Beginning June 12, Lake City Public Library, in the high school on Ramsey Road, will have extended hours - Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.
June 1 to Aug. 31 LCPL will have its own Summer Reading program with reading logs for children and teens.
Weekly activities include:
► Storytime: For all ages, Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Includes a snack.
► LEGO Club With Robots: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-763-0814.


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.


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.