Programs

Library Programs

The following programs, events, and reading challenges are available for Idaho Falls Library patrons.

Kids & Families

Programs for Kids and Families

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Available year round

Give your preschool children a jump start on reading with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. Sign up and track your progress through our Beanstack profile and earn prizes along the way … Learn more


cardboard challenge

Cardboard Challenge

Available on select dates

The Global Cardboard Challenge supports innovation and problem solving through hands-on creative work. The challenge originated with the Imagination FoundationLearn more


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Early Literacy Challenges

Available year round

Help your children develop the skills they need to succeed in Kindergarten. Print out a new early literacy challenge each month and “check off” your progress as you read together … Learn more


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Extreme Book Nerd for Kids

Available early January through mid-December

A year-long reading challenge for children, ages 12 and younger. Read books that fit into a set number of categories and win the distinction of becoming an Extreme Book Nerd … Learn more


family fun day

Family Fun Day

Held monthly

Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities at the library together. Arts and crafts, building challenges, and much more … Learn more


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Grow Your Literacy Skills

Available year round

Read eight books from our intermediate fiction section. Record and title and author, then help us add leaves to our growing literacy tree … Learn more


Halloween Parade

Held in October

Kids, bring your costumes and your grown ups to the library to hear spooky stories and sing fun songs, and then to trick or treat all around the library! Come at 10:30am or 1:00pm. Learn more


Play, learn and grow together

KinderPrep

Available year round

Nine workshops and 52 supplemental activities that help parents prepare their 4- or 5-year-old children to enter kindergarten … Learn more


little makers

Little Makers

Available year round

A weekly STEAM storytime for kids, ages 3-5. Held in the library storytime room on Fridays … Learn more


page turners book club

Page Turners Book Club

Available year round

Join our kids-only book club. Meets monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month … Learn more


STEAM

STEAM Club

Available year round

A club focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For kids, grades K to 6 … Learn more


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Storytime

Available year round

Weekly story times for preschool children, ages 0-5, held in our storytime room … Learn more


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Summer Reading

Available June through August

Set summertime reading goals and earn prizes as you read … Learn more


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Winter Reading

Available December through February

Complete reading challenges and other learning goals and earn prizes … Learn more

Teens

Programs for Teens

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Extreme Book Nerd

Available early January through mid-December

A year-long reading challenge for adults, teens, and children and families. Read books that fit into a set number of categories and win the distinction of being an Extreme Book Nerd … Learn more


family fun day

Family Fun Day

Held monthly

Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities at the library together. Arts and crafts, building challenges, and much more … Learn more


Be Money Smart financial literacy challenge

Financial Literacy Challenge

Available in the month of April

Complete activities that teach about money—How to earn it, how to save it, and how to spend it wisely—then enter to win prizes … Learn more


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Jane Austen Ball

Held in September

A regency dance for members of the community. Come to practices beforehand to learn the dances, then dress up for the actual ball … Learn more


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Summer Reading

Available June through August

Set summertime reading goals and earn prizes as you read … Learn more


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TEENtober

Available October 2021

Teens, visit the library and mention TEENtober and you could win a book bundle and gift card to a local restaurant! Enter our book cover redesign contest and you could win some library swag! … Learn more


Trick or Treat Challenge

Available in October

Check out a wrapped book from our third-floor display and enter to win a gift card to a local business … Learn more


tween tuesday

Tween Tuesday

Tuesdays at 4pm

Join the library for fun activities created specifically for tweens and teens, ages 10-14 … Learn more


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Winter Reading

Available December through February

Complete reading challenges and other learning goals and earn prizes … Learn more

Adults

Programs for Adults

chapter 2 book club

Chapter 2 Book Club

Available year round

A community book club hosted by the Idaho Falls Public Library … Learn more


Extreme Book Nerd logo

Extreme Book Nerd

Available early January through mid-December

A year-long reading challenge for adults, teens, and children and families. Read books that fit into a set number of categories and win the distinction of being an Extreme Book Nerd … Learn more


family fun day

Family Fun Day

Held monthly

Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities at the library together. Arts and crafts, building challenges, and much more … Learn more


Be Money Smart financial literacy challenge

Financial Literacy Challenge

Available in the month of April

Complete activities that teach about money—How to earn it, how to save it, and how to spend it wisely—then enter to win prizes … Learn more


Silhouette of a couple dancing

Jane Austen Ball

Held in September

A regency dance for members of the community. Come to practices beforehand to learn the dances, then dress up for the actual ball … Learn more


Picture of an apple on a stack on books on a table outside in the sun

Summer Reading

Available June through August

Set summertime reading goals and earn prizes as you read … Learn more


Trick or Treat Challenge

Available in October

Check out a wrapped book from our third-floor display and enter to win a gift card to a local business … Learn more


Two girls sitting outside in the winter on a rock holding books

Winter Reading

Available December through February

Complete reading challenges and other learning goals and earn prizes … Learn more

All Ages

Programs for All Ages

Banned Books Week

Commemorated in September

Learn more about issues surrounding censorship and the banning of books. … Learn more


cardboard challenge

Cardboard Challenge

Available on select dates

The Global Cardboard Challenge supports innovation and problem solving through hands-on creative work. The challenge originated with the Imagination FoundationLearn more


family fun day

Family Fun Day

Held monthly

Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities at the library together. Arts and crafts, building challenges, and much more … Learn more


national friends of the library week

Friends of the Library Week

Commemorated in October

Join us as we celebrate National Friends of the Library Week to raise awareness about the work of volunteers who support our library … Learn more


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Library Card Sign Up Month

Held every September

Sign up for a library card—or bring someone with you to sign up—and enter to win a $50 gift card prize drawing … Learn more


meet the author

Meet the Author

Available year round, as scheduled

Meet your favorite authors at the library to hear them talk about their books and more. … Learn more


Picture of an apple on a stack on books on a table outside in the sun

Summer Reading

Available June through August

Set summertime reading goals and earn prizes as you read … Learn more


Two girls sitting outside in the winter on a rock holding books

Winter Reading

Available December through February

Complete reading challenges and other learning goals and earn prizes … Learn more

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

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