It’s that time of year again – Teen Summer Reading begins Monday, June 16, at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
This year, the library has extended its Summer Reading Program to 11 weeks, through Aug. 31. To participate, pick up a Teen Reading Log from the library, 702 E. Front Ave., fill it out, and turn it in at any library desk, or go to http://bit.ly/SRPlogs to submit your reading minutes online.
Weekly prize drawings will include gift cards, books, and other goodies, and if you are able to meet the challenge of reading 25 hours over the course of the program, your name will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire HDX.
Along with reading logs, the library will be hosting a slew of programs specifically for teens, including Physics Olympics, crafts, video game freeplay, creative writing club, and more.
June Young Adult activities include:
► Friday, June 13, 4 p.m.: Creative Writing Club, Gozzer Room.
► Monday, June 16, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club, Gozzer Room.
► Tuesday, June 17, 4 p.m.: Video Game Freeplay, Gozzer Room.
► Friday, June 20, 5:30 p.m.: Teen Movie, “The LEGO Movie,” Gozzer Room, includes free snacks. (This is an after-hours activity. Participants must arrive before the library closes at 6 p.m.)
► Tuesday, June 24, 4 p.m.: Teen Physics Olympics: Marshmallow Challenge, Community Room.
► Thursday, June 26, 4 p.m.: Crafternoons: Melted Crayon Art, Gozzer Room.
► Friday, June 27, 4 p.m.: Creative Writing Club, Gozzer Room.
► Monday, June 30, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club, Gozzer Room.
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 winners of the 26th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library were recognized Saturday, May 17, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Winners received cash prizes supported by grants from the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club and the Friends of the Library -- $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third. In case of ties full duplicate prizes are awarded.
Writing entries are fiction and nonfiction prose of 2,000 words or less. Entries are judged by volunteers who are professional writers, editors, and educators. Nearly 200 entries were submitted in age groups ranging from 6 to adult for the 2014 competition.
Prizes were awarded to:
► Fiction 19-plus: First (tie), Angela Gates, Hayden, “Six Months of June” – First (tie), Becca Sims, Coeur d’Alene, “Iris in the Sky” – Second, Jani Gonzalez, Rathdrum, “Life on Mars” – Third, Nina Eckberg, Coeur d’Alene, “Sons of Bitches.”
► Fiction Age 15-18: First, Faithe Christensen, Coeur d’Alene, “A Car Full of Irony” – Second, Chloe Dennis, Coeur d’Alene, “Tree Limbs in Winter” – Third, Matthew Corless, Coeur d’Alene, “Descent.”
► Fiction Ages 12-14: Louisa Olson, Coeur d’Alene, “The Tiger” – Second (tie), Kendyl Dickinson, Rathdrum, “”Am I Crazy?” - Second (tie), Isaac Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “After the Storm” - Third, Brooke McClurkin, Dalton Gardens, “The Kindertransport.”
► Fiction Ages 9-11: First, Avery Hunt, Coeur d’Alene, “Hiding in the Open” – Second, Alison Cranney, Coeur d’Alene, “Carl, A Red Blood Cell” – Third, Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “The Dark Void.”
► Fiction Ages 6-8: First, Nathan Edmonds, Coeur d’Alene, “The Adventure of FFTNE: Mars” – Second, Jessalynn Adams, Coeur d’Alene, “The Dolphin and the Horse” – Third, Jacob Bass, Coeur d’Alene, “The New Hotwheel.”
► Nonfiction 19-Plus: First, Adina Schenkenberger, Rathdrum, “Gentle Men” – Second, Marge Huntington, Spokane Valley, “Memories” – Third, Marge Huntington, “Christmas Eve.”
► Nonfiction Ages 15-18: Second, Emma Ployhar, Coeur d’Alene, “Words” – Third, Aleesa McArthur, Post Falls, “Virtueless.”
► Nonfiction Ages 12-14: First, Samantha Nearing, Post Falls, “What is Bravery” – Second, Samuel Cuentas, Post Falls, “Phantom of the Mountain” – Third (tie), Brilliana Preston, Coeur d’Alene, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Literary Analysis” – Third (tie), Collin Thompson, Hayden, “Secret of the Lake.”
► Nonfiction Ages 9-11: First, Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “’Bee’yond Imagination” – Second, Grace Remmick, Coeur d’Alene, “The Little Cook Car” – Third, Peyton Jerome, Coeur d’Alene, “Earthquake”
► Nonfiction Ages 6-8: First, Thomas Heresy, Coeur d’Alene, “Farm Living is the Life for Me: The Next Year” – Second, Paige Wilton, Hayden, “My Autobiography.”
The third annual lecture by Dr. David Adler at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library was recorded and the DVD can now be checked out at the library.
“The Constitution and Religion: Origins, Challenges and Accommodations,” presented by the Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, has also been scheduled to air on the city’s local access channel, CDA-TV.
The Channel 19 screenings for the immediate future will include Sunday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.; Monday and Friday, 2:30 a.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.
Four copies of the DVD have been added to the library collection and can be checked out for a week.
The video was produced when Adler spoke at the library on May 8. Adler’s appearance was made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities. The program was also sponsored the Coeur d’Alene Press and the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
CDA-TV provides live and recorded coverage of public meetings and other information of interest to the residents of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho.