho Falls Public Library during Banned Books Week (Sep 26 to Oct 2) to learn more about issues surrounding censorship. Stop by our children’s desk to pick up a Banned Books Bingo card, then search for images of banned books hanging throughout the library. When you find enough images to get a bingo, take your card back to the children’s desk to be entered to win a $25 gift card to a local book store.

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit the American Library Association’s Banned and Challenged Books page, or send us a message online or call the library at 208-612-8460.

Sep
28
Tue
Tuesday Storytime
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

Join our weekly storytimes for preschool children on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 10:30am. Ages 0-5


For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Tween Tuesday
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tween Tuesday @ Idaho Falls Public Library Second-Floor Makerspace Area

Join us for fun activities in our Tween Tuesday program. Ages 10-14

Here are our plans for September 2021:

  • Sep 14—Game Day—Come enjoy some games—regular and giant-sized.
  • Sep 21—Button Maker—Choose from our design or design your own button.
  • Sep 28—LEGOs—We have hundreds of LEGOs for you to build with, and some challenges too!

For more information about this program, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Sep
29
Wed
Wednesday Storytime
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

Join our weekly storytimes for preschool children on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 10:30am. Ages 0-5


For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

KinderPrep #1 of 9
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
KinderPrep #1 of 9 @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

KinderPrep is a series of workshops for parents and their preschool children—ages 4-5—who are preparing to enter kindergarten. Using songs, books, and fun activities, parents will learn how to help their children develop the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten.

Stop by the library’s storytime room on Sep 15 or 22 between 6 and 7pm to register. Workshop sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 7pm, starting September 29 and continuing weekly through December 1 on the following schedule:

  • Registration night – Sep 15
  • Registration night – Sep 22
  • Workshop 1 – Sep 29
  • Workshop 2 – Oct 6
  • Workshop 3 – Oct 13
  • Workshop 4 – Oct 20
  • Workshop 5 – Oct 27
  • Workshop 6 – Nov 3
  • Workshop 7 – Nov 10
  • Workshop 8 – Nov 17
  • No workshop the week of Thanksgiving
  • Workshop 9 – Dec 1

For more information about the KinderPrep program, visit our online KinderPrep page or send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.

Sep
30
Thu
Last Day to Submit Book Club in a Bag Nominations
Sep 30 all-day

September 30 is the last day for library patrons to nominate titles for our 2022 Book Club in a Bag collection.

In October, patrons can cast votes on the nominated titles to help the library choose the 2022 additions. The selected titles will be announced in December 2021 and made available for checkout in January 2022. For more information, visit our Book Club in a Bag information page.

Thursday Storytime
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

Join our weekly storytimes for preschool children on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 10:30am. Ages 0-5


For more information, send us a message online or call 208-612-8460.