Children and families have another reason to read this summer.
A new online resource on the website for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library provides more than 600 free children’s e-books from any device with Internet access.
The fiction and nonfiction books from the Fable Learning site can be accessed by visiting www.cdalibrary.org and clicking the EXPLORE link. On non-library computers patrons need to log in with their library card number.
Fable Learning allows users to search for a title by name, author, or subject and to select titles based on grade level or Accelerated Reading searches.
Or users can simply browse all titles and covers  to see what captures their imaginations. The interactive books allows children to read the books as they would normally or to have the books read to them as words are highlighted on the page.
Remember, e-books still qualify as time for Reading Logs for Summer Reading at the library, even if the title is read to the child. Reading logs are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level and at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road.
Fable Learning is one of several services for younger readers available online through the library’s EXPLORE link.
Others include:
► Tumble Books: Books younger readers can listen to.
► Novel List K-8 Plus: Books recommendations based on the readers’ interests.
► World Book Kids: Reference materials.
► Book Adventure:  A Sylvan Learning-maintained site with a free reading motivation program for ages K-8.
► Storyline Online: Streaming video from the Screen Actors Guild featuring actors reading children’s books.
► OverDrive: The library’s main e-book source also offers children’s titles that can be downloaded to computers, tablets, and e-readers for up to two weeks. Most books can also be read online where Internet access is available.
For user names and passwords associated with online resources call 208-769-2315 or visit the library at 702 E. Front Ave. Some services are provided courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

The Lake City Public Library (LCPL) – housed at Lake City High School – will have extended summer hours beginning June 13.
Hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.
Located within the school library at 6101 Ramsey Rd., LCPL has its own collection of books, computers for public use, and public WiFi. The branch can be designated to receive items placed on hold from any library in the Cooperative Information Network.
According to Branch Manager JD Smithson the library will offer Summer Reading programs to be announced later. She noted that due to school district maintenance the branch will be closed Aug. 1-12.
The phone number at LCPL is 208-763-0814, its website is www.lcplibrary.org; and its e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

Winners of the 2016 Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library include: Front row, left to right, Maricela Nelson, Kaelah Hoit, Elizabeth Fields, Alyssa Harrison, Maren Larson, Ava Dafs, Emily Dodd, and Payson Irwin. Middle row, Abigail Tabladillo, Ryland Hoit, Noah Tabladillo, Isaac Harrison, Logan Graham, Isaiah Harrison, Samuel Cuentas, and Toby Tabladillo. Back row, Jordan Lo, Justin Gates Jackson Graham, Garrett Weller, Victoria Collins, Angela Gates, Glenn Graham, and Rebecca Crouse. Not pictured: Elizabeth Ryssel, Brenda Bergelin, Marge Huntington, Grace Clark, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Grant Lupien.

Winners in the 28th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 14, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Cash prizes for the competition are made possible through grants provided by the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club and the Panhandle Kiwanis Club with additional support provided by the Friends of the Library.
Entries are judged by professional writers, editors, published authors, and educators.
The Writers Competition was created by former Library Director Julie Meier in 1988 to encourage excellence in writing and reveal authors in our community.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate full prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2016 and their entries included:
► Nonfiction 6-8: First, Maricela Nelson, Coeur d’Alene, “Abraham Lincoln” – Second, Kaelah Hoit, Hayden, “Echo’s Crazy Life.” (Only two entries in this category and age group.)
► Nonfiction 9-11:  First, Grant Lupien, Coeur d’Alene, “My Favorite Hobbies” - Second, Ava Drafs, Coeur d’Alene, “The Saddest Day” - Third, Emily Dodd, Coeur d’Alene, “Titan and Jewell.”
► Nonfiction 12-14: First, Abigail Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Leaving a Legacy” - Second, Ryland Hoit, Hayden, “All About That Bass” - Third, Noah Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Mother of us All.”
► Nonfiction 15-18: First, Samuel Cuentas, Post Falls, “The Day I See You” - Second , Elizabeth Ryssel, Hayden, “It Was Love” - Third, Toby Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene , “Voting: Our Civic Duty.”
► Nonfiction 19-Plus:  First, Marge Huntington, Spokane Valley,  “You can Lead a Chicken to Freedom …” - Second, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d’Alene, “Ghost Cat” - Third, Victoria Collins, Coeur d’Alene, “She Has No Idea.”
► Fiction 6-8: First, Elizibeth Fields, Hayden, “Lucy The Brown Horse” - Second, Alyssa Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Princess and the Bear” - Third, Maren Larson, Coeur d’Alene, “A Timb Gets Back Home.”
► Fiction 9-11: First, Grant Lupien, Coeur d’Alene, “Lord of the Penguins” - Second, Grace Clark, Coeur d’Alene, Lost and Found” - Third, Payson Irwin, Coeur d’Alene, “The Quilt of Many Dreams.”
► Fiction 12-14: First, Isaac Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Completely, Absolutely, Most, Definitely True Story of Stone Hedge” - Second, Logan Graham, Hayden, “Treasure of Ohadi” - Third, Isaiah Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “Shadow of the Mountain.”
► Fiction 15-18: First, Jordan Lo, Hayden, “A Martian Connection” - Second (tie), Justin Gates, Hayden, “War Hunt” - Second (tie), Jackson Graham, Hayden, “Blinded by Conviction” - Third (tie), Elizabeth Hamilton, Hayden, “Metaline Falls” - Third (tie), Garrett Weller, Coeur d’Alene, “Opportunity.”
► Fiction 19-Plus: First, Angela Gates, Hayden, “Writers Block” - Second, Glenn Graham, Harrison, “The Cost of Inspiration” - Third, Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls, “Higgenpop’s.”

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