Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens!

Teens....come join us in July for a Creative Writing Workshop!  It will be loads of fun and we will help get your creative juices flowing!  Time will be spent here in the library, but we will also be meeting at a few other locations around downtown and places close to the library.  Do you love to write and want to join us?  Sign up at the library at the 3rd floor desk.  Hurry...because space is limited.  See you there!

Monday, June 22, 2015


This week... the first Makerspace of the summer!  
We are making "stuff" from wire, ribbon, rocks, beads, and other found stuff! This is some of the stuff we've made with our found stuff...
Register today for Wednesday's Makerspace @ 2pm

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Reading & Makerspaces

M A K E R S P A C E S??
What's that?? 

It's our old friend Crafternoons with a new twist!
Join us on these Wednesdays at 2pm:

June 24: bracelets with found stuff
use your brain to create bracelets, necklaces, or little sculptures with some stuff that we found around the Library!

July 9: monogrammed mugs
see the picture? super fun with sharpie pens, the color wheel and a mug!

July 22: personalized t-shirts
please bring a shirt that fits and one that will look great with some mathematical design elements. and don't forget that this one involves paint, so be sure to wear clothes that "could" get paint on them!

August 5: coptic stitched books
we have paper, but feel free to bring your favorite paper, fabric, embellishments, or whatever to make this hand-made book totally yours... with paper, thread, and needles!

August 19: doodled canvas wall art
more fun with the color wheel, design, and paint, so be sure to wear clothes that "could" get paint on them!  

More pictures are coming, but we want to start getting you excited about Summer Reading and Makerspaces. Summer Reading officially begins on Monday, June 1, but come in on Friday, May 29, for our Summer Reading Kick-off to stay ahead of the crowds, make-n-takes, door prizes, and snacks!

Contact the Library with questions:  
Adult/Teens - 612.8462 or Childrens - 612.8457

Monday, May 18, 2015

volunteers needed!

We have a need for some volunteers this summer in the Idaho Falls Public Library. 

We are looking for teens that:
  • are over 14 years old 
  • can commit for 12 weeks (May 29-August 29) with a minimum of 4 hours/week (48 hours total) 
  • who can pass a background check
  • and who like to work with people and can be friendly with IFPL readers

Drop in the Children's department for an application. The best times to drop off your application and have an interview are:

  • Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm 
  • Thursdays from 3-6pm
Please bring your Social Security to your interview, and remember your parent/guardian will be needed to sign the background check after your interview.

QUESTIONS? Kristina 612-8457

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


There are still a few spots open for tonight's Teen Crafter-Evening:

Eleanor & Park-inspired Cassette Tape Mini Book
Call us to save your spot 612-8462, or email jhentzen@ifpl.org
(Teen Crafternoons are for patrons 13-18years old, or 7th-12th graders... thanks)

Don't forget about our Low-Tech Bookmarks next week, the 25th at 2pm

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


We have two Teen Tech Month Crafternoons in March!

Eleanor & Park-inspired
Cassette Tape Journal
MARCH 18 @ 7PM
*Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Spring Break Low-Tech Bookmarks
MARCH 25 @ 2PM
*Be aware: some stitching is required for both of these Crafternoons... 
we can teach and help you through the process.


Call 612-4860, email jhentzen@ifpl.org, or see a 3rd floor Library staff member to save your place.

Teen Crafternoons are for Library patrons 13-18 years old, 
or 7th-12th grade students.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Teen Tech Month 2015

Nationally libraries celebrate Teen Tech WEEK in March... but we've got so much planned, we couldn't pack it into just one week!! 

We have cooked up a super-fun bingo card for Teen Tech Month that introduces teens to new technology as well as using the technology that they already use and love. Teens can win a basket of goodies just for playing bingo with us.

We have also mashed Teen Tech Month and Wednesday Night Events to offer teens a bunch of fun programming this month:
  • March 4 - Game Night... Cribbage! We look forward to introducing the game to novices as well as to offer some "friendly" competition for experienced players.
  • March 11 - Journal Group... last month we wrote about travel, and this month the prompts are all about Spring! If you haven't come before, you're welcome to come with your journal, or make a new one to get started on this journey of journaling.
  • March 18 - Crafter-evening... An Eleanor and Park-inspired cassette tape mini journal. Please register for this event at the 3rd floor.
  • March 25 - Spring Break Crafternoon... Low-Tech bookmarks. Please register for this event at the 3rd floor.
  • March 26 - Skype with YA author Robison Wells
Most programs begin at 7pm, except for March 25 Crafternoon that begins at 2pm. 
You can call 612-8462 or email jhentzen@ifpl.org to register for these events

See you in the Library!