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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
Blind Date with a Book
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day
Blind Date with a Book @ Third-Floor Desk, Idaho Falls Public Library

Go on a blind date with a book! Will the wrapped book you choose be your perfect match? You won’t know until you check it out!

Check out a wrapped book from our Blind Date with a Book display on the third floor of the library and enter to win a gift card to a downtown restaurant.

Blind Date books could be any one of the following:

  • Adult fiction
  • Adult nonfiction
  • Young adult fiction
  • Young adult nonfiction
  • Large print

For more information about this challenge, send us a message online 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.

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.

Knit Together
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knit Together @ Idaho Falls Public Library 2nd Floor

Come join the Knit Together group, Thursdays at 7pm on the 2nd floor!

Mar
1
Fri
Literary March Madness
Mar 1 – Mar 30 all-day
Literary March Madness @ Idaho Falls Public Library

Throughout the month of March, the Idaho Falls Public library will participate in March Madness! Starting March 1st, Adults and teens can come into the library and ask a staff member for the QR Code in order to vote. Limit one ballot per day.

Use the ballot to vote for your favorite book in each bracket. Each week, we’ll count the ballots and advance the winning books to the next round. Copies of the losing books will be awarded as prizes through a weekly drawing.

For the teen and adult program, if you vote for the title that wins the final bracket, you’ll be entered into a drawing for that book plus a Kindle Fire 7!

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.

Brickfast Club
Mar 1 @ 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.

March’s Challenge: Space Exploration!

Construct your own space station, alien landscape, or interstellar spacecraft. Design a new planet or a detailed lunar base. This out-of-this-world adventure is perfect for young astronauts!


  • 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.
Mar
2
Sat
Chess Club Saturdays
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chess Club Saturdays @ Idaho Falls Public Library 2nd Floor

Join the Chess Club Wednesdays, from 7pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 11am-2pm on the 2nd floor of the Idaho Falls Public Library.