24.03.2020

The Coeur d'Alene Public Library is offering free eBooks to children ages birth to 18.
Complete the form at this site -- forms.gle/2Grj8hH1mwPvWSmH9 -- and the library will send you an access code for 10 free eBook downloads. Limit one access code per child while supplies last. Families with multiple children may request an access code for each child in the family.
This is a separate program from our normal online resources like Overdrive and Libby, which remains free for all library patrons.
During this time, the library staff want to provide as many resources to their patrons as we can. Once we have received your request, we will email you with your access code(s).
This program is courtesy of First Book, a non-profit that provides books and other resources at low cost to libraries and schools.
The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City public libraries are temporarily closed until further notice. All library programs and room reservations are suspended through at least April 18.
The library continues to offer online services through its website – www.cdalibrary.org – which has expanded its catalog of links, especially for children. Links to other activities and information are available through the library’s Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/CDALibrary; www.facebook.com/cdachildrenslibrary; and www.facebook.com/cdateens.

23.03.2020

The suspension of all library programs and room reservations at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library has been extended to April 18 due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City public libraries remain temporarily closed until further notice. The libraries are not accepting returns and have canceled all holds and curbside service. Overdue penalties for all libraries in the Cooperative Information Network have been suspended.
“It would not be realistic for us to think that we would be likely to be open for the previously advertised programs though mid-April,” said Library Director Bette Ammon. “I know this is disappointing for our patrons, as it is for our staff.”
She said the libraries will remained closed until it is determined by health officials to be safe to reopen. The library will continue to staff its telephones – 208-769-2315 – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer questions and provide reference services. Inquiries can also be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“Our staff is looking for ways to offer some adult programming online as we have done with some children’s and teen programs,” Ammon said.
The library continues to offer online services through its website – www.cdalibrary.org – which has expanded its catalog of links, especially for children. Links to other activities and information are available through the library’s Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/CDALibrary; www.facebook.com/cdachildrenslibrary; and www.facebook.com/cdateens.

20.03.2020

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will discontinue curbside service for patrons picking up holds effective Friday, March 20, at the end of the day.

Library Director Bette Ammon said the popular service was at risk of becoming an attractive nuisance encouraging people to congregate in front of the library.

“The Panhandle Health District is advising people to not to leave their homes unnecessarily and the library does not want to provide and excuse to do so.”

In line with this decision, Ammon said, patrons are asked to hold on to books and other items they have checked out until the health district determines it is safe for people to again meet in groups.

The library will still have staff available to answer phones and respond to reference questions 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library also offers a variety of online resources at its website: www.cdalibrary.org.

Patrons are also encouraged to follow the library on Facebook where Children’s Librarian Mandi Harris is doing online story times. The collection of her videos can be viewed at the YouTube channel for the City of Coeur d’Alene.

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