Library Foundation - Current Programs

ReTool Box logo.ReTool Box:  Basic Computer Literacy Training

Are you a “Digital Fugitive”? 
Have you put off learning about computers but find you need to NOW?
Do you think keyboards are only on pianos and mice are little rodents?
Join us every month (September through May) for the VERY user-friendly sessions on BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS! 
All you have to do is call (208) 769-2380 to reserve a computer station of your very own!  (We can accommodate up to 19 people per session)
Picture of ReTool Class.A series of four training sessions, each building on the other, are both informative and fun!  You’ll learn:  How to use the mouse and keyboard commands, select and open programs, access and explore the internet, introductory elements of Word, creating and saving documents, resume resources.
If you complete all four sessions, you’ll receive a certificate declaring that you’ve gone from “Digital Fugitive” to “Digital Immigrant!”
Sessions are informal, casual, and designed for success.  Best of all, thanks to underwriting by generous organizations in the community, they’re FREE to participants!

StoryCatcher Project

Picture of StoryCatcher artwork.The StoryCatcher Project is the extension of artist Barbara Mueller’s creation “Portrait of a Town”, designed to capture “the spirit of Coeur d’Alene” through the stories and experiences of its inhabitants. The Coeur d’Alene Library, the “Lodge of the Storyteller,” will house a dedicated room for recording interviews with community members, archived on a website accessible to everyone with internet access. The StoryCatcher Project will be ongoing at the Library, capturing the experiences of a wide variety of community participants of all ages.  These stories will help us preserve our past, illuminate our present, and create our future.  (See

Novel Destinations

Logo for Novel Destinations.Community members are invited to present photo presentations about interesting trips they have taken.  Scheduled in the Community Room and shown on the large screen, these one hour programs usually take place from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  midweek.  If you or someone you know have taken an interesting trip you’d be willing to share, please contact the Library Foundation office at 208-769-2380 to schedule!

Mudgy and Millie

Read the book, walk the trail, come to the birthday party, join the fun!  Author Susan Nipp and Sculptor Terry Lee will autograph your book and sing along with Mudgy and Millie.  See your favorite moose and mouse ride in their special “MudgyMobile” in community parades!  For information on upcoming events, go to  or search Facebook for Mudgy and Millie.

Picture of Mudgy and Millie birthday cake.Picture of Mudgy and Millie on parade.