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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.

May
20
Mon
Family Storytime
May 20 @ 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Idaho Falls Public Library

All families are invited to join the NEW Idaho Falls Public Library Family Storytime!

This new Storytime will meet every Monday at 6 pm starting March 4th.


For more information about this and our other programs, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.
May
21
Tue
STEAM Club – Grades 4 to 6
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STEAM Club - Grades 4 to 6 @ Idaho Falls Public Library

All kids, grades 4 to 6, are invited to join the Idaho Falls Public Library STEAM Club.

This new club will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00pm.

Here’s our schedule for May 2024:

  • May 7 — Ozobot Adventures
  • May 14 — Make Plastic out of Milk!
  • May 21 — Architectural Marvels
  • May 28 — Squishy Circuits

For more information about this and our other programs, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.
May
22
Wed
Pop in and Play
May 22 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 April 23rd.

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

  • Date: Tuesday, April 23rd – Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Date: Tuesday, May 7th – Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Date: Wednesday, May 22nd – Time: 2pm to 5pm
  • Date: Wednesday, June 5th – Time: 11am to 2pm ** CANCELED**
  • Date: Tuesday, June 18th – Time: 11am to 2pm

  • 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.

    May
    23
    Thu
    Kids Book Club – May
    May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Kids Book Club - May @ Idaho Falls Public Library - Meeting Room 2

    Join our new Kids Book Club! The Idaho Falls Public Library’s book club for kids.

    We meet monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4pm in meeting room 2.

    Our May book is The Greatest Kid in the World by John David Anderson.

    Please sign up online, starting May 1st using our Google Form, or the button below.

    *Only 15 children will receive a free book, but everyone is welcome to come to the Book Club.


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

    STEAM Club – Grades K to 3
    May 23 @ 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 May 2024:

    • May 2 — Water Cycle
    • May 9 — Ocean Zones **CANCELED**
    • May 16 — Ocean Animals
    • May 23 — Ocean Currents
    • May 30 — Oil Spill Clean Up

    For more information, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.
    Family Game Night
    May 23 @ 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.

    May
    24
    Fri
    Brickfast Club
    May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Brickfast Club @ Idaho Falls Public Library- 2nd Floor Library Maker Space

    All ages are welcome to join the Idaho Falls Public Library Brickfast Club.

    Join us every Friday for an amazing day of imagination and construction at your local Library Makerspace. Pack up your creativity and let’s construct some magic. Each month holds a different challenge.

    May’s Challenge: Amusement Park Adventure:!

    Design your own roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, and carnival games. Create a mini world of excitement with snack bars, ticket booths, and happy visitors. Perfect for builders who love a bit of fun and excitement!


    • Meet and collaborate with fellow LEGO enthusiasts in your community.
    • Explore the endless possibilities of LEGO bricks and take part in engaging, hands-on learning.
    • Ignite your imagination with our fun monthly challenges that will keep you coming back.

    LEGO Day at your Library Makerspace is the perfect place to be inspired, learn, and create while having a fantastic time.

    Let’s make something incredible, brick by brick. See you there!


    For more information, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.
    May
    25
    Sat
    Family STEM Adventures
    May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Family STEM Adventures @ Idaho Falls Public Library

    All families are invited to join the NEW Idaho Falls Public Library Family STEM Adventures!

    Here are our scheduled themes for May 2024:

    • Friday, May 3—Math Magic and More
    • Saturday, May 11—Build a Greenhouse
    • Friday, May 17—Buggin’ Out
    • Saturday, May 25—Candy DNA
    • Friday, May 31—Planes and Parachutes

    Here are our scheduled themes for June 2024:

    • Saturday, June 8—Sun Baked: The Science of Solar Ovens
    • Friday, June 14—Dinosaurs and Fossils
    • **Saturday, June 22—Dinosaurs with Idaho Museum of Natural History**
    • Friday, June 28—Chemistry: Acids and Bases

    **Come for a Special Event!**

    On June 22nd, Robert Gay, the Education Curator and paleontologist at the Idaho Museum of Natural History will be at the Idaho Falls Public Library.

    Come learn all about Idaho’s dinosaurs! Big and small, terrifying and tender, Idaho’s dinosaurs had it all.

    Learn from a brief presentation about the ongoing research into the Cretaceous world of Idaho, and then get hands-on with both replica and original Idaho dinosaur fossils.

    We’ll look at:

    • The caring parenting style of Idaho’s state dinosaur, Oryctodromeus
    • The new research about the enormous murder-chicken Gigantoraptor, and
    • The elusive other creatures that roamed the forests 100 million years ago.

    Come curious, leave amazed!


    For more information about this and our other programs, send us a message or call 208-612-8460.