05.06.2017

Young adults, ages 12 to 18, have their own Summer Reading program at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and can earn prizes by keeping track of their reading time.
Just pick up a Reading Log Bookmark at the library beginning June 1 and record your reading time. Almost any kind of reading counts - books, magazines, graphic novels, comic books, newspapers, electronic books, or even listen to e-audiobooks or books on CDs.
Any teen with overdue fines on their library card who participates in Summer Reading with a reading log will have those fines forgiven.
There are three levels of 30 hours each. As participants complete a level they can turn in their reading log to collect a prize. If they complete all three levels teen readers can select a book to keep. For every 10 hours of bonus reading beyond the third level readers are entered to receive one of three grand prizes.
“If the teens of Coeur d’Alene reach 30,000 reading hours by Aug. 31, I will throw them a big party,” said Young Adult Coordinator Talley Gaskins.
A teen Summer Reading Kickoff will be held in the library Community Room on Friday, June 9, 5-8 p.m., with food, games and free film, “Before I Fall.”
YA Summer Reading will also include Stop Motion Camp, on Mondays, June 12, 19, and 26, 3-6 p.m. Open to ages 12-18 the camp will be offered in the library's Storycatcher room on the main level. The goal is to learn about stop-motion and create a short film. The final products will be screened at the Teen Stop Motion Film Fest on Saturday, July 29.
The Library Makerspace will open in June. Teens will have a chance to test drive some of the new devices on Thursday, June 22, 4-6pm.
Other teen programs in June are:
► Creative Writing Club:  Tuesday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
► Teen Book Club: Tuesday, June 13, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (for middle schoolers): June 20, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (for high schoolers): June 27, 4 p.m.
► League of Legends: Each Friday at 4 p.m.
► LBGTQ Week Free Film: (For teens and adults) Friday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. “Rent” (PG-13) Snacks included.

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.

05.06.2017

Summer Reading 2017 kicks off with a bang with a Star Wars Day with the 501st Legion, Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The day before, on June 9, library staff will also have a booth at Family Day in the Park (City Park) where they will be handing out Reading Logs and free books.
For the Star Wars event members of the 501st Legion cosplay group will be in character to do photos with participants. The day will also feature Star Wars themed games, crafts, refreshments. Starting at 3 p.m. there will be a free screening of “The Force Awakens” (PG-13).
June 11 will be the first official week of Summer Reading for Kids and a series of special activities are planned. The theme for Summer Reading 2017 is “Build a Better World.” Any child with overdue fines on their library card who participates in Summer Reading by picking up a reading log will have those fines forgiven.
On Tuesday, June 13, beginning at 1 p.m., the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be on hand for “Landscaping for Wildlife.” Children will make bird feeders using recyclables. On Wednesday, June 14, City Arborist Katie Kosanke will lead a Tubbs Hill Hike beginning at 1 p.m. from the library. Be sure to bring lots of water and your sunscreen. At 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, come to the Community Room for a free Magic Show with Magician Dick Frost.
Also, on June 13-16, the Seagraves Children’s Library will screen free movies in the Shirley Parker Storyroom, including “Moana,” Tuesday, 3-5 p.m.; “Sing,” Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.; “Middle School – the Worst Years of my Life,” Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; and “LEGO Batman,” Friday, 1-3 p.m.
The Traveling Lantern Theater Company will present a family program on Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. This professional troupe will present stories to excite young minds and tickle imaginations.
Families can come to the library throughout Summer Reading to pick up a reading log. Children can track the time they read – or are read to – and for each three hours of reading they can return to the library for a prize. Children who complete at least 10 hours of reading this summer will also be entered in an additional prize drawing. The final day to turn in reading times will be Sept. 2.
A full schedule of weekly activities will be offered in the children’s library through July 28 with a modified schedule thereafter. Registration is required for several. All programs are free. They include:
► Spanish Bilingual Story Time: Mondays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 3-5. Learn Spanish words through stories, activities, and crafts.
► My Little Pony Club: Mondays, 1-2 p.m., for ages 5-10. Meet up with My Little Pony fans, bring your favorite pony to share, and check out the “My Little Pony” books at the library.
► Book Babies: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.
► Tales for 2s and 3s: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 2-3.
► World Travelers Club: Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. (Registration required) For ages 8-12. Enjoy Food, festivals, and fun as we discover exotic cultures in virtual travels around the world.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
► Book Club Jr.: Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. (Registration required) For ages 8-9, a bona fide book club for which you take the book home to read and return to the library for discussions and other activities.
► Code Club: Wednesdays, Beginning 2-3 p.m./Continuing 3:30-5 p.m. For ages 7-11, learn coding basics on scratch and code.org.
► Lunch Bunch Book Club: (Registration required) Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 10-12, a bona fide book club for which you take the book home to read and return to the library for discussions and other activities. Bring your lunch.
► World Renowned Readers: Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. For ages 5-7. Stories and activities.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. For ages 5-11, creative time with the library’s LEGO collection.
► Make It & Take It Crafts: (Registration required) Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Creative projects for ages 7-12.
► Reading Pals: Independent reading sessions you schedule yourself. Come to the library, pick out a Beanie Baby pal, and read out loud to it. For each 15-20 minutes of reading you earn a raffle ticket for a prize when you turn your pal back in.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at 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.

20.05.2017

Winners in the 29th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 20, 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 with additional support provided by the Friends.
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 2017 and their entries included:
Nonfiction 6-8 (Two Entries): First, Lydia Ruth Kirkbride, Coeur d’Alene, “All About Phil Weidner” - Second , John Paul Hersey, Coeur d’Alene, “The Bad Horses.”
Nonfiction 9-11: First, Adison Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Adoption” – Second, Tyler Hamblin, Hayden, “The Battle of Vicksburg” – Third, Preston Chapman, Blanchard, “Glory and Fame Never Forgotten.”
Nonfiction 12-14: First, Megan White, Coeur d’Alene, “The Thoughts of Skeletons” – Second, Bryce Koontz, Liberty Lake, Wash., “The Day My Heart Was Stolen” – Third, Alyson S. Ward, Post Falls, “My Love for Animals.”
Nonfiction 15-18: First, Hannah Patin, Hayden, “Ready … Set … Row!” - Second, Annie Cuentas, Post Falls, “Swinging Through the Seasons” – Third, Alahna Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “Legacy.”
Nonfiction 19+: First, Rebecca Crouse, Rathdrum, “One More Day” - Second-tie, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d’Alene, “A Requiem for Ragnar” - Second-tie, Victoria Collins, Coeur d’Alene, “When Writers Meet” – Third, Sherry Groeschl, Rathdrum, “Mr. King.”
Fiction 6-8: First, Brandon Goold, Coeur d’Alene, “Toad, the Toad” – Second, McKenna Crouse, Rathdrum, “Not Hawaii” – Third, Jossy Johnson, Coeur d’Alene, “The Quest.”
Fiction 9-11: First, Hattie Mei Owens, Coeur d’Alene, “Karate Cat” – Second, Annika Baltzell, Coeur d’Alene, “A Mission” – Third, Kaylee Tedder, Post Falls, “The Amazing Daring Derik.”
Fiction 12-14: First, Cassidy Olsen, Post Falls, “The Third Floor Window” – Second, Hayley Patin, Hayden, “Ursula: Good or Bad” – Third, Logan Graham, Hayden, “Idaho Graham and the Texts of Immortality.”
Fiction 15-18: First, Mikaela Funderburg, Coeur d’Alene, “The Left-Hand Side of the Page” – Second, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “Firebird’s Plume” – Third, Jackson Graham, Hayden, “By Delusion Enfolded.”
Fiction 19+: First, Glenn Graham, Harrison, “QA2-876” – Second, Rebecca Crouse, Rathdrum, “Around the World in Four Minutes” – Third, Angela J. Chandler, Harrison, “Recherchez Amour.”

Pictured: Front row, left to right, Lydia Kirkbride, John Hersey, Brandon Goold, McKenna Crouse, and Jossy Johnson. Second row, Adison Harrison, Tyler Hamblin, Preston Chapman, Kaylee Tedder, Annika Baltzell, and Hattie Mei Owens. Megan White, Bryce Koontz, Alyson Ward, Cassidy Olsen, Hayley Patin, Logan Graham, and Jessica Gates. Back row, Alahna Harrison, Mikaela Funderburg, Rebecca Crouse, Victoria Collins, Sherry Groeschl, and Angela Chandler. Not pictured Hanna Patin, Annie Cuentas, Brenda Bergelin, Jackson Graham, and Glenn Graham.

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