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Nov
27
Mon
Family Winter Reading
Nov 27 2023 – Feb 29 2024 all-day
Family Winter Reading @ Idaho Falls Public Library

Families with kids aged 0-12 can sign up for the annual Idaho Falls Public Library Family Winter Reading challenge! This challenge begins on Monday, November 27, 2023 and ends on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up online using an adult’s account at ifpl.beanstack.com or pick up a paper log at the Children’s desk starting Monday, November 27th. Limit one log per family.
  2. Read together as a family for 55 days. At least one adult and one child must read together.
  3. Earn a Family Prize of a board game of your choice that can be enjoyed by the whole family!

There are separate challenges for kids and families and for teens and adults. For more information, and to sign up, visit our Winter Reading information page.

Jan
2
Tue
Extreme Book Nerd for Kids 2024
Jan 2 – Dec 14 all-day
Extreme Book Nerd for Kids 2024 @ Idaho Falls Public Library

Kids! Join us from January 2, 2024 to December 14, 2024 for our next round of this popular, year-long reading challenge! Extreme Book Nerd for Kids is a year-long reading challenge for independent readers, grades 1-6. Kids read 25 books aligned with specific reading categories to earn an exclusive Extreme Book Nerd for Kids prize.

Kids who aren’t quite ready to read 100 page books can do the challenge their way!

To see the reading categories for our adult and teen challenges, visit our Extreme Book Nerd page.

Find out more details coming on the Extreme Book Nerd page.


For more information about this program and others that are hosted by the Idaho Falls Public Library, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.

Jan
4
Thu
Extreme Book Nerd 2024
Jan 4 – Dec 21 all-day
Extreme Book Nerd 2024 @ Idaho Falls Public Library

Join us for our next round of this popular, year-long reading challenge on January 4th! Teens read 25 books in specific categories; Adults read 50. Participants will have the option to sign up for Book Nerd Your Way, a challenge that doesn’t specify any reading categories. Those who finish the challenge will win an exclusive prize!

Be sure to record your titles in Beanstack before December 21, 2024.

Find out more details coming on the Extreme Book Nerd page.


For more information about this program and others that are hosted by the Idaho Falls Public Library, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.

Feb
1
Thu
Heart Emotions Matching Game
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day
Heart Emotions Matching Game @ Idaho Falls Public Library

Everybody feels sad, mad, and scared sometimes– even hearts!

During the month of February, pick up a pack of heart cards at the Children’s desk and match them to the faces on the hearts scattered around the Children’s area.

Then return to the desk to collect a sticker.

You can match the heart emotions each time you come into the library


Feb
6
Tue
Technology for Teens
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Technology for Teens @ Idaho Falls Public Library

Ready to dive into the world of technology? “Technology for Teens” is your ticket to exploring the most exciting tech subjects!

Join us for a dynamic 6-week long workshop series that’s all about unveiling the wonders of modern technology. Each session is a journey into some of tech’s most thrilling advancements!

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Where: Idaho Falls Public Library – 2nd Floor Makerspace
  • For: Ages 12-18
  • Current Series: TinkerCAD: 3D Design – February 6th to March 21st**

Registration

This series of classes about TinkerCAD: 3D Design will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM – 7 PM on the second floor of the Idaho Falls Public Library. Classes for this session start Tuesday, February 6th and run to Thursday, March 21st**.

Sign up to attend just one of the daily sessions, then attend each week on that day until the end of the course.

Each daily session is limited to 9 students and is open to teen library patrons, ages 12-18. Classes are free, but an active library card is required. The library will provide equipment during class instruction.

Don’t wait to sign up! Spots fill up very quickly.

**There will be no classes held on February 20th, March 5th & 7th.


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

Feb
13
Tue
Coding For Kids
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm
Coding For Kids @ Idaho Falls Public Library

This next series of coding classes will run for 6 weeks and be held Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00-5:00pm on the second floor of the Idaho Falls Public Library.

Classes start Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 and end Saturday, March 30th, 2024.

Sign up to attend just one of the daily sessions, then attend each week on that day until the end of the course.*

Each daily session is limited to 10 students and is open to junior library patrons, ages 8-12.

Don’t wait to sign up! Spots fill up very quickly.

*Registration Required

*Classes will not be held February 20th, or March 5th-9th.


For more information, see our Coding for Kids page, send us a message, or call 208-612-8460.
Feb
28
Wed
Pop in and Play
Feb 28 all-day
Pop in and Play @ Idaho Falls Public Library

The Idaho Falls Public Library is excited to announce a new program, called “Pop in and Play”!


The next set of Pop In and Play will begin on January 9th.

There will be toys and activities for children to play with each time, as well as different themes to be rotated.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 9th – Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Date: Wednesday, January 24th – Time: 1pm to 4pm
  • Date: Tuesday, February 6th – Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Date: Wednesday, February 28th – Time: 3pm to 6pm
  • Date: Tuesday, March 5th – Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Date: Tuesday, March 19th – Time: 11am to 4pm

  • For more information about this program and others that are hosted by the Idaho Falls Public Library, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.

    Feb
    29
    Thu
    Family Winter Reading Ends
    Feb 29 all-day
    Family Winter Reading Ends @ Idaho Falls Public Library

    Winter Reading for families with kids aged 0-12 ends February 29, 2024. Read 55 days together as a family—the day counts if at least one adult and one child read together—and win your choice of one of several family games on display in our children’s library. Details on the Winter Reading Page.

    Register for the challenge through our Beanstack page.

    Be sure to pick up your prizes!

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

    STEAM Club – Grades K to 3
    Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    STEAM Club - Grades K to 3 @ Idaho Falls Public Library Storytime Room

    All kids, grades K to 3, 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 February 2024:

    • February 1—Spy School
    • February 8— Once Upon a Crime. The Poison Valentine
    • February 15—Break the Code
    • February 22—Fingerprint Art
    • February 29—Spot the Difference

    For more information, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.
    Family Game Night
    Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm
    Family Game Night @ Idaho Falls Public Library Meeting Room 1

    Enjoy time with your family with games and puzzles every Thursday at 6:30pm on the 2nd floor of the Idaho Falls Public Library.


    For more information about any of these programs, call the library at 208-612-8460 or send us an online message.